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Russian Subs Live-Fire Ballistic Missiles in Nuclear Combat Drill
October 18, 2019

Russian Subs Live-Fire Ballistic Missiles in Nuclear Combat Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russian submarines of the Northern and Pacific Fleets test fired ballistic missiles from submerged positions during a recent military exercise.

US Approves Sale of Air-to-Air Missiles to South Korea
October 18, 2019

US Approves Sale of Air-to-Air Missiles to South Korea

By Ankit Panda
South Korea has been approved to purchase 120 AIM-120C-7/C-8 missiles.
Nuclear Deterrence: Mixed Messages for Japan
October 17, 2019

Nuclear Deterrence: Mixed Messages for Japan

Recent U.S. policy has given Japan reason to be both concerned and reassured about its security guarantees.

Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program Is Back on Schedule
October 17, 2019

Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program Is Back on Schedule

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The country’s defense minister told parliament that the $4.5 billion upgrade program for 142 F-16 fighter jets is on schedule.

Xi’s Visit Exposes the Limits of China-Nepal Strategic Convergence
October 17, 2019

Xi’s Visit Exposes the Limits of China-Nepal Strategic Convergence

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Despite the interests both sides have for better ties, there are real limits and challenges to this.

India Delivers 2 More Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan
October 16, 2019

India Delivers 2 More Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Indian officials handed over the last two of four Mi-24v helicopter gunships to the Afghan Air Force on October 15.

Helicopter Restoration Effort Highlights Philippines Air Force Capabilities  
October 16, 2019

Helicopter Restoration Effort Highlights Philippines Air Force Capabilities  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country continues to move forward with ongoing efforts to boost its aging helicopter fleet.
The Growing Importance of ADMM Plus for South Korea
October 15, 2019

The Growing Importance of ADMM Plus for South Korea

By Saeme Kim
Participation in ADMM Plus activities create a norm of addressing security threats collectively -- a critical move for South Korea.

Search and Rescue Exercise Highlights Malaysia-Singapore Defense Relations
October 15, 2019

Search and Rescue Exercise Highlights Malaysia-Singapore Defense Relations

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent engagement spotlighted the security aspect of the broader bilateral relationship.

Russia Kicks Off Annual Nuclear Forces Readiness Exercise
October 15, 2019

Russia Kicks Off Annual Nuclear Forces Readiness Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The exercise will reportedly involve 12,000 troops, 213 missile launchers, 105 aircraft, and five submarines.

Turkish Modernization of Pakistan’s Agosta 90B Submarines Continues
October 15, 2019

Turkish Modernization of Pakistan’s Agosta 90B Submarines Continues

By Ankit Panda
The submarines will be modernized over the next three years.
Japan-Vietnam Defense Cooperation in the Headlines With Naval Consultations
October 09, 2019

Japan-Vietnam Defense Cooperation in the Headlines With Naval Consultations

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent consultation highlighted some of the ongoing activity in the naval aspect of the bilateral defense relationship.

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