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February 26, 2016 | Missile Defense News

US, Israel involve 6 air defense systems in unprecedented missile defense drill

The Jerusalem Post: Aegis, THAAD, Patriot, Arrow 3, David’s Sling and Iron Dome all take part in computer-simulated Juniper Cobra drill; Source: Rocket arsenals, ranges, are growing. The US and Israel have for the first time involved six air defense systems in a single computer-simulated rocket and missile defense drill, security officials said Thursday. During… read more

February 26, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Poland resumes missile defense talks with U.S. Lockheed: report

Reuters: Poland has relaunched talks with Lockheed Martin’s MEADS on a medium-range air- and missile-defense system, the deputy defense minister was quoted as saying in comments published on Thursday. The tender, whose value defense officials estimate at around $5 billion, is central to Warsaw’s large-scale army modernization program, speeded up in response to the Ukraine… read more

February 25, 2016 | Missile Defense News

China Warns THAAD Deployment Could Destroy South Korea Ties ‘in an Instant’

The Diplomat: China’s ambassador to South Korea recently warned the opposition Minjoo Party of Korea (MPK) that the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system could “destroy” the China-South Korea relationship. MPK spokesperson Kim Sung-soo quoted Ambassador Qiu Guohong’s comments, made in a meeting with MPK chairman Kim Chong-in, to the Korean media this week,… read more

February 24, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Comment: Slashed US funding for missile defense systems threatens Israel’s security

The Jerusalem Post: The timing of the US cuts is regrettable as the capability of missiles developed by both Iran and North Korea is advancing and their production numbers are increasing. This month perhaps Israel’s quietest but most influential soldier suddenly quit his job. Gen. Ofir Shoham, an early graduate of the IDF’s elite Talpiot… read more

February 24, 2016 | Missile Defense News

In Fairbanks, missile agency director talks of big spending in Alaska

Daily News-Miner: FAIRBANKS—Alaska can expect continued investment at Fort Greely and Clear Air Force Station throughout the rest of the decade, according to statements made by the director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency during a Tuesday visit to Fairbanks. Vice Adm. James Syring spoke at the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting while midway… read more

February 24, 2016 | Missile Defense News

S. Korea dismisses China warning on US missile system

AFP: Seoul (AFP) – South Korea Wednesday dismissed China’s warning that the planned deployment of a US missile defence system could damage ties, stressing that it was to counter “growing threats” from North Korea. “The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system (THAAD) is a measure of self-defence against growing nuclear and missile… read more

February 23, 2016 | Missile Defense News

South Korea, U.S. delay talks on THAAD missile shield amid talks with China

The Japan Times: SEOUL – Washington and Seoul postponed talks on deploying an advanced missile-defense system opposed by Beijing as China’s foreign minister prepared to fly to the U.S. for talks about North Korea. The allies had been set to sign an agreement Tuesday on setting up a joint working group to look into the… read more

February 23, 2016 | Missile Defense News

China envoy warns of ‘destruction’ of ties due to THAAD

The Korea Herald: China’s top envoy to Seoul warned Tuesday the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-ballistic missile defense system in South Korea could jeopardize relations between Seoul and Beijing.Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Chu Guo Hong on Tuesday warned of a possible “destruction” of bilateral relations, reiterating the country’s opposition to the projected introduction… read more

February 22, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon recognizing Alaska’s strategic value

Daily News-Miner: World leaders are justifiably on edge about North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-Un. From executing senior members of his government and military to rocket launches and nuclear tests, the irrational and paranoid Kim Jong-Un has combined his nuclear goals and ballistic-missile ambitions into a volatile mixture of regional and global instability. In… read more

February 22, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Turkey Weighs MEADS as Air Defense Option

Defense News: ANKARA, Turkey — After dropping an earlier decision to acquire the country’s first long-range air- and anti-missile defense system from a Chinese contractor, Turkey’s procurement authorities are considering purchasing the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). The United States, Germany and Italy developed the ground-mobile air and missile defense system to replace the Patriot missile… read more

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