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March 8, 2018 | Other News

Pentagon Gearing Up for Space Warfare

Washington Free Beacon: The Pentagon is preparing for war should China, Russia, or other adversaries attack vital American satellites and other space systems, a senior Pentagon official told Congress on Wednesday. John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, testified before a House subcommittee that the Trump administration’s new defense policy calls for conducting military and… read more

March 8, 2018 | Other News

Domestic defense missiles for tanks ready next month

Daily Sabah Politics: The Akkor Pulat domestic missile defense system will be ready for use by the Turkish military next month as part of the ongoing Operation Olive Branch, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said yesterday. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA) on the Afrin offensive against the PKK-affiliated People’s Protection Units (YPG), Canikli said that the… read more

March 6, 2018 | Other News

Navy, PAF successfully test-fire long range anti-ship cruise missile

The Express Tribune: The Pakistan Navy and the Pakistan Air Force jointly conducted long range anti-ship cruise missile firings in North Arabian Sea on Monday. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi along with Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman witnessed the ‘Live Weapon Firing’ onboard Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) NASR.… read more

March 6, 2018 | Other News

North Korea agrees to moratorium on missile, nuclear tests if US agrees to talks

ABC 7: SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to meet with South Korea’s president next month and impose a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests if his country holds talks with the United States, a senior South Korean official said Tuesday after returning from the North. The agreements, which… read more

March 6, 2018 | Other News

Taiwan says it will beef up defense to respond to China

The Washington Post: TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan will look to its domestic arms industry as well as foreign suppliers to respond to China’s continuing military buildup, but has no interest in engaging in an arms race with its cross-strait rival, the defense ministry said Tuesday. The remarks from spokesman Chen Chung-ji came a day after… read more

March 6, 2018 | Other News

No. 2 spender China to boost defense spending in 2018

ABC News: China’s defense budget will rise 8.1 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion) this year as the country prepares to launch its second aircraft carrier, integrate stealth fighters into its air force and field an array of advanced missiles able to attack air and sea targets at vast distances. The figure released in… read more

March 2, 2018 | Other News

Russia’s new cruise missile has crashed in testing: US

ABC 13: The Pentagon said Thursday the U.S. was “not surprised” by the new nuclear missile systems disclosed Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin and said “the American people should rest assured that we are fully prepared.” A U.S. official says Russia’s new nuclear-powered cruise missile is still being tested and has crashed in recent… read more

March 2, 2018 | Other News

US to step up work on hypersonic missiles to counter China, Russia

The Hill: The Pentagon’s high-tech office will more aggressively pursue so-called hypersonic missiles as Russia and China make advances in that area, the office’s director said Thursday. “China and Russia are active in the area of hypersonics, have been developing capabilities,” Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director Steven Walker told the Defense Writers Group.… read more

March 2, 2018 | Other News

Japan Debating Placing Missiles on Okinawa to Counter China

Sputnik News: The Japanese government has been in talks to place surface-to-ship missile batteries on Okinawa’s mainland in response to Beijing’s growing maritime assertiveness, the Kyodo news agency reported Tuesday. Tokyo has been sprinkling missile emplacements along the Ryukyu island chain. At the end of December, Sputnik reported that Tokyo had started building a military… read more

March 1, 2018 | Other News

Soldiers in Europe are now using lasers to shoot down drones

Military Times: For decades, the Defense Department has put money and manpower behind putting directed energy — or laser — weapons in the hands of soldiers. And now, Army soldiers are using one of the first practical laser weapons in Europe, a civilian director of the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command Future Warfare Center… read more

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