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September 23, 2019

Warship Visit Highlights Japan-Philippines Maritime Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction spotlighted the security aspect of bilateral relations in the maritime domain.

September 20, 2019

India and Australia Defense Relations: Towards a Common Vision of an Open Indo-Pacific Region?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Despite differences that remain, there is clear evidence of growing strategic convergence by both countries in the security realm.
September 19, 2019

Defense Dialogue Highlights Vietnam-Cuba Military Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction spotlighted the development of the security aspect of their wider diplomatic relationship.

September 19, 2019

China’s New Transport Ship Not a Game Changer in South China Sea

By Steven Stashwick
Sansha No.2 is civilian and relatively small compared to military logistics vessels.

September 18, 2019

South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force will publicly display the F-35A for the first time during Armed Forces Day on October 1.

September 18, 2019

India’s Air Force Test Fires Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India’s first homegrown beyond visual-range air-to-air missile has been test fired this week as part of ongoing user trials.
September 17, 2019

Peacekeeping Center Chief Visit Puts Thailand-Vietnam Security Collaboration into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction highlighted the role of peacekeeping as an area of cooperation in bilateral ties and within the foreign policies of both countries.

September 17, 2019

Kilo Impact in the Bay of Bengal

By Mohammad Rubaiyat Rahman
India is readying a submarine for Myanmar, but New Delhi won't replace Beijing as a top defense supplier.

September 17, 2019

Senior US Defense Official: Development of B-21 Stealth Bomber ‘on Schedule’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first test aircraft is already under production and expected to make its maiden flight in December 2021.

September 17, 2019

US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to build a F-35 maintenance repair and upgrade facility in Japan.

September 16, 2019

Australia’s Third Air Warfare Destroyer Enters Sea Trials

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The latest Hobart-class destroyer has entered sea trials this month, according to Australia’s defense minister.
September 16, 2019

Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Interactions in the Headlines with Naval Activity

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The latest interaction of the exchange highlighted the ongoing maritime collaboration between the two sides.

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