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February 15, 2018 | Other News

Lockheed Martin to build new facility in Florida, hire 1,800

The Frederick News Post: Lockheed Martin broke ground Tuesday on a new research-and-development facility in Orlando, Florida, where the Bethesda-based defense giant plans to hire 1,800 people to work on new weapons systems for the Pentagon. Engineers at the facility will work to develop new weapons systems including the Long Range Stand-off Missile, a plane-launched… read more

February 13, 2018 | Other News

Israel Dispatches Missile Defense Batteries in North After Operation in Syria

Breaking Israel News: The Israel Defense Forces is reinforcing missile defense systems along the border with Syria following a major military confrontation between Israel, Syria and Iran which culminated in the first battle loss of an Israeli fighter jet in 35 years. Eye witnesses report seeing multiple missile defense batteries making their way north. The… read more

February 12, 2018 | Other News

Mattis: ‘Too early to tell’ if Olympics will lead to North Korea breakthrough

Military Times: ROME – While the Olympics provides a backdrop for the highest level communications between North and South Korea in years, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is warning not to overestimate what may be said. “Clearly, it’s too early to say if using the Olympics in a way to reduce tensions, if that… read more

February 9, 2018 | Other News

USS Rushmore Concludes U.S.-Japan Exercise Iron Fist

Department of Defense: PACIFIC OCEAN, Feb. 8, 2018 —The dock landing ship USS Rushmore, with elements from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, concluded exercise Iron Fist 2018 yesterday off the Southern California coast. Iron Fist 2018 demonstrated more than a decade of interoperability development and enhanced amphibious capability of… read more

February 9, 2018 | Other News

New Israeli Air Defense C4I System Unveiled In Britain

i-HLS: A new air defense system, made by the major Israeli defense contractor Rafael, was unveiled recently in Britain, and will be deployed by the 16 Regiment of the Royal Artillery. We have wrote about the procurement procedure in i-HLS.com last November, and now it was unveiled to the public. The system is essentially a… read more

February 9, 2018 | Other News

India Test Fires Second Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile in a Week

The Diplomat: For the second time in just a week, India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) has test launched a short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile as part of its annual training cycle to test the combat readiness of the Indian Army’s missile forces. The Prithvi-II tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile was test fired from the Integrated… read more

February 8, 2018 | Other News

Abe and Pence say no divide on North Korea during Tokyo meeting, warn against Pyongyang’s ‘smile diplomacy’

The Japan Times: Amid signs of a gradual thaw in inter-Korean relations and a growing divide between Seoul and Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed Wednesday their commitment to a policy of maintaining “maximum pressure” on North Korea days ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. In a joint… read more

February 6, 2018 | Other News

India Successfully Test-Fires Short Range Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni-I

NDTV: BALASORE, ODISHA: India today successfully test-fired its short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-I with a strike range of over 700 km. The missile test was done from a test range off the Odisha coast, defence sources said. The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile was launched as a part of a periodic training activity by the… read more

February 5, 2018 | Other News

‘Now Is the Moment’: Russia Urges US to Resume Dialogue on Missile Defense

Sputnik International: MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and the United States should resume their dialogue on missile defense in light of the growing relevance of the subject, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said. The Russian diplomat stressed that in order to overcome the impasse in Russian-US relations, it was necessary to cooperate in a number of areas, including economic and regional… read more

February 2, 2018 | Other News

Israeli Military to Establish New Ground-to-ground Missile Force

Haaretz: Defense minister Avigdor Lieberman has instructed the Israel Defense Forces to establish a new force of ground-to-ground missiles with a range of up to 300 kilometers, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported on Friday. This unit will be part of the army’s ground forces. Lieberman has approved an initial amount of half a billion dollars,… read more

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