A militarised Japan: A potential start of a new arms race?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has put in a a request of 5.2 trillion Yen or $48 billion dollars for 2018 which includes defensive measures including missile protection technology.

Rising tensions in the Korean peninsula highlight key role of THAAD

In the wake of North Korea's recent threat to attack United States forces in the Pacific, Forecast International expects the THAAD missile system to play a pivotal role.

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...

Kiwi frigate arrives in Canada for major refit, slated to receive British designed Sea...

HMNZS Te Kaha, an Anzac class frigate, has arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia, to commence a major upgrade of its sensor and weapons systems expected to extend its service life out to 2030.

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."

Australian and Canadian aircraft join HMS Sutherland to police North Korean embargo

As global attention is focused on the landmark negotiations on the Korean peninsula, international forces are continuing to ensure that UN embargo's on North Korea are enforced.

Defence Secretary: Britain must ‘deal with’ North Korean missiles

In an interview with the Evening Standard, Gavin Williamson stressed that North Korea was a real threat to the UK.

Japanese warship exercises Ballistic Missile Defence capability for the first time

The JS ATAGO used an upgraded Aegis Combat System to test their Ballistic Missile Defence capability for the first time.

Babcock wins South Korea Jangbogo III submarine weapons system contract

Babcock has successfully secured a seven year contract to produce and deliver weapons handling and launch equipment for the South Korean Jangbogo III submarine programme.

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.

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