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  1. News - World - MILITARY

    Nato jets intercept Russian aircraft over Baltic amid Sweden sub hunt

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Helskinki Nato intercepts Russian aircraft over Baltic Sea Nato scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea ... aircraft, which they shadowed for 15 minutes, Nato said. Earlier, the Latvian military reported that Nato F-16 jets were dispatched on Tuesday to intercept a Russian Ilyushin-20 over the Baltic Sea ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    China shows off advanced ship missile defence system

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:10pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Ships, as saying. It cited him adding that it had a high success rate in hitting its targets. Incoming missiles only 1.5-10 metres above sea level can be targeted with the new system, which takes ...

  3. News - China - MILITARY

    China's navy and air force prepare for historic combat drill

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:01am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Joint exercise over East China Sea to depart from traditional predetermined scenarios to better reflect real battle conditions Navy, air force ready ... battle readiness amid the country's bitter territorial rows over the East China Sea. The drill would involve a naval aviation unit from the navy's East Sea Fleet and a star fighter jet ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    Chinese jet ‘flew within 10 metres of US plane’

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:37am by AFP

    ... out a face-saving deal for their release. Washington and Beijing have long disagreed over aviation and maritime rights in the strategic South China Sea, with the Americans insisting the area ... in recent years, with the Pentagon alleging their warships had to take emergency evasive action to avoid collisions at sea. Last week, China accused the United States of fueling tensions ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    Can we train together? PLA officer uses US ships' port visit to boost ties

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:34am by Minnie Chan

    ... increasingly strained over territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas. US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said in April that there was a heightened risk of a clash between the United States ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's drills may help Shinzo Abe's cause to lift ban on army, expert says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Minnie Chan, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... an expert says. The People's Liberation Army Navy last Saturday started a spate of drills in its northeast waters, East and South China seas that will last until next Tuesday, involving all ... and land-to-air exercises, the Chinese Defence Ministry said. Japanese political analyst Hiroko Maeda said the drill may increase tension in the East China Sea, where Beijing and Tokyo have territorial ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    Carrier Liaoning arrives at Qingdao home base

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Qingdao remains ice-free year-round. The North Sea Fleet there is responsible for operations in the Yellow Sea, the Sea of Japan and parts of the East China Sea, as well as the Bohai Sea near ... province, home to the navy's North Sea Fleet that oversees waters surrounding Japan and the Korean Peninsula, according to state media. The arrival of the vessel, named the Liaoning, appeared ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    China, Japan trade blows as Beijing releases footage of military jets' close encounter

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:47am by Minnie Chan

    ... Sea, where the two countries' air defence identification zones overlap. Watch: Japanese F-15 fighters tailed a Chinese TU-154 plane The wrangle broke out just hours after Japan summoned ... Air Force flew an "unusually close" 30 metres to two Japanese Self-Defence Forces planes over the East China Sea, Akihiko Nakajima, a senior official at Japan's defence ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Space race a security threat to China, warns PLA think tank report

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:02am by Minnie Chan

    ... It said the report also claimed that space superpowers had actively developed space-to-land, space-to-sea and space-to-air attack capabilities using ballistic missiles, near-space aircraft, ... China's navy and the overlapping air defence identification zone in the East China Sea would increase risks of accidents. ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    Aircraft carrier Liaoning begins drills in sensitive South China Sea with battle group

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:26pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com China's first aircraft carrier begins first battle formation training drills in the politically sensitive waters of the South China Sea Liaoning heads for disputed local seas China's first aircraft carrier has set off for training exercises in the politically sensitive waters of the South China Sea. It is the first time the Liaoning has carried ...




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