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  1. News - World - DEFENCE

    US air campaign in Middle East proving windfall for arms industry

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by MCT

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Washington Military contractors had braced for leaner times until battle against Islamist fighters flared up Air strikes in Middle East boon for US arms industry US ... a Washington-based think tank, estimates the air campaign could cost US$2.4 billion to US$3.8 billion per year if the current tempo of air strikes is maintained. The US Congress has also agreed to provide ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    China 'sends warning' with release of photographs of disputed South China Sea island

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by Minnie Chan

    ... built runway will become China's unsinkable aircraft carrier because it will provide an ideal take-off and landing base for the People's Liberation Army naval air force," said ... would also pave the way for China to set up an air defence identification zone in the South China Sea. A similar move in the East China Sea, which requires aircraft to notify China ...

  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan removes geographical limits on defence ties with United States

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by Bloomberg

    ... Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said China would follow the review closely. "The Japan-US alliance is a specific bilateral relationship under specific conditions and it should not go beyond ...

  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US Navy close to using robotic patrol boats as escort vessels

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... mid-air encounters show assertive China, US general says A spate of dangerous mid-air encounters between American military aircraft and Chinese planes over the Pacific Ocean are the result of China's increasingly assertive strategies to project power far beyond its borders, the top US Air Force commander in the region said. General Herbert Carlisle, head of US Pacific Air Forces, said ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    China puts on show of force with DF-31B mobile ICBM missile test

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 03:36am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the United States. The mobile missiles are designed specifically for travel over rugged terrain and in difficult road conditions. Xu Guangyu, a Beijing-based retired PLA major general, said the test ...

  6. News - World - DEFENCE

    China sends surveillance ship to monitor US naval drill off Guam

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... military ties. But the two powers' differing interpretations of freedom of navigation at sea and in the air have strained relations in the past. Last week, Admiral Wu Shengli, commander ... it would not want a repeat of a 2001 mid-air crash. Montgomery said the exercises included training pilots for possible intereceptions from other countries but added that "we don't have ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Pakistan out to expand nuclear arsenal with sea-based and short-range rockets

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:34pm by WASHPOST

    ... is similar to the air force and army commands that oversee nuclear weapons. "We are on our way, and my own hunch is within a year or so, we should be developing our second-strike ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... Lawrence Chung and Agence France-Presse Fighter jets scrambled after maritime patrol planes allegedly enter sensitive area Mainland 'breaches' Taiwan air zone Taiwan's air force scrambled fighter jets to track two mainland PLA surveillance planes that intruded on the island's air defence zone, the island's military said yesterday. One plane entered ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Mid-air 'near miss' highlights strategic divide between US and China in Asia

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:27am by Cary Huang

    ... in mid-air 'near miss' The encounter between a People's Liberation Army fighter jet and a US Navy surveillance aircraft off China's southern coast last week underlined mutual ... said. Pan warned that relations between the US and China soured in 2001 when a PLA Navy J-8 fighter jet and a US Navy EP-3 spy plane collided in mid-air over the South China Sea near Hainan. ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

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

    ... machinery and engineering, said the team's innovative approach meant they could now create the complicated air "bubble" required for rapid underwater travel. "We are very excited by its potential," he said. Water produces more friction, or drag, on an object than air, which means conventional submarines cannot travel as fast as an aircraft. However, during the cold ...




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