On 15 April, the EU and Japan held consultations on security and defence by video conference. In particular, they discussed operational cooperation for maritime security, following joint naval exercises in the Gulf of Aden in October 2020 and in the Arabian Sea in February 2021, as well as a joint port call on Djibouti in
According to a written statement by China's Defense Ministry on Thursday, China conducted a land-based mid-course missile interception test within its territory on February 4, 2021 and achieved the desired test objective. The test is defensive in nature and not targeted against any country.
The history of war shows that speed is a key indicator to measure the performance of weapons and equipment, and it is also an important fulcrum for opening the door to victory. Hypersonic weapons combine ultra-high-speed, high damage, and high defense penetration capabilities. They have become another strategic commanding height in aerospace military competition among
Dongfeng-21 ballistic missile (DF-21, NATO code name: CSS5) is a mobile medium-range ballistic missile developed by the People’s Republic of China. It is the People’s Liberation Army’s first solid-fuel propelled and maneuverable missile, and it is also the world’s first. This anti-ship ballistic missile has the significance of a missile milestone. At present, it belongs
The second edition of the biennial pan-India coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil-21’ will be conducted on 12-13 January 2021. The exercise, inaugural edition of which was conducted in January 2019; will be undertaken along the entire 7516 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India and will involve all the 13 coastal States and Union Territories
On December 15, 2020, Minister KISHI held a video teleconference with the Minister of Defense of the Federative Republic of Brazil, H.E. Mr. Fernando Azevedo e SILVA, followed by the signing ceremony of the Memorandum on Defense Cooperation and Exchanges. Both Ministers welcomed the signing ceremony of the Memorandum in virtual form and recognized the
Prime Minister of UK Boris Johnson will travel to India in January 2021 to strengthen a key strategic relationship which supports jobs and investment across the UK. This will be the Prime Minister’s first major bilateral visit since taking office, and the first since our departure from the EU, and underlines his commitment to step
Japan’s Total Defense Budget Expenditure for Next Year will Reach a Record High of about 5.34 Trillion Yen
According to NHK, the Japanese government has finally adjusted the total expenditure for the defense budget for the next fiscal year to about 5,340 billion yen, which is about 30 billion yen more than this year. This is expected to increase for the ninth consecutive year, the highest ever. The Ministry of Defense has posted
A senior U.S. Department of Defense official said that the US military would need to make full use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to maintain its advantage over China. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is the head of the U.S. military uniform group, attended the symposium "Defense Forum Washington"