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Lockheed teams with Israel's Rafael on laser defense

Dec. 05, 2022 11:34 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp. and Israeli defense contractor Rafael on Monday said they will team up to develop a high-energy laser system to defend against aerial attacks. The system will be based on “ Iron Beam,” a laser missile-defense system...

North Korea test-fires ICBM with range to strike entire US

Nov. 18, 2022 18:23 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese waters Friday in its second major weapons test this month that showed a potential ability to launch nuclear strikes on all of the U.S. mainland. While it's unclear whether...

Amid tensions with China, Taiwan shows off military drones

Nov. 15, 2022 09:30 AM EST

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan displayed its self-developed drone technology Tuesday, amid rising concerns over China's threats to use force to assert its claim to the self-governing island republic. The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, which develops...

US to buy South Korean howitzer rounds to send to Ukraine

Nov. 11, 2022 00:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will buy 100,000 rounds of howitzer artillery from South Korean manufacturers to provide to Ukraine, a U.S. official said Thursday, in a deal the two governments have been working on for some time. The agreement comes as Ukrainian leaders press for more...

Air show seeks to position China as global competitor

Nov. 08, 2022 02:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is displaying its latest generation fighter jets and civilian aircraft this week as it looks to carve a larger role for itself in the global arms trade and compete with Boeing and Airbus. China is currently the world’s fourth-largest arms exporter and an...