The US State Department has approved the potential sale of hundreds of Raytheon-made Tomahawk missiles to Japan for $2.4 billion.
Japan has requested to purchase up to fifty AGM-158B/B-2 JASSM-ER missiles.
The U.S. State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale to Australia for Tomahawk Block V and Block IV All Up Rounds (AUR) and related equipment, estimated to cost $895 million.
Defence analysts have argued that they believe that China will try to invade Taiwan before 2025.
The U.S. Navy say that the strike group will conduct fixed and rotary-wing flight operations, maritime strike exercises, anti-submarine operations, and coordinated tactical training.
An Indonesian submarine has gone missing with 53 crew members.
Ships and aircraft from both strike groups coordinated operations in international waters.
The U.S. Navy said the carrier strike group was in the South China Sea to conduct routine operations "to ensure freedom of the seas".
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group sailed with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the South China Sea, angering China.
Elbit Systems have been awarded a contract to supply an undisclosed number of light tanks to an undisclosed country in the Asia-Pacific region.