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February 23, 2018 | Other News

‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile successfully test-fired

Times of India: BALASORE (Odisha): India on Friday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable ‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off Odisha coast, defence officials said. The surface-to-surface missile, a naval variant of the indigenously-developed ‘Prithvi’ missile, was test-fired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of… read more

February 23, 2018 | Other News

No Request from Turkey to Integrate S-400 Missile Defence System with NATO: Secretary-General

Defense World: NATO has received no request from Turkey to integrate its Russian origin S-400 missile defence system with the Pan-Atlantic defence bloc, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said. “I am aware that Turkey has made an agreement or they have announced their intention to buy S-400 Russian air defense system. That’s a national Turkish… read more

February 22, 2018 | Other News

India Tests 4th Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile This Month

The Diplomat: For the fourth time this month, India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) test launched a nuclear capable ballistic missile as part of its annual training cycle to test the combat readiness of the Indian Army’s missile forces. The Prithvi-II tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile was test fired from launch complex 3 of the Integrated… read more

February 22, 2018 | Other News

Iran says nuclear deal is ‘worst ever’ — and it’s Trump’s fault

USA Today: LONDON — Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister said Thursday that the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers, including the United States, is the “worst ever” — for Iran. Speaking in the British capital, Abbas Araghchi also said that President Trump’s persistent public vows to “destroy it, fix it, change it,” represented… read more

February 21, 2018 | Other News

Diplomacy, sanctions, missile defense: Use this triad against North Korea

Defense News: On Feb. 11, 2018, The New York Times editorial board published an article assailing the “dangerous illusion of missile defense.” In summary, the piece asserted that the recent failure of a missile defense test illustrates shortcomings in the system U.S. President Donald Trump is overstating the effectiveness of existing and proposed capabilities. Rushing missile… read more

February 21, 2018 | Other News

How To Implement The National Defense Strategy In Pacific

Breaking Defense: The National Defense Strategy rightly prioritizes great power competition as the biggest threat to U.S. security. This is perhaps its most significant contribution; waking us up from the collective security mindset that has captured the thinking of policy-makers following every major conflict going back to World War I. Collective security assumes that all… read more

February 20, 2018 | Other News

Japan and US scramble to perfect missile attack responses

Nikkei Asian Review: TOKYO — As North Korea refuses to give up its nuclear and missile development programs, Japan and the U.S., as well as South Korea, are left to tackle the challenge of saving as many people as possible in case the unthinkable does occur. The tense situation in the Korean Peninsula is causing… read more

February 20, 2018 | Other News

India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Ballistic Agni II Missile: All You Need To Know

NDTV: NEW DELHI: An indigenously developed intermediate-range nuclear capable ballistic Agni II was successfully test-fired today at 8:30 am from Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The trial was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army as part of its user… read more

February 20, 2018 | Other News

The Navy’s stealth destroyers are getting new missiles that will turn them into long-range ship killers

Business Insider: The Navy is asking Congress for funding to equip its most technologically advanced surface ships, the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers, with new weapons designed to turn them into long-range ship killers, according to budget documents spotted by Defense News. One of the new weapons is Raytheon’s SM-6 missile, which serves three purposes: anti-air, anti-surface,… read more

February 15, 2018 | Other News

Air Force says request for 48 F-35s supports ‘manageable ramp’ in production

Inside Defense: Air Force officials say the service is still targeting an annual F-35 production rate of 60 aircraft, but in the near term, the focus is on maintaining a “manageable ramp” in order to avoid undue strain on its production and logistics infrastructure. The Air Force’s five-year outlook for F-35 production hasn’t shifted in… read more

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