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South Korea positions KT-1 for Spanish Air Force

2018-01-18 janes
South Korea is offering to meet Spanish Air Force requirement for a basic trainer aircraft, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul has announced.

Vietnam restructures military communications firm

2018-01-15 janes
Vietnam’s state-run Military Telecommunication General Corporation (Viettel) has been restructured and renamed with its expanding focus on defence programmes officially recognised by Hanoi.

Seoul prepares for military acquisition reform

2018-01-09 janes
Senior officials from South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) met on 9 January to put together a plan to reform the country’s military procurement system.

Vietnam sets up cyber defence division

2018-01-09 janes
Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence (MND) announced on 8 January the creation of a cyber defence division to “research and predict” future online wars.

Poland expects submarine selection to be made this month

2018-01-04 janes
Poland’s Ministry of National Defence (MND) has revealed that it expects the selection of a strategic partner for the country’s Orka submarine programme to be made this month.

Taiwan cancels MCMV contract with local shipbuilder

2017-12-14 janes
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has terminated a TWD35.85 billion (USD1.1 billion) contract previously awarded to local shipyard Ching Fu Shipbuilding Company to construct mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) for the Republic of China Navy (RoCN).

How Singapore's 50-year-old land sales programme is evolving - Channel NewsAsia

2017-12-13 channelnewsasia
SINGAPORE: For years, a pocket of green space next to Holland Village has remained empty – a seemingly odd sight in the bustling neighbourhood.

South Korea boosts defence spending in response to threats from North

2017-12-06 janes
South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on 6 December that it will receive a 2018 budget of KRW42.25 trillion (USD39.52 billion).

South Korean JCS plan to expand WMD response centre as part of wartime OPCON transfer

2017-10-14 janes
As part of the planned transfer of wartime operational control (OPCON) of South Korean troops from the United States, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) in Seoul are looking to expand and reorganise the South Korean military's centre into a strategic command that responds to threats from weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Taiwan orders Mk44 Bushmaster II cannons for its Clouded Leopard IFVs

2017-10-06 janes
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has ordered 285 30 mm Mk44 Bushmaster II automatic cannons from the US-based company Orbital ATK. (2-0)

Vietnam, Hungary prepare defence industry accord

2017-09-28 janes
Vietnam and Hungary are preparing the terms of a defence agreement that will feature military technologies and defence industrial collaboration, the Ministry of National Defence (MND) in Hanoi announced on 26 September.

South Korea to order additional TA-50 trainer/light attack aircraft

2017-09-26 janes
South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has announced programmes to procure additional TA-50 trainer/light attack aircraft from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and expand the production of a locally developed military communications system.

Vietnam expands firearms manufacturing capacity

2017-08-11 janes
The Vietnam Ministry of National Defence (MND) has announced an expansion in the manufacturing capacity of one of its main firearms manufacturers. The development is the latest highlighted by the MND as evidence of growing industrial capability.

Chinese military developing unmanned supply truck

2017-07-19 janes
The Chinese military is developing an unmanned supply truck. Video footage recently released by the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Beijing shows what appears to be a prototype of an 8x8 unmanned supply truck conducting trials at an undisclosed location demonstrating its ability to navigate obstacles and control speed.

High-ranking Taiwanese military official suspected of spying for China

2017-05-12 janes
A high-raking Taiwanese military official is being investigated on suspicion of spying for China, according to local media reports.