Chinese Army Bans Alcohol Consumption Among its Soldiers

February 2, 2018 @ 06:35 AM

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Armed Police Force have banned alcohol consumption among its soldiers and officers. State controlled Global Times reported that the ban has been strictly implemented in many regions including the Eastern and Western Theater Commands with their headquarters in Nanjing and Chengdu

Lockheed Martin to build AEGIS weapon system for Japan

December 18, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

Lockheed Martin is being awarded a nearly $136 million contract for new construction DDG AEGIS weapon system J7 baseline development and integration in support of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan and work will be performed at various locations in the United States...

Brahmos, Godrej Aerospace to Announce Strategic Partnership

December 4, 2017 @ 12:43 PM

Brahmos Aerospace, an Indo-Russian missile manufacturer and India's Godrej Aerospace plan to announce a strategic partnership. The two companies have scheduled a media event tomorrow to announce the partnership

Chinese Navy Commissions Locally-made Guided-missile Frigate

November 29, 2017 @ 05:35 PM

The Chinese PLA Navy today commissioned the locally-made Type-056A frigate ‘Suining into fleet service. The Type-056A frigate is the latest surface warship developed by China

China, Russia To Conduct Joint Anti-Missile Drill

October 27, 2017 @ 09:42 AM

Chinese and Russian militaries will hold a joint anti-missile drill based on computer simulations this year, Xinhua reports. "Chinese and Russian militaries have been in close collaboration this year

Taiwan Fines Dassault, Thales, Safran $268 million Over 1992 Mirage 2000-5 Deal

October 26, 2017 @ 02:25 PM

Three French aviation companies have been fined a total of 227 million euros ($268 million) in Taiwan over a commercial dispute dating back to 1992, the companies announced. Dassault Aviation said it was fined 134 million euros; avionics and systems manufacturer Thales was hit with a fine of 64 million euros; and engine maker Safran was ordered to pay 29 million euros, the groups said in statements released separately late Wednesday

India, Belarus Sign Joint Development Pact On Defense Equipment

September 14, 2017 @ 11:44 AM

India and Belarus have signed cooperation agreement on joint development and manufacture of military equipment during President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenkos visit to New Delhi Wednesday. "We will encourage joint development and manufacturing in defense sector under the Make in India program

Russia, Thailand Sign Military Cooperation Agreement

September 14, 2017 @ 10:20 AM

Russia and Thailand have signed an intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation, TASS reports Thursday. According to a source in the Russian embassy in Bangkok, the agreement was signed by Deputy Director of Russias Federal Service for Military Cooperation Mikhail Petukhov and Director of the Joint Logistics of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters Vice Admiral Tiwa Daramuang

India To Buy Advanced Observation Systems To Monitor Line of Actual Control

September 6, 2017 @ 01:31 PM

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has purchased advanced long-range reconnaissance and observation systems (LORROS) that will be equipped with a thermal imager to strengthen vigilance. The thermal imager can detect the human at a minimum range of 10 kilometers and vehicles at a minimum distance of 20 kilometers

Russia's United Aircraft Corp Details Sukhoi, Irkut Merger

September 4, 2017 @ 06:12 PM

Russias United Aircraft (UAC) has announced plans to establish a new corporate centre that combines the operations of member companies Irkut and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC). The plan also includes setting up of a new civil aviation division on the basis of Irkut

Japan To Invest In Missile Strike Capability

August 31, 2017 @ 02:51 PM

Japans defense ministry wants $160 million for developing longer-range missiles to counter North Korea. If the requested funds in budget is approved, the proposal for a rise of 2

Hyundai Stops China Car Production As Sales Fall Over THAAD Missile Row

August 30, 2017 @ 07:07 AM

Hyundai has stopped auto production at its four factories in China as tensions between South Korea and Being rose over US deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system. All four of its factories that have been in operation in China had stopped manufacturing vehicles as of Tuesday after a local parts supplier refused to supply components when Hyundai delayed payment