U.S. could conduct another THAAD test next weekend

Jul 23, 2017

U.S. could conduct another THAAD test next weekend

The U.S. will conduct as soon as next weekend another test of a missile defense system meant to counter threats from North Korea.The launch from Alaska’s Kodiak Island is scheduled to occur at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska, according to a U.S. Coast Guard notice. ...

Taiwan says Chinese aircraft carrier sails into its ADIZ

Jul 12, 2017

Taiwan says Chinese aircraft carrier sails into its ADIZ

China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) early Wednesday morning on its way back from Hong Kong and was being monitored, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said, adding there was no cause for alarm.The Liaoning left Hong Kong at noon Tuesday, before ...

Chinese Navy launches most advanced homegrown destroyer

Jun 28, 2017

Chinese Navy launches most advanced homegrown destroyer

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Highlighting its growing naval prowess amid heated disputes in both the South and East China seas, Beijing unveiled its most advanced homegrown destroyer Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said.The 10,000-ton guided-missile destroyer was launched from Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard in the morning, the ministry said in ...

Dreaded WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan

Jun 27, 2017

Dreaded WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan

Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over the land that gave birth to the once-feared warplane.The aircraft — emblazoned with tell-tale rising sun symbols — is one of just a ...

Trump OKs $2 billion surveillance drone sale to India

Jun 24, 2017

Trump OKs $2 billion surveillance drone sale to India

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance last year. The ...

Mosul siege, airstrikes 'degrade IS chemical arms capabilities'

Jun 13, 2017

Mosul siege, airstrikes 'degrade IS chemical arms capabilities'

The siege of Mosul and targeted killings of chemical weapons experts in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State’s production capability, although the group likely retains expertise to produce small batches of sulfur mustard and chlorine agents, a London-based analysis group said ...