South Korean Aerobatics Team May Skip Singapore Airshow Over Virus Scare

January 30, 2020 @ 07:56 AM

The South Korean Air Forces aerobatics team is reconsidering its participation in the Singapore airshow over the coronavirus scare of which 10 cases have been confirmed in Singapore. The Air Force's Black Eagles had planned to head for Singapore on Friday to take part in the biennial Singapore Airshow 2020 from...

Chinese Military Replacing Old Weapons with New: Defence White Paper

July 24, 2019 @ 08:28 AM

The Chinese military is in the process of replacing older equipment commissioning new weapons such as Type 15 tanks, Type 052D destroyers, J-20 fighters and DF-26 intermediate and long-range ballistic missiles, according to a white paper issued by defense ministry on Wednesday. The white paper "China's National Defense in the...

COMCAS Agreement Opens Door to US Armed Drone Sales to India

September 6, 2018 @ 02:45 PM

India and the United States today signed the long-awaited Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA) enabling the potential sale of General Atomics armed drones and the installation of sensitive communications equipment on military platforms sold to India. The COMCASA was signed after Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala...

HAL Chairman Co-pilots LCA Tejas, Experiences Simulated Missile Launch

August 9, 2018 @ 10:06 AM

Hindustan Aeronautics Limiteds Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) T Suvarna Raju, flew the locally-made Light Combat Aircraft Tejas from HAL Airport in Bangalore today. The twin seat variant of LCA (PV5) was piloted by Group Captain KK Venugopal, VM (Retd) HALs Chief Test Pilot

Satellite images Reveal Taiwan's Land-attack Cruise Missile

August 8, 2018 @ 05:21 PM

Taiwan is believed to possess a land-attack cruise missile capable of targeting Hong Kong and southeast coast of China, SCMP commented quoting reports of satellite images of the missile released on Facebook. A Canada-based defence website posted on its Facebook page satellite images taken in March revealing Taiwans home produced Hsiung...

China Test Launches Hypersonic Flight Vehicle 'Sky Star-2'

August 5, 2018 @ 11:58 AM

China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) test flew ‘Waverider hypersonic flight vehicle Sky star-2 in the northwest test range on Friday morning, Sputnik reported. The hypersonic vehicle said to have successfully separated from its launch vehicle, autonomous flight and engaged itself in high-altitude manoeuvring during its ten minute flight

Chinese J-16 Fighter Jet Combat Ready To 'Target Taiwan'

August 5, 2018 @ 07:33 AM

Chinas air force has announced that its J-16 fighter jet, developed to 'target Taiwan,' will be combat ready soon. The air force said a squadron of J-16s – described as 4

NATO Support Agency Refurbishes Afghan Mi-17 Helicopters

August 2, 2018 @ 06:26 PM

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has delivered three refurbished Mi-17 helicopters to the Afghan Air Force on Monday, according to a statement by the NSPA. These helicopters were considered unfit for service after being heavily damaged

China Begins Large-scale Military Exercise Aimed at Taiwan

July 18, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) began a six-day, large-scale, live-fire military drill in an area of the East China Sea on Wednesday, according to a Chinese media. Taiwans Defense Ministry said that the military has a firm grasp of the activities and was monitoring the Chinese movements closely

China's Coast Guard To Be Transferred To PLA Army

June 26, 2018 @ 05:48 AM

The China Coast Guard will be absorbed into the countrys Central Military Commission (CMC), effective July 1, after the transfer of command from the State Oceanic Administration, local media reports. More than 16,000 personnel and the 135 patrol and cruise vessels of the Chinese maritime law-enforcement force will be at the beck and call of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and its command and control, CMC, Asia Times reports

China Becomes World's Second Biggest Military Spender: SIPRI

May 2, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

China has become the world's second biggest military spender behind the United States relegating Saudi Arabia and India to third and fourth place respectively according to a new report by the Swedish International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) which compiles global arms procurement data. China increased its military spending by 5

Permanent Venue for Defexpo not Decided

April 11, 2018 @ 09:53 AM

Indias Land and naval systems show, Defexpo which was moved to Chennai on the countrys eastern coast from its earlier location of Goa on the western coast will not have permanent location as yet. “No decision has been taken regarding a permanent location for Defexpo,” Indian defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has said