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October 3, 2018 | Other News

Colombia will delay purchase of anti-aircraft missile system: minister

Reuters: BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia has no immediate plans to buy an anti-aircraft missile defense system to modernize its air force due to budget constraints, the defense minister said on Tuesday. Military sources said last week the country was looking into the possibility of acquiring a system, though President Ivan Duque said the eventual purchase… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

South Korea says Kim Jong Un could have 60 nuclear weapons

CBS News: SEOUL, South Korea — A top South Korean official told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul’s first public comment about the size of the North’s secrecy-clouded weapons arsenal. Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told parliament Monday the estimates on the size of North Korea’s nuclear… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

First Sarmat ICBM flight tests to begin in early 2019 — source

TASS: MOSCOW, October 2. /TASS/. The first flight tests of the promising Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) are expected to be conducted in the beginning of next year, a source in the Russian defense industry sector told TASS on Tuesday. “The expected date of launching Sarmat’s flight trials is the beginning of 2019,” the source… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

North Korea Escalates Pressure on U.S. Ahead of Pompeo Visit

The New York Times: SEOUL, South Korea — Ramping up pressure on the United States, North Korea on Tuesday accused the Trump administration of demanding too much but offering too few concessions in its negotiations over the terms of denuclearizing the North. Up to now, North Korea has demanded almost daily that the United States… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

‘We’ll Sort This Out.’ Defense Secretary Mattis Says U.S. Relations With China Are Not Worsening

Time: (PARIS) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday that he doesn’t see the U.S. relationship with China worsening after a series of setbacks that officials said include canceling the Pentagon chief’s planned visit to Beijing this month. Mattis said the U.S. has to learn how to manage its relationship with the communist nation. “There’s… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

NATO charges new Russian missile violates treaty

Stars and Stripes: A new Russian missile is putting at risk a 31-year-old nuclear treaty between Washington and Moscow long regarded as a cornerstone for stability in Europe, the chief of NATO said on Tuesday. “We have looked into this intelligence and we are extremely concerned,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters at alliance headquarters… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

DoD hands out $7.54 billion in year-end contract bonanza

Defense News: WASHINGTON – The Pentagon handed out a whopping $7.54 billion in contracts the evening of Sept. 28, the last working day of the fiscal year. The contract dump, as sure a sign that fall has come as birds flying south and pumpkin spice lattes, is an annual event, with the various defense offices spending… read more

September 28, 2018 | Other News

Raytheon Gets $482M Contract to Update Close-in Weapon Systems for US, Foreign Clients

GovConWire: Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential six-year, $482.3M contract to update MK 15 Close-in Weapon Systems for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army as well as the governments of Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. The company will also overhaul systems and provide hardware for the CIWS platform used to defend against anti-ship… read more

September 28, 2018 | Other News

Russian expert: In case of a Conflict, Russia Would Use “Kinzhal” Missile

BulgarianMilitary.com: MOSCOW, Russia – According to the military expert, Lieutenant-General Yuri Netkachev, in the event of a conflict with NATO or the United States, one of the first Russian targets would be the possible new U.S. military base, Ford Trump, which could be neutralized with the help of the operational tactical Iskander missiles, learned Bulgarian… read more

September 28, 2018 | Other News

At UN, Netanyahu Reveals Secret Iranian Nuclear Facility, Hidden Missiles in Beirut

Haaretz: NEW YORK  – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed a secret Iranian nuclear storage facility in Tehran and hidden missiles in Beirut during his address at the United Nations’ General Assembly 73rd session on Thursday. The Israeli prime minister said the Iranian facility contains technology for Iran’s nuclear program, adding that Iran “took this radioactive material and… read more

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