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March 24, 2017 | Other News

S. Korea to take actions against Chinese retaliation over U.S. missile system

Yonhap News Agency: South Korea’s finance minister pledged Friday to take actions against China amid no apparent signs of progress in ending a diplomatic row with the world’s second-largest economy. China has taken a series of economic retaliations against South Korea in recent months over the ongoing deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system… read more

March 17, 2017 | Other News

Army to get laser that can zap drones

Washington Post: Lockheed Martin said Thursday it has finished a 60-kilowatt laser system for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and is preparing to hand it over to the Army for further testing. In initial tests, the company achieved 58 kilowatts of power but expects its laser to reach its full potential by the… read more

March 17, 2017 | Other News

Trump Seeks $639 Billion for Defense Department, Up 10%

Bloomberg: President Donald Trump is proposing a $639 billion Pentagon budget for fiscal 2018 that pledges to accelerate combat against Islamic State terrorists and replenish a U.S. military worn out by 15 years of war operations. “The president’s 2018 budget ends the arbitrary depletion of our strength and security and begins to rebuild our U.S.… read more

March 17, 2017 | Other News

China, Pakistan to co-produce ballistic missiles, military aircraft after denouncing India’s weapon programme

International Business Times: China and Pakistan on Friday discussed co-producing ballistic missiles and advanced military aircraft during Pakistan’s new Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s first visit to China, according to State media. The discussion between the countries has come a few months after China denounced India’s development of ballistic missiles and slammed the fourth test… read more

March 16, 2017 | Other News

Tillerson promises new policy on North Korea after ’20 years of a failed approach’

CNN: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a new approach toward North Korea Thursday, saying all the efforts of the past 20 years have failed. Tillerson was speaking in Tokyo, ahead of stops in Seoul and Beijing, where Chinese leaders are expected to present their own plan to defuse escalating tensions on the… read more

March 3, 2017 | Other News

US admiral in disputed South China Sea: ‘We will be here’

ABC News: America will continue to patrol the South China Sea to ensure freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed region, a U.S. admiral said Friday amid questions whether U.S. involvement in one of Asia’s potential flashpoints will change. “We will be here,” Rear Adm. James Kilby said on board the aircraft carrier USS… read more

March 3, 2017 | Other News

Indian Navy Fires Anti-Ship Missile From Attack Sub in Arabian Sea

The Diplomat: The Indian Navy successfully test fired an anti-ship missile from a Scorpene-class (Kalvari-class) diesel-electric attack submarine in the Arabian Sea on March 2, according to an Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) press release. “The missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing, held this morning,” the March 2… read more

March 1, 2017 | Other News

India Interceptor missile successfully test-fired

The Hindu: India on Wednesday successfully carried out an interceptor missile test, validating the reliability of its two layered Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) still under development . Defence sources said that the endo-atmospheric missile which can intercept missiles at ranges of 15-30 km was launched at 1015 hrs from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast… read more

February 21, 2017 | Other News

Fifth S-400 Air Defense Regiment Enters Combat Duty Near Moscow

Sputnik: MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s fifth air defense regiment equipped with the S-400 Triumf missile system has entered combat duty in the Moscow Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. “The crews of Moscow Region’s Aerospace Forces air defense missile regiment, armed with a new regimental S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile system, were put on air defense combat duty in Moscow and Russia’s… read more

February 21, 2017 | Other News

Army Races to Rebuild Short-Range Air Defense: New Lasers, Vehicles, Units

Breaking Defense: ARLINGTON: As Russia and other adversaries stock up on drones, rockets, and missiles, the US Army is building up defenses to shoot them down. But that Short-Range Air Defense force has been devastated by a decade of cuts. The service’s plan to revive SHORAD involves deploying to Europe about 50 more of its… read more

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