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December 8, 2017 | Other News

Why is China so Disturbed with THAAD Missiles?

Eurasian Times: The US Army’s Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence or THAAD system which has been deployed in South Korea is considered as one of the most advanced missile interceptors in the world, devised to shoot down any incoming hostile ballistic missiles. On December 13, Moon Jae-in will pay an official visit to China for the… read more

December 8, 2017 | Other News

Japan seeks longer-range cruise missiles amid North Korea threat

BBC News: Japan plans to acquire medium-range air-to-surface missiles, expanding its strike capability to North Korea. The announcement by Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera comes amid regular missile tests by North Korea and increased tensions between the nations. The missiles will be deployed on Japan’s fleet of fighter jets and have a range of up to… read more

December 8, 2017 | Other News

Novator 9M729: The Russian Missile that Broke INF Treaty’s Back?

National Interest: The United States has revealed which Russian cruise missile Washington believes is in violation of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Speaking at the Wilson Center on November 29, National Security Council official Christopher Ford revealed that the weapon is in fact the Novator 9M729—which carries the NATO designation of SSC-8.… read more

December 7, 2017 | Other News

Deployment of US missile defense in Europe hampers Euro-Atlantic security, Lavrov warns

TASS: VIENNA, December 7. /TASS/. The deployment of the US missile defense in Europe, just as NATO’s expansion, undermines the indivisibility of security, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said while speaking at a meeting of the OSCE foreign ministers in Vienna. “The architecture in the Euro-Atlantic, resting upon such cornerstones as the UN Security Council… read more

December 7, 2017 | Other News

The Death of the INF Treaty Could Signal a U.S.-Russia Missile Race

The National Interest: The Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty marks its thirtieth anniversary on December 8. That could be one of its last. Russia has violated the treaty by deploying a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile. Congress has set the Department of Defense on a course to follow suit. Meanwhile, the silence of U.S. allies in… read more

December 7, 2017 | Other News

India successfully tests Akash SAM with locally developed seeker

Jane’s 360: India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested on 5 December an Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) fitted with an indigenously designed radio-frequency seeker. Fired from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur against a ‘Banshee’ aerial target, the Akash is the DRDO’s first SAM to have been fitted with a locally developed seeker,… read more

December 1, 2017 | Other News

Defense chief says military not talking to U.S. about joining missile defense

National Post: OTTAWA — While the Canadian military is preparing to work with the U.S. on upgrading North America’s aging defences, Canada’s top general says there have been absolutely no talks about joining its ballistic-missile shield program. Chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance’s comments come amid swirling questions over Canada’s potential involvement in ballistic-missile… read more

December 1, 2017 | Other News

Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemeni missile, second in a month

Reuters: DUBAI (Reuters) – A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group at Saudi Arabia was shot down on Thursday near the south-western city of Khamis Mushait, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya channel reported. It was the second ballistic missile fired from Yemen this month, after an earlier rocket was brought down near King Khaled Airport… read more

December 1, 2017 | Other News

Russia to deploy new S-400 missile battalion to tighten Moscow air defense next week: Def Ministry

United News of India: Moscow, Dec 1 (UNI) A new air defence battalion armed with the most advanced S-400 Triumf missile systems will be deployed next week to tighten air defence around Moscow and Russia’s Central Industrial District, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Friday. The S-400 can engage targets at a… read more

November 30, 2017 | Other News

3rd Akash missile test successful

The New Indian Times: BHUBANESWAR: Months after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) raised doubts on the quality of Surface-to-Air Missile Akash, Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test-fired two rounds of the missile from a defence base off the Odisha coast on Wednesday. The missiles were fired against electronic targets. Defence sources said, the complete… read more

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