CHINA TOPIX

Updated 4:59 PM EDT, Fri, Oct 11, 2019

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Short of cash

US Defense Chief Dismayed by Poor State of US Combat Readiness

Congress has "sidelined itself from its active constitutional oversight role," said Mattis.

Sky spy

Crashed North Korean Spy Drone Took Photos of THAAD Site in South Korea

Defense ministry official said they were trying to determine if the drone transmitted its photos of the THAAD site back to North Korea.

Relations

China Wants Better Military and Defense Cooperation with Spain

Military-to-military relations are an important part of China-Spain relations, said Gen. Fan.

Quasi-satellite

China to Also Use CH-T4 Solar Drone as a ‘Quasi-Satellite’ and Wi-Fi Hub

Solar drones like the CH-T4 can perform well in near space.

Arms sales

Japan Boosting Arms Sales to Southeast Asian Nations as Part of Anti-China Strategy

"Ensuring safety of navigation and flight contributes to the peace and prosperity of Japan and international society."

Bolder

US Navy Destroyer USS Sterett Docks at Zhanjiang for Port Visit to Chinese Navy

The Sterett and USS Dewey (DDG-105) were together deployed to Asia last March.

Power

US Navy can become More Powerful a Lot Faster if …, says US Think Tank

AEI wants to see more navy warships based in Europe.

Aug. 1

China to Confer Highest Military Award on Aug 1

The Order will be personally presented to the awardees by Chinese president Xi Jinping.

Same?

US Marines Set to Adopt Army M855A1 EPR Rounds for their M4s and M16A4s

Army and Marine M4s both have a caliber of 5.56 mm and fire 5.56×45mm NATO rounds.

The best

World’s Best Combat Helmet to be Issued to Every US Marine

This helmet is made from thermoplastics instead of the ballistic fibers such as Kevlar used on the current generation combat helmets.

Being replaced

US Army Replacing M249 SAW with More Lethal Weapon

The army has designated this replacement light machine gun as the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR).

Stealthy

US Confirms China’s New Xian H-20 Stealth Bomber will Carry Nuclear Weapons

Having the H-20 will become one of the symbols of the PLAAF as a strategic service.

Production

Russia Delays Development of PAK DA Stealth Bomber; will Produce Tu-160 Instead

Of the15 Tu-160M supersonic strategic bombers, 11 are fit for frontline service.

Small

China Hastens Military Build-up along Indian Border; Deploys ‘Xinqingtan’ Light Tank

The 105 mm gun and these smaller caliber weapons have been adjusted so they can fire at a high angle, making them ready for mountain operations.

Evil

ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Killed in Raqqa by White Phosphorous Artillery Barrage

Al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself "caliph" of the Islamic State and the "leader for Muslims everywhere."

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