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November 14, 2017 | Other News

Three U.S. Aircraft Carriers Complete Rare Military Exercises in Western Pacific

The Epoch Times: Three U.S. aircraft carriers and their accompanying strike groups of warships, fighter jets and other aircraft completed a rare military exercise with South Korea and Japan in the Western Pacific Monday. The four-day military exercises finish as President Donald Trump heads home to the United States after a 12 day trip to… read more

November 14, 2017 | Other News

‘Deadly combination’: BrahMos missile to be tested from Sukhoi fighter jet for first time this week

The Times of India: NEW DELHI: India is now all set to upgrade its deadly precision-strike weapon into a deep surgical-strike one. The sleek BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which flies almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8, will be test-fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet for the first time this week. The… read more

November 9, 2017 | Other News

Delhi: IAF to install two-layer air defense system capable of taking out enemy combat aircraft, drones

India Today: Seeking to provide protection to country’s vital assets and persons in the national Capital, the Indian Air Force is looking to install a two-layer air defence system which can take out enemy combat aircraft, drones or helicopters. The serving is working on the proposal in this regard which is expected to be brought… read more

November 9, 2017 | Other News

UPDATED: 3 U.S. Carrier Strike Groups to Exercise for 4 Days in the Sea of Japan

USNI News: Three U.S. carrier strike groups will drill together – in the first tri-carrier operations in a decade off the Korean peninsula in the Sea of Japan, several sources confirmed to USNI News on Wednesday. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), along with their escorts and air wings,… read more

November 9, 2017 | Other News

US defense bill authorizes development of ‘INF treaty-compliant’ mid-range missile

RT News: US lawmakers have agreed to allocate $58 million for research and development of a ground-launched, intermediate-range missile system, which they claim would not be in violation of the crucial 1987 INF treaty with Russia which prohibits such weapons. On Wednesday, House and Senate negotiators authorized the nearly $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act… read more

November 9, 2017 | Other News

Senate, House Release Compromise FY 2018 Defense Authorization Bill

USNI News: Today the Senate and House Armed Services Committees announced the details of their compromise Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. This conference report, which merges the bills each committee passed earlier this year to create policy and spending authorization for this current fiscal year, allows $626 billion in base budget spending and… read more

November 8, 2017 | Other News

India Successfully Test Fires Indigenous Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile

The Diplomat: India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test-launched a nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile, the country’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range cruise missile on November 7, the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced in a statement. The test took place at the Integrated Test Range on Abdul Kalam Island off the coast… read more

November 8, 2017 | Other News

South Korea in talks with US to buy nuclear-powered submarines

Pakistan Today: South Korea is negotiating with the United States to buy nuclear-powered submarines to guard against threats from Pyongyang, local reports said on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump said Seoul would buy “billions of dollars” of US weapons. Nuclear-powered submarines can stay submerged for months, giving them a far greater range than their diesel-powered… read more

November 7, 2017 | Other News

Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii

The Diplomat: Japanese Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera is expected to visit the U.S. test facility in Hawaii for the ground-based Aegis Ashore system next January, according to Japanese government sources. “The United States conducts missile intercept tests at the complex on Kauai that Onodera will visit,” Kyodo news agency reports. Japan plans to deploy… read more

November 6, 2017 | Other News

Trump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles

BBC: US President Donald Trump has said Japan could shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” with military equipment bought from the US. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe followed up by saying his country could intercept missiles “if necessary”, and added that he was looking into the deal. The two leaders were speaking to reporters… read more

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