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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Explosion at Indonesian navy arsenal leaves 25 wounded, official says

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 02:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta At least 25 people were injured in an explosion on Wednesday at an Indonesian navy ammunition depot near the capital of Jakarta, police and local media reports said. “A navy ammunition depot exploded this morning but we are ...

  2. News - World - DEFENCE

    US decision to stop procuring antipersonnel mines hailed, but bolder steps urged

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by Reuters

    ... of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a congressional panel that he believed landmines were "an important tool in the arsenal of the armed forces". Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, who has ... of mines, which do not belong in the arsenal of civilised nations." Douglas Griffiths, the US ambassador to Mozambique, announced the decision. It was later confirmed by Washington. "The ...

  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea fires two medium-range missiles after rivals' three-nation security talks

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:15pm by AP

    ... The North’s arsenal of an estimated 300 Rodong missiles could in theory be fitted with nuclear warheads once Pyongyang masters the ability to miniaturize atomic bombs and, with a range of up to 1,300 ...

  4. News - China Insider - DEFENCE

    China’s new ‘Black Hawk’ helicopter takes maiden flight

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 02:44pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Home-made utility helicopter successfully completes test flight, and analysts believe it has an edge over American counterpart in high-altitude regions A Chinese-made, People's Liberation Army helicopter successfully made its first flight on Monday, "filling a blank" in the military's arsenal, according to analysts. The new type ...

  5. News - World - DEFENCE

    US nuclear missile crews caught sleeping with protective door open

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Latest incidents of lax security at US ICBM sites highlight risks of a hair-trigger nuclear arsenal Missile men nap with door open Twice this year alone, US ... and two deputy commanders who were given administrative punishments this year. The violations are another sign of serious trouble in the handling of the US nuclear arsenal. The series of problems ...

  6. News - World - DEFENCE

    Second top US nuclear missile commander fired over misconduct

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Air Force fired a general in charge of all land-based nuclear missiles, the second time in a week that a senior commander of the country's nuclear arsenal has been let go for allegations ... officials said Carey's actions had not compromised the security or effectiveness of their nuclear arsenal. The air force has been dogged by concerns about its management of nuclear forces. ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    India successfully retests missile able to reach Beijing and Shanghai

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 07:22pm by AP

    ... into India's arsenal at some point next year or in 2015. "The test was successful," Gupta said. "It hit the target in a predefined trajectory. It met all the mission objectives." ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Experts dismiss PLA Navy's landing craft from Ukraine as giant toys

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... we will not have too many LCACs due to their limited utility … but as a rising maritime power, China needs LCACs like the Zubr to perfect its naval arsenal," he said.   ...

  9. News - World - DEFENCE

    US mulls dropping missile defence system in Europe; Russia pleased

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The decision could cause dismay in Poland and Romania but will likely be welcomed in Moscow, as Russian officials had seen the more sophisticated interceptor as aimed at its missile arsenal ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Panetta seeks to reassure Beijing on US Pacific ‘pivot’

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 01:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... at the threat posed by North Korea’s ballistic missile arsenal and not at China. ...



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