Tag Archives: Drones

Vietnam Reveals New Drone for Patrolling the South China Sea

Vietnam revealed its largest indigenous high-altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) this December, IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly reports. According to local media reports, the prototype was completed at the beginning of November and will commence test flights over the South China Sea in the summer of 2016. The prototype is a joint project of […]

China bid to jam drones foiled

MOSCOW—China tried to electronically jam drone flights of the United States military over the disputed South China Sea in order to prevent surveillance on man-made islands Beijing is constructing as a part of its land reclamation initiative, U.S. officials said. US officials announced the attempt as US Vice President Joe Biden criticized China for unilaterally […]

2015: Will China continue to probe its neighbors?

A nudge by air in 2013. A probe by sea in 2014. Will China take a crack on land in 2015? For the sake of world peace, let’s hope not. However, China’s nudge and probe record, especially over the last two years, should worry diplomats and alert headline writers. In 2013, China tested Japanese and […]

New Japan security plan focuses on island dispute

TOKYO — Japan on Tuesday approved a plan to increase defense spending by 5 percent over the next five years to purchase its first surveillance drones, more jet fighters and naval destroyers in the face of China’s military expansion. The revised five-year defense plan was adopted by the Cabinet along with a new national security […]

US assisting Phl in sea patrol – DFA

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed yesterday that unmanned US Navy surveillance planes conduct patrols to help monitor activities in Philippine waters, particularly in the South China Sea. DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez said US drones fly over Philippine waters during joint military exercises with the United States. Hernandez said the joint […]