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.

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.

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.

North Korea will have missiles capable of reaching the UK ‘within 18 months’ says...

According to the Defence Committee, North Korea will "almost certainly" have Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles able to reach the UK within six to 18 months.

New Zealand announces replacement for venerable Hercules fleet

New Zealand is set to operate the C-130J Super Hercules.

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.

American Supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan deploys for Pacific patrol

The forward-deployed USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has departed Yokosuka, Japan for a regularly scheduled patrol to operate in the western Pacific Ocean.

Japanese government plans to introduce F-35B fighter jets and a ‘multi-purpose aircraft carrier’

Local media in Japan has reported that the main governing Liberal Democratic Party plans to propose introducing F-35B fighter jets and a multi-purpose aircraft carrier.

F-35Bs and B-1B Bombers in show of force against North Korea

F-35B aircraft, joined B-1B Lancer bombers for the first time in a mission with Japan and South Korean in a deliberate show of force against North Korea.

US carriers in large Pacific operation amid North Korea tensions

The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt strike groups will commence a three-carrier strike force exercise in the Western Pacific this week.

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