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August 15, 2018 | Other News

IAI to Provide Barak-8 Missile Defense System For Navy’s New Warships

The Jerusalem Post: Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will provide advanced defense systems to Israel Navy’s new Sa’ar-6 corvettes to protect strategic maritime assets, the defense giant announced on Tuesday. The contract was led by the navy, the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the procurement administration in Israel’s Defense Ministry. The Barak- 8… read more

August 15, 2018 | Other News

Mattis: US needs Space Force to counter Russia, China

Military Times: RIO DE JANEIRO — A U.S. Space Force is necessary to protect American satellites from being targeted by attack weapons in the hands of China and Russia, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday. Mattis’ comments came days after Vice President Mike Pence announced ambitious plans to create a sixth, separate U.S. military warfighting… read more

August 15, 2018 | Other News

US Plans to Upgrade Military Bases in Romania, Bulgaria

Balkan Insight: The United States Army is set to invest almost $27 million in Romania and Bulgaria in 2019, according to the record $717 million defence budget signed on Tuesday by President Donald Trump. The budget envisages that US troops “continue rotational deployments to Romania and Bulgaria while taking full advantage of the training opportunities… read more

August 15, 2018 | Other News

CFM International receives contract for P-8 Poseidon engines and parts

UPI: Aug. 14 (UPI) — CFM International out of West Chester, Ohio, has received a $80 million contract for the procurement of five engines, four engine compressor cases and four associated part kits for the Navy and one engine for the government of Australia in support of the P-8 Poseidon aircraft. Work will be performed… read more

August 14, 2018 | Other News

New defense budget bill foresees US-Israel counter-drone cooperation

Defense News: JERUSALEM — For the first time, the National Defense Authorization Act includes a section on U.S.-Israel cooperation in countering unmanned aerial systems, in the fiscal 2019 version. The cooperation will identify “capability gaps” of the U.S. and Israel in countering UAVs and seek out projects to address those gaps to strengthen U.S. and… read more

August 14, 2018 | Other News

Washington Freezes Open Sky Treaty With Moscow in New Defense Bill

Sputnik News: US President Donald Trump signed the $716 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2019 at Fort Drum, New York on Monday. “An assessment of the potential purchase by the Government of the Republic of Turkey of the S-400 air and missile defense system from the Russian Federation and the potential effects of such purchase on the United… read more

August 14, 2018 | Other News

Trump gives $717 billion defense bill a green light. Here’s what the Pentagon is poised to get

CNBC News: President Donald Trump approved a colossal defense policy bill Monday that authorizes a top-line budget of $717 billion to cover a litany of defense spending. Trump traveled to Fort Drum, home of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, in upstate New York to sign the bill, which was named in honor of former Vietnam… read more

August 14, 2018 | Other News

The Philippine Navy just tested anti-tank missiles at sea

We Are The Mighty: The Philippine Navy has successfully test-fired its first ever ship-borne missile, making it a much more capable force in tense regional waters. Navy personnel aboard a multipurpose attack craft, or MPAC, operating in waters off Lamao Point in Bataan launched a Spike Extended Range missile at a target six kilometers away,… read more

August 7, 2018 | Other News

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran

Al Arabiya: Saudi air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militias towards the city of Najran on Monday night. A military source said that air defense forces destroyed the missile at around 8:30 p.m. local time (0530 GMT) after it entered Saudi air space. On July 19, Saudi air defense forces… read more

August 7, 2018 | Other News

Taiwan’s got a new cruise missile, and it’s got mainland China’s coastal strongholds in its sights

Business Insider: Facing increased pressure from China, the Taiwanese military has added another weapon to its arsenal — a stand-off cruise missile designed to give the air force the ability to strike Chinese coastal military bases and amphibious ship groups, according to the Taipei Times, citing defense officials. The Wan Chien cruise missile, a long-range… read more

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