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October 4, 2018 | Other News

US will have hypersonic weapons sooner than people expect, the Pentagon’s No. 2 official says

CNBC: WASHINGTON — Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Wednesday downplayed concerns about Russian and Chinese efforts to develop hypersonic arsenals. “We are going to fly sooner and more often than people have ever expected,” Shanahan told a small group of reporters. “At the end of the day it’s about putting things in the… read more

October 4, 2018 | Other News

Next-Generation Marine Corps Air Defense Radar Undergoing IOT&E

ExecutiveGov: Rob Cross, an official at the U.S. Marine Corps Program Executive Office for Land Systems, recently said that Block 1 of the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar is now undergoing initial operational test and evaluation, USNI News reported Tuesday. G/ATOR, developed by defense contractor Northrop Grumman, is the Marine Corps’ next-generation radar system designed to… read more

October 4, 2018 | Other News

US Navy proposing major show of force to warn China

CNN: (CNN)The US Navy’s Pacific Fleet has drawn up a classified proposal to carry out a global show of force as a warning to China and to demonstrate the US is prepared to deter and counter their military actions, according to several US defense officials. The draft proposal from the Navy is recommending the US… read more

October 3, 2018 | Other News

Kremlin Says Putin Will Seal $5 Billion Missile Defense Deal On Trip To India

Radio Free Europe: A key achievement of Russian President Vladimir Putin on a trip to India this week will be the signing of a $5 billion deal to supply India with S-400 air-defense systems, a top Kremlin aide has said. The deal comes despite warnings from the Pentagon that India would run afoul of U.S.… read more

October 3, 2018 | Other News

Colombia will delay purchase of anti-aircraft missile system: minister

Reuters: BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia has no immediate plans to buy an anti-aircraft missile defense system to modernize its air force due to budget constraints, the defense minister said on Tuesday. Military sources said last week the country was looking into the possibility of acquiring a system, though President Ivan Duque said the eventual purchase… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

South Korea says Kim Jong Un could have 60 nuclear weapons

CBS News: SEOUL, South Korea — A top South Korean official told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul’s first public comment about the size of the North’s secrecy-clouded weapons arsenal. Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told parliament Monday the estimates on the size of North Korea’s nuclear… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

First Sarmat ICBM flight tests to begin in early 2019 — source

TASS: MOSCOW, October 2. /TASS/. The first flight tests of the promising Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) are expected to be conducted in the beginning of next year, a source in the Russian defense industry sector told TASS on Tuesday. “The expected date of launching Sarmat’s flight trials is the beginning of 2019,” the source… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

North Korea Escalates Pressure on U.S. Ahead of Pompeo Visit

The New York Times: SEOUL, South Korea — Ramping up pressure on the United States, North Korea on Tuesday accused the Trump administration of demanding too much but offering too few concessions in its negotiations over the terms of denuclearizing the North. Up to now, North Korea has demanded almost daily that the United States… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

‘We’ll Sort This Out.’ Defense Secretary Mattis Says U.S. Relations With China Are Not Worsening

Time: (PARIS) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday that he doesn’t see the U.S. relationship with China worsening after a series of setbacks that officials said include canceling the Pentagon chief’s planned visit to Beijing this month. Mattis said the U.S. has to learn how to manage its relationship with the communist nation. “There’s… read more

October 2, 2018 | Other News

NATO charges new Russian missile violates treaty

Stars and Stripes: A new Russian missile is putting at risk a 31-year-old nuclear treaty between Washington and Moscow long regarded as a cornerstone for stability in Europe, the chief of NATO said on Tuesday. “We have looked into this intelligence and we are extremely concerned,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters at alliance headquarters… read more

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