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  • China builds another island in South China Sea

    IHS Jane's has obtained satellite imagery that further illustrates the extent of China's building of new islands in the Spratly Islands. The latest image shows a new island on Gaven Reefs, known in the Philippines as the Burgos Reef, in Vietnam as Dá Ga Ven and Dá Lc and in China as
  • USMC stands up Middle East response force

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has established a new special purpose task force for US Central Command (CENTCOM) that includes 2,300 marines and aircraft based throughout the region, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby announced on 30 September. Special Marine Air Ground Task Force Central

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • FIM-43 Redeye/FIM-92 Stinger

    Type Short range air-defence system. Development FIM-43 Redeye The Redeye air-defence missile project can be traced back to earlier gun-based systems developed after the Second World War. The first project, also called Stinger, dates from 1948 and was a towed or self-propelled radar-controlled

  • AAM-3 (Type 90)

    Type Infrared (IR) guided air-to-air missile (AAM). Development Little is known about the development of air-to-air missiles in Japan because all such programmes are treated with the utmost secrecy. While Japanese industry has built several models of AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow under

  • ASM-3 (XASM-3)

    Type Radar-guided anti-ship missile. Development Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is developing XASM-3 high-speed anti-ship missile as a successor to Japan's Type 93 (ASM-2). Work is proceeding in partnership with the Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI) of the Japan Defense Agency

  • Nasr (C-704)

    Type Radar-guided anti-ship missile. Development Nasr ("victory") is a medium-range anti-ship missile developed for Iran through a collaborative effort with China. Iran's Nasr-1 missile appears to be a rebadged CASIC C-704, designed developed and tested in China and then transferred to

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