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June 7, 2016 | Other News

North Korea’s Musudan Missile: An Evolving Threat – Analysis

Eurasia Review: North Korea’s recent failures to launch intermediate range missiles should not be derided prematurely. Pyongyang has the time and political will to refine its Musudan missile into a viable threat. By Nah Liang Tuang* North Korea’s failed tests of its intermediate range Musudan missile may give anti-Pyongyang regime watchers a sense of Schadenfreude… read more

June 6, 2016 | Other News

North Korea: Four times unlucky, or just foolish?

CNN: North Korea recently did something it has never done before: it tried to launch a new missile four times in two months, and failed every time. At least once they even destroyed the launch platform, only to try again from a new site. The Musudan missile isn’t really “new.” It showed up in North… read more

June 6, 2016 | Other News

China’s Mighty Missile Arsenal: The 21st-Century Kamikaze?

The National Interest: Like an urban dweller fearful of muggers around every corner, the U.S. Navy is now contemplating a grim future where no neighborhood is safe. Whether it operates in the South China Sea, the Baltic or the Persian Gulf, the Navy has to reckon on salvos of deadly antiship missiles. When even an… read more

June 6, 2016 | Other News

NATO uses missile defense to play catch-up with Russia

Reuters: Poland is about to host the largest multinational military exercises on its territory in more than a decade. The Anakonda-16 exercises, involving 25,000 troops from more than 20 countries, are intended to showcase the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s unity and speed one month before the alliance’s summit in Warsaw. The U.S. Army will play… read more

June 6, 2016 | Other News

US Guided Missile Destroyer Porter to Enter Black Sea

Sputnik: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The USS Porter, a guided-missile destroyer, will enter the Black Sea on Monday for bilateral exercises with partner navies, the US Naval Forces press office said Saturday. “The ship’s operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capability with our allies and partners,” the press statement read. Read Full Article… read more

June 6, 2016 | Other News

Russia Calls for ‘Positive Pressure’ on North Korea in Nuclear Issue

Sputnik: SINGAPORE (Sputnik) — Russia calls for “positive pressure” on North Korea in the issues of nuclear, as well as of missile proliferation, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Sunday. “There is just one option for us — to continue positive, positive, I would like to emphasize, pressure on government of North Korea to rethink about the behavior regarding the missile and nuclear proliferation,” Antonov said at the “IISS… read more

June 3, 2016 | Other News

Russia Has No Plans to Deliver S-400 Missile Systems to China Before 2018

Sputnik News: China will get Russian S-400s no earlier than in 2018, the Rostec head said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia will not supply advanced S-400 Triumf air defense systems to China before 2018, head of Russia’s state technologies corporation Rostec Sergey Chemezov said. “We have a rule: first we supply our own army with weaponry and then we sell… read more

June 3, 2016 | Other News

India Subscribes to The Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation

State Department Office of the Spokesperson: On June 1, India became the 138th Subscribing State to the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC). The United States welcomes this step by India and calls on all countries who have not yet done so to subscribe to the HCOC. The HCOC is a voluntary… read more

June 2, 2016 | Other News

South Korea to Develop Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

The Diplomat: South Korea will develop a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) fitted on the KSS-III (aka Jangbogo-III), the Republic of Korea Navy’s largest and latest attack submarine class currently under construction, Korea JoongAng Daily reports, based on information provided by a high-ranking military official. “On the 3,000-ton Jangbogo-III submarine, which is currently under production, we… read more

June 2, 2016 | Other News

South Africa in talks with India and Russia over Brahmos missile

DefenseWeb: India and Russia have in principle agreed to export the Brahmos anti-ship cruise missile to South Africa, according to Brahmos Aerospace. Praveen Pathak, spokesman for BrahMos Aerospace told Russia’s TASS news agency on 27 May that India and Russia have agreed ‘in principle’ to export the missile to the UAE, Vietnam, South Africa and… read more

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