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Singapore, HackerOne hold bug bounty program to test gov't targets

Oct 01, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Singapore's Ministry of Defense invites 400 ethical hackers to identify security vulnerabilities in government systems over 3 weeks. Successful finds will bring bounty payouts.

Modi appoints India's first female defense minister

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Nirmala Sitharaman a junior minister who oversaw the commerce and trade portfolio joins 5 other women in India s cabinet

Japan defense chief resignation blow to PM Abe

Jul 28, 2017 - 11:37 AM

UPDATED Tomomi Inada s nearly year long stint has been characterized by repeated controversy including increasing criticism of the ministry s handling of log reports filed by Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan showing worsening security

RESIGNATION. Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada bows at the end of her press conference at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on July 28, 2017. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Beijing denies 'unprofessional' intercept of U.S. plane

May 20, 2017 - 2:57 PM

Related remarks from the US side are inconsistent with fact says the Chinese Ministry of Defense

US AND CHINA. A WC-135 aircraft. Photo from Wikipedia.

PH Navy receives 2 TC-90 patrol planes from Japan

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:59 AM

UPDATED The planes will boost the capability of the ill equipped navy to conduct maritime aerial reconnaissance

NEW PLANES. The TC-90s at the Naval Air Group headquarters in Sangley, Cavite, March 27, 2017. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Russia to rebuild Red Army Choir – defense minister

Dec 27, 2016 - 8:43 PM

Russia s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says he will do what is necessary so that we can restore the troupe in the nearest future

IN MEMORY. Russian police orchestra musicians pay tribute in front of the home stage building of the Alexandrov Ensemble (The Red Army Choir), in Moscow on December 26, 2016. Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

Main black box of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:13 PM

3rd UPDATE Authorities have not said how long it would take to decipher the black box which could provide information on the reasons for the crash

BLACK BOX FOUND. Russian rescuer boats patrol off the coast of the Black Sea city of Sochi looking for debris of a Russian military plane, on December 26, 2016. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Parts of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

Dec 26, 2016 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED The probe is focusing on a pilot error a technical fault bad fuel and a foreign object in the engine as the 4 main scenarios

NO SURVIVORS. Russian servicemen salutes in front the home stage building of the Alexandrov Ensemble (The Red Army Choir), in Moscow on December 26, 2016. Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP

Massive search for Russia plane crash bodies

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED Investigators have yet to confirm the cause of the crash but Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov says authorities do not believe the plane was taken out by a terrorist attack

Russian rescuers carry a stretcher with passenger belongings after a Russian military plane crashed in the Black Sea, on a pier outside Sochi, on December 25, 2016. Stringer/AFP

'No survivors' as Syria-bound Russian jet crashes

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:26 PM

9th UPDATE Among the plane s 84 passengers were Russian servicemen as well as 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble the army s official musical group also known as the Red Army Choir

This file photo taken on January 2, 2001 shows a Tupolev-154 (TU-154) aircraft. Alexander Nemenov/AFP

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Jun 10, 2014 - 7:49 PM

Jinggoy to deliver privilege speech PH and China are defense partners Murder trial opens for South Korea ferry captain and crew

Little-known fact: PH and China are defense partners

Jun 10, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Despite the word war between the two countries there is still a shared sense that there is a need to manage the situation it will be settled in peaceful manner says Defense Assistant Secretary Raymund Quilop

PNOY IN BEIJING: President Benigno Aquino III and former Chinese President Hu Jintao during a welcome ceremony in Beijing in August 2011. Malacañang photo

Japan to move Patriot missiles to Okinawa

Apr 12, 2013 - 3:17 PM

The defense ministry says the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 systems at two military bases will be installed in Okinawa soon

Officers of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force (SDF) work in front of a set Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on April 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO