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March 20, 2019 | Other News

Russia rearms strategic missile forces

Army Recognition – The Russian military in six years accepted into service 217 strategic ballistic missiles, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told the State Duma defense committee. Since 2012, the Strategic Missile Forces have received 109 RS-24 Yars ICBM and the Navy – 108 ballistic submarine-launched missiles. Russia is actively rearming its strategic nuclear forces, the… read more

March 19, 2019 | Other News

South Korea-based Short Range Air Defense Battery Integrates Counter-UAS into Core Competencies

DVIDS: Amid the looming threat of surveillance by Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), 8th Army recently validated the reception, staging, onward movement, and integration of Army Prepositioned Stock (APS) at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea. In order to support 8th Army and combat the UAS threat, Echo Battery, 6-52 Air and Missile Defense Battalion (E/6-52 AMD… read more

March 19, 2019 | Other News

Russia deploys more S-400 air defense missiles in Kaliningrad enclave

Army Recognition – Russia has deployed another regimental set of the S-400 Triumph air defense missiles in its westernmost exclave of Kaliningrad, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday, March 15. The new set of missiles has been supplied to the Russian Baltic Fleet from the Kapustin Yar test site in the southern Astrakhan Region… read more

March 19, 2019 | Other News

U.S. says Iran missile programme destabilising Middle East

Reuters: GENEVA (Reuters) – A senior U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday that Iran’s missile programme is destabilising the Middle East and raising the risk of a “regional arms race” through the provision of such weapons to armed groups in Lebanon and Yemen. U.S. President Donald Trump said when he quit a landmark 2015… read more

March 18, 2019 | Other News

Anti-aircraft missile explodes in midair after unintentional launch

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) — An anti-aircraft guided missile exploded in midair on Monday after being unintentionally launched during a routine maintenance check and no one was injured, an Air Force official said. The Cheongung medium-range surface-to-air missile blew up near an Air Force base in Chuncheon, 85 kilometers northeast of Seoul,… read more

March 18, 2019 | Other News

Czech Army contract to Saab for RBS 70 Mk II missiles

Defence Blog: Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab has won a contract to deliver the Mk II missile for RBS 70 man-portable air-defense system to the Army of the Czech Republic. The order was placed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), responsible for acquisitions for NATO members. The Czech Republic is a user… read more

March 18, 2019 | Other News

No Sign of Imminent North Korea Missile Launch: South Korea Defence Chief

(Reuters) – It is premature to say whether recent activity at some of North Korea’s rocket facilities involved preparation for a missile launch, South Korea’s defence minister told a parliamentary hearing on Monday. Early in March, several American think-tanks and South Korean officials reported that satellite imagery showed possible preparations for a launch from the… read more

March 18, 2019 | Other News

Finland Works Naval Modernization: Corvettes in Support of National Air Defense

The Finns are in the process of acquiring four new corvettes equipped to contribute to their national air defense capabilities. They are in the process of acquiring and equipping four new corvettes in this role. The Pohjanmaa-class corvette is a class of general-purpose surface combatants currently under development for the Finnish Navy as part of the Squadron 2020 (Finnish: Laivue… read more

March 18, 2019 | Other News

Australia shows interest to purchase NASAMS air defense missile systems from US

On March 13, 2019, the U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $240.5 million. These items are in support of Australia’s purchase of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS).… read more

March 15, 2019 | Other News

Israel blames Hamas for Tel Aviv rocket attack, strikes 100 targets in Gaza

CNN: Jerusalem (CNN)Israel says it has struck about one hundred Hamas military targets in Gaza, in retaliation for two rockets launched at Tel Aviv Thursday night. The targeting of Israel’s main metropolitan area by Gaza militants Thursday evening represented the first attempted attack on the city since Israel and Hamas fought a major war in… read more

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