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April 12, 2018 | Other News

China stages maritime exercise in South China Sea as US nuclear carrier sails by

Hindustan Times: President Xi Jinping on Thursday reviewed a massive drill by more than 100 Chinese Navy vessels in the South China Sea, which was launched as the US carried out what it described as a “routine” training exercise in nearby waters. In a rare event, Xi boarded the destroyer Changsha and reviewed a fleet… read more

April 11, 2018 | Other News

This gun shoots drones out of the sky

Defense News: Ground pounders may soon be swatting those pesky drones from the battlefield’s airspace with the help of a new hand-held device. The IXI Dronekiller is the first and only hand-held counter-drone technology employing the use of software defined radio, according to IXI Technology representatives at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Washington, D.C., this week. “This… read more

April 10, 2018 | Other News

U.S. seeks deal with N. Korea on normalized ties, denuclearization

The Asahi Shimbun: SEOUL–The United States is seeking a comprehensive agreement in which North Korea completely abandons its nuclear weapons and missile programs in exchange for diplomatic relations, but Pyongyang apparently wants more, sources said. Officials of the two nations have held a number of secret meetings to set the table for a summit between… read more

April 10, 2018 | Other News

US guided-missile destroyer sets on move to Syrian coast — WSJ

TASS: NEW YORK, April 10. /TASS/. At least one US guided-missile destroyer set off to the coast of Syria after President Trump stated about possible military response in the wake of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Douma, the Wall Street Journal daily reported. The daily did not specify the name of the warship… read more

April 10, 2018 | Other News

US agrees guided missile sale to Qatar

Shephard Media: The United States approved a deal to sell Qatar $300 million in guided missiles on 9 April, on the eve of President Donald Trump’s White House meeting with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The Gulf emirate is a long-standing American military ally and host to the largest US air base in the… read more

April 10, 2018 | Other News

US Army Eyes Faster Weapons Development with a New Collaboration Hub

Defense One: When the Pentagon wanted to expand its tech outreach beyond Silicon Valley, officials looked to Boston, opening the second DIUx location there in 2016. The Army Research Laboratory is now joining them, setting up its own “open campus” in the city to help make its innovation efforts more nimble and cutting-edge. ARL’s Northeast… read more

April 6, 2018 | Other News

US Approves $1.3 Billion Sale of Artillery to Saudi Arabia

US News: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration signed off Thursday on selling more than $1.3 billion in artillery to Saudi Arabia, giving a vote of confidence to the Saudi military as young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman concludes a marathon tour of the United States. Since Prince Mohammed arrived in the U.S. two weeks… read more

April 6, 2018 | Other News

Anti-Ship Missile Defence System Market is Expected to reach USD 13,984 million by 2023 with a CAGR 6.65%

Industry Today: Anti-Ship missile defence systems offer 360 protection to naval warships and sailors from incoming missiles. This radar system are used to locate incoming missiles and an interceptor missile system to destroy those missiles. As a result of the recent advancements in directed energy technologies, there has been emphasis on development of both, high-energy… read more

April 5, 2018 | Other News

India is Close to Buying a Russian Missile System, Despite US Sanctions

The New York Times: India’s defense minister is visiting Moscow this week to finalize the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, Indian officials say, in a weapons deal that would violate American sanctions against Russia. The potential $6 billion deal comes at a time when the Trump administration is both weighing more extensive sanctions… read more

April 5, 2018 | Other News

Saudi Arabia air defense units intercept, destroy ballistic missile launched on Jizan

Arab News: RIYADH: Houthi militia launched a missile toward Jizan province on Wednesday at 9.31pm local time, according to an Arab coalition statement. Saudi Arabian air defense units shot down the missile in the skies above the province, the Kingdom’s official TV channel Al-Ekhbariya reported. The news was confirmed by Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Maliki,… read more

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