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February 17, 2017 | Other News

One Year after Move to Busan, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, ROK Partnership Stronger Than Ever

USPACOM: Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) and Commander, Republic of Korea Fleet, and the U.S. Embassy partnered together to highlight the first-year anniversary of CNFK shifting its headquarters from Seoul to Busan. The celebration, which included a combined naval-partnership award ceremony, dinner, and a live concert, emphasized the significance of the move, the successful… read more

February 17, 2017 | Other News

Russia to continue testing cruise missile defense in country’s east

TASS: Russia’s Defense Ministry will continue testing its system to fight air-and sea-launched cruise missiles in the Eastern Military District, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said at a ministerial board meeting on Friday. The combat potential of the Eastern Military District was increased by more than 10% in 2016 to ensure Russia’s national interests… read more

February 16, 2017 | Other News

South Korea Mulls Ballistic Missile Test

The Diplomat In response to Pyongyang’s recent intermediate-range launch, Seoul is considering test firing a ballistic missile. The South Korean military is mulling test firing a ballistic missile in response to North Korea’s recent missile test, a military official told Yonhap News Agency. “In response to North Korea’s missile launch Sunday, we are reviewing measures to discard… read more

February 15, 2017 | Other News

India Set To Test Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

The National Interest: A key American partner, India, is set to conduct another missile test that will have a wide range of consequences on regional dynamics for years to come. India’s new K-4 nuclear-capable, submarine-launched ballistic missile is expected to have a range of 3,500 kilometers, a serious improvement over its current operational missile of… read more

February 10, 2017 | Other News

German, Dutch militaries agree to deepen cooperation: source

Yahoo News: The German and Dutch militaries have agreed to further deepen defense cooperation this year by putting a German short-range air defense unit under the command of the Dutch military, a source familiar with the plans told Reuters on Friday. The German defense ministry had no immediate comment on the agreement, which comes as… read more

February 10, 2017 | Other News

Vikings conduct live ordnance training at Cope North

Defense Video Imagery Distribution System: U.S. Marines with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225 participated in live-ordnance firing during exercise Cope North at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2017. Cope North is a multi-national, bilateral training event including the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force and Japan… read more

February 10, 2017 | Other News

China upgrades military infrastructure on South China Sea islands, report claims

Defense News: China is continuing to expand its construction activities in a second group of disputed South China Sea islands, according to a Washington-based think tank on Wednesday. The report, released Wednesday by the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, says Beijing has undertaken substantial upgrades to its military infrastructure in… read more

February 10, 2017 | Other News

Indigenous missile Ashwin test today

The New Indian Express: In a bid to develop robust Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system, India is scheduled to test fire its homegrown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile from a defence base off Odisha coast on Friday. The missile would intercept a target missile, mimicking an incoming enemy weapon, mid-air. The preparation is near… read more

February 3, 2017 | Other News

Abe, Mattis reaffirm ties on defense

Japan Times: Visiting U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday, reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the military alliance with Japan as global concern grows over the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump. At the outset of the meeting, Mattis told Abe that “we stand firmly, 100 percent for”… read more

February 3, 2017 | Other News

U.S. expected to impose fresh sanctions on Iranian entities – sources

Reuters: The United States is expected to impose sanctions on multiple Iranian entities as early as Friday following Tehran’s recent ballistic missile test, but in a way that will not violate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. One source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said about eight… read more

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