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January 31, 2018 | Other News

Worker who sent Hawaii missile false alarm believed threat was real

NBC News: The emergency management worker who sent a false missile alert that led to a terrifying 38 minutes for Hawaii earlier this month said the worker believed the threat was real, according to a preliminary federal investigation. “A combination of human error and inadequate safeguards contributed to this false alert,” the Federal Communications Commission said… read more

January 31, 2018 | Other News

North Korea Missile Threat Brings Back Talk of ‘Star Wars’ Defenses

VOA: Scientists and American space agency officials led efforts by the United States to develop a space-based missile defense system in the 1980s. Now, those same individuals are urging the U.S. government to re-start work on the anti-missile program. They say it could help answer nuclear threats from North Korea and other rogue countries. North Korea’s… read more

January 30, 2018 | Other News

Raytheon May Build Hypersonic Weapons to Keep America Ahead of Russia and China

The National Interest: The Pentagon is working on countering the growing technological prowess of Russia and China by investing in a host of new technologies. While many of the details are classified, Raytheon is one of the big winners of the Pentagon’s largesse. “Countering pure nation threats with advanced technologies is a rapidly developing growth… read more

January 30, 2018 | Other News

Russia sold antitank missiles to Armenia

News.Az: According to REGNUM, the Kornet-E complexes were supplied from Russia among the armaments received by Armenia on account of the state export loan provided by the Russian side in the amount of up to $ 200 million for the purchase of Russian arms and military equipment based on the agreement from June 26, 2015.… read more

January 30, 2018 | Other News

Hawaii officials to release results from investigation on false missile alarm

CNN News: (CNN)Hawaii officials have concluded their internal investigation into the false alert that told residents that a ballistic missile was speeding toward the state earlier this month, according to the Hawaii Department of Defense. Hawaii Gov. David Ige along with other officials will release the results from the internal investigation at a Tuesday press… read more

January 26, 2018 | Other News

House to Vote Again on a Massive Defense Funding Bill

Politico: The House will take a largely symbolic vote next week to increase funding for the Pentagon as Congress’ budget stalemate drags into its fourth month. The chamber plans to vote on the fiscal 2018 spending bill Tuesday, the same day President Donald Trump speaks before Congress during his State of the Union address, two… read more

January 26, 2018 | Other News

India’s Agni 5 ICBM: The Asian Missile Race Heats Up

Global Research: India’s successful test launch of the Agni 5 ICBM reignited the Asian missile race by disrupting the strategic balance with China & Pakistan and sparking a more pronounced security dilemma than before. Up until last week, it was doubtful that India could ever target China’s eastern seaboard cities in the event of a… read more

January 26, 2018 | Other News

General Dynamics to invest $1.9 billion in submarines and shipbuilding

Inside Defense: General Dynamics intends to invest $1.7 billion and $200 million in its submarine and shipbuilding businesses, respectively, over the next several years, according to the company’s chief executive. The announcement came from GD chief executive Phebe Novakovic during a Jan. 24 earnings call. “In response to the significant, increased demand from our Navy… read more

January 26, 2018 | Other News

Boeing’s Harpoon Block II+ Is the Navy’s New Ship-Killer Missile

The National Interest: The United States Navy has completed its first operational test shot of a new variant of Boeing’s Harpoon Block II+ anti-ship missile over the Point Mugu Sea Test Range in California. According to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the Jan.22 test put the new System Configuration Set H12E through its paces.… read more

January 26, 2018 | Other News

Japan Deploys First of Ten F-35A Jets Purchased From US – Defense Minister

Sputnik News: TOKYO (Sputnik) – The first of the F-35A fighters Japan had purchased from the United States has been deployed at the Misawa Air Force Base in the north-east of the island of Honshu, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said at a press conference on Friday. “The deployment of the F-35 fighters with high-performance… read more

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