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May 21, 2019 | Other News

Germany’s long-awaited antimissile program is about to face politics

Defense News – The German government expects to receive a long-awaited industry offer for revamping the country’s missile defenses next month, just as the debate in Germany over defense spending kicks into high gear once again. The proposal by contractors Lockheed Martin and MBDA Germany for the TLVS program, short for Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem, will roughly… read more

May 21, 2019 | Other News

Raytheon awarded U.S. Army contract to supply Patriot equipment to Romania

Army Recognition – Raytheon was awarded a $383,973,802 modification to Foreign Military Sales (Romania) contract for new production hardware, upgrade kits and spares, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2023. Fiscal 2019 other funds in the amount of $383,973,802 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal,… read more

May 17, 2019 | Other News

Washington says ‘possible’ Ankara will reject Russian missiles

Alarabiya – The US believes it is “possible” Turkey will decide against buying a Russian air defense system whose proposed purchase has strained relations between the NATO allies, a top official said on Thursday. Washington has warned for months that Turkey’s adoption of the Russian S-400 missile system would endanger Western defense and jeopardize Ankara’s… read more

May 17, 2019 | Other News

Belarus eager to buy Russian-made Pantsyr, Tor air defense missile systems

Tass – Belarus shows interest in buying Russian-made air defense systems, including Pantsyr surface-to-air missile/gun complexes and Tor systems of various modifications, Head of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheyev told TASS at the HeliRussia-2019 exhibition on Friday. “Today, Russian-made air defense systems, Pantsyr and Tor complexes of various modifications and, undoubtedly, Mi-35 and… read more

May 16, 2019 | Other News

Calls for S.Korea, U.S. to Integrate Missile Defense

The Chosunilbo – U.S. experts are calling for the missile defense systems of South Korea and the U.S. to be integrated in response to the missiles North Korea has tested recently, according to VOA on Tuesday. David Maxwell at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies told VOA, “This is why we need an integrated system… read more

May 16, 2019 | Other News

House appropriators restrict funds for Space Development Agency

Space News – House appropriators would block funding for the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency until 90 days after the secretary of defense submits a detailed plan for the new agency. The language is included in the draft of the proposed fiscal year 2020 funding bill for the Defense Department released on Tuesday by the House… read more

May 16, 2019 | Other News

Iraq to purchase Russia’s S-400 missile systems

Tass – The Iraqi government has made a decision to purchase the S-400 missile systems from Russia, Iraqi Ambassador to Moscow Haidar Mansour Hadi said at a press conference following the eighth meeting of the Russian-Iraqi intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation held in Baghdad on April 23-25. “As for the missile… read more

May 15, 2019 | Other News

As North Korea fires missiles again, diplomacy teeters on the brink of collapse

Channel News Asia – In recent days, North Korea has upped the ante in its standoff with the United States and South Korea, further highlighting the missed opportunity at February’s Hanoi summit aimed at bringing peace to the Korean peninsula. Reports last Thursday suggest that a “projectile” was launched from the Sino-ri test site on… read more

May 15, 2019 | Other News

Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan on deploying Patriot missile system to Middle East

Yahoo – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan opens up on ‘Fox & Friends’ on countering threats facing the U.S. from Iran and China Read the full article… read more

May 14, 2019 | Other News

India Conducts Successful Flight Test of Abhyas Target Drone

The Diplomat – On Monday, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) announced that it had successfully tested the Abhyas High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) drone. The pilotless aircraft, designed to serve as a target in live-fire weapons tests, was flight-tested at India’s Interim Test Range near Chandipur, Odisha. “The flight test was tracked by… read more

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