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October 9, 2018 | Other News

Battle Creek organization hoping to bring jobs to area by building city’s defense sector

Fox 17: BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — When Battle Creek Unlimited was awarded a $150,000 grant a few weeks ago, president and CEO Joe Sobieralski said the organization knew exactly what to do with it: make a drone activity hub. “$100,000 of the grant dollars are going to be utilized to position Battle Creek to take… read more

October 5, 2018 | Other News

Rafael, Lockheed Pitch Spike Missile For Army Helicopters

Breaking Defense: Three weeks ago, US Army experts traveled to the Negev Desert to watch a test of the latest, longest-range version of Rafael’s Spike missile. Fired from an Israeli AH-64 Apache, the same gunship used by US attack helicopter squadrons, the Spike NLOS struck a target 20 miles away — four times the range… read more

October 5, 2018 | Other News

India’s Air Force Completes Development Trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile

The Diplomat: India’s first domestically designed and developed beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM), designated Astra, is ready for induction into the Indian Air Force’s (IAFs) inventory following the successful completion of pre-induction trials, the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on October 4. The Astra BVRAAM is slated for induction in 2019. The tests… read more

October 5, 2018 | Other News

Armitage, Nye urge Japan to bolster spending on defense

Asahi Shimbun: WASHINGTON–Japan should increase defense spending beyond 1 percent of its gross domestic product to deal with the growing threats from China and North Korea, according to a report compiled by prominent foreign policy experts. The report titled “More Important than Ever: Renewing the U.S.-Japan Alliance for the 21st Century” also warned that the… read more

October 5, 2018 | Other News

Kiev moving air defense systems to contact line in Donbass — Russian OSCE envoy

TASS: The Ukrainian armed forces are moving their air defense systems to the contact line in Donbass, Russia’s OSCE Ambassador Alexander Lukashevich told a session of the European security agency’s Permanent Council on Thursday. “Kiev is pulling air defense systems to the contact line. Reports of the [OSCE] Special Monitoring Mission of September 28 and… read more

October 5, 2018 | Other News

India buys Russian missile system, risking US sanctions

CNBC: India signed a $5 billion purchase of advanced missile technology from Russia on Friday, a deal seen as New Delhi’s response to China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in New Delhi Thursday to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an annual bilateral summit that’s has focused on energy,… read more

October 4, 2018 | Other News

US will have hypersonic weapons sooner than people expect, the Pentagon’s No. 2 official says

CNBC: WASHINGTON — Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Wednesday downplayed concerns about Russian and Chinese efforts to develop hypersonic arsenals. “We are going to fly sooner and more often than people have ever expected,” Shanahan told a small group of reporters. “At the end of the day it’s about putting things in the… read more

October 4, 2018 | Other News

Next-Generation Marine Corps Air Defense Radar Undergoing IOT&E

ExecutiveGov: Rob Cross, an official at the U.S. Marine Corps Program Executive Office for Land Systems, recently said that Block 1 of the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar is now undergoing initial operational test and evaluation, USNI News reported Tuesday. G/ATOR, developed by defense contractor Northrop Grumman, is the Marine Corps’ next-generation radar system designed to… read more

October 4, 2018 | Other News

US Navy proposing major show of force to warn China

CNN: (CNN)The US Navy’s Pacific Fleet has drawn up a classified proposal to carry out a global show of force as a warning to China and to demonstrate the US is prepared to deter and counter their military actions, according to several US defense officials. The draft proposal from the Navy is recommending the US… read more

October 3, 2018 | Other News

Kremlin Says Putin Will Seal $5 Billion Missile Defense Deal On Trip To India

Radio Free Europe: A key achievement of Russian President Vladimir Putin on a trip to India this week will be the signing of a $5 billion deal to supply India with S-400 air-defense systems, a top Kremlin aide has said. The deal comes despite warnings from the Pentagon that India would run afoul of U.S.… read more

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