• China’s Hongda details HD-1 supersonic cruise missile family

    China’s Guangdong Hongda Blasting Company (Hongda), a Guangzhou-based company specialising in mining and industrial explosives, has showcased its new indigenously developed and export-oriented HD-1 supersonic cruise missile designed for precision land attack and anti-ship missions. The

  • Pentagon to detail spending cut trade-offs for the White House

    By early December Pentagon leaders will layout two fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) national security budgets for US President Donald Trump and detail the trade-offs associated with shrinking the budget by USD33 billion, said Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. Speaking with Pentagon reporters

  • Russian defence minister outlines military development

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is intensifying training of military personnel, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a brief review of Russia's military development on 6 November. “This year, the Ground Forces [SV] have conducted more than 3,800 battalion-level tactical exercises.

  • IDF satisfied with Iron Dome’s performance during latest escalation

    Israeli military officials have expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Rafael Iron Dome air defence system during a brief but intense escalation with Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and other groups fired approximately 460 projectiles

  • Court jails man for knife-attack targeting police officer in the US' Michigan

    AT A COURT in the city of Flint in the state of Michigan in the United States on 13 November, a man - identified as 51-year-old dual Tunisian-Canadian citizen Amor Ftouhi - was jailed to life in prison after he was found guilty on charges of committing an act of violence at an international airport,

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