The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) vessels have been equipped with sophisticated missiles with a range of 300km, a senior Iranian defense ministry officials announced on Sunday, but meantime added that more new missiles with much more advanced capabilities will be supplied to the force in the near future.
Numerous products, including missiles with a range of 300 km, are available for the IRGC’s Navy now,” Head of the Defense Ministry’s Aerospace Industries Organization General Seyed Mehdi Farahi told FNA. Continue reading
SOURCE: ISRAEL HAYOM
Israel purposely downed one of its unmanned aerial vehicles on Saturday over the Mediterranean Sea after a malfunction was discovered in its engine.
The decision to down the Heron-type drone, some five kilometers (three miles) off the coast, was made to prevent the drone from crashing in other parts of the region and possibly falling into enemy hands. Continue reading
The Peshawar high court has delivered a damning verdict on the strikes. Pakistan must now move towards protecting the security of its citizens
Thursday’s landmark decision by the Pakistani high court in Peshawar is a remarkable document: Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan examines the US use of drones against Pakistan’s tribal areas and reaches several conclusions that, while obvious to most sensible observers, seem to have eluded American authorities for several years. Continue reading
The forming of the force, approved by the Central Military Commission (CMC), demonstrates that the development of China’s aircraft carriers has entered a new phase, the sources said.
The force comprises carrier-borne fighter jets, jet trainers and ship-borne helicopters that operate anti-submarine, rescue and vigilance tasks. Continue reading
SOURCE: JAPAN TIMES
Stoking tensions with Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines over islands in the South and East China seas has not prevented an increasingly assertive China from opening yet another front by staging a military incursion across the disputed, forbidding Himalayan frontier.
On the night of April 15, a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) platoon stealthily intruded near the China-India-Pakistan tri-junction, established a camp 19 kilometers inside Indian-controlled territory, and presented India’s government with the potential loss of a strategically vital, 750-square-km, high-altitude plateau. Continue reading
SOURCE: CHINA DAILY MAIL
China has warned that Labor’s new white paper is a political document unlikely to bring major changes to Canberra‘s defence strategy or alter Australia’s position in the Asia-Pacific region.
Han Feng, a deputy director at the China Academy of Social Science, a think tank closely linked to the Communist Party and government, said the paper appeared to be politically motivated by Labor. Continue reading
Russia’s Sukhoi design bureau has delivered the first Su-34 bomber to the Russian Air Force. The delivery took place within the scope of the 2013 state defense order.
On Monday, May 6th, the plane took off and flew to the place of its deployment. In the near future, the Russian Air Force will receive a few more of this aircraft. Continue reading
SOURCE” PRESS TV
Iran unveils a new indigenous stealth reconnaissance-combat drone dubbed Hamaseh
Iran has unveiled its latest indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a reconnaissance and combat drone dubbed Hamaseh.The drone was unveiled on Thursday during a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.“This drone has been built by defense industry experts and is simultaneously capable of surveillance, reconnaissance and missile and rocket attacks,” Vahidi said on the sidelines of the ceremony. Continue reading
India will take up with Chinese Premier Le Kequiang the issue of the recent intrusion by the People’s Liberation Army troops into Depsang valley in Ladakh and wants to push ahead with the bilateral dialogue on settling the border row.
Official sources said today that the the recent standoff over the Chinese intrusion will be taken up with the Premier when he will be here later this month. Continue reading
A Pakistani UN peacekeeper was killed while performing his duties in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Pakistani foreign ministry said on Thursday.
The incident occurred when a military convoy of the UN Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo was ambushed by unidentified assailants in South Kivu, Xinhua cited the ministry as saying.
SOURCE: NEWS PAKISTAN
Pakistan Thursday said it considers India’s on-going efforts to build ballistic missile system as a destabilizing development.Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary said Pakistan has constantly drawn attention of the Indian Government to the issue through composite dialogue process.
About Pakistan’s short range missiles, he said these are meant to address three major concerns emanating from India. These include increasing conventional weapons’ asymmetry; India’s offensive doctrine and development of ballistic missile system. Continue reading
China on Wednesday accused the United States of sowing discord between China and its neighbours after the Pentagon said Beijing is using espionage to fuel its military modernisation, branding Washington the “real hacking empire”.
The latest salvo came a day after China’s foreign ministry dismissed as groundless a Pentagon report which accused China for the first time of trying to break into U.S. defense computer networks. Continue reading