Conferences & Events
China’s AVIC Reveals Stealth Fighter Jet Capabilities
China's top aircraft manufacturer has revealed specifications of an advanced stealth fighter jet in a bid to lure foreign buyers, the official China Daily reported on Friday.
BrahMos Cruise Missile to be Launched from Su-30MKI Jet
The Indian Armed Forces will launch a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, jointly developed by India and Russia, from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter this fall, an Indian Defense Ministry source said.
Boeing to Supply 22 Apache, 15 Chinook Helicopters to India
The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions.
India Launches First Astronomy Research Satellite into Orbit
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched the country's first dedicated satellite for astronomical research, Astrosat, into orbit, the agency said.
New Japan Bill Allows Troops to Fight Abroad
The Japanese Upper House of Parliament has passed a controversial bill on Saturday allowing the country's Army to fight abroad first time since the end of WWII.
India Plans to Buy Heron Drones from Israel
India has accelerated plans to buy drones from Israel that can be armed, defense sources said, allowing the military to carry out strikes overseas with less risk to personnel.
China Launches Next Generation Long March Carrier Rocket
China successfully launched its Long March 6 carrier rocket for the first time on Sunday morning, when it blasted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province, taking 20 micro satellites into space
Japan Marks 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Nuke Bombing
Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.
Pakistan Expands LM Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod Fleet
Lockheed Martin (LM) received a follow-on foreign military sale contract to produce and upgrade Sniper ® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for the Pakistan Air Force’s F-16
Iran’s Center for Innovation, Almaz-Antey to Boost Cooperation
Iran's Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation and Russia’s largest defense manufacturer Almaz-Antey signed an agreement to boost industrial and manufacturing cooperation, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Japan to Launch Defense Equipment Agency This Year
A new agency responsible for defense equipment, including all processes from development and procurement to final disposal, will be officially established as an external bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Defense as early as October.
South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Reaching North Korea
South Korean military has successfully tested ballistic missiles capable of reaching almost any point in North Korean territory, local media reported Tuesday citing the Defense Ministry.
China Announces New “Open Seas Protection” Strategy
China’s Defense Ministry issued a report Tuesday reaffirming its more assertive approach to national defense that has put its neighbors on guard.
North Korea Test-Fires Submarine-Launch Ballistic Missile
North Korea said on Saturday it has successfully conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, which, if true, would indicate progress in the secretive state's pursuit of building missile-equipped submarines.
Upgraded Pantsir-S2 Gun-Missile to Enter Service in 2015
An improved Pantsir-S2 combined gun-missile system will join active military service before the end of this year, a top Russian military commander said.
Jenoptik to Produce New Generators for Raytheon’s Patriot
Raytheon Company is partnering with the Jenoptik subsidiary Lechmotoren, a part of the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division, to produce advanced power generators for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system.
International Defence Exhibition in Iraq (IQDEX)
09 - 12
Baghdad International Fairground - Iraq
12 - 14
Tumamah Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia
19 - 24
Langkawi - Malaysia
Maritime Security & Offshore Patrol Week
Atlantis The Palm Hotel & Resort, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
THE WORLD DEFENSE ALMANAC