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March 9, 2015 | Other News

Pakistan conducts successful test launch of Shaheen-III missile

The Express Tribune: Pakistan conducted a successful test launch of the Shaheen-III Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile on Monday, which is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 km, ISPR reported. The test launch was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system at a maximum… read more

February 19, 2015 | Other News | Uncategorized

India Successfully Tested A Ballistic Missile, Pritvi-II

Pakistan Tribe: ODISHA – Three weeks after the successful test-fire of Agni ballistic missile, India again steps toward nuclear war preparation as it experimented a ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km and capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads. India on Thursday successfully test-fired nuclear weapons capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile for… read more

February 18, 2015 | Other News

Missile power (India)

Frontline: “A game-changer” and “a giant leap in the country’s deterrence capability” was how Avinash Chander, Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister, characterised the success of the canister-launched flight trial of Agni-V on January 31, also the day he laid down office. The strategic missile has a range of more than 5,000 kilometres and confirms… read more

February 17, 2015 | Other News

Russia Develops New Fuel for Hypersonic Cruise Missile

Moscow Times: Russia has created a powerful recipe for fuel that will allow missiles to fly faster than five times the speed of sound, a development that if utilized effectively would make Russia a major player in a growing hypersonic arms race, a deputy defense minister said. “The recipe has been created and the energy… read more

February 17, 2015 | Other News

Six new Akash Missile to muscle Indian Air Force

The News Teller: BENGALURU: Indian Air Force raise six new Akash Missile, developed by Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Bharat Electronics (BEL), on the floor of Make-In-India campaign to muscle the air missile defense system of Indian Air Force (IAF) as reported by The Times of India. The IAF… read more

February 13, 2015 | Other News

Kim Jong Un and Putin ‘regularly’ exchange messages

NK News: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin communicate frequently, Russia’s ambassador to the DPRK was quoted as saying by the ITAR-TASS news agency. Ambassador Alexander Matsegora told the Russian news service that high-level exchanges and dialogue were frequent, and that they took place at the “highest” level. “The leaders of… read more

February 5, 2015 | Other News

Pakistan Tests Cruise Missile

Defense News: ISLAMABAD — Monday’s test of the Ra’ad air-launched cruise missile may have been designed to check the effectiveness of an upgrade, according to analysts. The test was announced in a press release by the military’s media arm, Inter Services Public Relations. It provided few details, only saying, “Pakistan conducted a successful Flight Test… read more

February 4, 2015 | Other News

Ashton B. Carter expected to win easy approval as new U.S. defense secretary

Washington Post: Facing no significant opposition on Capitol Hill, Ashton B. Carter is expected to win easy approval from the Senate to become the next secretary of defense. But when he appears for his confirmation hearing Wednesday, he’s still likely to face a grilling from lawmakers — about President Obama’s national security policies. Carter, 60,… read more

February 3, 2015 | Other News

Obama’s Defense Budget Aims Higher, and at Overseas Conflicts

New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama is asking the new Republican Congress for a base defense budget of $534 billion in 2016, the Pentagon said on Monday in its annual budget release, exceeding by $35 billion the mandatory across-the-board reductions known as sequestration. Separately, Mr. Obama is asking for an additional $51 billion to… read more

February 3, 2015 | Other News

Seeking a strategy-driven defense budget for challenges facing U.S.

Washington Post: Walter Pincus Sen. John McCain, the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wants the fiscal 2016 defense budget to be strategy-driven rather than budget-driven. Defense Department officials claim the $585.3 billion being sought in the Pentagon’s fiscal 2016 request is strategy-driven. But what’s President Obama’s strategy? And if you are like… read more

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