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December 6, 2018 | Other News

Pentagon analyzing possible missions for a new Space Development Agency

Space News: WASHINGTON — Military space programs that are just getting off the ground and are targets for use of commercial technologies might end up in the portfolio of a new DoD agency that could be up and running in early 2019. The Space Development Agency is a high priority of Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick… read more

December 4, 2018 | Other News

Russian 726th Army Air Defense Training Center receives first Tor-M2DT

Army Recognition: The 726th Army Air Defense Training Center located in Yeysk (the Krasnodar Krai) in southern Russia has received the first batch shipment of the Tor-M2DT surface-to-air missile system (SAM), the Russian Defense Ministry said. “Under the state defense order the manufacturing plant has supplied a battalion of combat vehicles to the Russian Defense… read more

December 4, 2018 | Other News

UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test

The Times of Israel: The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday at the request of France and Britain after they accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range missile at the weekend, diplomats said. The United States said the missile launch on Saturday was a violation of a UN resolution that endorsed the… read more

December 4, 2018 | Other News

The US might end up tolerating India’s $5 billion deal for Russian missile systems

CNBC News: WASHINGTON — India risked U.S. sanctions when it agreed to a $5 billion deal to buy Russian missile systems. But two months after India signed the pact, it’s not clear whether the Trump administration will issue a waiver or follow through with any penalties. India’s purchase of the Kremlin’s S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile… read more

December 3, 2018 | Other News

Russia’s Pacific Fleet ships wrap up visit to Singapore

TASS: VLADIVOSTOK, December 2. /TASS/. Russia’s Pacific Fleet vessels completed their business visit to Singapore on Sunday, Fleet Spokesman Capt. 2nd Rank Nikolai Voskresensky told reporters. “Today the Pacific Fleet’s task force, consisting of the Order of Nakhimov guards missile cruiser Varyag, the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev and the Boris Butoma large sea tanker… read more

December 3, 2018 | Other News

Italy’s F-35s First To Achieve IOC in Europe

AIN Online: On November 30, the chief of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI, Italian air force) announced that the service had achieved initial operational capability (IOC) with the Lockheed Martin F-35A. “Today is an important day for the Italian air force,” said Lieutenant General Alberto Rosso. “With the achievement of the IOC, we are the… read more

December 3, 2018 | Other News

Revealed: US Intelligence Chief Clarifies the Nature of Russia’s INF Treaty Violation

The Diplomat: Beginning in 2014, the U.S. State Department has noted repeatedly in its annual arms control compliance report that it had assessed that Russia was in violation of its commitments under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Earlier this year, the Trump administration made clear that it would soon be withdrawing from the treaty.… read more

December 3, 2018 | Other News

Russia test-fires modernized anti-ballistic missile

Army Recognition: The Russian Aerospace Forces has successfully launched an upgraded anti-ballistic missile at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. After a series of tests, the new anti-ballistic missile system successfully hit a conventional target with precision, Missile Defense Task Force Commander Sergei Grabchuk said in a ministry press… read more

December 3, 2018 | Other News

U.S. Defense Chief Accuses Putin Of ‘Duplicitous’ Action On Missile Treaty

Radio Free Europe: The U.S. defense secretary strongly criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of deceit involving a key Cold War-era arms control treaty, and acting recklessly in last week’s naval confrontation with Ukraine. In his comments December 1, Jim Mattis also asserted that Moscow had tried to interfere in last month’s midterm congressional… read more

December 3, 2018 | Other News

Pompeo rips Iran’s missile test: Increases ‘risk of escalation’

The Hill: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned Iran’s testing of a missile that he said can reach Europe and anywhere in the Middle East, calling it a violation of a United Nations resolution restricting the Islamic Republic’s missile program. “The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that is… read more

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