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March 16, 2017 | Other News

Tillerson promises new policy on North Korea after ’20 years of a failed approach’

CNN: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a new approach toward North Korea Thursday, saying all the efforts of the past 20 years have failed. Tillerson was speaking in Tokyo, ahead of stops in Seoul and Beijing, where Chinese leaders are expected to present their own plan to defuse escalating tensions on the… read more

March 3, 2017 | Other News

US admiral in disputed South China Sea: ‘We will be here’

ABC News: America will continue to patrol the South China Sea to ensure freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed region, a U.S. admiral said Friday amid questions whether U.S. involvement in one of Asia’s potential flashpoints will change. “We will be here,” Rear Adm. James Kilby said on board the aircraft carrier USS… read more

March 3, 2017 | Other News

Indian Navy Fires Anti-Ship Missile From Attack Sub in Arabian Sea

The Diplomat: The Indian Navy successfully test fired an anti-ship missile from a Scorpene-class (Kalvari-class) diesel-electric attack submarine in the Arabian Sea on March 2, according to an Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) press release. “The missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing, held this morning,” the March 2… read more

March 1, 2017 | Other News

India Interceptor missile successfully test-fired

The Hindu: India on Wednesday successfully carried out an interceptor missile test, validating the reliability of its two layered Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) still under development . Defence sources said that the endo-atmospheric missile which can intercept missiles at ranges of 15-30 km was launched at 1015 hrs from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast… read more

February 21, 2017 | Other News

Fifth S-400 Air Defense Regiment Enters Combat Duty Near Moscow

Sputnik: MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s fifth air defense regiment equipped with the S-400 Triumf missile system has entered combat duty in the Moscow Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. “The crews of Moscow Region’s Aerospace Forces air defense missile regiment, armed with a new regimental S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile system, were put on air defense combat duty in Moscow and Russia’s… read more

February 21, 2017 | Other News

Army Races to Rebuild Short-Range Air Defense: New Lasers, Vehicles, Units

Breaking Defense: ARLINGTON: As Russia and other adversaries stock up on drones, rockets, and missiles, the US Army is building up defenses to shoot them down. But that Short-Range Air Defense force has been devastated by a decade of cuts. The service’s plan to revive SHORAD involves deploying to Europe about 50 more of its… read more

February 17, 2017 | Other News

One Year after Move to Busan, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, ROK Partnership Stronger Than Ever

USPACOM: Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) and Commander, Republic of Korea Fleet, and the U.S. Embassy partnered together to highlight the first-year anniversary of CNFK shifting its headquarters from Seoul to Busan. The celebration, which included a combined naval-partnership award ceremony, dinner, and a live concert, emphasized the significance of the move, the successful… read more

February 17, 2017 | Other News

Russia to continue testing cruise missile defense in country’s east

TASS: Russia’s Defense Ministry will continue testing its system to fight air-and sea-launched cruise missiles in the Eastern Military District, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said at a ministerial board meeting on Friday. The combat potential of the Eastern Military District was increased by more than 10% in 2016 to ensure Russia’s national interests… read more

February 16, 2017 | Other News

South Korea Mulls Ballistic Missile Test

The Diplomat In response to Pyongyang’s recent intermediate-range launch, Seoul is considering test firing a ballistic missile. The South Korean military is mulling test firing a ballistic missile in response to North Korea’s recent missile test, a military official told Yonhap News Agency. “In response to North Korea’s missile launch Sunday, we are reviewing measures to discard… read more

February 15, 2017 | Other News

India Set To Test Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

The National Interest: A key American partner, India, is set to conduct another missile test that will have a wide range of consequences on regional dynamics for years to come. India’s new K-4 nuclear-capable, submarine-launched ballistic missile is expected to have a range of 3,500 kilometers, a serious improvement over its current operational missile of… read more

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