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November 18, 2016 | Other News

Armenian president: We had to buy Iskander-M missiles from Russia

UPI: Yerevan has been obligated to buy Iskander-M short-range ballistic missiles system to balance the volatile military situation in the Caucasus region, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said in an interview with the MIA Rossiya Segodnya news agency. “It is no secret that over the last few years, Azerbaijan has regularly purchased the latest weapons,” said Sargsyan. “We… read more

November 18, 2016 | Other News

US Senate to Take Up Iran Sanctions Extension

Defense News: The US Senate will take up a 10-year extension of American sanctions on Iran after the US House overwhelmingly passed the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.  With the sanctions, lawmakers would signal to President-elect Donald Trump that whatever his foreign policy, they intend to take a hard line against Tehran.… read more

November 17, 2016 | Other News

Russia sends more anti-aicraft systems to Syria

UAWire: Russian forces in Syria have been reinforced by seven S-300 air defense systems, the Russian Federation defense minister, Sergey Shoygu, stated, as reported by Interfax. “As you know, we have an S-400 system, which has worked for a long time. Apart from this, we have added seven S-300s to cover the marine area practically… read more

November 15, 2016 | Other News

North Korea forces Japan and South Korea to sign landmark defence deal

International Business Times: South Korea and Japan agreed a landmark deal to share military intelligence, a move that goes a long way in erasing the bitterness over the past in the face of advancing threat from common foe – rogue nation North Korea. The deal was opposed vehemently in South Korea where sentiments against Japan… read more

November 14, 2016 | Other News

Military to acquire hundreds of Trophy missile defense systems

Israel Hayom: Trophy is an active tank protection system designed to intercept and destroy incoming anti-tank missiles and rockets with shotgun-like blast • Defense Ministry: Aim is to ensure every tank and APC coming off the assembly line has an active defense system. The Defense Ministry announced Thursday plans to acquire hundreds of Trophy tank… read more

November 10, 2016 | Other News

Opposition warns it will demand resignation of defense minister over intel pact with Tokyo

Yonhap News: A lawmaker from the main opposition Democratic Party said Thursday he will seek a dismissal motion against the defense minister if South Korea continues to move forward to ink an agreement with Tokyo to share military intelligence on North Korea. The remark came after South Korea is seeking to conclude the pact before… read more

November 10, 2016 | Other News

President Trump Is Likely To Boost U.S. Military Spending By $500 Billion To $1 Trillion

Forbes: President-elect Donald Trump believes the the Obama administration has weakened the American military. He campaigned on a promise of greater security, particularly against terrorism; although the vast majority of military spending has nothing to do with anti-terrorism activities, that should translate into a whole lot of military spending, especially when coupled with the Reagan-legacy view… read more

November 10, 2016 | Other News

On North Korea, Trump Could Change Everything

Voice of America: After winning the U.S. presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump has tried to reassure allies in Northeast Asia that are apprehensive at the possibility he may follow through on the radical policy changes he suggested during the campaign. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to the president-elect to stress the need for close… read more

November 8, 2016 | Other News

Moscow, Ankara to discuss deploying air defense systems to Turkey

Daily Sabah: Russia and Turkey are planning to convene to set an intergovernmental military-technical cooperation commission before the end of the year, a Russian military official said on Monday. Speaking to Interfax, Alexandr Fomin, the Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, said the most important topic on the meeting’s agenda was the deployment… read more

November 7, 2016 | Other News

Russian warplanes keep buzzing the Baltics. Here’s how NATO scrambles.

The Washington Post: On a recent night at this air base where NATO fighter pilots keep a constant vigil against the Kremlin, the alarms that warn that Russian planes were veering toward NATO airspace wouldn’t stop going off. At least 13 Russian warplanes coursed through the skies. And the NATO fighter jets kept rushing into… read more

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