India and the United States today signed the long-awaited Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA) enabling the potential sale of General Atomics armed drones and the installation of sensitive communications equipment on military platforms sold to India. The COMCASA was signed after Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met their US counterparts, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in the first 2+2 dialogue held between the two countries, media reports of the event said
Hindustan Aeronautics Limiteds Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) T Suvarna Raju, flew the locally-made Light Combat Aircraft Tejas from HAL Airport in Bangalore today. The twin seat variant of LCA (PV5) was piloted by Group Captain KK Venugopal, VM (Retd) HALs Chief Test Pilot
Taiwan is believed to possess a land-attack cruise missile capable of targeting Hong Kong and southeast coast of China, SCMP commented quoting reports of satellite images of the missile released on Facebook. A Canada-based defence website posted on its Facebook page satellite images taken in March revealing Taiwans home produced Hsiung Feng IIE land-attack cruise missile
China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) test flew ‘Waverider hypersonic flight vehicle Sky star-2 in the northwest test range on Friday morning, Sputnik reported. The hypersonic vehicle said to have successfully separated from its launch vehicle, autonomous flight and engaged itself in high-altitude manoeuvring during its ten minute flight
Chinas air force has announced that its J-16 fighter jet, developed to 'target Taiwan,' will be combat ready soon. The air force said a squadron of J-16s – described as 4
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has delivered three refurbished Mi-17 helicopters to the Afghan Air Force on Monday, according to a statement by the NSPA. These helicopters were considered unfit for service after being heavily damaged
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) began a six-day, large-scale, live-fire military drill in an area of the East China Sea on Wednesday, according to a Chinese media. Taiwans Defense Ministry said that the military has a firm grasp of the activities and was monitoring the Chinese movements closely
The China Coast Guard will be absorbed into the countrys Central Military Commission (CMC), effective July 1, after the transfer of command from the State Oceanic Administration, local media reports. More than 16,000 personnel and the 135 patrol and cruise vessels of the Chinese maritime law-enforcement force will be at the beck and call of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and its command and control, CMC, Asia Times reports
China has become the world's second biggest military spender behind the United States relegating Saudi Arabia and India to third and fourth place respectively according to a new report by the Swedish International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) which compiles global arms procurement data. China increased its military spending by 5
Indias Land and naval systems show, Defexpo which was moved to Chennai on the countrys eastern coast from its earlier location of Goa on the western coast will not have permanent location as yet. “No decision has been taken regarding a permanent location for Defexpo,” Indian defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has said
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Armed Police Force have banned alcohol consumption among its soldiers and officers. State controlled Global Times reported that the ban has been strictly implemented in many regions including the Eastern and Western Theater Commands with their headquarters in Nanjing and Chengdu
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a nearly $136 million contract for new construction DDG AEGIS weapon system J7 baseline development and integration in support of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan and work will be performed at various locations in the United States and Japan and is expected to be completed by December 2018, a US DoD release said
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