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June 27, 2016 | Other News

Russia to deploy Iskander missiles in Europe’s backyard to counter NATO

Ukraine Today: Russia is increasing its military presence near its neighbours’ borders. According to the country’s official and former Black Sea fleet chief Vladimir Komoyedov, Moscow is planning to send its nuclear capable Iskander missile systems to Kaliningrad. The decision is aimed at strengthening Russia’s position in its confrontation against NATO. “Kaliningrad is our frontline… read more

June 24, 2016 | Other News

26 nations to participate in RIMPAC starting next week

KHON2: Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 30 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants… read more

June 24, 2016 | Other News

India denies training North Korean experts in ballistic missile tech

Business Standard: India on Thursday strongly denied allegations in the media that a research centre in Dehradun may have violated UN sanctions by training North Korean experts who went on to occupy important positions in secretive military programmes of the reclusive communist nation.   The allegations came up in an Al Jazeera article, citing a… read more

June 24, 2016 | Other News

UNSC strongly condemns DPRK’s ballistic missile launches

UN News Centre: The Security Council today strongly condemned the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 21 June, noting that these repeated acts are in grave violation of obligations under the relevant resolutions adopted by the 15-nation body. In a statement issued to the press, the Council, speaking… read more

June 23, 2016 | Other News

S. Korea set to hold top commanders’ meeting over N. Korea missile

Yonhap: South Korea is set to convene a meeting of top commanders on Thursday to check the country’s readiness to counter North Korea’s latest missile provocations, Seoul’s defense ministry said. Defense Minister Han Min-koo plans to preside over the meeting to be attended by about 150 top-ranked military commanders, to discuss the North’s test-firing of… read more

June 22, 2016 | Other News

Ballistic missile intercepted in Yemen

Space Daily: A ballistic missile fired early Tuesday towards the central Yemeni city of Marib has been intercepted, a Saudi-led military coalition battling rebels in the impoverished nation said. The missile was “destroyed with no damage” after its launch at around 12:15 am (2115 GMT), a statement from the alliance said. “Coalition air forces immediately… read more

June 22, 2016 | Other News

Tension over missile defense funding further complicates Obama’s legacy on Israel

Jewish News Service: Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama’s relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been fraught with tension. Even within the framework of that tension, strong American military aid for Israel has been a constant during the Obama years. But during the last few weeks, that support has been called… read more

June 22, 2016 | Other News

AN/SPY-6 array delivered to Pacific Missile Range Facility

CHIPS KAUAI, Hawaii – The U.S. Navy installed a new AN/SPY-6 radar at the Advanced Radar Development Evaluation Laboratory (ARDEL) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) June 6. The delivery and installation of the AN/SPY-6 radar at ARDEL followed the successful completion of Near Field Range testing in Sudbury, Massachusetts in late May and… read more

June 21, 2016 | Other News

India accused of nurturing N. Korea’s weapons scientists

Korea Times: India is nurturing North Korean scientists despite United Nations sanctions, according to Al Jazeera, a Qatar-based news network. Beginning with Hong Yong-il, the first-secretary to India, more than 30 scientists have been sent to the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), set up by the U.N.… read more

June 21, 2016 | Missile Defense News | Other News

Yemen missile launch, deadly air strike shake truce

Reuters: A Saudi-led military coalition said it intercepted a missile fired in Yemen on Tuesday and residents said an air strike by the alliance killed and wounded eight civilians, straining a civil war ceasefire. The ballistic missile was fired toward the central city of Marib, which is controlled by Saudi-backed government forces, but was intercepted… read more

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