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January 25, 2017 | Other News

Pakistan test-fires ballistic missile

The Washington Post: Pakistan says it has successfully tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 2,200 kilometers (1,400 miles) that is capable of carrying nuclear warheads… Click here to read full story… read more

January 24, 2017 | Other News

AUDS achieves TRL 9, deploys with US forces

IHS Jane’s 360 An undisclosed number of Anti-UAV Defence Systems (AUDS) have been supplied to US forces and are now in operational service. The AUDS has been developed in a collaborative effort by a UK defence consortium comprised of Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, and Enterprise Control Systems (ECS). The system is primarily designed to… read more

January 23, 2017 | Other News

India to Continue With Indigenous Cruise Missile Program

The Diplomat India’s defense minister has agreed to offer an 18 month extension to the troubled missile program. India’s troubled nuclear-capable Nirbhay long-range cruise missile program has been given an 18-month grace period to address technical problems following a failed December 21 test launch of the missile, according to local media reports. Indian Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar… read more

January 23, 2017 | Other News

After Agni-V, India to test another nuke-capable ballistic missile, the K-4

International Business Times There is reason now for China and Pakistan to be sore with India as the latter is expected to test launch K-4, a submarine launched ballistic missile, (SLBM) from an underwater pontoon on January 31, 2017. The K-4 SLBM has a strike range of around 3,500km and is said to be weigh 17 tonne.… read more

January 20, 2017 | Other News

Fischer named new head of Senate strategic forces subcommittee

Space News: Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) will be the new chairman of the Senate subcommittee responsible for military space issues, the Senate Armed Services Committee announced Jan. 18. Fischer succeeds Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as chairman of the strategic forces subcommittee. Sessions was nominated Nov. 18 by the incoming Trump administration to the post of… read more

January 13, 2017 | Other News

Russia boosts anti-missile shield over Crimea with S-400 system

RT: A new battery of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missiles has been fully deployed in Russia’s Crimea after five months of training, the Russian military announced on Friday. In August of last year, the cutting-edge systems were delivered to the 18th Guard Anti-Aircraft Rocket Sevastopol-Feodosia Regiment stationed near the city of Feodosia in the eastern part… read more

January 13, 2017 | Other News

Iran Approved to Import Additional 130 Tons of Uranium

ABC: The U.S. and five other world powers have approved Iran importing as much as 130 tons of uranium, Iran’s English language Press TV reported Friday. The TV quoted Behrouz Kamalvandi, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman as saying “the Joint Commission monitoring the implementation of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the… read more

January 12, 2017 | Other News

In Its Nuclear Race With India, Pakistan Catches Up

Real Clear Defense: The nuclear race between India and Pakistan is intensifying, thanks in large part to Islamabad’s fear that its military is starting to lag behind New Delhi’s. Over the past decade, Pakistan has become alarmed by the widening gap between its ability to wage conventional war and India’s. Pakistan has turned to its nuclear inventory… read more

January 11, 2017 | Other News

S-400 missile defense regiment put on combat duty near Moscow

RBTH: A regiment equipped with the new S-400 Triumf air defense missile system has taken up combat duty in the Moscow Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Jan. 11. The new missile system arrived in the Moscow Region from a firing range in Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan Region, southern Russia, after successful firing… read more

January 10, 2017 | Other News

Pentagon successfully tests world’s largest micro-drone swarm

Military Times: U.S. military officials in California have conducted a test launching more than 100 micro-drones from three F/A-18 Super Hornets, the largest-ever test for the cutting-edge “swarm” technology, defense officials said. The swarm consisted of 103 Perdix micro drones, which are small, low-cost, battery-powered devices, launched from three separate Super Hornets. The exercise was conducted… read more

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