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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US Navy’s Littoral combat ships ‘may lack speed and capabilities’, audit says

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:27pm by BLOOM

    ... Testing and Improved Weight Management Needed Prior to Further Investments." The first two vessels, one from each maker, are overweight, resulting in "not meeting performance ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's People's Liberation Army told to learn from Japan's 1894 victory

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Minnie Chan

    ... on mocking foreign instructors who were highly paid, causing a striking contrast with the Japanese navy's serious and humble learning attitude." Analysts said the articles were intended ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    US lawmakers push White House to strengthen ties with Taiwan

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Boost Taiwan ties, US lawmakers say US lawmakers have pushed the Obama administration to strengthen relations with Taiwan and voiced concern that Pentagon budget cuts will affect planned upgrades to the island's fleet of F-16s. Both Republicans and Democrats on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee accused the administration ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    US lasers? PLA preparing to raise its deflector shields

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... can build a laser cannon but it will be of no use without enough 'ammunition'," he said. "The Chinese military is very pragmatic. They won't invest heavily in weapons ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's military will respond if 'provoked' by neighbours, says official

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 02:36pm by Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... was not driven by US foreign policy in Asia. She said Beijing was still assessing whether Washington was attempting to contain China's influence in the region. A US government report, the US-China ...

  6. News - World - DEFENCE

    Pentagon plans to shrink US Army to pre-second world war levels

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... that dates back to the 1950s. The A-10 enjoys backing from some lawmakers but commanders want to invest in the new hi-tech F-35 fighter jet and the unmanned Global Hawk surveillance drone. The budget ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Air defence zone in South China Sea is unlikely, say Chinese experts

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 08:53am by WU NAN, AFP

    ... was "probably at its worst". Fu Ying, chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China's National People's Congress, said the government in Beijing would "respond effectively ... fighter jets on their way to the East China Sea to "fend off foreign aircraft". ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's 'sense of destiny' a concern to Asia region, says James Clapper

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:32am by AP

    ... countries pursuing very aggressive and impressive "counter-space" capabilities, and the US was taking "appropriate actions".   The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    China hails first test of hypersonic nuclear missile carrier

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:20am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... newspaper. A Pentagon spokesman later confirmed the report but declined to provide details. "We routinely monitor foreign defence activities and we are aware of the test," Marine Corpsc ... shows that China has managed to close the gaps with the US. Chinese scientists said China had put "enormous investment" into the project. More than 100 teams from leading research ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's military power an increasing threat to US, Pentagon official admits

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 09:33am by Reuters

    ... double-digit jump. “Overall, China’s military investments are increasing in double-digit numbers each year, about 10 per cent,” Kendall said. “Their budget is far smaller than ours. But their personnel ...




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