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February 12, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Seoul, U.S. to open talks on missile defense

USA Today: SEOUL, South Korea – Looking to take a harder line after North Korea’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, officials said Friday. The new tough stance follows South Korea’s decision to… read more

February 11, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Poland says U.S. Patriot missile defense first choice, sets conditions: report

Reuters: Raytheon’s Patriot remains Poland’s first choice in its missile defense tender, the Polish deputy defense minister said, but only if the price is lowered and Poland can access certain U.S. defense technologies. Last year, Poland’s centrist government said it would buy U.S. Raytheon’s Patriot missiles in a deal worth an estimated $5 billion. The… read more

February 11, 2016 | Missile Defense News

MDA Request Preserves Priorities, Targets Laser Tech Development

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Missile Defense Agency’s fiscal 2017 budget request of $7.5 billion preserves priorities it set last year but also continues to tee up several science and technology experiments to get after more complex and evolving threats. The agency is seeking $72 million in weapons technology development to build “the technological foundation”… read more

February 11, 2016 | Missile Defense News

The Navy’s Air Defense Missile Will Become a Supersonic Ship Killer

Popular Mechanics: Back in 2014, the guided missile-carrying destroyer USS John Paul Jones made history. During a live fire missile tests, one of its SM-6 air defense missiles completed the longest surface-to-air engagement in naval history. The Navy wouldn’t say the exact range of the missile for security’s sake, but the ability to take out incoming… read more

February 10, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Experts Urge Upgrades to U.S. Missile Defense

Real Clear Politics: Amid growing concerns about missile warfare, panelists at a breakfast hosted by RealClearPolitics on Tuesday discussed the state of U.S missile defense, threats from hostile nations and the funding trajectory of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program (GMD). The missile defense budget, about $8.3 billion, will likely decrease next year, said Rebeccah Heinrichs,… read more

February 10, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Brookes: China useless against North Korea’s missile mania

Boston Herald: Last month, Asia’s nonstop nuisance, North Korea, went “nuclear” with an atomic test; this month, it went “ballistic” with its launch of an Unha (“Galaxy”) missile carrying a Kwangmyongsong (“Bright Star”) satellite into space. Talk about anger management problems! Fortunately for us, January’s nuclear weapons test seems to have fallen shy of being… read more

February 10, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Moscow Warns US over Missile System Deployment to South Korea

Tasnim News Agency: Moscow on Wednesday warned that Washington’s deployment of a US missile defense system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region. South Korean and US defense officials said last week they would begin formal talks on the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System (THAAD) system in… read more

February 10, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Iran to upgrade missiles, get Russian defense system: minister

Reuters: Iran will unveil an upgrade of its Emad ballistic missiles this year, the defense minister was quoted as saying, advancing a program that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and sanctions from the United States. The Islamic Republic would also start taking delivery of an advanced Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system in… read more

February 10, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Yemeni Army Fires 3rd Ballistic Missile at Saudi Airbase within 24 hrs (Updated)

Almanar: The Missile Unit of the Yemeni army and the Popular Committees launched at dawn Tuesday a Qaher1-type ballistic missile on Jizan regional airport inside Saudi Arabia, Al-Massira TV channel reported. The rocket – developed by the expertise of Yemeni forces  – has been the third of its kind following two previous missiles fired at… read more

February 9, 2016 | Missile Defense News

US, South Korea to discuss missile defense deployment

The Hill: The United States and South Korea will begin discussions on placing an anti-missile system on the peninsula following North Korea’s rocket launch over the weekend. “North Korea continues to develop their nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, and it is the responsibility of our alliance to maintain a strong defense against those threats,”… read more

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