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China Begins Construction of Polar Icebreaker
December 22, 2016
China Begins Construction of Polar Icebreaker
The new vessel is expected to be commissioned in 2019.
China Begins Construction of Polar Icebreaker
Submarines in the Bangladesh Navy: Acquired Deterrence or Strategic Misstep?
December 21, 2016
Submarines in the Bangladesh Navy: Acquired Deterrence or Strategic Misstep?
Bangladesh's purchase of two submarines from China may be a net negative in the long run.
Submarines in the Bangladesh Navy: Acquired Deterrence or Strategic Misstep?
Australia, France Sign Deal to Build 12 Submarines
December 21, 2016
Australia, France Sign Deal to Build 12 Submarines
Australia and France have signed an intergovernmental agreement to build 12 submarines.
Australia, France Sign Deal to Build 12 Submarines
Pakistan to Receive 4 Attack Helicopters From Russia
December 21, 2016
Pakistan to Receive 4 Attack Helicopters From Russia
The four helicopter gunships are slated for delivery next year.
Pakistan to Receive 4 Attack Helicopters From Russia
India Floats Radar Tender For Light Combat Aircraft
December 20, 2016
India Floats Radar Tender For Light Combat Aircraft
The Indian Air Force intends to procure at least 100 new radar systems for its latest fighter jet.
India Floats Radar Tender For Light Combat Aircraft
Thailand’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
December 20, 2016
Thailand’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
Johm Rungswang meets defense officials and oversees the opening of a trilateral air exercise with the United States.
Thailand’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
China’s Drone Grab and the Dangers of 'Strategic Ambiguity'
December 20, 2016
China’s Drone Grab and the Dangers of 'Strategic Ambiguity'
A closer look at a recent military flashpoint between China and the United States.
China’s Drone Grab and the Dangers of 'Strategic Ambiguity'
China, Philippines Mull New Coast Guard Cooperation
December 17, 2016
China, Philippines Mull New Coast Guard Cooperation
Both sides are making progress toward a new coast guard body and hotline.
China, Philippines Mull New Coast Guard Cooperation
Russian General: Russia Now Fields 400 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
December 16, 2016
Russian General: Russia Now Fields 400 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
Also, Russia’s newest intercontinental ballistic missile will be operational by 2019-2020, a senior officer claims.
Russian General: Russia Now Fields 400 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
Waking the Beast: India’s Defense Reforms Under Modi
December 16, 2016
Waking the Beast: India’s Defense Reforms Under Modi
Modi and Parrikar deserve credit for shaking things up, but much work remains to be done.
Waking the Beast: India’s Defense Reforms Under Modi
Third US Warship Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port
December 16, 2016
Third US Warship Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port
Visit a reminder of the increased defense collaboration between the two sides.
Third US Warship Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port
US Navy’s Deadly New Nuclear Sub Finally Has a Name
December 16, 2016
US Navy’s Deadly New Nuclear Sub Finally Has a Name
The U.S. Navy secretary announced the name of the first ship of the new fleet of ballistic missile submarines this week.
US Navy’s Deadly New Nuclear Sub Finally Has a Name
US Media Over-Hypes Chinese Bomber 'Warning' in South China Sea
December 15, 2016
US Media Over-Hypes Chinese Bomber 'Warning' in South China Sea
The “nuclear-capable” bomber isn’t, highlighting the danger of misinterpreted signals.
US Media Over-Hypes Chinese Bomber 'Warning' in South China Sea
China Will Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
December 15, 2016
China Will Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
The four fighter jets will be transferred to China by December 25, according to a Russian defense industry official.
China Will Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Underwater Drone
December 14, 2016
Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Underwater Drone
The test of the unmanned underwater vehicle prototype reportedly took place on November 27.
Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Underwater Drone
In Australia, Defense Industry Goes Local
December 13, 2016
In Australia, Defense Industry Goes Local
The move represents a shift for Australia: private industry has not had a central role in defense supplies.
In Australia, Defense Industry Goes Local
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