Saturday 26 May 2018
US defence

US plans deadlier missile for Qaeda

A precision-strike missile that has been a star of the US-led war on Al Qaeda and its allies is about to get deadlier, said a senior defence expert. The cylindrical, 49-kg missile, known as Hellfire II, has been the weapon of choice on rem


US plans big cut in defence spending, troops

The United States plans to cut $78 billion in defence spending over five years, including a reduction of up to 47,000 troops, in a politically contentious move that would trim the government's growing budget deficit. The proposed cuts, unv


Agility win $1.4bn US defence deal

Kuwaiti logistics provider Agility said on Saturday it had won a contract worth up to $1.4 billion with the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Under the deal, Agility will supply and distribute food and non-food products to the U.S forces


GCC 'must face up to Tehran'

Former US defence secretary William Cohen has urged Bahrain and other Gulf countries to be prepared to confront any acts of aggression from Iran. He also called on the GCC to pressure Iran into helping bring an end to fighting in Iraq and

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