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‘Black Holes’ in the South China Sea: Vietnam Commissions 2 New Attack Submarines
March 01, 2017
‘Black Holes’ in the South China Sea: Vietnam Commissions 2 New Attack Submarines
The Vietnamese Navy commissioned the last two of six Russian-made diesel electric attack submarines this week.
‘Black Holes’ in the South China Sea: Vietnam Commissions 2 New Attack Submarines
Russia to Commission World’s Largest Nuclear Icebreaker in 2019
February 28, 2017
Russia to Commission World’s Largest Nuclear Icebreaker in 2019
Moscow is looking to expand its reach in the Arctic region.
Russia to Commission World’s Largest Nuclear Icebreaker in 2019
Japan Doubles Number of Fighter Jets Used for Intercepting Chinese Warplanes
February 28, 2017
Japan Doubles Number of Fighter Jets Used for Intercepting Chinese Warplanes
Japan increased the number of jets deployed for scrambles against foreign airplanes from two to four.
Japan Doubles Number of Fighter Jets Used for Intercepting Chinese Warplanes
Why is Singapore Eying a Military Base Deal With New Zealand?
February 27, 2017
Why is Singapore Eying a Military Base Deal With New Zealand?
A closer look at a new potential opportunity for the city-state to train its fighter pilots.
Why is Singapore Eying a Military Base Deal With New Zealand?
Rocky Australia-Indonesia Military Ties Restored After Jokowi Visit
February 27, 2017
Rocky Australia-Indonesia Military Ties Restored After Jokowi Visit
The Indonesian leader’s trip provided both sides with a valuable opportunity to patch things up after a recent spat.
Rocky Australia-Indonesia Military Ties Restored After Jokowi Visit
Can Surface-to-Air Missiles Replace Fighters in Southeast Asia?
February 25, 2017
Can Surface-to-Air Missiles Replace Fighters in Southeast Asia?
Several factors constrain the role of SAMs in Southeast Asian military modernization efforts.
Can Surface-to-Air Missiles Replace Fighters in Southeast Asia?
$20 Million Contract: US Coast Guard Moves Forward With Icebreaker Acquisition
February 25, 2017
$20 Million Contract: US Coast Guard Moves Forward With Icebreaker Acquisition
The service awarded multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies this week.
$20 Million Contract: US Coast Guard Moves Forward With Icebreaker Acquisition
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
February 24, 2017
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
News of a new training program highlights Tokyo’s important and growing role as an ASEAN partner in the cyber realm.
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
Russia’s Army Retroffited With New Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile System
February 24, 2017
Russia’s Army Retroffited With New Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile System
The Russian military is slated to rearm all of its missile formations with a new ballistic missile by the end of 2017.
Russia’s Army Retroffited With New Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile System
Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles
February 23, 2017
Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles
The U.S. Navy conducted ballistic missile test launches from a submarine in the Pacific Ocean this month.
Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles
Pakistan Still Eying JF-17 Thunder Fighter Sale to Sri Lanka
February 23, 2017
Pakistan Still Eying JF-17 Thunder Fighter Sale to Sri Lanka
Pakistan is trying to convince Sri Lanka to purchase the JF-17 fighter jet, despite Indian pressure.
Pakistan Still Eying JF-17 Thunder Fighter Sale to Sri Lanka
Russia to Arm 90 Percent of Strategic Nuclear Forces With Modern Weaponry by 2020
February 23, 2017
Russia to Arm 90 Percent of Strategic Nuclear Forces With Modern Weaponry by 2020
Also, the Russian military’s precision strike capability will increase fourfold by 2021, Russia’s defense minister says.
Russia to Arm 90 Percent of Strategic Nuclear Forces With Modern Weaponry by 2020
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Asia-Pacific States Are Buying Arms at Record Post-Cold War Levels
February 22, 2017
Asia-Pacific States Are Buying Arms at Record Post-Cold War Levels
Asian states accounted for 43 percent of all global arms imports between 2012 and 2016.
Asia-Pacific States Are Buying Arms at Record Post-Cold War Levels
China’s Second Aircraft Carrier to Begin Sea Trials in 2019
February 22, 2017
China’s Second Aircraft Carrier to Begin Sea Trials in 2019
The new carrier is nearing completion and a launching ceremony ‘will soon be held.’
China’s Second Aircraft Carrier to Begin Sea Trials in 2019
Indonesia-Russia Su-35 Fighter Jet Deal Will Be Signed in ‘Coming Months’
February 22, 2017
Indonesia-Russia Su-35 Fighter Jet Deal Will Be Signed in ‘Coming Months’
Russia continues to push Indonesia to ink an agreement for up to 10 Su-35 combat aircraft.
Indonesia-Russia Su-35 Fighter Jet Deal Will Be Signed in ‘Coming Months’
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