F-15 scramble in Naha interrupts ASDF training demonstration

Apr 13, 2015

F-15 scramble in Naha interrupts ASDF training demonstration

Two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled Monday from an Air-Self Defense Force base in Okinawa Prefecture as a real mission interrupted a training session that was being held for the media. At the ASDF’s Naha base, the pilots and maintenance crew on show dramatically ...

Apr 8, 2015

China raps U.S. defense chief over Senkakus comment

China on Thursday rapped U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter for saying that the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands fall under the U.S.-Japan security treaty. Speaking Wednesday in Tokyo, Carter said the United States strongly opposes “any unilateral, coercive action that seeks to undermine Japan’s administrative control ...

Chinese defense spending slows but still tops GDP growth rate

Mar 4, 2015

Chinese defense spending slows but still tops GDP growth rate

China’s central government will increase defense spending at a slower pace than last year as President Xi Jinping overhauls the military and seeks to stamp out the corruption that hinders the country’s combat readiness. The defense budget will rise about 10 percent this year, ...