New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Jul 25, 2010
US, Indonesia retie a controversial knot Washington's decision to resume training for the Indonesian military's special forces unit Kopassus is another step towards restoring full bilateral military ties between the two nations. Given the unit's history of mass killings, assassinations, disappearances and other abuses, the move has not been welcomed in some quarters. Jul 23, 2010
China may boost missiles aimed at Taiwan to 1,900 China could raise the number of missiles aimed at Taiwan to 1,900 by the end of the year despite warming ties between the former bitter rivals, according to the island's deputy defence minister. Military experts estimate that the PLA currently has more than 1,600 missiles aimed at the island. But recent media reports have said the People's Liberation Army may boost the number of short-range ballistic and cruise missiles facing Taiwan to 1,960 before the year's end. Jul 21, 2010
Taiwan eyes more US weapons Taiwan plans to buy US-made torpedoes and heavy tanks to boost its defence capabilities despite the thaw in ties between the island and mainland China, it was reported Monday. President Ma Ying-jeou has ordered the defence ministry to draft a shopping list which includes MK-54 torpedoes, dozens of M1A2 tanks and amphibious landing vehicles, the Liberty Times said. If acquired, the...