China is demobilizing thousands of soldiers and officers and is deploying hundreds of troops to the border regions as part of the military reform, local media reports. The 81th Army Group of the PLA's Central Theater Command, based in Zhangjiakou city, Hebei Province, said that "military officers and soldiers responded shortly after receiving the order… more than 10,000 moved to other stations, thousands were demobilized; and hundreds were assigned to visit the border regions," according to a video shown on tv
The Saudi Arabian Army has invited women to apply for soldiers' jobs listing 12 criteria that much be met by the applicants. While specifying the locations where the jobs would be offered, the invitation to apply does not state whether the jobs would be in combat or non-combat positions
Saab has been awarded a contract to deliver a Mass Field Feeding Capability to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The contract will supply the SANDF with mobile containerised kitchens systems which consists of 24 x 50-man systems and 11 x 200-man systems
Some 29 countries and 12,000 personnel, including from China, US, Thailand and India are expected to participate in the biennial ‘Cobra Gold Asia-Pacific military exercise to be held in Thailand in February 2018. According to the Royal Thai Armed Forces headquarters, ‘Cobra Gold 2018 will be held at the armys Surathampitak and Suranaree military camps and the air force's Wing 1 in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima
Explosives and ammunition was stolen from an emergency military armory at an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) combat engineers base in northern Israel. Soldiers from the 601st Battalion, stationed at an outpost in the Golan Heights, on Monday discovered the disappearance of emergency weapons and ammunition from a military warehouse during a routine stock count
Turkey announced new tax measures aimed at boosting defense spending, the finance minister said on Thursday. "The tax raises will be transferred directly to the defense industry fund as the fund is not a part of central government budget," Naci Agbal said in a speech at the Istanbul Financial Summit
Indian government has accepted 65 out of 99 reforms recommended by the Shekatkar committee that includes redeployment and restructuring of approximately 57,000 posts of officers/JCOs/ORs and civilians. Indias Defence Ministry Wednesday has informed the Union Cabinet that the government has accepted 65 out of 99 recommendations of the Lt General DB Shekatkar (retd) committee
Turkey has turned down a demand by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the anti-Qatar coalition that its base in the tiny Gulf state is shut down. Under a Turkey-Qatar agreement, the former has agreed to set up a base, which it hastened after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed an economic blockade on Qatar citing its support to terrorist organizations
South Korea's defense ministry has sought a record 43.7 trillion won ($38
China has almost completed building up of military facilities on the disputed South China Sea Islands, the US-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) think tank said. "Major construction of military and dual-use infrastructure on the 'Big 3'—Subi, Mischief, and Fiery Cross Reefs — is wrapping up, with the naval, air, radar, and defensive facilities that AMTI has tracked for nearly two years largely complete
Russian Federal Treasury released figures have confirmed that the nations defense budget has been cut by 25.5% for 2017, falling from RUB3
China has installed oxygen production and supply plant for troops stationed in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau and Pamir plateau regions. Under this project, People's Liberation Army has equipped about 800-plus troop units with 165 oxygen generation stations, eight hyperbaric oxygen chambers, 12 plateau oxygen trucks, 4,807 small oxygen generators and 6,830 oxygen cylinders,
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