Russia’s Air Force will intensify surveillance of the Baltic countries’ airspace if NATO warplanes begin flights on a large scale there, a high-ranking source in the General Air Force Staff told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday, commenting on NATO plans to conduct large-scale training flights of its aviation over the Baltic states on May 27 - 28.
Kazakhstan and Russia are planning to build their Joint Air Defense Shield in order to defend the territorial integrity and independence of both states, Kazakh Deputy Defense Minister Okas Saparov has said.
Russian President and Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin has conducted a planned exercise on handling the Russian armed forces, Interfax reports.
Aviation photographer Ian Tate has taken an incredibly rare picture of a top secret US drone at General Atomics' drone plant in the Mojave Desert according to The Daily Mail. The Avenger, a new jet-powered drone is designed to perform high-speed, long-endurance surveillance or strike missions, flying up to 500 mph at a maximum of 50,000 feet for as long as 18 hours.
US senators have voted to remove a provision from an intelligence bill that would oblige the president to disclose information about deadly drone strikes overseas and the victims, NYT reports.
Military exercises of the Air Defense Troops in Russia's Western Military District have gathered all district ground forces, including air defense formations of the Northern Fleet, at firing range Kapustin Yar outside the southern Russian city of Astrakhan, chief press officer of the Western Military District Colonel Oleg Kochetkov told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
Russia is troubled by the reports that Saudi Arabia is willing to provide the Syrian opposition with man-portable air-defense systems (MPADS) and anti-tank systems, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.
China has denied it has any plans to set up an air defence zone over the South China Sea. "Right-wing forces of Japan have repeatedly clamoured about the alleged plan," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei was quoted as saying by the Xinhua news agency on Saturday.
Iran is not interested in supplies of the Antey-2500 air defense systems instead of the S-300 missile weapon systems that were not received from Russia, said Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
China has tested an ICBM hypersonic warhead. It follows from the test results that China may deploy its ICBMs with these kinds of warheads in the foreseeable future, says an expert with the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Vassily Kashin.
The 28 European Union leaders gathered in Brussels for their first summit dedicated to defense since 2008, to find ways how to boost military capabilities at a time when budgets are under intense pressure. The leaders approved joint EU development of drones and in-flight refuelling aircraft, satellites and cyber-defense, while the UK opposed this joint army. EU leaders said drone research would start next year. A fleet of drones, all nationally managed, is eyed for 2025.
Japan and Southeast Asian nations called on Saturday for freedom of the high seas and skies, amid heightened tensions over China's new air defence zone in the East China Sea.
Russia has positioned several of its cutting-edge Tor-M air defense systems to protect the venues of the 22nd Winter Olympics that will open in Sochi on the Black Sea in February.
The US Air Force is testing a new generation of spy drones on the territory of Area 51, the secret US military ground located in the Nevada desert.
South Korea "conferred with the United States" ahead of expanding their air defense zone in a disputed area overlapping one recently announced by China, the US State Department said Sunday.
Three Chinese coast guard ships patrolled waters surrounding disputed islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, state media reported.
South Korea has announced it has extended its air defense zone to partially overlap with a similar zone introduced earlier by China amid rising regional tensions.
China's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that countries whose aircraft were not reporting their flight plans to China in a new Chinese air defence identification zone over the East China Sea were "irresponsible".
As Vice President Joseph R. Biden arrived in Japan on Monday for a week of diplomacy in Asia, the US military dispatched the first of six top-tech submarine-hunting jets to its Okinawa post near the disputed East China Sea, a move sure to ratchet up tensions among China and the US.