DEFENCE

Transfer of Swiss Arms to Ukraine Should Be Permitted: Parliamentary Commission

Transfer of Swiss Arms to Ukraine Should Be Permitted: Parliamentary Commission

A Swiss parliamentary commission voted Tuesday to request a change to the country’s laws to allow its war material to be transferred via third countries to Ukraine. Switzerland has so far refused to allow countries that hold Swiss-made weaponry to export it on to war-ravaged Ukraine, in line with its strict military neutrality. Under Switzerland’s War Materiel Act, export requests cannot be […]

India Inks Submarine Upgrade Deal With France’s Naval Group

India Inks Submarine Upgrade Deal With France’s Naval Group

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has signed an agreement with Naval Group to upgrade the country’s Kalvari-class submarines. As part of the deal, the French defense firm will integrate a domestically-built air-independent propulsion system into the service’s “INS Kalvari” submarine. The system will improve the performance and lethality of diesel-electric underwater vessels and […]

Germany Begins Deployment of Patriot Air Defense System to Poland

Germany Begins Deployment of Patriot Air Defense System to Poland

Germany has started delivery and deployment of a Patriot air defense system to Poland to help secure its airspace amid increasing tension in the region. A military transport aircraft carrying the first two batteries for the Patriot system set off from north Germany on Monday morning, according to public German broadcaster NDR. They will be deployed in the […]

France Says Willing to Transfer Military Tech and Weapons to India

France Says Willing to Transfer Military Tech and Weapons to India

France is willing to provide India with the “best technology” to modernize its armed forces, French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain revealed Sunday. The statement comes as New Delhi continues to find ways to reduce its dependence on Russia for military hardware. Lenain suggested that Paris is a “great option” to help build a military-industrial base in the South […]

U.S. and Germany head for showdown over tanks for Ukraine

U.S. and Germany head for showdown over tanks for Ukraine

KYIV/BERLIN, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Ukraine pleaded on Thursday for the West to finally send it heavy tanks as the defence chiefs of the United States and Germany headed for a showdown over weapons Kyiv says could decide the fate of the war. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will be in Germany on Thursday and […]