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Vietnam hosts arms gathering attended by U.S. companies

Vietnam hosts a defence symposium this week attended by top American arms manufacturers, ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama and as Washington weighs whether to lift an arms embargo on its former enemy.

Fully lifting U.S. lethal arms ban will add momentum to U.S.-Vietnam relations

Ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam in late May, officials and analysts in both Washington and Hanoi have been talking about whether the United States should fully lift the ban on the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam that was imposed when the Vietnam-American War ended in 1975. The issue has been given added urgency as bilateral relations have increasingly warmed and in light of shared U.S. and Vietnamese interests in preserving maritime security in the South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea).

China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-U.S. ties

At a stroke, the U.S. and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea).
May 27, 2016 | 05:40 pm GMT+7

China says first stealth fighter not yet in service, but coming soon

China is still testing its first stealth fighter, the J-20, but the warplane will soon enter service, the air force said, after pictures circulated in Chinese media suggesting it had already joined the active fleet.
June 01, 2016 | 04:38 pm GMT+7

Global arms trade highest since Cold War: study

Partly because of the increase in demand from the Middle East and Asia.
February 20, 2017 | 09:10 am GMT+7

Arms show offers Japan venue to build military ties in Southeast Asia

Japan has invited military representatives from Vietnam and its Southeast Asian neighbors to a special seminar following the three-day arms show.
June 11, 2017 | 03:36 pm GMT+7

China 'outraged' by $1.42 bln planned US arms sales to Taiwan

The package includes technical support for early warning radar, high speed anti-radiation missiles, torpedoes and missile components.
June 30, 2017 | 03:25 pm GMT+7

The coming robot arms race

Humanity might be on the verge of some cataclysmic errors when it comes to artificial intelligence. 
September 19, 2017 | 02:23 pm GMT+7

N.Korea threats spark South Korea arms sales: study

South Korea's arms industry accounted for 2.2 percent of global top 100 producers' sales in 2016.
December 11, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger arms sales role

U.S. embassy staffers would be required to engage more aggressively with foreign counterparts to push for U.S. arms sales.
January 09, 2018 | 09:02 am GMT+7

China rebuffs Germany's call for US missile deal with Russia

China rejected on Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s appeal to join a Cold War-era arms control treaty that the U.S. accuses Russia of breaching.
February 17, 2019 | 09:24 am GMT+7
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