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US commits to matching China’s naval expansion

By Kym Bergmann / Singapore on Oct 13, 2020 03:25 pm

      In a speech on September 16 that has been underreported, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper committed the country to a huge expansion of naval forces during the coming decades.  He made it clear that this was being driven by China’s aggression – and the sheer scale of the PLA(N) build up, which […]
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North Korea unveils huge new ballistic missile

By Sky News on Oct 13, 2020 01:28 pm

      North Korea showcased previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) at an unprecedented predawn military parade on Saturday (Oct 10) that showcased the country’s long-range missiles for the first time in two years. Analysts said the missile, which was shown on a transporter vehicle with 11 axles, would be one of the largest […]
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BlackBerry uncovers hacking group targeting governments, businesses and human rights groups

By Defence Review Asia on Oct 09, 2020 12:41 pm

Blackberry released on Thursday (8 October) new research highlighting the true reach and sophistication of one of the most elusive, patient, and effective publicly known threat actors – BAHAMUT. In the report, BlackBerry researchers link the cyberespionage threat group to a staggering number of ongoing attacks against government officials and industry titans, while also unveiling […]
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First sea trial of the FREMM DA Alsace

By Defence Review Asia on Oct 08, 2020 12:01 pm

  First sea trial of the FREMM DA Alsace – ninth FREMM built in Lorient and first FREMM frigate with enhanced air defence capabilities Nineteen months after her launch, the FREMM Alsace went out for her first sea trial on October 5, 2020. She is the seventh FREMM European Multi-Mission Frigate ordered by the French […]
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Faced with Chinese aggression, Taiwan keeps increasing defence spending. Updated

By Kym Bergmann/Singapore on Oct 07, 2020 05:35 pm

Beijing’s heavy handed and at times threatening behaviour towards neighbouring countries seems to be getting worse.  Taiwan is reporting a 20% increase in the number of times it has had to scramble fighters to deal with Chinese intrusions into its airspace compared with the same period in 2019.  This represents a total of more than […]
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