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March 30, 2018 | Other News

Switzerland dedicates funds for missile, fighter jet procurement

Defense News: PAYERNE AIR BASE, Switzerland ― The Swiss defense ministry has earmarked 1.3 billion-1.5 billion Swiss francs (U.S. $1.4 billion-$1.6 billion) to buy a surface-to-air missile, a key part of an overall 8 billion franc budget that includes acquiring fighter jets, a senior Swiss officer said. That budget for both missiles and fighter jets… read more

March 30, 2018 | Other News

Pakistan Tests Sub-Launched Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile

Voice of America: ISLAMABAD — Pakistan announced Thursday that it had successfully conducted another test-firing of a nuclear-capable, submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM), which has a range of 450 kilometers. The indigenously developed Babur missile was fired from an underwater platform and “engaged its target with precise accuracy,” a military statement said. The rocket is capable of… read more

March 29, 2018 | Other News

Europe set to get tough over Iran’s ballistic missiles

Arab News: JEDDAH: EU ambassadors discussed on Wednesday possible new sanctions on Iran. A decision regarding such action may be taken at a foreign ministers’ meeting next month. “The idea is to have a final decision on Iran sanctions by — or at — the April Foreign Affairs Council,” one diplomat told Reuters in Brussels,… read more

March 29, 2018 | Other News

Russia expect inking S-400 missile contract with India in 2018

APN Live: Russia hopes to ink a deal with India to deliver its S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems this year, deputy head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Vladimir Drozhzhov told reporters at the ArmHiTec exhibition at Yerevan on Thursday, reports TASS. Responding to a question on whether this document will be signed this year,… read more

March 29, 2018 | Other News

USS Wasp Expected to Join Foal Eagle Exercise

USNI News: Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) is expected to participate in the annual Foal Eagle joint exercise with the Republic of Korea early next month. The Foal Eagle is an annual joint exercise involving combined ground, air, naval, and special operations forces. The purpose, according to Pentagon officials, is purely defensive, to protect… read more

March 27, 2018 | Other News

China’s most advanced nuclear missile DF-16 spotted based at an abandoned airfield

The Print: New Delhi: China’s advanced medium-range nuclear-capable missile — the DF-16 — has been spotted in what appears to be an abandoned airfield in the southern province of Guangzhou, latest satellite images reveal. The solid-fuel missile with a range of 1,000 km is designed to evade the most advanced air defence systems in the… read more

March 21, 2018 | Other News

North Korea acknowledges ‘sign of change’ in relations with US

Washington Examiner: ‘A SIGN OF CHANGE’: It’s been two weeks since the dramatic White House driveway announcement that President Trump had agreed to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and today we have the first glimmer of acknowledgment from Pyongyang. A commentary in the state-run Korean Central News… read more

March 20, 2018 | Other News

LRASM moves forward with successful test firing

Jane’s 360: The air-launched Lockheed Martin AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) is on course to provide the US Navy (USN) with an early anti-surface warfare (ASuW) Increment 1 capability following a sixth successful test firing announced by the company on 19 March. The test saw two production-standard LRASMs launched from a US Air Force (USAF)… read more

March 20, 2018 | Other News

China, not North Korea, to dominate Japan military planning

Reuters: TOKYO (Reuters) – North Korea’s growing missile arsenal might be the most obvious and immediate military threat facing Japan, but defense planners in Tokyo are focused on a much larger and more challenging foe as they prepare for the years ahead. China has stepped up military spending and already dominates the South China Sea,… read more

March 20, 2018 | Other News

DoD’s cost of low-yield nuclear warhead for submarines set at $48.5 million

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon expects to spend $48.5 million over the next five years developing a new low-yield nuclear capability for submarine-launched ballistic missiles. That figure was included in written submissions to Congress, obtained by the Union of Concerned Scientists and shared with Defense News ahead of upcoming hearings about the defense budget.… read more

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