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March 9, 2016 | Other News

India Test Fires Nuke Capable SLBM K-4 Secretly

The New Indian Express: BALASORE (ODISHA): India has reportedly conducted a test of its home grown intermediate range Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) K-4 secretly from an undersea platform in the Bay of Bengal in a bid to boost its deterrence capability by strengthening the second strike fire power. Even as the authorities of Defence… read more

March 7, 2016 | Other News

DRDO to test nuclear capable K-4 underwater missile soon

International Business Times: The K-4 missile, touted as India’s secretive undersea weapon, is up for another undersea test. The tests, when completed, will pave the way for the completion of the nuclear triad and India’s hunt to have a credible minimum nuclear deterrence. The New Indian Express reports, citing defence sources, that India is planning to test… read more

March 7, 2016 | Other News

Serbia Names New Defense Minister, Eyes Missile Defense Deal With Russia

Defense News: WARSAW — The Serbian parliament has named Zoran Djordjevic as the country’s new defense minister. Serbia’s lawmakers voted last month to dismiss his predecessor, Bratislav Gasic, over a sexist remark he made to a female journalist last December. The latest move follows an announcement made Jan. 11 by Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic,… read more

March 2, 2016 | Other News

Russian Military To Get S-400 Triumf Missile Systems By October, Defense Contractor Almaz-Antey Says

International Business Times: Russian defense contractor Almaz-Antey will deliver five sets of the S-400 missile systems by October this year, Sputnik News reported, citing newspaper Izvestia. The locations of the systems’ deployment are yet to be announced. Five sets of SA-21 Growler missile systems, also known as S-400 Triumf in Russian, will reportedly enter into… read more

February 29, 2016 | Other News

Russia Boosts Its Missile Defense Capabilities

Sputnik News: According to the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper, the mainstay of this global defense system will be formed of the third generation Voronezh-type radar stations. The Voronezh-class radar system includes three variants, including the Voronezh M, Voronezh-DM (using VHF and UHF), and the Voronezh-VP ‘high potential’, assumed to be EHF (extremely high frequency). The system’s range is between 4,500 –… read more

February 25, 2016 | Other News

Turkey Weighs New Defense Technology Amid Growing Regional Tensions

International Business Times: Turkey is weighing the possibility of purchasing new defense technology amid heightened tensions in the region, Defense News reported earlier this week. Turkish industry sources said they wanted to develop the Medium Extended Air Defense System domestically, but would likely have to import the units because of the immediacy of the purported risks. “We… read more

February 24, 2016 | Other News

India’s Deadliest Sub is Ready for Operations

The Diplomat: The Indian Navy’s first indigenously developed ballistic missile nuclear submarine (SSBN), the INS Arihant, could be commissioned as early as next month, according to local media reports. “It has passed all tests and in many things has surpassed our expectations. Technically the submarine can now be commissioned at any time,” a senior defense official… read more

February 24, 2016 | Other News

South China Sea, North Korea tensions at issue in Kerry-Wang meeting

CNN: Washington (CNN) – Secretary of State John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart locked horns over a range of issues Tuesday, agreeing to disagree in a State Department press conference over South Korean missile defense and the contested South China Sea. But Kerry also pointed to an area of progress: nearing agreement on a U.N.… read more

February 18, 2016 | Other News

India’s ballistic missiles could be a game-changer

Business Insider: India just test-launched an indigenous, nuclear-capable ballistic missile. On February 15, the India’s Economic Times reported that the country’s military had fired a Prithvi-II missile from a mobile launcher. According to the Economic Times, the missile was “randomly chosen from the production stock,” meaning that it wasn’t specifically modified for testing purposes. This isn’t the first test… read more

February 15, 2016 | Other News

Beijing’s misplaced anger

The Japan Times: Much of the world has been angered by North Korea’s Jan. 6 nuclear test and its Feb. 6 satellite launch/ballistic missile test. Incredibly, China seems most bothered not by Pyongyang’s disregard for Beijing’s interests, its dismissal of international law or its contempt for the United Nations, but by the actions of other… read more

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