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The recent round of inconclusive fighting across the Gaza-Israel border prompts several observations about the outcome and possible implications for the future. Mark A. Heller, Principal Research Associate at the Tel-Aviv based Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) discusses some of the highlights of recent events in the recent edition of INSS Insight.
Following the delivery of the first four batteries of S-300 PMU2 surface to air missiles from Russia, Algeria has begun inducting the systems, partly replacing former S-125 (SA-3) systems. In the following satellite images taken recently by the Eros B spy satellite operated by the geospatial services company ImageSat International, two of the SA-3 sites are seen converted to serve the S-300.
Based on DefenceIQ's successful 'International Fighter' event, the region-specific 'Air Power Middle East 2012' will take place in Muscat Oman on the 26th - 27th of March. Similar to the International Fighter which was sponsored by Defense Update, the agenda covers a wide range of topics...
The Japanese defense budget is the fifth-largest in the world. Tokyo is rated among the top military spenders in Asia, along with China and India. Japan's defense spending recorded a CAGR of 10.04% in the years 2007-2011. Japan has capped its defense budget at 1% of GDP, and is expected to continue to do so over the forecast period.
Defense expenditure in Norway is expected to drop in Norway, representing only 2.51% real growth in the next four years (2012-2016). The main growth areas are international peacekeeping mission support, border security and defense and homeland defense.
Four highly specialized security sessions will be held by the DSEi expert team in partnership with Counter Terror Expo 2012, on Wednesday 25th April 2012. Defense-Update readers are invited to take advantage of these complimentary, invitation-only briefings.
With Asia becoming ever more important to the global aviation and defense industries increasingly, Asian airshows are becoming a crucial elements of their marketing strategy
Positioned as the leading aerospace event in the booming Asian aerospace and defense market, the Singapore Airshow 2012 opening for business 14-19 February, is expected to be 25% larger than the 2010 event, covering some 50,000 square meters of exhibition space at the Changi...
For four decades Israel’s aerospace industries are maintaining their world leading position in the field of unmanned systems. The upcoming International Conference on Unmanned Systems will offer international delegates a unique insight into one of the country's most competitive fields of expertise.
"Iran has enough nuclear material for four bombs," the Director of Israel's Military Intelligence Major General Aviv Kochavi warned today
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Other European Defense Updates: Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Netherlands | NATO | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Serbia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland. For an insight into each of the countries, click on the country name for a detailed report listing the 10 recent news items for that specific country.