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Why Sweden Is Distributing ‘Be Prepared For War’ Leaflet to All 4.8M Homes

‘Everyone has duty to defend Sweden’ May 22, 2018 (DESPARDES) — Sweden has begun distributing ‘be prepared for war’ leaflet to all 4.8m homes for the first time in more than half a century, saying: “Sweden is safer than many other countries but threats exist.” Furthermore, the booklet makes it clear that all fit Swedes and foreign residents would be expected to play their part should a crisis occur, as everyone living in Sweden has a “duty to contribute to total defense,” which, depending on an individual’s health, could meanRead More

India, Israel Defense and Security Ecosystem: The ‘New Normal’

The Indian Air Force last week test fired an Israeli Derby Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Missile from its domestically grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas; Earlier this month, the Indian government lifted restricted blacklisting on Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, citing lack of evidence of supposed corruption. IRSHAD SALIM (May 2, 2018) — Israeli defense and security firms are in an accelerated process to supply various air and missile defense systems to India which has become not only one of Israel’s largest buyers of militaryRead More

White House Approves $1.3 Billion Sale of Howitzers to Saudi Arabia

(PKONWEB/BE2C2) — The U.S. State Department said it has approved a possible foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia of 180 Self-Propelled Howitzers. The proposed foreign military sale “will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States” by strengthening the defensive capabilities of Saudi Arabia, who is a contributing partner to stability in the Middle East, the State Department said. The State Department assessed that the sale would not alter the basic military balance in the region and comes as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman concludes aRead More