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December 11, 2018 | Other News

Japan’s two Aegis Ashore anti-missile candidate sites run into local opposition

The Japan Times: AKITA/HAGI, YAMAGUCHI PREF. – Located in northwestern Honshu on the Sea of Japan coast, Akita Prefecture has long been thought of in Tokyo and especially western Japan as remote — part of poet Matsuo Basho’s famed “The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” The prefecture is well-known for the Akita Kanto Festival… read more

December 11, 2018 | Other News

India Test-Fires its Longest Range Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni-V

Sputnik News: India successfully test-fired its longest range nuclear capable Agni V missile on Monday morning from a defense test facility in the eastern coast of Odisha. Agni-V is a canisterised, road-mobile nuclear-capable missile developed under a $375 million project sanctioned by the government in 2008. This is the third successful test of the missile… read more

December 10, 2018 | Other News

Russia deploys latest cruise missile corvette in occupied Crimea – media

Unian: The latest corvette Orekhovo-Zuyevo armed with Kalibr cruise missiles was accepted for service in the Russian Black Sea Fleet in a solemn ceremony held in the occupied Sevastopol, Crimea, on Monday. As was reported on Friday, the warship completed state trials and arrived for the first time at its new permanent base. The solemn… read more

December 10, 2018 | Other News

Taiwan to upgrade Navy ships’ self-defense system against air threats

Focus Taiwan News Channel: Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Taiwan plans to spend nearly NT$2 billion to upgrade the electronic warfare system on its four Kidd-class destroyers in response to China’s missile threats and to enhance surface-to-air combat capability, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND). In its 2019 budget proposal, the MND said the… read more

December 10, 2018 | Other News

Syrian Air Defences Repel Strike on Damascus Airport – Reports

Sputnik News: The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the sound of explosions rocked an area close to the airport and fire from air defenses was also heard. The latest incident comes just over a week after Syria accused Israel of striking south of the capital, AFP reported. Israel has carried out hundreds of… read more

December 7, 2018 | Other News

US blocks $500 million arms deal between Israel, Croatia: report

i24 News: The United States is blocking an arms deal that would see 12 U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets being sold from Israel to Croatia, Axios reported on Thursday. The $500 million deal infuriated Washington which warned Jerusalem three weeks ago that the deal would be blocked because it had not been approved by the US… read more

December 7, 2018 | Other News

Saab Receives Swedish Order for Giraffe 4A and Arthur Radars

ASD News: Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to develop and maintain the Armed Forces’ artillery and weapon locating capability. The order includes Saab’s Giraffe 4A multi-function radar and life extension of the artillery locating system Arthur. Deliveries of the modern ground-based multi-function system Giraffe 4A and the life… read more

December 7, 2018 | Other News

The Surprising X-Factor for Aerial Defense

i-hls.com: A Czech Republic based firm, Era, is developing a potentially world-changing technology. The company was established in the 1990s, its lineage can be traced back to the Soviet era when it was part of the massive Czech conglomerate Tesla (unrelated to Elon Musk’s company of the same name). Today it supplies at least 20 nations with… read more

December 7, 2018 | Other News

After a couple months delay, the F-35 moves into operational tests

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The F-35 has officially entered into its operation test phase, paving the way for a full rate production decision next year, the program office announced Dec. 6. During initial operational test and evaluation, also known as IOT&E, the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team will put the aircraft through its paces… read more

December 7, 2018 | Other News

Russia must scrap or alter missiles U.S. says violate arms treaty

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia must scrap its 9M729 nuclear-capable cruise missiles and launchers or modify the weapons’ range to return to compliance with a key Cold War-era arms control treaty and avert a U.S. pullout from the pact, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. “Either you rid the system, rid the launcher or change… read more

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