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US and Japanese forces collaborate for upcoming Northern Viper exercise

More than 3,500 Japanese and US personnel will conduct a bilateral and joint exercise showcasing their capabilities on the Japanese island of Hokkaido in August.

US bombers conduct patrol in response to North Korea ICBM launch

In response to North Korea's ballistic missile launch, two US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers joined their counterparts from South Korea and Japan for a patrol.

THAAD intercepts ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean in test firing

The US Missile Defense Agency conducted a successful missile defence test using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

Australia to upgrade E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft

The E-7A Wedgetail upgrade consists of "new and more advanced combat identification sensors, tactical data links, and communication and encryption systems". The value of the...

Exercise Talisman Saber 17 kicks off in Australia

Talisman Saber is a 'realistic and challenging exercise that provides opportunities for the United States and Australia to innovatively prepare for regional and global security challenges'.

Britain launches a new ship, China does too

A lot of coverage has been given to the launch of the HMS Queen Elizabeth however China has launched a ship as well, and its part of an arms race.

Canberra class vessels return to service after propulsion issues fixed

The Australian Department of Defence has confirmed that its two Canberra class amphibious assault ships are operational.

US Navy ballistic missile interception test results in failure

The US Navy have conducted a ballistic missile interception test from a destroyer at sea off Hawaii, the result however was a failure.

US Navy hold press conference about USS Fitzgerald collision

The US Navy have spoken about the collision involving destroyer USS Fitzgerald.

NATO and New Zealand ‘share genuine partnership’ say NATO

"New Zealand may not have a large defence force but it consistently contributes what it can to defend our shared values of democracy and protect rule of law. Your contribution is always highly regarded and valued by the Alliance."

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