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June 19, 2018 | Other News

What Trump’s Space Force Announcement Means

Defense One: Donald Trump said Monday that he had directed the Pentagon to establish a Space Force, describing it as a sixth branch of the U.S. military. It would be the first time the Pentagon has stood up a new service since the Air Force received its independence after World War II. Creating a standalone… read more

June 19, 2018 | Other News

India, US, and Japan Conclude ‘Malabar’ Military Exercise

The Diplomat: The 22nd rendition of the Malabar naval exercise, held for the first time in waters off the coast of Guam and involving aircraft and ships from Indian Navy, the U.S. Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), officially came to an end on June 16. According to a U.S. Navy statement,… read more

June 19, 2018 | Other News

Iran says no plans to increase missile range, rejects talks with Trump

Reuters: LONDON (Reuters) – Iran has no plans to extend the range of its missiles since their 2,000-km (1,240-mile) reach is enough to protect the country, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, amid mounting U.S. pressure over Tehran’s missile program. Iran’s government again ruled out negotiations with U.S. President Donald Trump over Tehran’s military… read more

June 19, 2018 | Other News

Top diplomat confirms Turkey will buy Russia’s S-400 missile systems

TASS: ANKARA, June 19. /TASS/. Turkey will purchase Russia’s S-400 missile systems and this issue is closed, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told NTV channel on Tuesday. “We are buying the S-400 systems from Russia, this issue is closed,” Cavusoglu said, stressing that Turkey is not planning to give up this deal despite the decision of… read more

June 18, 2018 | Other News

UK army at serious risk of being outgunned by Russia, say lawmakers

CNBC: A group of British lawmakers has warned that unless the country raises spending on defense, it runs the risk of being “outgunned” by Russia. The Defence Select Committee (DSC) issued a report Monday, calling for the amount of money allocated to U.K. defense to be raised towards 3 percent of GDP (gross domestic product).… read more

June 18, 2018 | Other News

HMS Argyll Leaves For Asia Pacific Deployment

Forces Network: HMS Argyll has left Plymouth to begin a nine-month deployment to the Gulf and Pacific. The Type 23 frigate will first deploy to the Gulf and then move on to Japan and South Korea. Joining the Royal Navy vessel are 200 of the ship’s company, Royal Marines, a Wildcat aircrew and a US exchange officer. Personnel who… read more

June 18, 2018 | Other News

Seoul wants Pyongyang’s artillery moved back

Korea JoongAng Daily: South Korea is planning to ask North Korea to move 350 artillery pieces along the inter-Korean border aimed at Seoul back from the military demarcation line, a government official said Sunday. The request will likely be made in the two countries’ next military meeting, though a date was not given. The last… read more

June 18, 2018 | Other News

US firm Lockheed Martin will transfer titanium tech. and new patriot missiles to Taiwan

Taiwan News: TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense (MND), on Friday, June 15 announced that the Unites States had agreed to transfer new military technologies to Taiwan to bolster the country’s domestic defense industry. According to reports, Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control department will transfer technology and training for Taiwan’s defense… read more

June 15, 2018 | Other News

Plans for Aegis Ashore met with opposition in Japan

United Press International: June 14 (UPI) — Japan’s plans to deploy a land-based component of a missile interceptor system, the Aegis Ashore, is being met with resistance following the easing of tensions with North Korea. Local residents in Akita Prefecture are expressing their opposition to the deployment, following a visit from Tatsuo Fukuda, the vice… read more

June 15, 2018 | Other News

Saudi Arabia says missile shot by Yemen rebels intercepted

The Times of Israel: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi air defenses on Thursday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen, state media reported, as a Riyadh-led military coalition pushes a major offensive to capture a strategic port. The missile was intercepted over Khamis Mushait in the kingdom’s south, and no casualties… read more

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