Mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mine in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia near Yemen exploded and damaged an oil tanker Wednesday, authorities said, the latest incident targeting the king...

Yemen rebels claim attack on Saudi oil facility in Jiddah

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Monday with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hos...

Taiwan Air Force test-fires domestic cruise missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-seater Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) from the Air Force’s First Fighter Wing on Wednesday (Nov. 11) took off from Tainan to carry out a test firing of the d...

Taiwan aims missiles at China to foil invasion plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lost in the daily barrage of speculation about China's planned invasion of Taiwan is the fact that the latter is both acquiring and building a mass arsenal of its own ...

Pentagon estimates cost of new nuclear missiles at $95.8B

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has raised to $95.8 billion the estimated cost of fielding a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles to replace the Minuteman 3 arsenal that has operated continuously f...

Russia reports successful test launch of hypersonic missile

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Wednesday reported a successful test launch of the new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, giving Russian President Vladimir Putin something to smile about on his 6...

Israeli navy prepares for arrival of new upgraded warships

ABOARD THE INS LAHAV (AP) — EMBARGOED to 1700 GMT Saturday (8 p.m. Jerusalem, 7 p.m. Cairo) After a coronavirus-related delay, Israel’s navy is preparing for the long-awaited arrival...

Taiwan unveils cruise missiles designed to strike Chinese military installations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Air Force on Tuesday (Sept. 22) displayed its new Wan Chien (萬劍, Ten Thousand Swords) air-to-ground cruise missiles at an offshore military base, along with i...

Biden would push for less US reliance on nukes for defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden leaves little doubt that if elected he would try to scale back President Donald Trump's buildup in nuclear weapons spending. And although the former vice president...

US wants to sell long-range missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Part of a proposed US$7 billion arms deal the U.S. is planning for Taiwan reportedly includes long-range missiles capable of striking targets in China. As tensions heat...

Air Force awards $13.3 billion contract for nuclear missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force on Tuesday awarded a $13.3 billion contract for engineering and development work on a replacement for the Minuteman 3 missile, which has operated continuously for half ...

State TV says Iran unveiled 2 new missiles

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting the country has unveiled two new missiles amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States. State TV said officials unveil...

Putin says Russian navy will be armed with hypersonic weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Sunday the Russian navy's capabilities were growing and that it would be equipped with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons and underwater nuclear drones...

Military expert praises recent US Navy exercises near Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy 7th Fleet announced Wednesday (July 8) that two ships entered the South China Sea after conducting military exercises near the Philippines. On Wednesday, ...

Quest for `super-duper missile' pits US against key rivals

WASHINGTON (AP) — They fly at speeds of a mile a second or faster and maneuver in ways that make them extra hard to detect and destroy in flight. President Donald Trump calls them a...