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November 1, 2016 | Other News

US nuclear missile submarine visits Guam for 1st time since 1980s

Press TV: The USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) got engaged in a “scheduled port visit” to the US territory, according to a Navy press release on Monday. The move was considered as a gesture of support for US allies in the region, including Japan and South Korea, whose delegations had been stationed Guam, awaiting a rare… read more

October 28, 2016 | Other News

China’s New Guided Missile Destroyer To Be Its Biggest Yet

Popular Mechanics: Chinese shipyards are reportedly busy constructing what will be the largest destroyers in Asia. The yet-unnamed destroyers, tentatively called the Type 055 class, will be stealthy and packed with firepower. Despite the hype on the internet, it’s unlikely to be a super-ship. Instead, China’s next jump forward will likely have the Chinese Navy… read more

October 27, 2016 | Other News

Russia, India Deepen Friendship Over Missiles and Submarines

The Washington Post: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin have sought to correct a decade-long decline in their defense ties, reestablishing Moscow as New Delhi’s closest military partner. Putin and Modi on Oct. 15 inked four big ticket defense deals worth over $10 billion when they met in Goa earlier this… read more

October 26, 2016 | Other News

South Korea’s March Toward a Strike-First Nuclear Policy

Wall Street Journal: After years of hesitation, South Korean defense officials and members of President Park Geun-hye’s ruling Saenuri Party are openly discussing the possibility of pre-emptive strikes on North Korean missile and nuclear facilities. Increasingly, political figures are urging both their own government and the U.S. to go beyond the level of study promised… read more

October 25, 2016 | Other News

US, Japan to conduct joint-bilateral field training exercise

Post Guam: Units from the U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Forces will conduct Exercise Keen Sword 17 beginning Oct. 30. Keen Sword is the largest joint, bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. military and the JSDF. The commander of U.S. Forces Japan and the chief of staff of the Japan Joint Staff will direct… read more

October 24, 2016 | Other News

The Army’s 1st Space Battalion activates new company

Army Times: The Army’s 1st Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade added another company to its stable of active duty and reserve units in an Oct. 16 ceremony, according to an Army release. Newly minted commander Maj. Jack Bierce, a veteran of the company’s parent Space and Missile Defense Command, received the 8th Space Company’s new… read more

October 24, 2016 | Other News

S-400 Triumf To Complement India’s Own Ballistic Missile Defence Shield

Indian Defense: Stating that India has an active missile shield that has the capability to intercept an incoming ballistic missile, V K Saraswat, the former chief of DRDO and an active member of NITI Aayog, said Saturday that the Russian S-400 Triumf air defence system that India plans to acquire will “complement” the existing system.… read more

October 19, 2016 | Other News

Germany’s Merkel calls for large increase in military spending

Stars and Stripes: Germany must spend billions more on defense to shoulder a larger share of NATO’s security burden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech that could serve as a political turning point for a country wary of an expanded military role. The goal, Merkel said, is to dedicate 2 percent of the… read more

October 19, 2016 | Other News

S. Korea’s foreign, defense ministers arrive in Washington for ‘2+2’ security talks

The Korea Times: South Korea’s foreign and defense ministers arrived in Washington on Tuesday for security and alliance talks with their U.S. counterparts that are expected to focus on how to counter ever-growing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Defense Minister Han Min-koo will join U.S. Secretary of State… read more

October 19, 2016 | Other News

Australian naval officers complete Aegis course in US

NavalToday.com: Australian naval officers recently graduated from a two month Aegis combat systems course at the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site (CSEDS) in New Jersey, United States. The officers learned to use the Aegis Combat System that is installed onboard the RAN’s newest Air Warfare Destroyer, the future HMAS Hobart. Lockheed Martin and government civilians supported… read more

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