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US backs Japan as China tensions soar on air zone

US backs Japan as China tensions soar on air zone

The United States on Monday joined ally Japan in vowing not to recognize China’s declaration of an air defense zone over much of the East China Sea, a move that has sharply escalated tensions. China and Japan each summoned the […]


Hagel Issues Statement on East China Sea Air Defense ID Zone

Hagel Issues Statement on East China Sea Air Defense ID Zone

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued the following statement today on China’s announcement that it is establishing an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea: “The United States is deeply concerned by the People’s Republic of China announcement today […]


China Maps Out Its First Air Defense ID Zone

China Maps Out Its First Air Defense ID Zone

China has established its first air defense identification zone in accordance with Chinese law and international practices to safeguard its sovereignty, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Saturday. The move allows early-warning time and helps China protect its sovereignty […]


PLA Air Force Conducts First Patrol In Air Defense Identification Zone

PLA Air Force Conducts First Patrol In Air Defense Identification Zone

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force conducted its first air patrol after the establishment of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone. Shen Jinke, spokesman for the PLA Air Force, said that two large scouts carried out the […]


Patriot performance excels in PAC-3 test firing

Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully test fired two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The mission consisted of two single firings against single tactical ballistic missile representative targets. “Patriot’s successful track record is […]


Israel tests short range missile defence system

Israel tests short range missile defence system

Israeli and US defence officials on Wednesday carried out an advanced test of a new system against short-range missiles, the defence ministry said. The defence agencies of both states “completed a successful intercept test of the David’s Sling Weapon System […]


Russia and Egypt on verge of missile deal: Moscow

Russia and Egypt on verge of missile deal: Moscow

The head of Russia’s state industrial holding company said on Monday that Moscow was on the verge of reaching a landmark agreement to deliver air defence systems to Egypt’s army. Rostec chief Sergey Chemezov’s comments came in the wake of […]


US has time to boost bid for Turkey missile system: FM

US has time to boost bid for Turkey missile system: FM

Turkey would look again at a US bid for a multi-billion-dollar contract for the country’s first long-range anti-missile system providing Washington agrees to produce it jointly, a top Turkish official said Monday. A “final decision has not been taken,” Turkey’s […]


Turkey hopes to finalise China missile purchase in six months

Turkey hopes to finalise China missile purchase in six months

Turkey is hoping to finalise negotiations to acquire its first long-range anti-missile system from China in six months’ time, the head of the country’s procurement agency said Thursday. “The immediate goal for us is in about six months to come […]


 
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