Indonesia Raises Military Budget By $2.5 Billion To Fund Arms Purchases

September 26, 2015 @ 12:42 PM

The Indonesian Commission I of the House of Representatives has approved the proposal to raise the military budget by US$2.5 billion to fund new arms purchases

Japan Allows Military To Fight Overseas

September 19, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

Japan's parliament has voted into law on Saturday a defense policy shift that relaxes the constitutional limits on its military power for fighting overseas. A main feature of the new laws is removal of long-standing ban on exercising the right of collective self-defence, or defending the US or another friendly nation...

Pentagon Sets Up India Centric Rapid Reaction Cell For DTTI

September 16, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Pentagon has set up India centric Rapid Reaction Cell (IRRC) to work all the initiatives ongoing under Indo-US DTTI (Defense Trade and Technology Initiative). “The cell is part of the efforts to pursue both the initiatives that came out of the joint statement between the US President and the Indian Prime...

Indonesia to “Prioritize” Su-35 Aircraft Procurement Despite Budget Cuts

September 13, 2015 @ 06:23 AM

The Indonesian Military (TNI) will “prioritize” Su-35 fighter jets procurement along with radars, kilo-class submarines and frigates during the 2016 financial year. Responding to a planned defense budget cut, Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen

MoD Should Mention "Pragmatic Requirements" in RFPs: Indian Minister

September 12, 2015 @ 01:50 PM

The Ministry Of Defense (MoD) should mention "pragmatic requirements" as part of its request for proposals (RFPs) to industries so they can provide quick and easily deliverable solutions, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said at a seminar on 'Outsourcing and Vendor Development by DPSU's and OF's:" in Delhi today. The seminar...

India To Commission Five Air Strips in Eastern Border With China

September 9, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

India is commissioning five air strips next month to counter Chinas aggressive infrastructure expansion on its eastern front. The advanced landing grounds, capable of landing all types of transport and military aircraft, are developed in Arunachal Pradesh, various media reported today

North, South Koreas Wind Down War Machines

August 25, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

The two Koreas have decided to reduce tensions by calling down their militaries from a war footing from Tuesday noon. “South Korea will take proportionate actions and will closely monitor the move of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) forces as the North agreed to release the order of its troops into a state of war from noon,” Want China Times quoted South Korean defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok as saying in a press briefing Tuesday

Domestic Sales Push Up Turkish Defense Industries 2014 Orders to $11 Billion

August 24, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

The Turkish defense industry 2014 orders worth has increased to $11 billion largely due to domestic sales, according to a report by the Defense Industry Manufacturers Association (SaSaD) on August 21. “The lions share in the sector growth comes from domestic projects, but domestic projects should not be expected to continue increasing

Ex-South Korean Anti-Espionage Officer Convicted For Smuggling Arms To Lebanon

August 8, 2015 @ 11:13 AM

A South Korean court has sentenced a former major to 18months in prison for smuggling strategic arms into Lebanon. The major was part of an anti-espionage military body, the Yonhap news agency reported Friday

Pakistan Blocks Some 90000 Fake IDs of Terrorists, Criminals

August 6, 2015 @ 02:35 PM

Pakistan has blocked thousands of fake computerized national identity cards (CNICs), issued by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), mostly to terrorists and criminals during the past five years. Some 26 fake CNICs were issued by NADRA in 2011, 493 in 2012, 6,000 in 2013, 22,000 in 2014 and 64,000 this year, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was quoted as saying by Pakistani news daily, Express Tribune today

Taiwan Likely To Prepare Defense In South China Sea

August 5, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

Taiwan is likely to build a naval base at Taipang for its fighter and maritime patrol aircraft to counter potential stand-off in the conflicted Spratlys island region. According to a report published by Center for Strategic and International Studies, Taiwan might land on Taiping island to launch reconnaissance and perhaps military operations against the PLA Navy's expansion in the region

North Korea Covers Rocket Launch Platform To Evade Satellite Surveillance

August 3, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

North Korea has built a cover around its rocket-launching platform possibly to evade from surveillance by spy satellites. On Sunday, the US satellite images indicated the steel platform at Sohae Satellite Launching Station was completely covered