Military drone among Chinese warplanes, missiles and other weapons technology shown in public for the first time at China's biggest air show
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North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, setting off alarm bells across the region.The launch was reported by military officials in South Korea and Japan, and comes just after South Korean envoys met with U.S. officials to discuss the nuclear standoff on Monday.Pyongyang has ramped up its military activity dramatically in recent weeks, and Tuesday's launch marks its latest missile test.The missile was launched shortly after 10 a.m. local time from the sea in the vicinity of Sinpo, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said,where North Korea keeps submarines as well as equipment for test firing missiles.It wasn't clear if it was fired from a submarine or from a test barge.News of the launch quickly overshadowed a major arms fair taking place in Seoul, and pulled Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida away from several scheduled events.Kishida called the missile tests "regrettable" while South Korea's national security council called an emergency meeting, and urged Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table.In a statement, the U.S. military called Tuesday's launch "destabilizing," but said it did not pose an immediate threat.Analysts suggest Pyongyang's latest tests aim to match or surpass South Korea's own quietly expanding arsenal.Pyongyang has decried what it calls double standards by Seoul and Washington as it faces international sanctions over its weapons program.
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Stephen Miller Wanted to Send a Quarter of a Million Troops to the Border. Trump Had an Even Dumber Idea
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Beijing insists it was just a routine test of a "space vehicle," not a test of a high-tech system that could put it ahead of the U.S. in the race to hypersonic weapons.
The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a reported hypersonic weapon test by China breached none of Beijing's international obligations, posed no threat to Russia and followed similar moves by the United States. "In no way does Russia (itself) break its obligations with regards to arms control and we only take measures aimed at ensuring our own security amid actions that the United States take under their missile defence programme," Peskov told a briefing. Washington said this week it was concerned about hypersonic missile technology and its potential military applications by China and Russia, after a media report that Beijing had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide weapon.
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Republic of Singapore Air Force aircraft had entered Malaysian airspace this month as part of a military exercise hosted by Malaysia, said the Ministry of Defence.
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China denied a report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, saying it was just a space vehicle
The Financial Times reported that China had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, catching US intelligence off guard.
Washington is concerned about hypersonic missile technology and its potential military applications by China and Russia, a U.S. arms control official said on Monday, after a media report that Beijing had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide weapon. Hypersonic weapons are usually defined as missiles that fly more than five times the speed of sound, and a race is under way for the next generation of long-range weapons that are harder to detect and intercept. The Financial Times, quoting five people familiar with the matter, said at the weekend that China had tested a weapon in August that flew through space and circled the globe before cruising down towards a target which it missed.
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US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is visiting Georgia, Ukraine and Romania to show support in the face of Russian military activity before he attends NATO’s defense ministerial meeting.
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The odds of war with China in the next year are "very low," a top Taiwanese security official told lawmakers on Wednesday, amid heightened tensions between Taipei and Beijing, which claims sovereignty over the island. Taiwan has repeatedly said that it will defend itself if attacked, but wants to maintain the status quo with China even as it complains of repeated sorties by the Chinese air force in its air defence identification zone, or ADIZ. "I think generally, within one year, the probability of war is very low," National Security Bureau Director-General Chen Ming-tong told a parliamentary defence committee meeting.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham said he will ask Senate leaders for a briefing on a media report on China testing a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile.
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James Longman has the latest on reports that the country tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile this past summer.