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August 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Congress approved 12.9 billion US dollars for the Romania-based missile defense system

Act Media: President Klaus Iohannis hails the United States’ strong commitment to European security and defense, reflected in the 2019 Defense budget Congress approved on August 1, which provides for 12.9 billion US dollars in allocations for the Romania-based missile defense system, a release of the Presidential Administration informs on Friday. According to the cited… read more

August 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Stratcom Commander Highlights Readiness of the Force

US Department of Defense: WASHINGTON — The men and women of U.S. Strategic Command are ready to respond to any threat, Stratcom’s commander said yesterday in La Vista, Nebraska. Speaking to reporters during a deterrence symposium, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten noted positive developments regarding North Korea, including the United States and South Korea… read more

August 3, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Navy’s Aegis Combat System Takes Center Stage As Missile Threats Proliferate

Forbes: The U.S. Navy plays a vital role in deterring nuclear aggression with its fleet of ballistic missile submarines. Because the subs can’t be targeted when submerged, they are the most survivable component of the nation’s strategic deterrent. Being able to survive an attack and then retaliate appropriately is what makes a deterrent credible to… read more

August 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan withdraws PAC-3 missile interceptors as North Korea-related tensions ease

Jane’s 360: The Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) has withdrawn the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defence systems that had been deployed at five prefectures across the country since August 2017 to counter the threat posed by North Korean missile launches. The MoD removed the PAC-3 systems from Hokkaido, Shimane, Hiroshima, Ehime, and Kochi prefectures… read more

August 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan Launches New Guided Missile Destroyer Capable of Ballistic Missile Defense

The Diplomat: Japanese ship maker Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation launched the first of two Improved Atago-class (aka 27DD- or 27DDG-class) guided missile destroyers on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) at its facility in Yokohama on July 30, the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement. The new and improved… read more

August 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Romania’s minister of defense: “At Deveselu base we deal with ballistic missiles; we don’t have them there”

Business Review: The Romanian minister of defense, Mihai Fifor, says the missile defense shield at Deveslu base, in the southern part of Romania, is not fitted with ballistic missiles. His reaction came after a comment made during an interview with a local news channel. “I don’t think anyone could say that at Deveselu we deal… read more

August 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Sweden to sign $1 billion Patriot missile deal this week: report

Reuters: STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden will sign a contract to buy the Patriot air defense missile system from U.S. arms manufacturer Raytheon Co this week, Swedish radio reported on Wednesday. Although it is not a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member, Sweden has close ties to the alliance and has been beefing up its armed… read more

August 2, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Senate passes huge defense bill including $550 million for Israel

The Times of Israel: The US Senate easily passed a $716.3 billion defense authorization bill Wednesday that includes funding for Israel to defend itself against Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as ramping up military spending and bolstering America’s posture against Russia while avoiding policy changes that would have antagonized US President Donald Trump. The National… read more

August 1, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Marines receive new advanced air defense system as air threats loom

Marine Corps Times: The recent delivery of a new advanced air defense system on Thursday shows the Corps is getting serious about a looming air defense threat. Air defense is something the Corps hasn’t had to think much about over the past 17 years in Iraq and Afghanistan, where U.S. aircraft have dominated the airspace.… read more

August 1, 2018 | Missile Defense News

India to spend $1 billion on advanced air defense system from US

Defense News: NEW DELHI — India has quietly approved a plan to the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II through a government-to government deal with United States. The moves comes before September 6 “2+2 dialogue” between defense and foreign ministers of India and United States here to bolster bilateral defense and strategic partnership. The apex defense… read more

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