Russia’s S-400 missile system: A new Middle East invasion

Powerful and popular anti-missile/aircraft system is a game changer with its ability to use ultra-fast long- and short-range missiles By Stephen Bryen Saudi Arabia’s agreement to purchase the S-400 anti-aircraft Triumf anti-missile system from Russia is a major blow to the United States and its European allies. The deal follows Turkey’s $2.5 billion agreement to … Continue reading Russia’s S-400 missile system: A new Middle East invasion

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New upbeat phase for US-India relations

By Sabena Siddiqui Upgraded only last year, US-India relations entered a new upbeat phase this August with the signing of the landmark bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement that enables reciprocal military access of facilities for both countries. It was the second of the initial four foundational agreements the US usually has with its defense partners; the … Continue reading New upbeat phase for US-India relations

New European defense giant aims at Asia-Pacific region

By Emanuele Scimia The scene is set for the creation of a giant defense contractor in Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region could soon become its favorite market. Under the aegis of their respective governments, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and its French competitor Naval Group have started discussing the terms of a possible alliance and their transformation … Continue reading New European defense giant aims at Asia-Pacific region

Pentagon report highlights Chinese submarine buildup

Although China's expansion of its surface fleet is the most visible, more strategically significant is the PLA Navy's growing undersea force By Bill Gertz The large-scale buildup of China’s naval forces is the most visible part of a major rearmament campaign that has been under way for more than a decade. But Chinese development of … Continue reading Pentagon report highlights Chinese submarine buildup

With an eye on China, Australia-India warily embrace

New Delhi's decision to exclude Canberra from upcoming trilateral Malabar naval exercises with Japan and the US underscores the Indian Ocean's delicate strategic balance By Helen Clark When India recently decided against allowing Australia to join the upcoming Malabar joint naval exercises it holds annually with the United States and Japan, the move immediately sparked … Continue reading With an eye on China, Australia-India warily embrace