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June 21, 2018 | Other News

Japan suspends North Korea missile strike drills after Trump-Kim summit

CBS News: TOKYO — Japan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started last year while North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands, officials said Thursday, citing diplomatic overtures from Pyongyang. Nine drills to prepare residents in Japan for possible missile attacks were to be held later this year. The… read more

June 21, 2018 | Other News

U.S. identifies North Korea missile test site it says Kim committed to destroy

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The missile engine test site that President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had committed to destroy is a major facility in the western part of the country that has been used for testing engines for long-range missiles, according to a U.S. official. Trump told reporters after their… read more

June 21, 2018 | Other News

IDF deploys additional Iron Dome batteries near Gaza amid heightened tensions

The Times of Israel: The army deployed additional Iron Dome missile defense systems in southern Israel on Wednesday, after terror groups in the Gaza Strip launched dozens of rockets and mortar shells earlier in the day. Residents of the area were encouraged to go about their daily lives as usual, but to also prepare themselves… read more

June 21, 2018 | Other News

These Dutch destroyers can inflict max pain on the Russian navy

We Are The Mighty: The Royal Netherlands Navy has a long tradition of naval prowess. Throughout its history, this Navy held its own against opponents ranging from England to Indonesia. Today, it is much smaller than it has been in the past, but it is still very potent. If tensions with Russia ever escalate to… read more

June 21, 2018 | Other News

Business, community leaders head to D.C. to lobby for Mahoning Valley

The Vindicator: Today, a contingent of local business leaders and elected officials will travel to the nation’s capital for the Mahoning Valley’s inaugural Washington, D.C. Fly-in. The group of about 50 will meet with members of Congress and executive branch officials to lobby on behalf of the Mahoning Valley. The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, noting that… read more

June 20, 2018 | Other News

Elta 3D air-defence radar excluded from NATO air-defence architecture

Jane’s 360: The NATO Air and Missile Defence Command and Control Security Accreditation Board (ASAB) informed the Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 7 June that the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta EL/M-2084 3D mobile air-defence radar (MADR) systems it plans to procure for the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) could not be integrated… read more

June 20, 2018 | Other News

Rheinmetall wins multimillion-euro order for MASS naval countermeasures system in Canada

Navy Recognition: The Canadian Forces have awarded Rheinmetall an important follow-on contract. The Canadian Navy plans to expand the MASS countermeasure systems installed on its Halifax-class frigates. The order is worth about CAD20 million (€12 million). MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) is an automated decoy system that protects surface combatants from advanced anti-ship missiles. Rheinmetall… read more

June 20, 2018 | Other News

US European Command moves forward with plan to bring more war games to southern Europe

Stars and Stripes: STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. commanders are reorganizing major exercises in Europe in a move expected to bring more large drills into the southern part of the Continent, where U.S. European Command is expanding resources even as the military has curtailed war games in South Korea. In 2018, EUCOM will run 11 major… read more

June 20, 2018 | Other News

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile over Khamis Mushayt

Arab News: JEDDAH: The Saudi Air Defense Force intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias from Saada province, Yemen, toward Saudi territories, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday. The official spokesman for the coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, stated that at 5:43 p.m., the air force intercepted… read more

June 20, 2018 | Other News

Major Gaza Escalation: 45 Rockets Fired at Israel, IDF Strikes 25 Hamas Targets

Haaretz: Some 45 rockets were fired from Gaza toward Israel overnight on Tuesday after the Israeli military struck Hamas infrastructure in the Strip in response to burning balloons being launched from the enclave into Israel. Later on Wednesday, the IDF confirmed its drone had fired at a group of Gazans who were attempting to launch… read more

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