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March 20, 2018 | Other News

S Korea plans new missile unit to take out N Korean artillery sites

Asia Times: South Korea’s military reportedly has plans to create a surface-to-surface-missile unit that can take out long-range North Korean artillery batteries that are buried deep in the mountains on Pyongyang’s side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Public broadcaster the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) says the South Korean army will combine its first and third… read more

March 20, 2018 | Other News

US, South Korea announce military exercises of ‘same scale, scope, duration’ as last year

Washington Examiner: LET THE DRILLS BEGIN: The Pentagon has announced that its annual spring combined military exercises with South Korea, delayed for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, will begin April 1, and be of the “same scale, scope and duration as previous years.” As it does every year, the U.S. stressed that the drills are… read more

March 19, 2018 | Other News

China names former missile force commander defense minister

ABC News: China on Monday appointed a former missile force commander as its new defense minister amid lingering concerns over the goals of its rapid military modernization. Lt. Gen. Wei Fenghe’s naming as the international face of China’s military was among a series of appointments by the ceremonial legislature on the penultimate day of its… read more

March 16, 2018 | Other News

European Command Continues Deterrence, Defense Strategy

Department of Defense: WASHINGTON, March 15, 2018 — U.S. European Command has made significant progress under the deterrence initiative which has supported the largest reinforcement of the Euro-Atlantic defense in a generation, Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Eucom’s commander and NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe, told the House Armed Services Committee today. “Every challenge… read more

March 16, 2018 | Other News

India needs to acquire new Quick-Reaction air defense missile system

Army Recognition: The Indian army would like to acquire new missile systems to equip eight regiments of Quick Reaction-Surface to Air Missiles. According to the needs of the army, the new missile should have the ability to destroy aerial target at a maximum range of 20 km. The goal of the Indian Army is to… read more

March 16, 2018 | Other News

Rep. Rogers: Hill Must Fund Sea-Launched Nuclear Cruise Missile, Lower Yield Warhead

Breaking Defense: Vladimir Putin recently announced that Russia is developing and fielding four new and horrific nuclear weapons. They include a nuclear-powered cruise missile of essentially infinite range and a nuclear-powered underwater drone with an enormous, salt-the-earth nuclear payload. The announcement should come as a surprise to no one. It certainly did not surprise the… read more

March 15, 2018 | Other News

South Korea is Buying More Missiles to Blast Kim Jong Un’s Hideouts

Newsweek: Seoul is quietly purchasing long-range and bunker-busting missiles, even as tensions with Pyongyang have eased amid ongoing diplomatic discussions on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea’s arms procurement agency signed a contract in late February to purchase over 90 Taurus missiles, defense officials told Defense News. But the country opted not to release a statement… read more

March 9, 2018 | Other News

Trump to meet North Korea leader Kim Jong Un by May, South Korea official says

Military Times: WASHINGTON — After months of trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with North Korea leader Kim Jung Un by May to negotiate an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said Thursday. No American president has ever met with a North Korea leader.… read more

March 8, 2018 | Other News

New Zealand warship HMNZS Te Kaha gets multi-million dollar supersonic missile defence system

The New Zealand Herald: New Zealand warship HMNZS Te Kaha is being kitted out with a multi-million dollar supersonic missile defence system. The RNZN Anzac-class frigate has sailed to Canada where it will undergo a multi-million facelift at Seaspan’s Esquimalt shipyard in British Columbia. The warship will have upgrades undertaken by Lockheed Martin Canada to… read more

March 8, 2018 | Other News

North Korea Offers Halt to ICBM Program, Chosun Says

Bloomberg Politics: North Korea has promised to halt development of intercontinental ballistic missiles, but said the pledge was dependent on “U.S. attitude,” South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported Thursday. During their meeting with Kim Jong Un this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s special envoys persuaded the North Korean leader to suspend and gradually discard… read more

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