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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's development of a new long-range missile is a significant boost for the military, say analysts

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Analysts say development of long-range rocket may prompt the US and Japan to strengthen their own defence capabilities in the region New missile 'significant boost for military' China's development of a long-range missile capable of hitting anywhere in the United States suggests the PLA has made a significant leap in countering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570233/chinas-development-new-long-range-missile-significant-boost-military-say
  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US navy chief Admiral Jonathan Greenert urges greater ties with Japan

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:02pm by KYODO

    ... and operational prowess would "fit in well" with US capabilities in the face of the regional and international threat posed by North Korea's development of ballistic missiles. He added ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588877/us-navy-chief-admiral-jonathan-greenert-urges-greater-ties-japan
  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    China says two pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 02:35pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country’s first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said, in a rare admission of problems with the hugely popular naval program. The admission came in a report by Xinhua saying President Xi Jinping had signed an order awarding honourary titles to all pilots in the first squadron to conduct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586578/china-says-2-pilots-died-aircraft-carrier-tests
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping urges China's military to create 'information warfare' strategy

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:30pm by Adrian Wan

    ... on innovation, Xi also highlighted three principles: the party should formulate an overall strategy to beef up its military strength; develop a new mindset for the different military wings to unite under ... concept of information warfare." Yue Gang, a military commentator and retired PLA colonel, said Xi's comments showed that he realised how much China trailed some developed countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582004/xi-jinping-urges-chinas-military-create-information-warfare-strategy
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Next-generation Rainbow drone ready for PLA delivery

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:14am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... drone successfully hitting a target with a missile. The technology was developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology for reconnaissance and military strikes. The latest move comes ... because it used several methods to guide missiles or smart bombs to their target. The Rainbow 4 was developed as the PLA's answer to the MQ-9 Reaper, a hunter-killer drone mainly used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582514/next-generation-rainbow-drone-ready-pla-delivery
  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan to spend HK$19 billion on home-made missile defence against Beijing

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:07pm by AFP

    ... The Tien Kung 3 surface-to-air missile system, developed by Taiwan’s Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology, is designed to counter tactical ballistic missiles for air defence missions and missile interception, according to Lin. The institute reportedly has spent more than NT$20 billion to develop the anti-missile system since 1996. Taiwan unveiled the Tien Kung 3 missile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581963/taiwan-spend-hk19-billion-home-made-missile-defence-against-beijing
  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Canberra weighs multibillion-dollar purchase of fleet of Japanese stealth submarines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... For Canberra, the sale would avoid the costs and risks of developing a homegrown champion from scratch, after the locally made Collins-class subs were panned for being noisy and easily detected. A visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583112/canberra-weighs-multibillion-dollar-purchase-fleet-japanese-stealth
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Neighbours wary as another arms deal between Beijing and Moscow looms

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:06am by Minnie Chan

    ... message to world Intensive military cooperation between China and Russia is set to raise the eyebrows of their wary neighbours. One of the developments being closely watched is the negotiations ... up with new military strategies, but [will] change geopolitical development and the balance of power in Asia." Wang Xudong, an adviser on satellites to the central government, said China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581595/neighbours-wary-another-arms-deal-between-beijing-and-moscow-looms
  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Minnie Chan

    ... 12,000km/h. The United States is the only other nation known to have developed similar technology. China first tested the technology successfully in January. Russia and India are also known to be developing similar vehicles. The defence ministry in Beijing did not respond to requests for comment. Wang Xudong, a satellite adviser to the central government, said the system was needed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578756/chinas-second-test-nuclear-armed-hypersonic-glider-fails
  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    India orders US helicopters as Narendra Modi begins Japan visit

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... and narrow the gap with China, which spends US$120 billion a year on defence. India's military modernisation plan includes a renewed push to develop a domestic industry. New Delhi insists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582016/india-orders-us-helicopters-narendra-modi-begins-japan-visit

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