On Wednesday, head of US Pacific Command (PACOM) Adm. Harry Harris announced that roughly 4,000 of 19,000 US Marines currently stationed in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, will be moved to Guam for the four-year period from 2024 to 2028.
Citizens and local activists are condemning the covert operation to mobilize the Lockheed Martin-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in the North Gyeongsang Province of South Korea.
US Defense Manufacturer Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that the Pentagon has approved the latest version of the F-35 fighter jet’s logistics system. The US Navy and the US Army have also completed their approval processes, though it will take the US Marines about six more weeks to follow suit.
Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday, US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris Jr. refused to take an American invasion of North Korea off the table, as Pyongyang has already “provided provocation” to justify such an invasion, the District Sentinel reported.
Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russia's Rostec corporation, said that Moscow and New Delhi have shaken hands on production of some 200 Ka-226 helicopters for India.
As tensions between North Korea and the US continue to intensify over the North’s ongoing ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests, a video was released on Pyongyang’s propaganda website showing footage of a simulated attack on US targets.
Hawaii is vulnerable to North Korean ballistic missiles, the top American military official in the Pacific told Congress on Wednesday. Admiral Harry Harris Jr., head of US Pacific Command (USPACOM), called for defensive radar and missile interception systems to be installed on the strategically paramount island chain.
After the Chinese Defense Ministry was exposed and mocked for publishing a celebratory poster ostensibly of the Chinese military, but which prominently featured Russian MiG-35 jets and US-made amphibious vessels, an official fessed up to the flub.
The US Air Force has deployed its F-35 fifth generation fighter jets to Estonia, within 200 km from the Russian border. Moscow says it considers NATO air patrols in the Baltic a threat to regional security. Russian military analyst Alexander Khrolenko breaks down the 'message' Washington is trying to send, and Moscow's likely response.
According to reports, General Dynamics has been awarded a $96 million contract to build 17 common missile tubes for both the US Navy and UK Royal Navy’s next-generation strategic ballistic missile submarines.
Several outlets have reported on Moscow's plans to build Project 23000E Shtorm, 'the world's largest (prospective) aircraft carrier' which, according to The Independent, will "compete with the US." But as military analyst Oleg Ponomarhenko pointed out, the Shtorm's certainly not going to be built merely to engage in muscle-flexing with the US.
Taking relations with Russia to another level, the Indian government has begun a discussion with Moscow for setting up another defense manufacturing unit under the ‘Make in India’ program. This was discussed when Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley met his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu recently.
German politicians and civil rights groups have slammed plans to give security forces direct access to citizens' ID photos - and create a "de facto national image database," which they say is "no less than the open introduction of a nationwide biometric picture database of all German citizens."
Russia's next generation strategic bomber, known as the Advanced Long-Range Aviation Complex (PAK DA), is due to make its maiden flight in 2025-2026 and may enter mass production a few years later, according to Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov.
Russia will upgrade all of its Tu-160 Blackjack strategic missile carriers. Tu-22M3 bombers will be modernized, too.
In an effort to upgrade its air force and to bolster the nation’s military, Poland is considering the possibility of replacing its aging fleet of Soviet military aircraft with US-manufactured warplanes.
Russia's Deputy Defense Minister said that Saudi Arabia wants to purchase a wide range of the most advanced Russian weapons.
India successfully test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III on Thursday, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the national Defense Ministry agency responsible for military research and development, confirmed.
NATO's designation of cyberspace as a new operational area means that the bloc is ready legalize carrying out cyberattacks there.
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