A tank landing ship and what appears to be an electromagnetic railgun weapon were spotted along the Yangtze River, presumably heading for sea trials.
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.
US Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japanese and South Korean military aircraft in response to the launch by North Korea of an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan.
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.
Minister Iwaya reiterated that the warship would not be an "attack aircraft carrier" capable of offensive military operations, although it's hard to see how that distinction can be made.
Ships and aircraft from both strike groups coordinated operations in international waters.
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.
Neighbours Singapore and Malaysia have been tangled in a web of accusations and finger-pointing concerning Malaysia’s move to extend their maritime boundaries into Singaporean territorial waters.
The U.S. military continues its “maximum pressure campaign” in regard to North Korea, and U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula are “ready to fight tonight,” the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said today.
BAE Systems welcomed the announcement that the Company has been selected to upgrade Australia’s long-range high frequency radar network.