The Australian Defence Force has successfully tested BAE Systems’ advanced precision-kill weapon system (APKWS) laser-guided rocket at the Woomera Prohibited Area test range in South Australia, paving the way for a live-fire flight trial in November.
The South Korean Air Force said on Thursday, October 9, that its indigenously developed FA-50 fighter jet had succeeded in firing a guided missile that reached its intended target in the sea.
China’s military has conducted the first flight test of a new variant of one of its road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles in a sign that Beijing is increasing its strategic strike capability against the United States.
A top U.S. defense official said Tuesday, September 30, that Washington is considering whether to put an advanced missile defense system in South Korea, though Seoul continues to insist that no discussions about a politically sensitive THAAD battery are underway.
Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister Kao Tien-chung told lawmakers on Wednesday, October 1, that test firing of the Tien Chien (Sky Sword) II missiles is on track, having been fired from Knox-class destroyers and with testing on Lafayette-class frigates moving forward.