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Japan Buying F-35 Stealth Fighters

Japan's Ministry of Defense plans to seek funding for the purchase of six F-35 stealth fighter jets from Lockheed Martin in next fiscal year's budget to strengthen defense of remote southwestern islands against China, which has grown increasingly assertive at sea and in the air. Show More Summary

Japan's continuing confidence in the alliance

The views expressed here are the author's own, and do not necessarily represent those of National Institute for Defense Studies or the Japanese Ministry of Defense. I am inspired by the recent debate on The Interpreter about the trajectory of Japan's security strategy. Show More Summary

Hungary Sells T-72 Tanks to…?

Hungarian T-72(click to view full) The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has announced that they’ve sold 58 T-72 tanks to a Czech company, Excalibur Defense Ltd., who has begun transporting them into the Czech Republic. Under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty), the Czech firm will face resale limitations, and they must […]

Japan Unveils Stealth Fighter Test Bed

Japan will begin test flights next year to determine whether the country has the right stuff to build a fighter jet without relying on Western contractors. The Ministry of Defense plans to seek around 40 billion yen ($384 million) in […]

China defends intercepting US Navy plane

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet's intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast was dangerous, and blamed Washington for mounting large-scale and frequent close-in reconnaissance operations.

China defends intercepting US Navy plane

last weekNews : The Newsroom

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast.

China says US plane intercept was professional

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry has rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

PHOTOS: Israeli Defense Forces Soldiers

I was in Israel this week on a trip being sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasters and hosted by Israel's Ministry of Tourism. During the...

Japan Procuring 6 F-35s, E-2C "AWACS" Replacement

The Ministry of Defense plans to seek funding for the purchase of six F-35 stealth fighter jets in next fiscal year's budget to strengthen defense of remote southwestern islands against China, which has grown increasingly assertive at sea and in the air.The ministry intends to ask that 124.9 billion yen ($1.2 billion) be set aside. Show More Summary

National Guard Leaving Ferguson, N.C. School Voucher Program Struck Down, Getting Pain Pills to Become Bigger Pain: P.M. Links

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from Ferguson as protests have begun to subside. Britain’s Ministry of Defense estimates there are more British Muslims fighting on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIL)...Show More Summary

North Korea Fires Three Short-Range Rockets As Pope Visits South Korea

Nice timing. The rockets were fired from multiple launchers in the North Korean port city of Wonsan and traveled 220 km (135 miles) before landing in waters east of the Korean peninsula, a defense ministry official said. The last rocket was fired 35 minutes before Pope Francis was due to arrive at an air base [...]

The Chinese military's awkward new recruitment video is inspired by "Gangnam Style"

It's a sign of the apocalypse — or just trouble finding recruits. In July, China's Ministry of Defense promoted on its homepage a video showing members of its armed forces, collectively called the People's Liberation Army (PLA), dancing...Show More Summary

North Korea fires 3 short-range rockets as pope visits South Korea

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North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia. The rockets were fired from multiple launchers...Show More Summary

BAE Systems to Build OPVs for UK Navy

BAE Systems has been awarded a £348 million contract by the U.K. Ministry of Defense to construct three new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the U.K. Royal Navy.

Cutaway Bore Obstructions And KABOOMs

The British Ministry of Defense Pattern room is a national archive of small arms and is possibly the most extensive working reference collection in the world. Originally located at the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield, it was later moved to Nottingham in 1989. Show More Summary

18 suspected al-Qaida gunmen, 10 Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes

Ten Yemeni soldiers and 18 suspected al-Qaida militants were killed Wednesday in confrontations in three provinces, security officials and the defense ministry said. Five soldiers were killed in an ambush in the southern province of Shabwa in the third attack of its kind this month blamed by security officials on the jihadists. Show More Summary

Russians Have Returned to Developing MARVs (maneuvering re-entry vehicle)

At the "Innovation Days of the Russian Ministry of Defense" the Makeyev Design Bureau (formally known as the Academician V.P.Makeyev State Rocket Centre, GRTs) presented one of its recent projects - a maneuvering re-entry vehicle (MARV). link.

North Korea Test-Fires More Projectiles

North Korea has fired four more short-range projectiles into the sea, the latest in a series of missile and artillery tests. The South Korean Defense Ministry says the North fired two Wednesday morning and two more later in the day ...

BARRAGE OF ROCKETS FIRED INTO ISRAEL

Shortly before the Israeli cabinet convened for an emergency meeting at the Defense Ministry headquarters in Tel Aviv on Thursday, rockets fired from Gaza exploded in open areas in Ashkelon. Moments before the meeting began, sirens sounded in the Eshkol and the Hof Ashkelon regional councils, warning of incoming projectiles. During the meeting, the sirens were set […]

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile into Sea

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry says North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast. The launch is the latest in a slew of missile and rocket tests the North has been conducting in recent weeks. A ministry official says the missile fired from North Korea’s southwest…

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