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December 21, 2017 | Other News

Governor thanks missile defense task force

The Guam Daily Post: Gov. Eddie Calvo yesterday visited soldiers of the Task Force Talon, which stands guard as Guam’s land-based missile defense operator. The task force, based at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam, and is part of the 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command in Hawaii, is in charge of the Terminal High… read more

December 21, 2017 | Other News

The Navy Has A New Trick to Make its Fighter Jets Even More Lethal

The National Interest: United States Navy experiments are proving that advanced airborne data-links will greatly improve the capability of the service’s carrier-based strike fighters and electronic attack jets even without the addition of new platforms. During the U.S. Navy’s Netted Sensors 2017 (NS17) fleet experiment in August, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler crews… read more

December 14, 2017 | Other News

USS John S. McCain Now in Japan for Repairs Following Deadly August Collision

USNI News: USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Wednesday where repairs will be made to fix the damage caused by the deadly Aug. 21 collision with a merchant ship. McCain arrived in Tokyo Bay on Dec. 5, aboard the heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure, and for several days crews prepared… read more

December 14, 2017 | Other News

Russia Terminates Development of New Rail-Mobile Ballistic Missile

Eurasia Daily Monitor: In early December, Russian news sources reported that further development work on the Barguzin railroad combat complex (BZhRK), a train armed with a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), was being terminated. Apparently, the nuclear missile train had not been added to the State Armaments Program (GPV) to 2027 for financial reasons (Rossiyskaya… read more

December 13, 2017 | Other News

Trump signs defense bill to allow more missile interceptors in Alaska

Alaska Public Media: President Trump Tuesday signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law. “This historic legislation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to our men and women in uniform,” Trump said at a White House signing ceremony. “The greatest fighting force in the history of the world. And we’re making it a lot better than… read more

December 12, 2017 | Other News

Trump signs nearly $700B defense policy bill

The Hill:   Play Mute Loaded: 0%Progress: 0% -0:32 Share Fullscreen President Trump signed a nearly $700 billion annual defense policy bill on Tuesday, touting it as a step toward delivering on his promise to build up the military. “Today with the signing of this defense bill, we accelerate the process of fully restoring America’s… read more

December 12, 2017 | Other News

Wrapped In Secrecy: New Report Reveals India’s Push For Building A Nuclear Submarine Fleet

Swarajya Magazine: India’s costliest defence project — a Rs 90,000 crore push to develop and construct a fleet of nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed submarines monitored directly by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval — has been making progress away from media glare. The effort has borne fruit in recent years in the form of INS Arihant –… read more

December 12, 2017 | Other News

Missiles and missile defense in a nuclear Asia

Policy Forum: Today, China has the ability to conduct a large-scale, conventional missile strike against the US and its allies. This carries the real risk that the Chinese army might think it can brief its political masters with a plausible theory of victory. Stephan Frühling assesses the possibilities in this chapter from Nuclear Asia, the… read more

December 8, 2017 | Other News

Why is China so Disturbed with THAAD Missiles?

Eurasian Times: The US Army’s Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence or THAAD system which has been deployed in South Korea is considered as one of the most advanced missile interceptors in the world, devised to shoot down any incoming hostile ballistic missiles. On December 13, Moon Jae-in will pay an official visit to China for the… read more

December 8, 2017 | Other News

Japan seeks longer-range cruise missiles amid North Korea threat

BBC News: Japan plans to acquire medium-range air-to-surface missiles, expanding its strike capability to North Korea. The announcement by Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera comes amid regular missile tests by North Korea and increased tensions between the nations. The missiles will be deployed on Japan’s fleet of fighter jets and have a range of up to… read more

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