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August 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Missile defense is now the only hope for world peace

The Examiner: President James Garfield once quipped, “Of course, I deprecate war, but if it is brought to my door the bringer will find me at home.” A hero during the Civil War, Garfield understood the horrors of war, but he also knew that the best way to prevent them was not to invite them… read more

August 31, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan Defense Ministry seeks missile interceptors in budget

Daily News: TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high budget to add missile interceptors and other equipment to defend the country from more North Korean weapons launches. The 5.26 trillion yen ($48 billion) request for the fiscal year beginning next April is a 2.5 percent increase from the current year. A big… read more

August 30, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Aegis BMD System Intercepts Target Missile

Missile Defense Agency: The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a complex missile defense flight test, resulting in the intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target using Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) guided missiles during a test off the coast of Hawaii today. John Paul… read more

August 30, 2017 | Missile Defense News

North’s ‘shot across Japan’s bow’ gives Abe boost on defense, puts hopes for talks on ice

Japan Times: North Korea’s provocative launch of an apparent midrange missile over Hokkaido on Tuesday is likely to give fuel to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to bolster the nation’s abilities to defend itself, while also throwing cold water on a return to dialogue, experts say. The missile, which stoked concern in Tokyo after landing… read more

August 29, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ Needed in Era of Nuclear North Korea

Newsmax: We have neglected military funding for both offensive and defensive weapons systems over the eight Obama years, and we may pay a terrible price for not following President Reagan’s vision. In the years since Reagan was president, the world has gotten more dangerous. Terrorist attacks have increased and now take place all over the… read more

August 29, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Indian Navy Receives First Missile Jointly Developed with Israel

The Jerusalem Post: The first long-range surface to air missile (LRSAM) jointly developed by Israel and India was handed over to the Indian Navy on Tuesday at a ceremony in the city of Hyderabad. The LRSAM, or Barak-8 naval air defense system, is jointly developed by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in close… read more

August 29, 2017 | Missile Defense News

The need for new space-based missile defense systems

The Space Review: The fiscal year 2018 defense budget looks like another test of whether the Republican-controlled Congress can actually get things done. A large majority of Republicans agree that, under President Obama, defense spending was cut to dangerously low levels. Congressman Trent Franks (R AZ), who serves on the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic… read more

August 29, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan demonstrates PAC-3 system in Tokyo hours after missile flies over Hokkaido

Stars and Stripes: YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Japan’s air force demonstrated a Patriot missile-defense system at Yokota in western Tokyo Tuesday, just hours after a North Korean missile flew over Hokkaido. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force is deploying Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air systems to several U.S. bases in Japan to test their ability to… read more

August 29, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US Army Close to Giving Go-ahead to Install Israeli Tank Defense Technology

The Jerusalem Post: After years of testing Israel’s Trophy active protection system, the US Army is close to giving the green light to having it installed on the M1A1 Abrams tank. The US Army would then be the first army outside the IDF to use the system. Maj.-Gen. David Bassett, who is in charge of… read more

August 25, 2017 | Missile Defense News

The Navy is finishing the design for its new high-tech guided-missile destroyers

Business Insider: The Navy has nearly finished design work on a fleet of high-tech, newly-engineered guided missile destroyers intended to accommodate emerging weapons such as lasers, rail guns and advanced radar able to detect attacking anti-ship cruise missiles from more than twice the distance, service officials said. Navy officials with Naval Sea Systems Command tell… read more

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