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  1. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    Japan scrambles fighter jets after drone flies near disputed islands

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 04:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo sends jets after drone nears disputed islands Japan scrambled fighter jets yesterday after an unidentified drone flew near Japanese-controlled islands ... to the area, a ministry spokesman official said. The drones did not enter Japanese airspace, he said. A second defence ministry official said the nationality of the drone was not clear, but added ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Marines, drones proposed for Japanese military

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Marines, drones proposed for Japanese military Japan should acquire amphibious units like the US Marines and surveillance drones, a government paper is expected to say, as a territorial dispute ... at the introduction of a drone reconnaissance fleet that could be used to monitor Japan's far-flung territory. The report will be reflected in Japan's long-term defence outline that is expected ...

  3. News - China

    China plans to monitor East China Sea with drones

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 05:50pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China said on Monday that it plans to use unmanned drones to conduct marine surveillance by 2015 as it tries to increase its presence around uninhabited East ... with his Chinese counterpart for talks on the state of relations between the countries. Li Mousheng, a spokesman for China’s State Oceanic Administration, said the decision to deploy drones ...

  4. News - China - JAPAN

    Japan defence minister accuses China of jeopardising ‘peacetime’

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 12:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... a reported plan to shoot down its drones would constitute “an act of war”. Itsunori Onodera’s comments are likely to further heighten fears that the two countries could be sliding towards conflict ... an unidentified drone was logged on a trajectory towards southern Japan. Tracking stations noted that the craft appeared to have come from, and returned to, Chinese airspace. Privately, policy-makers said ...

  5. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    Japan boosts security at Diaoyus on anniversary of ‘acquisition’

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... military aircraft believed to be a drone was spotted. Though the drone remained in international airspace, Japan expressed concern about the increased activity. So far, Tokyo and Beijing have been ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Call to raise Japan’s defence budget amid territorial row

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... such as the Osprey and drones including Northrop Grumman Corp's Global Hawk will help it better defend remote islands. ...

  7. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    China coastguard keeps heat on Japan in Diaoyus row

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 01:22pm by AFP

    ... regional response to what he said was Beijing's attempt to "change the status quo by force". The patrols followed reports that Abe had given the okay to a plan to shoot down drones ...

  8. News - China

    China military urges vigilance over Japan's defence plan

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 03:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... of the year. Japan’s Defence Ministry also said it would consider buying unmanned surveillance drones, create a force of Marines to protect remote islands, such as those disputed with China, ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Osprey troop transporters on Japan's buy list amid fears over China

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... to replace its fleet of ageing F4 Phantoms and put it ahead of anything the Chinese or Russian air forces can deploy. The feasibility of deploying Global Hawk drones is also being considered as early ...

  10. News - China

    China's new coastguard flexes muscles near Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 04:28pm by AP, Reuters

    ... Yesterday, it released a defence paper calling for an increase in its surveillance capability, possibly including the use of drones capable of wide-range, high-altitude monitoring. In Singapore ...




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