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December 28, 2016 | Other News

Iran says it warns off foreign planes near war games

Reuters: Iran has warned off foreign surveillance planes that have tried to approach its forces during air defence exercises on the Gulf coast, an Iranian military spokesman said on Wednesday. “In the past three days, more than 12 warnings have been issued to aircraft from outside the region to refrain from approaching the airspace of… read more

December 27, 2016 | Other News

China says space program must help protect national security

Reuters: China’s space program must help protect the country’s national security, but China is dedicated to the peaceful use of space and opposes a space arms race, the government said in a policy paper issued on Tuesday. President Xi Jinping has called for China to establish itself as a space power, and it has tested… read more

December 27, 2016 | Other News

Russian Air Defense Units Hold Drills in Armenia Mountains – Defense Ministry

Global Security: According to press service of the Southern Military District, Russian Air Defense Troops repelled a missile attack by a simulated enemy during a drill at a military base in Armenia. Russian Air Defense Troops repelled a missile attack by a simulated enemy during a drill at a military base in Armenia, the press… read more

December 27, 2016 | Other News

Iran tests high-precision missiles in military exercise

News Ghana: Iran on Tuesday tested a number of high-precision missiles as well as radar operations in the ongoing military exercise in the southern Persian Gulf provinces, Press TV reported. On Tuesday, the low and high-range missile defense systems of Mersad (Ambush) and Ya Zahra-3 stationed at Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Khatam al-Anbiya air… read more

December 27, 2016 | Other News

Iran air defense drill enters 2nd day

The Iran Project: Tasnim– A large-scale military exercise by Iran’s Air Defense resumed across southern regions of the country on Tuesday with missile drills to target hostile drones. The chief plans on the second day of the war game, codenamed Defenders of Velayat Skies 7, includes detection and interception of the hypothetical enemy’s unmanned aerial… read more

December 26, 2016 | Other News

Agni-V test-fired successfully, entire China now within India’s strike range

ZEE News: New Delhi: India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast in Balasore district. This is the fourth and final test of the missile that has a range of over 5,000 km covering the whole of China. Defence… read more

December 22, 2016 | Other News

Trump convenes Pentagon brass ‘to bring costs down’

Politico: Donald Trump on Wednesday convened more than half a dozen top military officers, including for a discussion about “trying to bring costs down” on the controversial F-35 fighter jet and other high-priced Pentagon projects. Trump heard directly for the first time from Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, who runs the F-35 project, which… read more

December 22, 2016 | Other News

Seoul, Washington hold high-level talks, reaffirm alliance pledge

Korea.net South Korea and the U.S. reaffirmed Washington’s pledge to defend the Korean Peninsula against Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile threats. The South Korean and U.S. governments held the inaugural meeting of the Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group (EDSCG) in Washington D.C. on Dec. 20. In the meeting, the two sides held an in-depth, comprehensive… read more

December 22, 2016 | Other News

Japan sets record defense budget with eyes on China, N Korea

CNN: Casting a wary eye to threats from its west, Japan will invest billions of dollars in new submarines, ships and stealth fighter aircraft under a record defense budget approved by the Cabinet on Thursday. The $44 billion (5.1 trillion yen) Defense Ministry spending plan puts a focus on defending the Senkaku Islands, the chain… read more

December 20, 2016 | Other News

India, Russia to increase BrahMos’ strike range

IHS Jane’s 360: India and Russia have agreed to extend the range of their jointly developed BrahMos PJ-10 supersonic cruise missile beyond 292 km, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told parliament on 16 December. Bhamre said that, subsequent to India joining the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June, New Delhi and Moscow… read more

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