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February 14, 2019 | Other News

China and Russia are militarizing space with ‘energy weapons’ and anti-satellite missiles: Pentagon

CNBC: The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) this week made an extensive report public about military expansion in space, especially focusing on the increasing “weaponization of space” by China and Russia. DIA, which acts as the Pentagon’s top intelligence arm, explains in detail “key counterspace concepts” in the report, including: Cyberspace threats, “directed energy weapons,”… read more

February 14, 2019 | Other News

U.S. Revives Secret Program to Sabotage Iranian Missiles and Rockets

The New York Times: WARSAW — The Trump White House has accelerated a secret American program to sabotage Iran’s missiles and rockets, according to current and former administration officials, who described it as part of an expanding campaign by the United States to undercut Tehran’s military and isolate its economy. Officials said it was impossible… read more

February 14, 2019 | Other News

Russian Buk-M3 Viking Defense Missile System Has Enhanced Features

Defense World: Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS). In March 2018 Rosoboronexport had declared the launch of the international marketing of its Buk-M3 Viking, the newest multi-missile mobile medium-range ADMS from Russia. “The ‘Viking’ complex preserves the best characteristics of the famous… read more

February 14, 2019 | Other News

Nearly a Dozen Russian Jets Practiced an Attack on a Norwegian Radar Base

Popular Mechanics – Russian strike jets practiced a mock attack on a Norwegian radar base in 2018, flying uncomfortably close to the NATO country’s airspace before turning back. The incident, which took place in February 2018, was only just now brought to light by the director of Norway’s Intelligence Service. According to the Barents Observer, the… read more

February 13, 2019 | Other News

US prepares for larger military presence in Poland

Stars and Stripes: STUTTGART, Germany — The U.S. will deploy hundreds more troops to Poland in a push to further boost its military presence in a region where the Pentagon already has thousands of servicemembers conducting operations, America’s top diplomat in the country said. The U.S. ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, said the increase will… read more

February 13, 2019 | Other News

Moscow Orders Ground-Based Kalibr Cruise Missiles

Jamestown Foundation – Following the formal collapse of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, on February 2, Moscow has ordered the Russian defense industry to create a ground-based version of the Kalibr cruise missile complex. The family of Kalibr sea- and air-launched cruise missiles (SLCM, ALCM), has seen extensive use during Russia’s military operations… read more

February 13, 2019 | Other News

Air Defenders Embrace New Training and Technology

DVIDS: Faced with increased mobilizations and shifting strategic priorities from the Executive branch through the Dept. of Defense, the 164th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade has embraced a new training regime and new technology intended to keep its air defenders a step ahead of emerging threats. With the aim of operating in any environment and… read more

February 13, 2019 | Other News

Russia’s S-500: The Weapon That Could Make the F-22 and F-35 Obsolete?

The National Interest: ome U.S. defense officials worry that this system will be so capable that it might pose issues for stealthy warplanes like the F-22, F-35 and B-2. Russian state media have begun leaking some information about the country’s next-generation air and missile defense system, the S-500. While maintaining that “most of the new… read more

February 12, 2019 | Other News

Pentagon budget proposal funds Space Force headquarters as a ‘starting point’

Space News: WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is expected to request approximately $270 million in its fiscal year 2020 budget to stand up a Space Force headquarters, a Space Development Agency and U.S. Space Command, according to draft documents. The amount is modest compared to multibillion-dollar estimates that have been floated in the past several… read more

February 12, 2019 | Other News

New Pentagon report warns of Russian and Chinese laser threats to US satellites

CNN — A new Pentagon report on threats in space warns that China and Russia are both developing capabilities to threaten the US’ pre-eminent position, including lasers that could target and destroy US satellites. “China and Russia, in particular, are developing a variety of means to exploit perceived US reliance on space-based systems and challenge… read more

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