Iran announces another navy drill in key Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's navy says it will hold an annual drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz as pressure mounts on the country months after the United States re-imposed sanctions on Iran, targe...

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that...

The Latest: Russia to deploy new hypersonic missile to navy

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Putin's state-of-the-nation speech (all times local): 2 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says Russia will deploy a new hypersonic missile f...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine. The Sunday report said the Fate...

Taiwan military aims to bolster asymmetric warfare capability with array of new tech

TAIPEI ( Taiwan News) – In line with the Executive Yuan’s latest policy report on the country’s state of military preparedness, the government is requesting budgetary approval from t...

Australian prime minister boasts security credentials

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has cast his government as stronger on national security than the opposition after signing an agreement with the French government to deliver a fl...

Australia Defense Minister cautions Beijing on creating 'anxiety' in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne on Monday, Jan. 28, addressed military leaders from the region in Singapore at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. D...

Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 22 The Houston Chronicle on the Supreme Court allowing the Trump adminis...

US defense report: Taiwan ‘primary driver for China’s military modernization’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.’s Defense Intelligence Agency published an unclassified report today (Jan. 16) entitled “2019 China Military Power Report,” which cites Taiwan u...

Taiwan Indigenous Defense Submarine project nears construction phase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During a budget review session at the Legislative Yuan this week, the Committee of Foreign Affairs and National Defense discussed the indigenous defense submarine program ...

Top Chinese submarine tech developer investigated for holding Canadian citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid diplomatic tension between China and Canada over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, and the subsequent arrest of several Canadians by Beijing, a Chin...

State media: Iran launches domestically made destroyer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it has launched a domestically built destroyer in the Persian Gulf capable of traveling some five months without refueling. State TV on Saturday reporte...

Iran says it has added 2 mini submarines to its naval fleet

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says the country's navy has acquired two new mini submarines designed for operations in shallow waters such as the Persian Gulf. Thursday's report...