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February 17, 2015 | Other News

Russia Develops New Fuel for Hypersonic Cruise Missile

Moscow Times: Russia has created a powerful recipe for fuel that will allow missiles to fly faster than five times the speed of sound, a development that if utilized effectively would make Russia a major player in a growing hypersonic arms race, a deputy defense minister said. “The recipe has been created and the energy… read more

February 17, 2015 | Other News

Six new Akash Missile to muscle Indian Air Force

The News Teller: BENGALURU: Indian Air Force raise six new Akash Missile, developed by Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Bharat Electronics (BEL), on the floor of Make-In-India campaign to muscle the air missile defense system of Indian Air Force (IAF) as reported by The Times of India. The IAF… read more

February 13, 2015 | Other News

Kim Jong Un and Putin ‘regularly’ exchange messages

NK News: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin communicate frequently, Russia’s ambassador to the DPRK was quoted as saying by the ITAR-TASS news agency. Ambassador Alexander Matsegora told the Russian news service that high-level exchanges and dialogue were frequent, and that they took place at the “highest” level. “The leaders of… read more

February 5, 2015 | Other News

Pakistan Tests Cruise Missile

Defense News: ISLAMABAD — Monday’s test of the Ra’ad air-launched cruise missile may have been designed to check the effectiveness of an upgrade, according to analysts. The test was announced in a press release by the military’s media arm, Inter Services Public Relations. It provided few details, only saying, “Pakistan conducted a successful Flight Test… read more

February 4, 2015 | Other News

Ashton B. Carter expected to win easy approval as new U.S. defense secretary

Washington Post: Facing no significant opposition on Capitol Hill, Ashton B. Carter is expected to win easy approval from the Senate to become the next secretary of defense. But when he appears for his confirmation hearing Wednesday, he’s still likely to face a grilling from lawmakers — about President Obama’s national security policies. Carter, 60,… read more

February 3, 2015 | Other News

Obama’s Defense Budget Aims Higher, and at Overseas Conflicts

New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama is asking the new Republican Congress for a base defense budget of $534 billion in 2016, the Pentagon said on Monday in its annual budget release, exceeding by $35 billion the mandatory across-the-board reductions known as sequestration. Separately, Mr. Obama is asking for an additional $51 billion to… read more

February 3, 2015 | Other News

Seeking a strategy-driven defense budget for challenges facing U.S.

Washington Post: Walter Pincus Sen. John McCain, the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wants the fiscal 2016 defense budget to be strategy-driven rather than budget-driven. Defense Department officials claim the $585.3 billion being sought in the Pentagon’s fiscal 2016 request is strategy-driven. But what’s President Obama’s strategy? And if you are like… read more

February 2, 2015 | Other News

Canister based Agni V, India’s most potent missile, test-fired successfully

Financial Express: Marking another milestone in the country’s deterrence capability, India today successfully carried out the maiden canister-based trial of its most potent missile Agni-V, which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne. The missile was launched from a canister mounted on a road-mobile… read more

January 26, 2015 | Other News

India to Test Canister-based Agni-V

First Post India: The first canister-based trial of the 5,000 km-plus nuclear capable Agni-V long range ballistic missile is likely to take place on 31 January. Incidentally, DRDO chief Avinash Chander, who is often referred to as the ‘Agni Man’ for developing the Agni series of missiles, will demit office on the same day after… read more

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