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January 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Cautious voices remain over acquiring the ability to strike enemy bases

The Japan Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday indicated his intention to consider acquiring the ability to strike enemy bases before a missile attack is initiated against Japan, but apprehension about taking such a step remains deep-rooted within the nation. Giving the Self-Defense Forces such capability would be a provision against developments in North… read more

January 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

KC-46A May Not Meet Delivery Schedule | Navy Greenlights Advanced Arresting Gear Development | Germany Pushes for Short Range Missile Defense System

Defense Industry Daily Americas It seems likely that the KC-46A aerial tanker will not meet its aggressive delivery schedule , with manufacturer Boeing stalling deliveries to the USAF until late 2017. Boeing had already moved its delivery schedule from March to August. The revelations were found in an annual report by the DoD’s Director of Operational Test & Evaluation,… read more

January 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Russia says unperturbed by China’s missile deployment

Asia Times The Kremlin mostly shrugged off Beijing’s reported deployment of intercontinental missiles near Russian borders, though some officials suggested strengthening missile defense systems near the country’s borders with China. “If this information is true, any military development in China is not perceived by us as a threat to our country,” Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for… read more

January 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel and U.S. Successfully Complete David’s Sling Weapon System Intercept Test Series

Defense Aerospace: The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully complete a test series of the David’s Sling Weapons System, a missile defense system that is a central part of Israel’s multi-tiered antimissile array. The prime contractor for the David’s… read more

January 25, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan, US, South Korea Hold Missile Defense Drill

The Diplomat: The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), and U.S. Navy (USN) concluded a three-day naval exercise off the Korean peninsula on January 22, Yonhap News Agency reports. The three-day naval exercise was kicked off on Friday, January 20 and involved three Aegis system-equipped guided missile destroyers. The so-called Aegis… read more

January 24, 2017 | Missile Defense News

THAAD: Reach Out and Touch Ballistic Missiles

Defense Industry Daily The acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn has urged the U.S. to move forward with the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system on the peninsula. Hwang, who was speaking on behalf of impeached President Park Guen-hye, warned that North Korea “has been expanding its nuclear capabilities and developing the technology to create nuclear weapons.… read more

January 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump WH Makes It Official: Bigger Navy, Air Force & ‘End’ To Sequestration

Breaking Defense WASHINGTON: Soon after President Donald Trump took the oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” the White House posted two documents declaring they would boost the size of the Navy and Air Force, increase our offensive and defensive cyber capabilities and end sequestration. In the first document, Making Our Military Strong Again, the Trump Administration declares that the… read more

January 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

South Korea’s acting president says U.S. anti-missile system must not be delayed amid nuclear threat

The Japan Times SEOUL – Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn said on Monday the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile defense system can not be delayed in the face of a growing North Korean nuclear missile threat and despite Chinese hostility to the move. South Korea and the United States say the deployment of the Terminal… read more

January 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

With satellite launch, US has new eyes to watch for missile threats

The Christian Science Monitor: The US military now has a fresh set of eyes on an unstable world. At 7:42 p.m. EDT Friday, the Air Force’s GEO-3 surveillance satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Atlas V rocket carried the latest satellite to join the GEO-1 and GEO-2 satellites – launched in 2011… read more

January 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump to develop missile defense system against Iran, North Korea: White House

Reuters: The Trump administration intends to develop a “state of the art” missile defense system to protect against attacks from Iran and North Korea, the White House said in a policy position posted on its website on Friday. The statement, posted on the White House website within minutes of Donald Trump’s inauguration, did not provide… read more

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