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Hypersonic Warheads for Ballistic Missiles

... hypersonic flight vehicles, i.e. gliding hypersonic warheads carried by ballistic missiles. The Russian Project 4202 and the Chinese project WU-14 point to a new spiral in the nuclear and nonnuclear technologies race. So far, this concerns technology but not arms because the Russian, Chinese and American (HTV-2 и AHW) experimental hypersonic vehicles are still in the R&D and testing stages. However, it is not unreasonable to make the prediction that operational gliding missiles systems will significantly ...


Battle for the Andes

Russia and China on the Latin American Arms Market Argentina: Fighting on the Outskirts The fledgling military-technical cooperation between Russia and Argentina was the subject of a recent article . The only recent contracts between the two parties are the delivery of two helicopters....


Military Multipolarity in the South China Sea

... do not give China a decisive maritime superiority in the region, but inevitably pose a threat to key countries of the Asia-Pacific [19] . Crawling tigers South-East Asia is the most dynamic region in terms of military activity. The Southeast Asian arms market is relatively small: the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) estimates it collectively worth only $2 billion to $3 billion annually . However, it is quite diverse in terms of suppliers: in contrast to Northeast Asia, ...


Back to Lafayette

... the armed forces with fighter aircraft (F-22 Raptors) and bombers (B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and B-52 Stratofortress bombers), which have been relocated from U.S. airbases to the United Kingdom. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/Pixstream Vadim Trukhachev: A New Arms Race in Eastern and Northern Europe However, a more objective analysis of U.S. and NATO military policy as a whole would refute the prevailing in Western media version that Washington and its allies are orchestrating a re-militarization of Europe ...


Brazilian League for a Bear and a Panda

Russia and China in the Brazilian Arms Market In recent years, Latin American countries have drastically altered their military doctrines, most of them now willing to significantly diversify their military hardware suppliers and drop their absolute dependence on the United States and ...


A Panda and a Bear in the Caribbean

Russia and China in the Latin American Arms Market. Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua At Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation (MTC) session with Foreign States on January 27, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin encouraged those present to seek out new markets, in particular mentioning ...


China’s Military Budget: Why It Is Growing and Will Continue to Grow Fast

In 2015 the military budget of the PRC will grow by 10.1% , a relatively modest growth by the standards of the past ten years: for example, in 2007 it increased by 17.8% and in 2008 by 17.6%. The slowest growth of the military budget in recent years was in 2010, a mere 7.5%. China’s military budget rate of growth hit double digits in the second half of the 1990s. It rose in nominal dollar terms from $30 billion in 2000 to nearly $120 billion in 2010. In real terms the official military budget...


Will There Be New Star Wars in Asia-Pacific? China's Military Space Program

... advance of Chinese space weapons could shatter the rickety regional balance. Other countries face numerous risks of premeditated or accidental destruction of their vehicles, damage from falling rockets or missiles, and the risk of being drawn into an arms race, as grounds emerge for others to take the same line. In 2012, the need for anti-satellite space weapons and military mini-satellites was voiced by the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization , whereas in summer 2014, Japanese media ...


Fretting about China's Military Modernization?

... China has become a major weapons vendor Beijing is currently reviewing the structure of its armed forces, with regiments and divisions gradually being eliminated in the Army and the Air Force. Combat training has been focused on the interaction of arms and services using up-to-date computerized systems. The armed forces are also acquiring precision weapons, in part in order to improve the performance of outdated systems, for example the artillery is obtaining 122 and 155-mm guided ammunition with ...


Australia as a Middle Range Power: the Military-Political Dimension

Middle Range Power – Liberalism or Realism? Australia badly requires unlimited access to the World Ocean and its resources, its national security fundamentally hinging on maritime trading. Canberra's interests stretch far beyond the South Pacific. Moreover, the regional balance of forces is changing, compelling the country to modernize its defense capabilities , as well the strategy and tactics for deployment. Clear and Present Dangers to the Green Continent In July 2014, Canberra released a...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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