New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Jan 21, 2013
Panetta urges partnering with Europe on maritime, cyberdefense During a trip through Western Europe, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. and Europe must cooperate on cyberdefense. And he said the U.S. and Spain should deepen their maritime security partnerships. The U.S. is deploying four Navy destroyers near the western edge of the Mediterranean Sea at a Spanish base. Jan 16, 2013
UK to deploy aircraft to aid French military ops in Mali Britain is set to deploy its transport aircraft to aid French military operations against Islamist rebels in Mali, as an escalation of hostilities has claimed more than 120 lives in the troubled West African country. "The prime minister (David Cameron) spoke to President Hollande this evening to discuss the deteriorating situation in Mali and how the UK can support French military assistance provided to the Malian government to contain rebel and extremist groups in the north of the country," a spokeswoman said. "Both leaders agreed that the situation in Mali poses a real threat to international security given terrorist activity there," she said. Downing Street said two transport planes would be dispatched, but British troops would not join the French military mission to help recapture the north of Mali from al-Qaeda-linked rebels acting against the country's government. Jan 14, 2013
British Mali-Bound C-17 Aircraft Grounded After Technical Fault A British military aircraft bound for Mali to support French efforts against insurgents allied to al-Qaeda has been grounded due to a technical fault. Despite being hailed by David Cameron "our most advanced and capable transport plane", the C-17 loaded with military equipment and troops has been delayed on its way to the...