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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Russia hands over much delayed aircraft carrier to India

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:55am by Reuters

    ... the shipyard. The ship, built in the final years of the Soviet Union and named the Admiral Gorshkov, will now be escorted by warships to India in a two-month voyage from Russia's northern coast. ... suppliers and aims to build more equipment itself. It has recently rolled out new military purchase rules to lure local private companies. The retooled Soviet-era ship was commissioned ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Fighting in East, South China Seas would test PLA prowess, general says

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:15am by Minnie Chan

    ... Xiaoping, the PLA had fought the US army in Korea in the 1950s, a border conflict with India in 1962, a battle with the former Soviet Union over sovereignty of Zhenbao Island (Damansky Island) ... that the PLA needed battle experience to test itself. "The PLA's victories in wars with the former Soviet Union, Vietnam and India failed to bring real peace to China. It was the years ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    China, Russia to hold joint naval drill in politically sensitive East China Sea

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:29pm by Minnie Chan

    ... as a scheduled visit to Shanghai later this month by Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Russia might want to use the joint drill to remind the United States and the European Union that Moscow ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s military vulnerability revealed in search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:28pm by Reuters

    ... outlook. China’s first carrier, the Liaoning, a Soviet-era ship bought from Ukraine in 1998 and re-built in a Chinese shipyard, is being used for training and is not yet fully operational. Regional ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    State media calls for 'timely countermeasures' against Japan over air zone

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:02am by AFP

    ... and the Soviet Union. We are willing to engage in a protracted confrontation with Japan." But it shied away from threatening Washington, which sent its giant bombers into the zone, issuing ...

  6. News - World - DEFENCE

    Declassified documents reveal real role of Area 51 in Mojave desert

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to spy on the Soviet Union, China and Cuba during the cold war. With regular technology upgrades to their sensors, the aircraft are still in use, detecting nuclear missiles, or hunting ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping told Liaoning's captain to get aircraft carrier ship-shape soon

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:11am by WU NAN

    ... magazine. The Liaoning, originally the Soviet Admiral Kuznetsov class carrier Varyag, was sold to China in 1998 after it was stripped of all weapons and engines. It underwent years of refitting ...

  8. News - World - DEFENCE

    US border drones grounded after one crashes off California coast

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:26pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Move comes hours before Obama reiterates in State of the Union that he is limiting use of drones The US Customs and Borders Protection has grounded drones used to monitor ... hours before US President Barack Obama said in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday that America “must move off a permanent war footing”, even as it would continue counter-terror ...

  9. News - World - DEFENCE

    Saudis' big deal for anti-tank missiles may be meant to help Syrian rebels

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 06:05am by FOREIGN POLICY

    ... believes that several dozen 9M113 Konkurs missiles, an old Soviet weapon, were provided to Islamist rebels in northern Syria this summer. The Saudis can't send US anti-tank missiles directly ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    China mourns death of engineer of Liaoning aircraft

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 11:33am by AP and Bloomberg

    ... might over the past three decades. The carrier was built in the former Soviet Union and is seen as a test platform for future Chinese-built vessels. Few details were available about Luo, who ...




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