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Pakistan Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile

Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test fired a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads, the military said. The military said in a statement that Ghauri Hatf 5, with a range of 800 miles, could carry conventional and other warheads. The launch was conducted by the Army Strategic Force command’s strategic missile group […]

China warns of escalating arms race in Asia

China is warning that it will be forced to stoke up a dangerously escalating arms race in Asia in response to Japanese plans to build a missile-defence system designed to protect the country from North Korean attacks. Japan said last week that it planned to purchase Patriot PAC3 interceptors, which are meant to shoot down […]

NH-90 First Flights for French, Spanish Tactical Helos

French and Spanish NH90 tactical transport helicopters (TTHs) made maiden flights Dec. 17 at Eurocopter’s Marignane facility in southern France, prime contractor NHIndustries said in a statement. The head of the Direction Générale pour l’Armement (DGA), Laurent Collet-Billon, told the French parliament’s defense committee Oct. 20 that the French Army is due next year to […]

South Korea to hold firing drills despite North Korea threat

South Korean troops geared up Saturday for artillery drills on a border island shelled by North Korea last month despite Pyongyang’s threat to retaliate again, as Russia and China expressed concerns over rising tensions on the divided peninsula. The North warned Friday that it would strike even harder than before if the South went ahead […]

France ready to transfer warship tech to Russia: PM

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on a visit to Moscow on Thursday that France was ready to transfer military technology if it won a tender to supply Russia with Mistral warships. “There is no question about the technology transfer, no problem regarding technology transfers,” Fillon said at a joint news conference with his Russian […]

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