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India, Vietnam in Talks Over Surface-to-Air Missile System
January 10, 2017
India, Vietnam in Talks Over Surface-to-Air Missile System
In another manifestation of a closer defense relationship, India and Vietnam have entered talks over a SAM platform.
India, Vietnam in Talks Over Surface-to-Air Missile System
A New Cyber Agency for Indonesia?
January 10, 2017
A New Cyber Agency for Indonesia?
Indonesia stands on the cusp of setting up a cyber agency amid grown threats.
A New Cyber Agency for Indonesia?
US Navy Pushes Ahead With Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Ballistic Missile Subs
January 07, 2017
US Navy Pushes Ahead With Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Ballistic Missile Subs
The U.S. Navy officially approved the start of detailed design and engineering work on its new class of SSBNs.
US Navy Pushes Ahead With Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Ballistic Missile Subs
China Resumes Production of Its Quietest Attack Submarine
January 06, 2017
China Resumes Production of Its Quietest Attack Submarine
After a three-year hiatus, China has reportedly resumed production of one of its quietest submarine classes.
China Resumes Production of Its Quietest Attack Submarine
No, China Did Not Target a US Carrier With Ballistic Missiles Last Summer
January 05, 2017
No, China Did Not Target a US Carrier With Ballistic Missiles Last Summer
Reports China targeted American aircraft carrier with DF-21s not supported by the Chinese sources cited.
No, China Did Not Target a US Carrier With Ballistic Missiles Last Summer
China’s Aircraft Carrier Testing Weapons in South China Sea
January 05, 2017
China’s Aircraft Carrier Testing Weapons in South China Sea
China’s sole aircraft carrier is holding naval drills in the South China Sea this week.
China’s Aircraft Carrier Testing Weapons in South China Sea
The Limits of Russia-Philippines Military Relations
January 05, 2017
The Limits of Russia-Philippines Military Relations
Given the sensationalism we have seen, it’s worth keeping some sober realities in mind.
The Limits of Russia-Philippines Military Relations
US Navy to Add 9 Warships in 2017
January 04, 2017
US Navy to Add 9 Warships in 2017
The U.S. Navy is slated to commission its new supercarrier this year, along with six surface warships and two subs.
US Navy to Add 9 Warships in 2017
Is India Buying 200 F-16 Fighter Jets?
January 04, 2017
Is India Buying 200 F-16 Fighter Jets?
Or will the Indian Air Force opt for Sweden’s Gripen in a new competition to build a single-engine fighter jet?
Is India Buying 200 F-16 Fighter Jets?
Why Are Russian Warships in the Philippines?
January 04, 2017
Why Are Russian Warships in the Philippines?
A look at the significance of the latest development in an expanding defense relationship.
Why Are Russian Warships in the Philippines?
Pakistan Commissions 2 New 600-Ton Maritime Patrol Vessels
January 03, 2017
Pakistan Commissions 2 New 600-Ton Maritime Patrol Vessels
The two vessels are currently on their voyage home from China.
Pakistan Commissions 2 New 600-Ton Maritime Patrol Vessels
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
January 03, 2017
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
Russia’s T-72 and T-90 tanks will reportedly receive the T-14's automatic target tracker and fire control computer.
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
New Weapons on China’s Artificial Islands Don’t Violate 'Non-Militarization' of South China Sea
December 30, 2016
New Weapons on China’s Artificial Islands Don’t Violate 'Non-Militarization' of South China Sea
Installation may raise tensions, but China has long excluded “necessary defense” from its pledge.
New Weapons on China’s Artificial Islands Don’t Violate 'Non-Militarization' of South China Sea
US Navy Mulls New Projectile for Most Advanced Warship
December 29, 2016
US Navy Mulls New Projectile for Most Advanced Warship
The U.S. Navy is looking for new precision ammunition for its latest stealth destroyer.
US Navy Mulls New Projectile for Most Advanced Warship
China Commissions New Stealth Warship Into East Sea Fleet
December 29, 2016
China Commissions New Stealth Warship Into East Sea Fleet
The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s latest stealth frigate was entered service on December 29.
China Commissions New Stealth Warship Into East Sea Fleet
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