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June 15, 2016 | Other News

India’s Anti-Satellite Weapons

The Diplomat: The utility of space as a medium for war has grown exponentially since the days of the Cold War Space Race. The military potential of satellites is manifold: communications, navigation, early-warning systems, reconnaissance, and signal intelligence. Any state that manages to get the upper hand in this frontier can be expected to dominate… read more

June 15, 2016 | Other News

Air Surveillance on the Move

Janes: Thales has unveiled the latest member of its Ground Master air defence radar family. Drawing on technology from the larger Ground Master 200 and 400 radars, the Ground Master 60 multimission radar offers exceptional range in a fully mobile system that provides forces with a search on-the-move air picture capability. Ground Master 60 is… read more

June 15, 2016 | Other News

India plans expanded export of BrahMos cruise missiles

Janes: After starting sales negotiations with Vietnam, India now plans to export its indigenously manufactured BrahMos medium-range anti-ship cruise missiles to at least 11 other countries, Indian officials and industry sources said. Negotiations with Hanoi to supply the BrahMos, which features a 292 km strike range, were at an advanced stage, with Indian Defence Minister… read more

June 15, 2016 | Other News

South Korea’s foreign minister: THAAD was not issue during talks with Lavrov

YonhapNews: South Korea’s foreign minister said he barely discussed the controversial issue of deploying an advanced U.S. missile defense system on Korean soil during talks with his Russian counterpart earlier this week. Yun Byung-se told South Korean reporters and foreign ministry officials during a luncheon in St. Petersburg on Tuesday that the topic of the… read more

June 14, 2016 | Other News

NATO chief welcomes Italy’s deployment of missile defense system in Turkey

The Daily Sabah: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday welcomed Italy’s announcement on deploying its SAMP/T missile defense system in Turkey, while underscoring that it would contribute to ensuring security in ally Turkey. In his briefing to the media just before NATO defense ministers’ meeting at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels Tuesday, NATO Secretary- General… read more

June 13, 2016 | Other News

India to test fire Prahaar

Kolkata 24×7 News: Days after India cleared the hurdles for its entry into the elite Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is all set to go for a crucial test of surface-to-surface highly maneuverable tactical ballistic missile Prahaar. Since Prahaar’s export variant ‘Pragati’ is being readied for interested nations,… read more

June 13, 2016 | Other News

Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal will significantly increase over next decade

The Nation: two bordering, rival countries are increasing their capacities: India is beefing up its nuclear-capable ballistic missile program and speeding up its plutonium production, while neighboring Pakistan is developing battlefield nuclear weapons in a bid to offset India’s superior conventional forces. Pakistan’s “nuclear arsenal may increase significantly over the next decade,” the institute warned.… read more

June 9, 2016 | Other News

Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems

The Diplomat: Defense officials from the six members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization gathered in Astana this week for their 13th meeting. Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Kazakh defense minister, hosted ministers from China, Russia, and Tajikistan, as well as the president of the National Defense Affair Committee of Kyrgyzstan, and the army chief of Uzbekistan. The… read more

June 9, 2016 | Other News

India plans to export BrahMos missile to Vietnam: Report

International Business Times: India, currently the world’s largest arms importer, plans to sell its supersonic BrahMos missile to Vietnam, marking a paradigm shift that is being seen as a response to neighbor China’s rising military muscle-flexing in the region. Besides, India is also eyeing countries such as Indonesia, South Africa, Chile and Brazil to sell… read more

June 9, 2016 | Other News

ROK Navy Launches New Warship Capable of Hitting Targets Inside North Korea

The Diplomat: At the beginning of June, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy has launched its first improved Incheon-class guided-missile frigate, known as Future Frigate eXperimental (FFX) II during development, The Korea Timesreports. The launching ceremony of the 2,800-ton (3,600-ton full load) frigate Daegu took place on June 2 at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine… read more

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