Military news

Japanese fighter jets to join U.S. carrier-based jets in joint exercise

2017-04-26 16:47:00

Japanese fighter jets will conduct a joint drill with planes based on the United States aircraft carrier Carl Vinson on Wednesday afternoon, Kyodo News quoted Japan's Air Self-Defense Force as saying. Full Story

Violent push to deploy THAAD condemned by S Korean residents, presidential candidates

2017-04-26 14:38:00

South Korean residents and major presidential candidates condemned the violent push to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in their territory as about two weeks are left before the launch of a new government. Full Story

Top DPRK leader supervises largest-ever combined firing drill

2017-04-26 13:07:00

Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), supervised the largest ever combined firing drill by the Korean People's Army (KPA) marking its 85th founding anniversary on Tuesday, said official media Wednesday. Full Story

Part of THAAD elements deployed in South Korea

2017-04-26 11:11:00

Part of the elements of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system has been deployed in southeastern South Korea, Seoul's defense ministry said Wednesday. Full Story

S Korea's military confirms deployment of part of THAAD elements in site

2017-04-26 10:04:00

South Korea's defense ministry on Wednesday confirmed local media reports that part of the elements of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system were deployed to a site in southeast South Korea. Full Story

Putin urges Russian navy to prioritize nuclear force buildup

2017-04-26 09:59:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday demanded the Russian navy to prioritize the development of strategic nuclear forces and modernize its weaponry. Full Story

China launches second aircraft carrier

2017-04-26 09:48:00

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province. Full Story

China eagerly awaits new carrier launch

2017-04-26 09:30:00

Anticipation for the launch of China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is growing, with many military enthusiasts flocking to Dalian, Liaoning Province, where the vessel is being built, in hopes of witnessing the historic moment Full Story

U.S. nuke-powered submarine arrives in S Korea amid tensions

2017-04-26 09:25:00

A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine on Tuesday arrived at the southern port of Busan, South Korea, amid tensions on the Korean Peninsula, YTN television reported. Full Story

PLA reveals new designation for first time

2017-04-25 16:12:00

The designation of a newly established corps unit of People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been revealed for the first time since the country launched steps to reform its military system to build a stronger army. Full Story