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April 20, 2018 | Other News

Admiral: Don’t Sanction India for Buying Russian ‘F-35 Killer’ Missiles

Military.com: Adm. Phil Davidson, the nominee to take over U.S. Pacific Command, has warned against sanctioning India for buying Russian arms that could include a proposed $6 billion deal for S-400 Triumf anti-air missiles billed as “F-35 killers” by Moscow. The growing strategic partnership between the U.S. and India to counter China should take precedence… read more

April 20, 2018 | Other News

Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

Arab News: Saudi air defense forces managed to intercept a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias from Yemen headed in the direction of Saudi Arabia’s border province of Jazan on Friday. Earlier this week, Saudi air defenses shot down a previous ballistic missile attack by the Houthis. Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the coalition’s spokesman, said the… read more

April 20, 2018 | Other News

Syria Fired Only 2 Missiles Against Allied Strikes

Popular Mechanics: Despite several days of warning and Russian claims otherwise, Syrian air defenses launched only two missiles during strikes by the United States, United Kingdom, and France to destroy the country’s chemical weapons capability. Both missiles missed the incoming cruise missiles. Syrian forces fired several dozen other missiles after the strikes were over when… read more

April 19, 2018 | Other News

Israel Halts Plans For F-15s To Train In Alaska As Iranian Air Defenses Appear In Syria

The Drive: Israel has dropped plans to send F-15 jet fighters to a major U.S. Air Force exercise in Alaska for the first time. The decision comes amid a burst of Israeli air strikes against Iranian forces and their proxies in Syria, including a recent operation over that country that reportedly destroyed one of Iran’s… read more

April 19, 2018 | Other News

Air Force awards massive hypersonic-weapon contract to Lockheed Martin

The Washington Post: After repeated warnings that Russia and China have each developed a hypersonic missile that could punch through U.S. missile defenses, the U.S. Air Force says it will spend an estimated $1 billion to develop one of its own. The service announced Wednesday that it has awarded Bethesda, Md.-based defense giant Lockheed Martin… read more

April 19, 2018 | Other News

Increasing Global Threats Call for Capabilities to Deter, Defend, Officials Say

Department of Defense: WASHINGTON — In today’s increasingly complex and threatening environment, the Defense Department must sustain the capabilities needed to deter and defend against attacks on the U.S. homeland, its forces abroad and its allies and partners, John C. Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, said on Capitol Hill yesterday. “We must make the… read more

April 18, 2018 | Other News

A false alarm led to Syrian air defense missiles being fired

CNBC: A false alarm led to Syrian air defense missiles being fired overnight and no new attack on Syria took place, Syrian state media and a military commander said on Tuesday. Syrian state TV reported overnight that anti-aircraft defenses had shot down missiles fired at an air base in the Homs area, and a media… read more

April 17, 2018 | Other News

Syrian Air Defense Shoots Down Missiles Near Airbase: State Media

Huffington Post: AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian anti-aircraft defenses shot down missiles fired at the Syrian air base of Shayrat in Homs province late on Monday and another base northeast of the capital, Damascus, Syria’s state television and pro-Iranian Hezbollah media said. State television showed pictures of a missile that was shot in the air above… read more

April 16, 2018 | Other News

Pentagon: Syria Struck From All Sides, No Missiles Intercepted

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: In one of the largest coordinated international air operations in years, over 100 American, British and French guided missiles slammed into three Syrian chemical weapons facilities early Saturday morning, launched from an armada of aircraft, submarines, and ships offshore. The Pentagon was careful Saturday to say that the assault didn’t seek to… read more

April 13, 2018 | Other News

Inside the USS Donald Cook: The Navy’s Missile Destroyer That Could Strike Syria

The National Interest: The Trump administration is weighing whether to launch a second punitive strike on Syria in response to an apparent chemical weapons attack on April 4 by the Syrian military targeting the rebel enclave of Douma in eastern Damascus. If a strike is carried out, there is every reason to believe that destroyer… read more

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