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US Navy Selects Northrop Grumman for Ship Self-Defense System

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS MK2).

China Says Spy Ship Operations at RIMPAC 'In Line With International Law'

BEIJING — Beijing has defended its dispatch of a spy ship to international waters off Hawaii, near where Chinese vessels are taking part in a US-led naval exercise for the first time, reports said Monday.

US and Japan arm satellites against China attack: Businessweek

The United States and Japan are in the early stages of integrating their space programs to prevent China from stalking their satellites, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek article.

What Does Indian Defence Get in Military Projects Worth ?34,260 Crore?

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday cleared ?34,260 crore worth projects, including those stuck under the UPA regime, at the first meeting of the Defence Acquisitions Council after the new government came into power.

China To Join Military Exercise With US, Australia

WASHINGTON — China’s military will take part in an infantry exercise for the first time with Australian and US forces in October, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Japan, Britain To Launch Joint Missile Research

Japan said Thursday it would join forces with Britain to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while also moving to export Japanese-made parts for US surface-to-air missiles.

Rousseff: Brazil Interested In Russian Air Defenses

BRASILIA, BRAZIL — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday that Brasilia was keen on obtaining air defenses from Moscow and cooperating on nuclear energy.

US: Qatar To Buy Patriot Missiles in $11B Deal

WASHINGTON — Qatar will buy US Patriot missiles for the first time in a major arms deal worth $11 billion, officials said Monday, as Washington awaits a decision by the Gulf state on a lucrative fighter jet contract.

Five Taiwanese Weapons of War the PLA should fear

If the People's Liberation Army were to invade Taiwan, they would have the most to fear from the ROC's special forces, according to Canadian analyst J Michael Cole in a piece for the Washington-based National Interest magazine.

INS Kolkata handed over to Indian Navy

The INS Kolkata, lead ship in the Kolkata-class stealth destroyers, was handed over to the Indian Navy on Thursday after extensive sea trials and tests, 11 years after the construction began in 2003 at the Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL).
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