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August 5, 2016 | Other News

China’s vociferous reactions over THAAD may hurt its neighborhood diplomacy, leadership ambitions

Yonhap News: China’s vociferous reactions over the planned dispatch of an advanced U.S. antimissile system to South Korea could compromise its ostensibly goodwilled neighborhood diplomacy, a key element of its strategy to rise as a major power, analysts here said Friday. The analysts also warned that China’s forceful objections to the deployment of a Terminal… read more

August 5, 2016 | Other News

RIMPAC 2016: ANZAC frigate HMAS Ballarat proves out anti-ship missile upgrades

IHS Janes 360: HMAS Ballarat has successfully launched two Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles simultaneously Launch proves out the platform’s recently completed anti-ship missile defence upgrades The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) ANZAC (MEKO 200)-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Ballarat (155) has successfully demonstrated its latest anti-ship missile defence capabilities during a live-fire exercise in the waters off Hawaii,… read more

August 5, 2016 | Other News

China Mulls Ramping Up Its Missile Defense With Russia

Defense Talk: With the televised demonstration of China’s latest system of intercepting incoming ballistic missiles during the intermediate stage of their flight, it looks like the People’s Republic is poised to become the second country after the US to deploy a missile shield. In an interview with Sputnik, Vasily Kashin, a Moscow-based military expert, said… read more

August 5, 2016 | Other News

What happens to North Korea missiles fired into the sea?

Japan Times: North Korea has fired a barrage of missiles, artillery pieces and rockets into the waters off its east coast, including a medium-range ballistic missile that fell near Japan’s territorial waters this week. The launches are meant to test its weapons systems, express anger in times of standoffs with South Korea and the United… read more

August 4, 2016 | Other News

North Korea hopes to plant flag on the moon

MSN: North Korean space officials are hard at work on a five-year plan to put more advanced satellites into orbit by 2020, and don’t intend to stop there: They’re also aiming for the moon, and beyond. In an interview with The Associated Press, a senior official at the North’s version of NASA said international sanctions… read more

August 4, 2016 | Other News

North Korean Missile Tests Creating Divisions in Asia

VOA News: The United Nations Security Council remains divided over how to respond to North Korea’s increasingly provocative missile tests, while Japan and South Korea continue to face opposition at home and abroad for pursuing more aggressive military policies. The 15-member Security Council on Wednesday met at the request of Japan and the United States… read more

August 4, 2016 | Other News

Missile Drop Test From Su-30MKI Aircraft In August

BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited has plans of conducting a missile drop test from Su-30MKI jet this month. “Recently, test flights were conducted with a Su-30 fighter fitted with a missile launching platform. The idea was to assess if there was any change in the aerodynamics or stability of the aircraft after it flew with the… read more

August 3, 2016 | Other News

India Army Gets BrahMos Cruise Missile Regiment As Deterrent Against China In Northeast

DefenseWorld.Net: The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security chaired by the Prime Minister has cleared INR 4300 crore (US $644 million) contract for the Army to induct and deploy fourth BrahMos regiment in the northeast as a deterrent against China. A regiment consists of around 100 missiles, five mobile autonomous launchers on 12×12 heavy-duty trucks and… read more

August 3, 2016 | Other News

Leaders of South Korea & Russia to discuss North Korean nukes

WINK News: South Korea’s president will visit Russia next month to attend an economic forum and discuss North Korea’s nuclear program with President Vladimir Putin, her office said Wednesday. President Park Geun-hye will visit Vladivostok in Russia’s far east to attend the forum in early September and also use the visit to meet with Putin… read more

August 2, 2016 | Other News

Here’s how Iran could actually make good on the threat to close the Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s talking tough again, threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz in the event of an attack. This is not the first time such threats have been made. Furthermore, when Iran mined USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) during Operation Earnest Will, the United States delivered quite the beat-down to the mullahs’ military forces in… read more

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