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January 22, 2019 | Other News

Russia acknowledges new missile but says it does not breach treaty

Reuters: GENEVA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia has recognized the existence of a cruise missile system that has prompted Washington to say it will quit the 1987 INF disarmament treaty, but has denied that it violates the pact, U.S. officials and NATO diplomats said on Monday. Two weeks before the planned U.S. withdrawal from the treaty, which… read more

January 22, 2019 | Other News

Iranian troops fired missile at Israel as a warning against future attacks

The Times of Israel: The Israel Defense Forces on Monday said the missile was intercepted over the Hermon ski resort the previous day was launched by Iran in a “premeditated” attack aimed at deterring Israel from conducting airstrikes against the Islamic Republic’s troops and proxies in Syria. According to the Israeli military, the missile was… read more

January 22, 2019 | Other News

IAI Elta To Supply C-MMR Multi-Task Radar Systems To Finland

Defense World: Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unit Elta Systems has won a contract to supply C-MMR multi-task radar systems to the Finnish army. Elta did not disclose the price of the deal. However, defense market sources said that the “deal was for tens of millions of dollars,” Globes reported Monday. The radar systems that Elta will… read more

January 22, 2019 | Other News

Hanwha Systems To Manufacture 12 Air Defense Command & Control Systems For S Korean Military

Defense World: Hanwha Systems will manufacture 12 air defense Command, Control and Alert (C2A) systems for the South Korean Military in a contract worth 32.9 billion won (US$29.1 million). The new air defense command and control system features the ability to detect hostile aircraft quicker, Yonhap quoted the country’s arms procurement agency as saying Tuesday. The… read more

January 21, 2019 | Other News

Russian senator says U.S. warship in Black Sea should keep its distance

Reuters: MOSCOW (Reuters) – Visits to the Black Sea by U.S. warships have nothing to do with U.S. security and are motivated by domestic politics, prominent Russian senator Alexei Pushkov said on Sunday, warning they should stay away from the Russian coast. The U.S. guided-missile destroyer Donald Cook began moving towards the Black Sea on… read more

January 21, 2019 | Other News

U.S. calls on Russia to destroy new missile system

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States called on Russia on Monday to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said was a “direct and continuing violation” of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and accused Moscow of destabilizing global security.  Robert Wood, U.S. disarmament ambassador, said the system was capable of carrying both conventional… read more

January 21, 2019 | Other News

USS Kearsarge Transits The Suez Canal With Anti-Drone Buggies Keeping Watch On Deck

The Drive: The threat of small commercially available drones looms large over the U.S. military. After years of dragging its feet, the Battle of Mosul finally awoke the Pentagon as to just how complex and vexing the threat from these systems is. Now, ever more elaborate anti-drone defense concepts are hitting the field under rushed… read more

January 18, 2019 | Other News

North Korea Obscures Leaders’ Visits to Missile Development Sites, Report Says

The New York Times: Over the years, outside analysts have closely followed visits by North Korean leaders to factories, farms and military units to discern the regime’s policy priorities. The sleuthing is challenging: The North Korean state news media often withhold the locations of these sites and their purposes, identifying them only by the names… read more

January 18, 2019 | Other News

US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat of new Chinese missiles

The Independent: The US Navy could still send an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait in spite of Chinese military technology advances which pose a greater threat to American warships than ever before, the US chief of naval operations has said. Such an operation would inevitably increase the risk of military conflict between the world’s… read more

January 18, 2019 | Other News

China’s advancing military is determined to fight for Taiwan, a worrying new report has warned

News.com.au: The US has warned China’s rapid military gains could have dangerous consequences for the rest of the world, particularly Taiwan. As tensions between Beijing and Washington continue to rise, the Pentagon has published a new report warning of a possible attack on the smaller island nation. “Beijing’s longstanding interest to eventually compel Taiwan’s reunification… read more

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