Military news

Lieutenant Admiral Shen Jinlong named new commander of PLA Navy

2017-1-20 16:36:00

The People's Liberation Army Navy has appointed a new commander ― 60-year-old Lieutenant Admiral Shen Jinlong. Full Story

S Korea, U.S., Japan to hold joint maritime drills against DPRK missiles

2017-1-20 13:07:00

South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold joint maritime drills this week to enhance capability to detect and trail ballistic missiles from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Yonhap news agency reported on Friday citing South Kore Full Story

Japan's simulated drill of mainland-Taiwan clash angers China

2017-1-20 08:35:00

Japan has sparked outrage with news that its Self-Defense Forces (SDF) will carry out a simulated exercise next week on the assumption that the Chinese mainland and Taiwan are engaged in a military clash. Full Story

DPRK can test-launch ICBM whenever its leadership decides: S Korean military

2017-1-19 14:58:00

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) can test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at any time when its leadership decides, South Korea's military said Thursday. Full Story

PLA slashes commercial activities

2017-1-19 09:53:00

The People's Liberation Army and the Armed Police Force have halted 40 percent of their commercial activities as part of the ongoing military reform, Xinhua News Agency reported. Full Story

Russia successfully test-fires Topol-M ballistic missile

2017-1-18 15:24:00

Russia conducted on Monday a successful test launch of a silo-based Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Plesetsk launch site, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Full Story

U.S. defense budget for 2018 likely soars to $700 billion

2017-1-18 08:30:00

John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee in U.S. senate, is proposing a defense budget for the fiscal year of 2018 worth 640 billion dollars, 54 billion dollars above what had been projected by the outgoing Obama administration. Full Story

Disposal of Japanese ACWs in north China concluded

2017-1-17 15:38:00

The destruction of Japanese abandoned chemical weapons (ACWs) in Shijiazhuang, capital of northern China's Hebei Province, was concluded Friday, sources with the operation said. Full Story

Russia accuses U.S. of starting new arms race

2017-1-17 10:46:00

Washington is "initiating a new arms race" by deploying large-scale troops to Europe, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Monday. Full Story

Contract on THAAD deployment site may be delayed: S Korean military

2017-1-16 11:24:00

Contract between South Korean military and Lotte Group to exchange military land for a golf course to deploy a U.S. missile shield may be delayed, Seoul's defense ministry said Monday. Full Story