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January 19, 2018 | Other News

Japan Ready to Mass-Produce New Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile

The Diplomat: Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) completed development of its first domestically designed supersonic anti-ship missile, designated XASM-3, with mass production of the new weapon system slated to begin in fiscal year 2019, according to local media reports. The XASM-3 has been specifically designed to be carried by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s (JASDF)… read more

January 19, 2018 | Other News

China pursuing missile defenses; Indian nukes are main worry

Asia Times: India conducted a successful test of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a nuclear-capable Agni-5, on Thursday, underscoring a potential threat to China as well as Pakistan. China is also within range of nuclear-armed North Korean missiles and Japan is mulling whether it should develop similar capabilities. But there has been surprisingly… read more

January 18, 2018 | Other News

India tests-fires Agni-V, a nuclear-capable ICBM

CNN: New Delhi (CNN)India has successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the country’s Defense Ministry said Thursday. The nuclear-capable Agni-V is believe to be India’s most advanced ICBM. It was fired Thursday morning India time from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, the ministry said in a… read more

January 18, 2018 | Other News

Israel-India guided missile deal back on track: Netanyahu

Reuters: JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday during a tour of India he had been informed by the Indian government that it had decided to put a major anti-tank missile deal back on track. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu walk during their visit to… read more

January 18, 2018 | Other News

Exclusive: Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win. “Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,” Trump said during an Oval Office… read more

January 17, 2018 | Other News

Days After Hawaii’s False Missile Alarm, a New One in Japan

New York Times: Japan’s public broadcaster on Tuesday accidentally sent news alerts that North Korea had launched a missile and that citizens should take shelter — just days after the government of Hawaii had sent a similar warning to its citizens. The broadcaster, NHK, corrected itself five minutes later and apologized for the error on… read more

January 16, 2018 | Other News

Denmark will increase defense spending to counter Russia: PM

Reuters: RIGA (Reuters) – The Danish government expects to win backing for a substantial increase in defense spending next month, to counter Russia’s intensified military activity in eastern and northern Europe, the NATO-member’s prime minister said Monday. Denmark last week deployed 200 troops to a UK-led NATO mission in Estonia aimed at deterring Russia from… read more

January 16, 2018 | Other News

What’s Next for the Indian Army’s Anti-Tank Guided Missile Requirement?

The Diplomat: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently in India on a five-day visit, the first by an Israeli prime minister since Ariel Sharon’s 2003 visit and the second Israeli prime ministerial visit to India overall. While the bilateral agenda between the two countries continues to grow broader than ever, defense ties are particularly… read more

January 12, 2018 | Other News

Japanese minister hopes to boost Aegis missile defense capability

Asian Review: Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Wednesday after inspecting a test complex for the land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Hawaii that Japan hopes to bolster capability of the system it plans to introduce in the near future. “We would like to develop (the Aegis Ashore system) into a basic infrastructure that will… read more

January 12, 2018 | Other News

Tillerson to attend North Korea talks in Canada – U.S. State Department

Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend a meeting of international foreign ministers in Canada next week to discuss diplomatic efforts on the Korean Peninsula, the State Department said on Thursday. Canada is hosting the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula from Monday through Wednesday, the department… read more

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