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HONOLULU: As Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates travels this week to Japan and South Korea before heading to a NATO defense ministers conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, he’s expected to ensure the issue of support for Afghanistan remains solidly on front burner. In a break from the frequent national defense team sessions President Barack Obama has [...]
SINGAPORE: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates opened the “Shangri-La Dialogue” Asia security summit here today outlining a broad set of regional security issues and promising continued support from the U.S. administration. The annual conference gathers defense, senior military and other officials from across the region to discuss mutual security challenges. “America has paid a significant [...]
Singapore: Asian states led by China, Japan and South Korea are expected to spend some 60 billion dollars to beef up their navies in the next five years, an industry analyst said Monday. That is bigger than what NATO countries — excluding the United States — are forecast to spend for new naval construction in [...]
SOUTHWEST ASIA: Before late 2008, the B-1B Lancer was known primarily as a bomber, but since then the aircraft was modified to include the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod now provides nontraditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to ground forces. “Before the B-1B was equipped with the sniper pod, we had to utilize extremely accurate coordinates from [...]
BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel: Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) exhibit at the International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX Asia 2009) will feature a broad range of products and technologies that demonstrate the company’s leadership in developing solutions to meet current and future maritime needs. IAI’s exhibit will be located in Hall 2, Exhibition Area [...]
KATHMANDU: Nepal’s ruling Maoists warned that the Himalayan nation’s peace process was “in peril” after the country’s president attempted to stop them sacking the powerful army chief. The ultra-leftists fired General Rookmangud Katawal for refusing to integrate former Maoist rebel soldiers into the regular army, a key part of a 2006 peace deal that ended [...]
Singapore: Increased military spending by China and India is forcing other Asia-Pacific countries to modernise their armed forces despite the severe impact of the global financial crisis, experts say.Data from defence research firm Jane’s Information Group estimates total military spending in the region rising year-on-year — from about 220 billion dollars in 2008 to 239 [...]