IN PICTURES: Exercise Joint Warrior 18

More than 11,600 military personnel from 17 nations are taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior for two weeks this spring in one of the largest exercises of its kind in Europe, operating out of Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, Scotland.

Airbus and Dassault Aviation join forces on European Future Combat Air System

Airbus and Dassault Aviation have decided to join forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), which is slated to complement and eventually replace current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft between 2035 and 2040.

Airbus chief warns Germany against purchasing F-35, claims it would be a snub to...

Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space, has warned the German government against the purchase of the F-35.

Germany pitching for UN Security Council seat, despite almost inoperable armed forces

Germany is pitching for a seat at the UN Security Council, the UN’s most powerful arm in charge of the authorisation of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.

French warship buzzed by Russian combat aircraft in warning against missile attack

French magazine Le Point has reported that Russian aircraft had flown over frigate Aquitaine over the weekend and was fully-armed.

NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian to ‘shape waters of Western and Central Mediterranean’

Three NATO ships and a submarine, in cooperation with maritime patrol aircraft, E-3 airborne early warning aircraft and numerous associated ships and submarines, conducted a focused security patrol in the central and western Mediterranean Sea this month.

Violent Extremism and Russia top threats to Europe says US European commander

The United States and NATO are working together to counter the biggest threats to European security -- violent extremism and Russian destabilisation efforts, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the commander of U.S. European Command, has said.

Royal Navy Merlin helicopters begin massive submarine hunt

Merlin helicopters from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose will spend the next week searching for submarines in NATO's largest Mediterranean Anti-Submarine Exercise, Dynamic Manta 2018.

NATO seeks constructive contact with Russia

The chairman of NATO's Military Committee would like to see the NATO-Russia Council reinvigorated to address issues pending between the two entities, say officials.

Germany seeks ‘stronger defence relationship’ with UK amid German armed forces crisis

British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has hosted his  counterpart from Germany, Ursula Von der Leyen, in London where stronger ties were discussed.

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