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October 12, 2018 | Other News

New Orders Reflect Growing Interest in Rada’s Tactical Radars

Defense Update: Israel’s tactical radar pioneer RADA Electronic Industries reported new orders worth US$5 million for two variants of its mobile radars, the Multirole Hemispheric Radar, employed in Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), Counter UAV (C-UAV) and Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) applications. “We see strong and growing momentum in the US, centered around… read more

October 12, 2018 | Other News

South Korean president: North Korea intends ‘complete’ denuclearization

The Hill: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un intends to get rid of his nuclear stockpile and destroy any nuclear materials and facilities to achieve “complete” denuclearization, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Friday. “By complete denuclearization, he meant to start by stopping additional nuclear and missile tests, and then abolish the facilities that… read more

October 12, 2018 | Other News

Australia assigns warship to enforce North Korean sanctions

ABC News: Australia has assigned a guided missile frigate to the East China Sea to boast international efforts to enforce sanctions against North Korea, an Australian officer said Friday. The Australian Defense Force chief of joint operations, Air Marshall Mel Hupfeld, said the warship with a crew of 230 will be supported by two Australian… read more

October 12, 2018 | Other News

Trump just met with a classic-rock legend and a missile-defense expert – and it was the same guy

Business Insider: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter has earned eight platinum records in a music career that started in the 1960s, and he has received numerous security clearances and contracting jobs since the 1980s as a self-taught expert on missile-defense and counterterrorism. Baxter was one of many luminaries at the White House on Thursday to watch President… read more

October 11, 2018 | Other News

U.S. Army Completes Qualification Testing for New Stinger Missile Proximity Fuse

Aerotech News: TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has completed qualification testing for a new proximity fuze that significantly enhances the combat-proven Stinger® missile produced by Raytheon. During recent testing at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, the upgraded weapon system scored a perfect 100 percent hit rate against a variety of targets. The missiles were shoulder-… read more

October 11, 2018 | Other News

‘Why aren’t they paying?’: Trump hits out at South Korea about missile defense system

CNBC: WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Seoul on Tuesday for failing to finance the U.S. deployment of a missile defense system on the Korean Peninsula. Last year, the U.S. deployed two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, launchers to South Korea in response to North Korea’s increased missile and nuclear tests. “I… read more

October 10, 2018 | Other News

Israel will continue Syria strikes despite S-300, Netanyahu tells Moscow

The Times of Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told Russia’s vice premier in talks on Tuesday that Israel must continue to hit hostile targets in neighboring Syria, despite Moscow’s decision to equip Damascus with advanced air defense missiles. Netanyahu said at a press conference that he told Maxim Akimov in talks in Jerusalem… read more

October 10, 2018 | Other News

MBDA: New concept of mobile air defense missile system based on Boxer 8×8 armored

Army Recognition: MBDA, a leader in the production of missile system, has unveiled a new concept of mobile air defense system based on Boxer 8×8 armored vehicle fitted with a launcher pod with 8 individual container that could launched a new stretched version of the Brimstone air-to-surface missile. The concept of this new mobile air… read more

October 9, 2018 | Other News

China to sell 48 high-end military drones to Pakistan

Economic Times: BEIJING: China will sell 48 high-end armed drones to its “all-weather ally” Pakistan in what a military observer said will be the largest deal of its kind, official media here reported Tuesday. The cost of the major defence deal was not revealed. Wing Loong II is a high-end reconnaissance, strike and multi-role endurance… read more

October 9, 2018 | Other News

Army Secretary: Still unclear what portions of the Army would move to the Space Force

Space News: WASHINGTON — Army Secretary Mark Esper said no decisions have yet been made on what parts of the Army would move to a Space Force if the new service were created. “There are ongoing discussions on how the Army would support the Space Force,” Esper told reporters on Monday at the Association of… read more

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