China today announced a double-digit hike to its defense budget with a 10.7 percent increase for 2013-14.
Amid territorial deputes with neighbors, China’s military now has $115.7 billion to ‘to make Chinese armed forces more mechanised and information-based’. The Chinese military is quickly undergoing modernization against the possibility of a stand-off with Japan over the disputed islands.
China spent $106.4 billion on national defence in 2012, an increase of 11.5 per cent than the previous year, making it one of the world's top defence spenders, the Press Trust of India reported.
In 2012, China launched its first aircraft carrier along with various new fighter jets including a stealth fighter bracing to deal with big US military push into Asia Pacific. Beijing has also tested technology programed to destroy incoming missiles and is constructing new submarines, surface ships and anti-ship ballistic missiles as part of its naval modernization.
NPC spokesperson Fu Ying yesterday said that China's defensive military policies played a "core role" in maintaining peace and stability in Asia.
"China's peaceful foreign policies and its defencive military policies are conducive to security and peace of Asia," he said.
Ahead of IMDEX 2013, Defenseworld.net interviewed Bob Nugent, Vice President, Advisory Services, AMI International about the Asia Pacific region's growth into the world' second largest naval market and how modernization will affect the region.
In an interview with Defenseworld.net, Jimmy Lau, Managing Director of Experia Events, organizer of IMDEX Asia discuss the latest edition of the defense expo.
Ahead of Aero India 2013, Sikorsky’s Regional Executive – India & South Asia, Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) Arvind Jeet Singh Walia in an interview with Defenseworld.net says that the company hss a roadmap to manufacture critical, high precision components that would be used for aviation industry in India.
Bharat Electronics Limited will pursue several projects and RFPs this year, in addition to the much coveted MMRCA project.
In an Interview with Defenseworld.net, Sanjay Handu – Director, Aerospace Defence and Marine Business unit, TE discusses his company’s growing presence in the defense and aerospace sector.
In an interview with Defenseworld.net, Markus Kreuzer, CEO of Carbon Team Germany talked about the benefits and uses of carbon and glass fiber in making defense systems.
Unexploded mines, ordnance and hidden caches of weapons are one of the most terrifying relics leftover at the end of conflicts and wars.
WASHINGTON --- The U.S. Army-led Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV program, is beginning a 33-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase, also known as EMD.
Since becoming the single largest defence customer accounting for almost half of the Israeli military sales worldwide, the Indo-Israel relationship has become crucial to both countries, since India has increased its dependency on Israel for sensitive high tech cooperation..
Ever since the US lifted a six year arms embargo against Indonesia following a political settlement in the Aceh province ending years of repressive rule and human rights abuse, Jakarta has become the most sought-after country in South East Asia for arms sales.
The report details equipment ordered over the last five years, equipment inducted and follow on orders.
Over the last two decades, the UAE has been steadily developing its armed forces with large purchases of infantry combat vehicles.