Archive for May 25th, 2016

Chinese nuclear forces as of 2016

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Hans M. Kristensen from the Federation of American Scientists analyzed the Pentagon’s latest annual report on Chinese military developments to sift out information on China’s nuclear forces.

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CSBA suggests shift in mindset for America’s air and missile defense programs

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Mark Gunzinger and Bryan Clark from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) said in a new report that the Pentagon had been relying on a small number of long-range interceptors to defeat enemy guided missiles, such an approach is flawed as countries such as China, Iran, Russia and North Korea now possess large number of precision guided weapons that could overwhelm the defenses of U.S. forces, reducing America’s ability to project power.

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Chinese scholars say arming Japan with Tomahawks will threaten East Asia

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Chinese researchers have rebutted an oped piece on USNI News that suggests supplying Tomahawk cruise missiles to Japan. Chinese experts said that the AGM-109 would pose a threat to other countries in East Asia.

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By U.S. Navy photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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SPYDER is likely to win Indian Army’s SRSAM program

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Economic Times reported that Israel’s SPYDER air defense system is likely to be selected for the Indian Army’s short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) contest.

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By Pritishp333 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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First P-8A for Australia has flown

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The first Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force has made its maiden flight at Renton Airfield, Washington.

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