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January 23, 2017 | Other News

After Agni-V, India to test another nuke-capable ballistic missile, the K-4

International Business Times There is reason now for China and Pakistan to be sore with India as the latter is expected to test launch K-4, a submarine launched ballistic missile, (SLBM) from an underwater pontoon on January 31, 2017. The K-4 SLBM has a strike range of around 3,500km and is said to be weigh 17 tonne.… read more

January 20, 2017 | Other News

Fischer named new head of Senate strategic forces subcommittee

Space News: Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) will be the new chairman of the Senate subcommittee responsible for military space issues, the Senate Armed Services Committee announced Jan. 18. Fischer succeeds Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as chairman of the strategic forces subcommittee. Sessions was nominated Nov. 18 by the incoming Trump administration to the post of… read more

January 13, 2017 | Other News

Russia boosts anti-missile shield over Crimea with S-400 system

RT: A new battery of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missiles has been fully deployed in Russia’s Crimea after five months of training, the Russian military announced on Friday. In August of last year, the cutting-edge systems were delivered to the 18th Guard Anti-Aircraft Rocket Sevastopol-Feodosia Regiment stationed near the city of Feodosia in the eastern part… read more

January 13, 2017 | Other News

Iran Approved to Import Additional 130 Tons of Uranium

ABC: The U.S. and five other world powers have approved Iran importing as much as 130 tons of uranium, Iran’s English language Press TV reported Friday. The TV quoted Behrouz Kamalvandi, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman as saying “the Joint Commission monitoring the implementation of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the… read more

January 12, 2017 | Other News

In Its Nuclear Race With India, Pakistan Catches Up

Real Clear Defense: The nuclear race between India and Pakistan is intensifying, thanks in large part to Islamabad’s fear that its military is starting to lag behind New Delhi’s. Over the past decade, Pakistan has become alarmed by the widening gap between its ability to wage conventional war and India’s. Pakistan has turned to its nuclear inventory… read more

January 11, 2017 | Other News

S-400 missile defense regiment put on combat duty near Moscow

RBTH: A regiment equipped with the new S-400 Triumf air defense missile system has taken up combat duty in the Moscow Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Jan. 11. The new missile system arrived in the Moscow Region from a firing range in Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan Region, southern Russia, after successful firing… read more

January 10, 2017 | Other News

Pentagon successfully tests world’s largest micro-drone swarm

Military Times: U.S. military officials in California have conducted a test launching more than 100 micro-drones from three F/A-18 Super Hornets, the largest-ever test for the cutting-edge “swarm” technology, defense officials said. The swarm consisted of 103 Perdix micro drones, which are small, low-cost, battery-powered devices, launched from three separate Super Hornets. The exercise was conducted… read more

January 9, 2017 | Other News

Pakistan fires ‘first submarine-launched nuclear-capable missile’

Reuters Pakistan fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile on Monday, the military said, a show of force for a country that sees its missile development as a deterrent against arch-foe India. The launch of the nuclear-capable Babur-3 missile, which has a range of 450 km (280 miles) and was fired from an undisclosed location in… read more

January 5, 2017 | Other News

U.S. Navy to deploy advanced early warning aircraft to Japan

Reuters: The U.S. Navy on Thursday said it will deploy its latest advanced early warning aircraft to Japan to bolster air defences, deterring potential missile attacks and intrusions by stealth aircraft. The Northrop Grumman Corp E-2D Advanced Hawkeye deployment is part of a U.S. military pivot to Asia of its most advanced aircraft and ships… read more

January 4, 2017 | Other News

Strategic command selects senior civilian leader

Redstone Rocket: The Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command did not have to go far to find its newest civilian leader. James B. Johnson Jr., SMDC/ARSTRAT’s acting deputy to the commander since September, was permanently named as the command’s most senior civilian Dec. 9. In this role, he provides leadership for the Army’s… read more

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