Mixed feelings about defense spending growth by President Donald Trump and criticism by Democratic Party leaders spell uncertainty for defense spending.
Three years in, Trudeau government’s long-term strategy calls for a significant increase in defense spending through 2027, but has not cured annual budget woes.
Japan’s defense ministry wants a big budget boost, partly to pay for ballistic-missile defense. The minister hints at even more spending in the future.
Spending for 2019 is scheduled to rise 8.2%. Within that, the equipment, research and development budget will advance 13.7%.
The F-35 fighter aircraft’s bid for market dominance faces looming milestones and revived interest in alternatives.
France is slated to receive new transports, tankers and intelligence-gathering aircraft as part of increased defense spending.
The threat of a nuclear North Korea joins ongoing conflict with Islamic extremists and increased competition among the world’s major military powers.
U.S. defense spending grows to meet North Korean missile threat
From the North Korean missile threat to Russian murky cyber campaigns and Chinese technical prowess, the Pentagon aims to adapt while retaining its advantages.
Canada’s defense sector is primed for growth
Notwithstanding the Bombardier/Boeing rift, Canada is positioned for robust growth—mainly in the defense sector—in 2018.
Obstacles face India’s defense upgrade programs
With big bills coming due and more new contracts in limbo, India’s defense ministry is looking for a cash infusion.