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.

New Zealand joins search efforts for ferry missing in the Pacific

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has deployed a P-3K2 Orion to join international search efforts for a missing ferry near Kiribati which is believed to have had over fifty people on board. 

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.

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.

UK cuts pose ‘almost insuperable challenges for any evacuation’ in event of North Korea...

UK forces would be needed to evacuate UK citizens in the region, but a report released this morning states that there would be almost insuperable challenges for any evacuation to succeed if the UK further reduced its amphibious capability.

US Navy hold press conference about USS Fitzgerald collision

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

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.

New Zealand wargames Pacific intervention in Vanuatu

New Zealand is staging one of its largest exercises of the year to test its capabilities to respond to violent unrest and natural disasters in the Pacific island states.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea have fired an intermediate range ballistic missile eastwards over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday.

Indonesian oil company to buy A400M transport aircraft

Indonesian oil company Pertamina is planning on buying an Airbus A400M, according to local media.

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