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Singapore to deploy massive surveillance balloon

Singapore to deploy massive surveillance balloon

Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security, the defence ministry has announced. The helium-filled “aerostat” will be equipped with radar equipment that can spot threats from as far as 200 kilometers (125 […]


North Korea researching sea-based missiles: US think-tank

North Korea researching sea-based missiles: US think-tank

North Korea has built a test facility that may be intended to develop a marine-based ballistic missile launch capability, using submarines or surface vessels, a US think-tank said Tuesday. While submarines carrying ballistic missiles could provide the North Korea with […]


US eyes cyber ‘deterrence’ to stop hackers

US eyes cyber ‘deterrence’ to stop hackers

The US military is looking to flex its muscles in cyberspace as a “deterrence” to hackers eying American targets, the nation’s top cyber-warrior said Tuesday. Admiral Mike Rogers, who heads the Pentagon’s Cyber Command as well as the National Security […]


US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

The Pentagon will buy another 43 F-35 fighter jets worth roughly $4 billion from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, officials said Tuesday, four months after it was briefly grounded following an engine fire. Although final details have to be worked out, […]


British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years which cost hundreds of lives. The handover was hailed by British Prime Minister David Cameron […]


China to keep closer eye on military spending

China to keep closer eye on military spending

China intends to improve efficiency in military spending through tighter monitoring of how funds are used, state media reported Sunday. Under the new “results-based management system” set to be fully operational by 2020, individuals and military units will be held […]


US struggles to turn the tide in war against IS

US struggles to turn the tide in war against IS

After more than two months of air strikes, a US-led coalition has prevented the fall of a northern Syrian town to Islamic State jihadists but is still struggling to halt the group’s advances on other fronts, experts say. Since the […]


India chooses Israel over US for $525m missile deal

India chooses Israel over US for $525m missile deal

India has chosen to buy anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, rejecting a rival US offer, as the right-wing government clears projects worth $13.1 billion to modernize its aging military, official sources said Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will buy […]


‘Premature’ to talk of US troop cuts in Asia: Kerry

‘Premature’ to talk of US troop cuts in Asia: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday it was too early to discuss cutting the number of US troops stationed in Asia and South Korea, amid increased tensions on the heavily guarded peninsula. The warning came a day after Washington […]


 
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