Category Archives: military

China What… on the new aircraft carrier – Janet Carmosky

US-based China watcher Janet Carmosky explains in her video sequel what we should think of China, and this times wonders what we should think about the country’s new aircraft carrier in the China-US relations.

China’s air craft carrier starts sea trials – Wendell Minnick

The Varyag, China’s first aircraft carrier, has started its sea trials and defense expert Wendell Minnick summerizes in Defense News what he has been observing from the Chinese media reports and military analysts.

Taiwan’s defense continues to go strong on China threat – Wendell Minnick

Taiwans Ministry of National Defense will continue to deter China’s military treath, as both China and the US get closer on issues like the sales of F-16’s, tells Taiwan’s defense minister Andrew Yang in an interview with our defense expert Wendell Minnick for Defense News.

No new F-16’s, but possibly upgrade for Taiwan – Wendell Minnick

President Barack Obama has to strike a balance on one lingering problem: is Taiwan getting its new F-16’s or not. Defense expert Wendell Minnick believes Taiwan might get an upgrade, but no new F’16’s, possibly jeopardizing Sino-US relations he tells M&Q.

Taiwan might build own jets, if F-16 deal falls through – Wendell Minnick

While the military in Taiwan prefer US-built F-16 fighters, another delay in delivery from the US might force the island to build its own fighters without US approval, writes defense expert Wendell Minnick on his weblog.

Mullen’s visit boosts US-China military relations – Wendell Minnick

“Last week’s visit to China by Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is further evidence that military relations are improving and will continue to do so,” writes defense specialist Wendell Minnick in the Defense News.

Silver Hawk UAV made test flight – Wendell Minnick

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted on June 1 its first test flight with the Silver Hawk UAV in the Binhai area, targeting commucation between navy vessels at sea, writes Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Taiwanese military prefer US products – Wendell Minnick

The US ban on delivering military products to Taiwan, has forced the island to rely more on indigenous arm products. But the military in Taiwan still prefer the US-made products, tells Defense expert Wendell Minnick in ATimes.

Taiwan AF focuses on indiginous fighters – Wendell Minnick

Taiwan’s air force received on June 30 the first six upgraded F-CK-1 A/B Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) in a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou at the state-run Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC), writes Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Japan adds spy bases to watch China – Wendell Minnick

Japan is building signals intelli­gence (SIGINT) stations along the Ryukyu Island chain to monitor Chinese naval and maritime activities, writes defense expert Wendell Minnick on his weblog.