China’s C919 passenger jet, the symbol of its lofty aviation ambitions, has passed a major technical assessment, and has moved closer to its first flight, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.
Boeing Co said on Thursday it had signed a $3.4 billion contract with the US government through which the US Army and an international customer will buy the latest Apache attack helicopter — the Apache ‘E’ variant.
The Comptroller and Auditor General has slammed the army for not being able to effectively maintain large inventory of critical weapon systems including radars and battle tanks.
China will step up patrols and ensure it has a “first class” navy equipped with the best armaments, senior military officers told the official Xinhua news agency, as China steps up its ability to project power far from its shores.
US President Donald Trump’s administration is weighing a deployment of up to 1,000 American soldiers to Kuwait to serve as a reserve force in the fight against Islamic State as US-backed fighters accelerate the offensive in Syria and Iraq, US officials told Reuters
A first draft of a code of conduct for behaviour in the disputed South China Sea has been completed, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, adding tension in the waterway had eased notably
North Korea said on Tuesday it would pursue its nuclear deterrent and weapons programme as huge US-South Korean joint military exercises it says model a “pre-emptive nuclear attack” against Pyongyang continued
BERLIN: Germany’s defence ministry on Tuesday told lawmakers that it would not complete a contract for a multi-billion euro new missile defence system with European arms maker MBDA during the current legislative period, as planned, ministry sources said
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will not cap military spending below one percent of the nation’s economy, reaffirming his commitment to go further than other postwar governments by making the armed forces more robust.
Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after US President Donald Trump put Tehran “on notice”.