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 ...

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 ...

Pentagon calls U.S. missile defense test a success, but qualified

May 31, 2017

Pentagon calls U.S. missile defense test a success, but qualified

The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. territory from a North Korean attack. Vice Adm. Jim Syring, director of ...

Venezuela has 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles, document shows

May 22, 2017

Venezuela has 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles, document shows

Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil. Venezuela's socialist government has long used the threat of an "imperialist" invasion by the ...