Tag - arms



WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 13, 2016
Rwanda aiding Burundi rebels, North Korea arming Congo forces, report to UNSC says
A confidential report to the United Nations Security Council accuses Rwanda of providing training, financing and logistical support through early 2016 for Burundian rebels seeking to oust Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Apr 29, 2016
Why Japan lost Aussie sub bid
The botched bidding process for a contract to build submarines for Australia's navy was an important lesson for Japan.
Mar 7, 2016
Russia to cut defense spending by 5%, report says
Russia's defense budget will be cut by 5 percent in 2016, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Tatiana Shevtsova said, according to the RIA news agency.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 20, 2016
U.S. assistant secretary of state to tour Asia for talks on space security
A U.S. assistant secretary of state will visit India, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and South Korea from next week through early March to discuss space security, strategic stability and arms control, the State Department said Friday.
Dec 21, 2015
India and Russia eye nuclear, helicopter deals during Modi's Moscow visit
India's prime minister is expected to promote deals for Russian nuclear reactors and military helicopters worth billions of dollars on a trip to Moscow next week, attracted by promises to transfer technology that Western nations have been slow to make.
Dec 17, 2015
China summons U.S. envoy over Taiwan arms sales, threatens sanctions
China summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires in Beijing to protest the U.S. administration's authorization of $1.83 billion arms sales to Taiwan and said it would impose sanctions on the firms involved, China's state news agency Xinhua reported.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2015
Ban will visit North Korea this week, may met Kim, Yonhap reports
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will visit Pyongyang this week and may meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Yonhap News reported, citing a U.N. official it did not identify.
Japan Times
Nov 9, 2015
New U.S. stealth bomber: costly and unneeded
The U.S. Defense Department is going ahead with plans to build a new strategic bomber fleet, but is it even necessary?
Oct 19, 2015
Weapons development and exports
Japan is well on its way to become a weapons developer and exporter following a decision last year by the Abe administration to discard a long-standing arms export ban.
Japan Times
Sep 8, 2015
Pyongyang believed renovating Yongbyon nuclear site, running reactor, Amano says
North Korea appears to be renovating and building facilities at its Yongbyon nuclear site, a central element of its atomic weapons program, the U.N. nuclear agency's head said on Monday.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2015
Pyongyang pursuing only 'defensive' nuclear arms program, envoy says in Geneva
North Korea will pursue its "defensive" nuclear program as long as it feels threatened by the United States, its U.N. disarmament envoy in Geneva told Reuters on Thursday.
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2015
Iran deal didn't trigger an arms race
The hyper-arming of the Middle East dates to the mid-2000s, before the U.S. and its partners began negotiating in earnest with Tehran over nuclear weapons.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 23, 2015
Japanese firms to export Aegis computer system components
The Abe administration has approved the development and export by Japanese companies of some computer system components for the Aegis system that can intercept ballistic missiles.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2015
America can learn from Israel's gun culture
Despite the hundreds of thousands of guns legally and illegally owned in Israel, Israelis kill each other with firearms at a small fraction of the rate of Americans.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2015
Sink or sell? Russia standoff sees France saddled with two unused, unwanted warships
For sale: two French-built helicopter carriers, tested by Russians. Buy now for only €1.2 billion. Shipping extra.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2015
Putin's 'black' budget hides shift toward a war economy, where defense, security absorb 34% of spending
If Vladimir Putin's ends remain mysterious, so do the means.
May 29, 2015
Dissidents say North Korean atomic, missile experts visited Iran site in April amid nuclear deal talks
An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday a delegation of North Korean nuclear and missile experts visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program.
JAPAN / Politics
May 18, 2015
Security council OKs disclosing sensitive submarine info to potential customer Australia
The National Security Council of Japan approves disclosing some technical data on the nation's submarine technology to Australia, which is looking to replace its aging fleet.
Japan Times
May 13, 2015
Japan's first international defense show opens in Yokohama
Japan's first-ever international defense trade show kicked off in Yokohama on Wednesday, attracting more than 100 exhibitors as the country aims to ramp up its global security role.
Apr 9, 2015
Egypt, Pakistan may get key U.S. arms supplies for counterinsurgency ops
The United States said on Wednesday it was considering a $57 million sale of air-to-surface missiles to Egypt, the second big arms deal this week after Congress was notified of a potential $1 billion sale of helicopters and missiles to Pakistan.


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