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October 30, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US agrees to provide South Korea more weapons, upgraded defenses

Military Times: U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND, Hawaii – South Korea will buy more U.S. weapons, develop more advanced missiles and receive a more consistent presence of U.S. military nuclear weapons to defend against North Korea, according to agreements reached between top U.S. and South Korean military leaders that concluded in Seoul Saturday. Both Chairman of the… read more

October 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Soldiers conduct training exercise on missile defense system

Pacific Daily News: The U.S. military on Thursday released more than a dozen photos of soldiers working on Guam’s high altitude missile defense system, during an exercise that day at Andersen Air Force Base. According to the military, soldiers assigned to the system were performing a missile round pallet de-configuration and reconfiguration training exercise on… read more

October 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman Has Patented A Kinetic Missile Defense System For Stealth Aircraft

The Drive: We have been talking a lot lately about some cutting-edge technologies that could be incorporated into the upcoming B-21 Raider stealth bomber or in other future stealthy aircraft designs. Seeing as evolving integrated air defense system technology will continue to slowly erode some of stealth’s current advantages, electronic warfare, laser defenses, advanced decoys,… read more

October 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

The US is operating three carriers in the Pacific for the first time in a decade

CNBC News: The Navy has three carrier strike groups currently in the Pacific where North Korea’s nuclear saber rattling has the U.S. and its Asian allies keeping a close watch on the pariah state. The last time the Navy operated three carriers together in the Pacific Fleet was back in 2007, and the current show… read more

October 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Romania set to take delivery of new missile defense system

Euronews: Romania has signed a deal for a new missile defence system – one of the country’s most expensive military acquisitions.It will see the Patriot missiles delivered to the south-east European country by the end of the year. The agreement with US defence firm Raytheon, worth 3.9 billion euros, is regarded as a necessity for… read more

October 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

DoD Pushing New Missile Defenses as Existing Technologies Age

Foreign Policy: The Pentagon is ready to deliver a top-to-bottom review of the military’s missile defense programs to the White House by the end of the year, taking a broad look at new technologies, basing options, and potentially billions in new spending, according to defense officials. The report promises to be the Trump administration’s first… read more

October 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Missile Defenses Keep North Korea on Good Behavior

The Heritage Foundation: Imagine a world in which North Korea can launch a nuclear-armed ballistic missile at the U.S., and we have absolutely no missile defense. We would be living in that world today if President George W. Bush had not withdrawn the U.S. from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, which had barred us from… read more

October 25, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US ‘capabilities’ can counter North Korean missile threat, says Raytheon CEO

CNBC: The CEO of the maker of the Patriot missile defense system said Tuesday that Californians shouldn’t worry about the missile threat of nuclear-armed North Korea, but he urged them to contact lawmakers in Washington to push for more defense spending. “I would say relative to the North Korean threat, you shouldn’t be worried,” said… read more

October 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

South Korea to Build New Ballistic Missile Targeting North Korea

The Diplomat: In a report for an annual parliamentary audit by the South Korean National Assembly’s Defense Committee, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army announced that it is working on a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile, likely designated Hyunmoo IV, capable of destroying North Korea’s underground military facilities and command centers. The new weapon system, which… read more

October 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles

The Diplomat: The Japanese government is considering equipping its two future ground-based Aegis Ashore systems with multi-purpose interceptors designed to stop cruise missiles, the Yomiuri Shimbun reports. As the number of Chinese military aircraft sighted in the skies around Japan is increasing, the Japanese military purportedly believes it necessary to arm Aegis Ashore sites, the… read more

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