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February 12, 2019 | Other News

Why the Corps needs a system to shoot down Russian and Chinese cruise missiles

Military Times – To survive in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean in a fight with a near-peer rival, the Corps will need weapon systems to contend with aerial and cruise missile threats. It’s a problem the Corps hasn’t had to deal with after years of counterinsurgency conflicts with secured air superiority for coalition forces.… read more

February 12, 2019 | Other News

Pentagon to send up-gunned, drone-killing Strykers to Europe to deter Russia

Fox News: The U.S. Army is arming its Stryker vehicle with attack drones, lasers, up-gunned cannons and anti-aircraft missiles in anticipation of scheduled 2020 Stryker-unit deployments to Europe — intended to fortify a broader and much-discussed strategy to counter Russian “aggression” in the region. The Russian threat forms the basis for a decided U.S. effort to send… read more

February 12, 2019 | Other News

NATO chief vows response to Russian missile pact violations

The State- NATO’s secretary-general warned Tuesday that the military alliance will respond to what it insists are Russia’s violation of a key Cold War-era treaty but will not station more nuclear missiles in Europe. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty it agreed bilaterally with the United States… read more

February 12, 2019 | Other News

India Successfully Tests Upgraded Version of Ballistic Missile Killer

Sputnik – The PDV (Prithvi Defence Vehicle) tested on Tuesday is set to replace the Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) in India’s multi-layered ballistic missile defense program that currently comprises two components-the PAD for high altitude interception and Advanced Air Defense (AAD) Missile for lower altitude interception. The upgraded version of India’s domestically-produced high-altitude interceptor missile PDV… read more

February 11, 2019 | Other News

US Navy warships just challenged China with a South China Sea sail-by operation, and Beijing is furious

The US Navy sent two guided-missile destroyers to challenge China in the South China Sea, and Beijing is outraged. Two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers — the USS Spruance and the USS Preble — conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation on Monday, sailing within 12 nautical miles of Chinese outposts in the contested Spratly Islands. The purpose was to… read more

February 8, 2019 | Other News

Crimean air defense troops start drills with S-400 missile systems

TASS: SIMFEROPOL, February 8. /TASS/. Combat teams of an S-400 air defense missile battalion from the Southern Military District’s Air Force and Air Defense Army conducted drills in Crimea to deploy advanced S-400 missile systems, the Black Sea Fleet’s press office reported on Friday. “The launchers performed a march on their own to the designated… read more

February 8, 2019 | Other News

Report to Congress on Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense

USNI – The Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations. The Department of Defense’s January 2019 missile defense review report states that the number of operational BMD-capable Aegis ships was 38… read more

February 8, 2019 | Other News

State Dept. approves sale of VIP aircraft missile defense systems to India

UPI: Feb. 7 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of two large aircraft self-protection suites for aircraft used to transport the prime minister and president of India. The U.S. Defense’s Security Cooperation Agency notified the Congress on Wednesday that it has approved the sale of two systems — large aircraft infrared… read more

February 8, 2019 | Other News

IRGC Unveils Precision Ballistic Missile Plant

Tasnim – “Unveiling this missile production city deep underground is an answer to the idle talk made by the Westerners, who assume they can restrict us and dissuade us from (pursuing) our long-term goals by means of threats and sanctions,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the IRGC’s chief commander, said during the unveiling ceremony. The… read more

February 8, 2019 | Other News

Rafael test-launches precision-guided missile from light vehicle in Israel

Feb. 7 (UPI) — Israel’s defense contractor, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, has released video of a test of precision-guided SPIKE NLOS missiles launched from a Tomcar light-vehicle launcher. The missiles, known in Israel as Tamuz 5, were fired from a new lightweight buggy that features eight missiles and can be mounted on light SUVs, Army… read more

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