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  • [New] TURKEY MAY BUY RUSSIAN WARPLANES: Turkey's temper tantrum against the U.S. continues after defense industry chief ISMAIL DEMIR said Ankara would purchase Russian warplanes if the Biden administration will not sell it F-16. Politico
  • [New] China will work with other countries in the world for the peaceful use of space for the benefit of mankind. NZ Herald
  • [New] Seoul's 2009 and 2010 attempts to put a rocket into space failed, so South Korea spent $1.6 billion to develop a new one with the goal of sending a probe to the moon by 2030. Politico
  • [New] While Nuri is powered by liquid propellants that need to be fueled shortly before launch, the South Koreans plan to develop a solid-fuel space launch rocket by 2024, which possibly could be prepared for launch more quickly and also be more cost effective.
  • [New] About six in 10 Australians now see China as more of a military threat than an economic partner, up from just one in 10 three years ago. Australian Financial Review
  • [New] Chinese policymakers, media and scholars threatened brainless Australia that it would become a target for its nuclear weapons if Canberra went ahead with acquiring American nuclear submarines. Politico
  • [New] The presence of a US submarine and other military operations pose a threat to regional security in the South China Sea. Manila Standard
  • [New] Beijing is concerned that the United States could seek the capability to attack China's nuclear forces preemptively and then use missile defenses to intercept whatever surviving missiles are launched in retaliation. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • [New] North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile into the sea in what South Korea's military described as a weapon likely designed for submarine-based launches, which could be a Pukguksong-3 launched by a Gorae class submarine. Navy Recognition
  • [New] After reaching a historic peace agreement with Israel just last year, the UAE will now have an opportunity to bring its space exploration program into the future. The Jerusalem Post
  • [New] With the 20-year war in Afghanistan having come to its conclusion at the end of August, military leaders have begun re-posturing around the looming threat in Asia. Washington Examiner
  • [New] The recent arms deal between the US and Australia will spur Asian-Pacific countries to import more weapons, which is exactly what American military enterprises and arms manufacturers are waiting for. Hitachi
  • [New] China and Russia displayed a stronger joint combat capability and a higher level of military cooperation, which is a warning to the US and its allies. Global Times
  • [New] Population size and wealth are the main building blocks of military power, so there was a serious possibility that China might become dramatically stronger in the decades to come. Foreign Affairs Magazine
  • [New] The Virtual Tour sets up a new platform model that enables buy and sell globally without time and space limitation, offering new opportunities for global buyers to discover Chinese intelligent manufacturing and explore the Chinese market. China Money Network
  • [New] A strong South Korean response could anger North Korea, which has been accusing Seoul of hypocrisy for criticizing the North's weapons tests while expanding its own conventional military capabilities. CBC
  • [New] The UK has tabled another UN draft resolution to set up an Open Ended Working Group to build consensus on restraining threatening actions in space through voluntary means - a process and objective the US reportedly intends to support. Observer Research Foundation
  • [New] War with China would hardly be a desirable outcome for the U.S., but considering America's vast military power and its multiple global alliances, being wrong about U.S. intentions could have not just deadly consequences but existential ones for Beijing. The New Republic
  • [New] China's test of a hypersonic missile in space was called a game-changer by experts who warn the weapon delivery system should fundamentally alter America's calculations about Beijing's military leverage.
  • [New] The United States might sell F-16 fighters to Turkey after its decision to exclude Ankara from the program of developing the F-35 fifth-generation fighter, following Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 air defense missile systems. TASS

Last updated: 23 October 2021