German warship sails into the West Philippine Sea for the first time since 2002

For the first time since 2002, Germany is sending a warship on a transit through the West Philippine Sea, in a win for the China hawks in Angela Merkel’s government. According to CNN, the frigate will follow regular trade routes and will not pass through the Taiwan Strait or within 12 nautical miles of the… Continue reading German warship sails into the West Philippine Sea for the first time since 2002

Japan, United Kingdom to strengthen defense ties at sea, military technology

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Defense ministers from Japan and the United Kingdom announced Tuesday that the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and its strike group will visit Japanese ports in September for joint exercises, as the two countries strengthen military ties amid increased Chinese assertiveness in regional waters. The visit by the Royal Navy’s largest cruiser is part… Continue reading Japan, United Kingdom to strengthen defense ties at sea, military technology

Russia debuts a new fighter jet, Putin praises country’s Air Force

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On Tuesday, Russian aircraft manufacturers displayed a prototype of a new fighter jet with stealth capabilities and other innovative technologies. Russian President Vladimir Putin viewed the potential warplane on display at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon with great excitement. The air show kicked up on Tuesday in Zhukovsky, a suburb of Moscow. Sukhoi,… Continue reading Russia debuts a new fighter jet, Putin praises country’s Air Force