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.

The Rise of China: Will it lead to a security dilemma in the Asia-Pacific?

The rise of China as an emerging military power is obvious to anyone who is a student or follower of international security.

US Forces conduct massive exercise ‘Valiant Shield’ in the Pacific

US military forces from the US Indo-Pacific Command are scheduled to participate in exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2018 this month, around the Marianas Island Range Complex as well as on Guam.

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.

China orders armed forces to enhance combat readiness

Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces to enhance their combat readiness.

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.

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.

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...

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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