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USS <em>America</em>, USS <em>New Orleans</em> to Deploy With US 7th Fleet in Japan
April 29, 2019
USS America, USS New Orleans to Deploy With US 7th Fleet in Japan
USS Wasp and USS Stethem are slated to return to the continental United States.
USS America, USS New Orleans to Deploy With US 7th Fleet in Japan
The Importance of Nepal’s First Satellite Launch
April 26, 2019
The Importance of Nepal’s First Satellite Launch
A closer look at the context behind a significant development for the country.
The Importance of Nepal’s First Satellite Launch
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
April 25, 2019
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
Lockheed Martin is reportedly offering Tokyo top secret software as part of its pitch to develop Japan’s next-generation stealth fighter.
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
India’s Growing Iran Dilemma
April 25, 2019
India’s Growing Iran Dilemma
The Iran sanction waiver issue is just the latest manifestation of New Delhi’s rising challenge in managing ties with Tehran.
India’s Growing Iran Dilemma
China’s Navy Showcases New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer in Naval Parade
April 25, 2019
China’s Navy Showcases New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer in Naval Parade
A naval parade to honor the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Chinese Navy included the service’s latest destroyer class.
China’s Navy Showcases New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer in Naval Parade
Russia Lays Down 2 Project 22350 <em>Admiral Gorshkov</em>-Class Stealth Frigates
April 24, 2019
Russia Lays Down 2 Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov-Class Stealth Frigates
The two new warships were officially laid down at the Sevmash shipyard in northern Russia on April 23.
Russia Lays Down 2 Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov-Class Stealth Frigates
Pakistan’s Navy Test Fires Indigenous Anti-Ship/Land-Attack Cruise Missile
April 24, 2019
Pakistan’s Navy Test Fires Indigenous Anti-Ship/Land-Attack Cruise Missile
The test launch from a Pakistan Navy fast attack craft reportedly took place in the Arabian Sea on April 23.
Pakistan’s Navy Test Fires Indigenous Anti-Ship/Land-Attack Cruise Missile
Russia Launches Project 09852 Special Purpose Submarine
April 24, 2019
Russia Launches Project 09852 Special Purpose Submarine
The first nuclear-powered submarine reportedly capable of carrying the Poseidon underwater drone was launched on April 23.
Russia Launches Project 09852 Special Purpose Submarine
Russia Mulls Building <em>Borei</em>-Class Cruise Missile Sub
April 23, 2019
Russia Mulls Building Borei-Class Cruise Missile Sub
According to a Russian defense industry source, the defense ministry is considering building two Borei-class cruise missile subs.
Russia Mulls Building Borei-Class Cruise Missile Sub
US-Sri Lanka CARAT Exercises Halted Following Easter Terror Attacks
April 23, 2019
US-Sri Lanka CARAT Exercises Halted Following Easter Terror Attacks
The exercise began two days before Easter Sunday bombings rocked Sri Lanka.
US-Sri Lanka CARAT Exercises Halted Following Easter Terror Attacks
India Launches Third Project 15B Guided Missile Destroyer
April 22, 2019
India Launches Third Project 15B Guided Missile Destroyer
A state-owned Indian shipbuilder has launched the country's third Project 15B guided missile destroyer on April 20.
India Launches Third Project 15B Guided Missile Destroyer
New Helicopter Deal Puts Indonesia’s Domestic Defense Industry into Focus
April 22, 2019
New Helicopter Deal Puts Indonesia’s Domestic Defense Industry into Focus
The inking of a new contract has spotlighted Jakarta’s ongoing efforts to boost its military capabilities and the role of its domestic defense industry in addressing its needs.
New Helicopter Deal Puts Indonesia’s Domestic Defense Industry into Focus
India, Vietnam Conclude Second Iteration of Bilateral Naval Exercise off Cam Ranh Bay
April 22, 2019
India, Vietnam Conclude Second Iteration of Bilateral Naval Exercise off Cam Ranh Bay
The exercise underscores growing maritime ties between the two countries.
India, Vietnam Conclude Second Iteration of Bilateral Naval Exercise off Cam Ranh Bay
Why is China Developing a New J-11 Variant?
April 20, 2019
Why is China Developing a New J-11 Variant?
Next generation technologies on the J-11D likely to surpass Russia’s Su-35
Why is China Developing a New J-11 Variant?
India Approves Procurement of 464 T-90MS Main Battle Tanks
April 18, 2019
India Approves Procurement of 464 T-90MS Main Battle Tanks
The approval by India’s Committee on Security, however, is coming with a catch.
India Approves Procurement of 464 T-90MS Main Battle Tanks
Will Russia Build <em>Borei B</em>-Class Ballistic Missile Subs?
April 18, 2019
Will Russia Build Borei B-Class Ballistic Missile Subs?
The head of the Rubin Design Bureau says Russia will begin building more advanced subs than the current two Borei-class variants.
Will Russia Build Borei B-Class Ballistic Missile Subs?
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