"The Chinese People's Liberation Army are not Boy Scouts with spears. Some foreigners always expect China to be a baby Scout. In that way, how can we safeguard national security and world peace? How can we ensure stability in the country, region and the world? [...]Show More Summary
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense posted the above image today showing the Russian Navy’s Ochakov, a Kara-class cruiser, which was intentionally sunk last night to blockade the Ukrainian Navy ships [...] The post Russian Warship Sunk Off Crimea appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
Russia test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a test site in southern Russia on Tuesday evening, a Russian defense ministry spokesman said. Kapustin Yar is about 450 km (280 miles) east of the Ukrainian border. The launch coincided with […]
Truth, propaganda, or outright lies? Nobody knows anymore, but if an ICBM launch, which apparently the US had been aware of yet which came at the worst possible time even though Putin could have easily delayed, can barely dent the stock surge, who cares anymore. Show More Summary
Japan’s ministry of defense posted their account of Chinese aircraft operating in the East China Sea. Japan has been scrambling jets sometimes several times a day in response, though in fairness, there was just a single episode of China intruding on Japanese airspace, above the contested Senkaku Islands. Chinese state media is pressuring the Japanese […]
India’s defense ministry has ordered an investigation into the purchase of jet fighter engines from Britain’s Rolls-Royce in a deal reportedly worth $1.6 billion, an official said Monday. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will probe allegations of kickbacks over […]
Russia denies reports that it issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian armed forces in Crimea, according to the Interfax news agency which cites an official from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. The official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry described information about […]
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet told Ukrainian forces in Crimea they must surrender by 3 a.m. GMT or there will be military action against them. The BBC said they received confirmation of the ultimatum from Ukraine’s defense ministry. Interim President Oleksandr Turchynov said Russia issued a similar ultimatum two days ago. Show More Summary
Update 1:38pm The Russian defense ministry called claims it had demanded the crews of two Ukrainian warships to surrender immediately “total nonsense” on Monday, according to state-run media. Media reports had also suggested that four...Show More Summary
Russia is hitting back at earlier reports that it had issued an ultimatum to Ukraine, with RT quoting a Defense Ministry spokesman as saying it's "total nonsense." "We’re interested in keeping friendly relations with the people of Ukraine and in preserving stability," another defense source says. Interfax first published the...
North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan once for the second time in less than one week. The South Korean Defense Ministry is now on high alert and urging their neighbors to the North to stop the missile launches. Show More Summary
Just out from Reuters: INTERFAX UKRAINIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY AS SAYING RUSSIAN FLEET HAS GIVEN UKRAINIAN FORCES IN CRIMEA UNTIL 0300 GMT TOSURRENDER OR FACE STORM It appears Putin is still unaware of the "costs" he is facing. Meanwhile: #Crimea The Russian deadline of 4 o'clock for Ukrainian troops to vacate Belbek base has passed. Show More Summary
North Korea fired four short-range missiles off of its east coast, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Thursday, in apparent posturing coinciding with joint South Korea-U.S. military exercises. The North regularly fires short-range missiles...Show More Summary
North Korea fired missiles into the sea along its east coast early this morning. South Korea’s Defense Ministry does not currently have any information about the purpose of firing four short-range missiles by their neighbors. The missile firing by North Korea comes just days after the beginning of military exercises between the United States and... Show More Summary
According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea has announced its intention to create a sophisticated cyberwarfare virus designed to undermine North Korea's advancing nuclear program. The Ministry of Defense in putting forward its proposal...Show More Summary
(TUNIS, Tunisia) — A civilian aircraft crashed in a field near Tunisia’s capital at dawn Friday, killing all 11 people on board, the defense ministry said. A spokesman for the defense ministry, Tawfik Rahmouni, said the cause of the crash was not immediately known. Show More Summary
An announcement [in Chinese] from the PRC’s ministry of defense seems to indicate that production of Hongdu’s L-15 Falcon light attack trainers may soon pick up. So far they haven’t delivered more than a few prototypes and early units. According to the ministry, Hongdu has improved its recruitment and training. The L-15 is intended for […]
Independent safety supplier Ocean Safety has been awarded a four year contract with the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD). This contract will see Ocean Safety continue to supply,
Ministry of defense and the Tupolev design bureau signed a contact to develop a new long-range strategic bomber (known in Russia as PAK DA). Under the contract, Tupolev will develop a draft technical design of the aircraft. The new bomber is expected to be included in the 2016-2025 State Armament Program. link.
During peacetime, a key function of the General Staff, Ministry of Defense, and key components of them like the Academy of Military Sciences is to determine the nature of contemporary war and the ensuing responsibilities of the armed forces. Show More Summary