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  1. 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

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Second hypersonic glider test fails The People's Liberation Army has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, two ... It was the second time the PLA has tested the system, the two sources said.  The first test took place on January 9, and it was confirmed by the National Defence Ministry as  successful a few days later. ...

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

    India orders US helicopters as Narendra Modi begins Japan visit

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

    ... 197 light helicopters from foreign vendors and asked Indian firms to produce them at home, the official said. Eurocopter and Russian Kamov had been participating in the tender. The government ... on "offsets" from foreign vendors to ensure technology is transferred or some value remains in the country. The decision to scrap the troubled light-helicopter tender comes weeks after Modi loosened ...

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

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

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

    ... on defending friendly nations and reversed a decade of military-spending cuts. Selling a fleet of subs would mark the first time since at least the end of the second world war that Japan had sold ...

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

    Neighbours wary as another arms deal between Beijing and Moscow looms

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

    ... chances that China may be the first foreign buyer [of S-400s] are high," the official Voice of Russia cited the Kremlin's chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov, as saying last month. But he ...

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

    Beijing to talk tough to US on military encounters

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:03am by Teddy Ng, Reuters

    ... threat," said Yue Gang, a military commentator and retired PLA colonel. Beijing was expected to tell Washington that foreign military planes flying within its economic zone, or within 200 nautical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581009/beijing-talk-tough-us-military-encounters-during-washington-talks
  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reports maritime drill near Vietnam simulating threat to oil rig

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA reports sea drill near Vietnam The People's Liberation Army recently staged a drill in waters close to Vietnam in the South China Sea, simulating a scenario in which an oil rig was surrounded by foreign fishing boats. The drill, which took place in waters near Beibu Gulf, which is known as the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, involved dozens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580189/pla-reports-maritime-drill-near-vietnam-simulating-threat-oil-rig
  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    India launches first home-built anti-submarine ship to counter China

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by BLOOM

    ... minister, eased rules for foreign investment in the nation's defence sector and raised military spending 12 per cent in the current fiscal year. China spent US$188 billion on defence in 2013, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580125/india-launches-first-home-built-anti-submarine-ship-counter-china
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... approaching 100km/h, to generate and maintain the air bubble. Second, it is extremely difficult- if not impossible- to steer the vessel using conventional mechanisms, such as a rudder, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580226/shanghai-san-francisco-100-minutes-chinese-supersonic-submarine
  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Indian PM Narendra Modi seeks to build up military might

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by AFP

    ... is to achieve such prowess in our defence capabilities that no country dare cast an evil eye on India," Modi told naval officers and other dignitaries. India, the second-most populous nation in the world, is in the midst of a US$100 billion defence-upgrade programme. Modi's new government has raised the foreign-investment cap on India's arms industries to speed up modernisation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575079/indian-pm-narendra-modi-seeks-build-military-might
  10. News - World - DEFENCE

    Canberra defends posting of US marines to Australia under newly signed deal

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop yesterday defended a deal to post 2,500 US marines in the country, and denied it was aimed at curbing a rising China as tensions in the region rise. Beijing ... that the long-standing alliance with Washington was "at the very heart of Australia's foreign and security policy". But she said she did not envisage Australian troops returning to Iraq, where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572287/canberra-defends-posting-us-marines-australia-under-newly-signed-deal

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