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October 27, 2017 | Other News

Defense Secretary James Mattis visits Korean DMZ amidst nuclear tension

ABC News: U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis visited Friday morning the heavily fortified border between North Korea and South Korea known as the Demilitarized Zone amid heightened tensions over the North’s nuclear program and the war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. At the DMZ, Mattis was briefed at Observation Point Oullette… read more

October 27, 2017 | Other News

SWO Boss Talks Sound Shipboard Operating Procedures with Destroyer Crew

America’s Navy: SAN DIEGO – Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) Oct 25, as he continues to engage the leadership and crews of surface warships across Pacific Fleet waterfronts. During this all-hands call in San Diego, Rowden spoke frankly to the crew regarding the current… read more

October 27, 2017 | Other News

Dutch admit their tech may have helped Iran, Syria develop advanced arms

The Times of Israel: The Dutch government has admitted that technology from the Netherlands may have been used to develop weapons of mass destruction in Iran, Pakistan or Syria. Dutch intelligence services have received “indications in a number of cases” that “Dutch technology was used in programs of weapons of mass destruction or for the… read more

October 26, 2017 | Other News

Israel’s ‘David’s Sling’ Earns US Missile Defense Agency’s Prestigious Technology Pioneer Award

The Jewish Press: The David’s Sling Weapons System (DSWS) On Tuesday was given the prestigious Technology Pioneer Award at the 2017 Multinational Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in recognition of ground-breaking achievements in Lower-Tier Ballistic Missile and Cruise Missile Defense. With a robust system-of-systems architecture and breakthrough Stunner Interceptor technologies, David’s Sling… read more

October 26, 2017 | Other News

Pentagon’s top general to address cyber-espionage, ballistic missile defense in South Korea

The Washington Post: SEOUL — The Pentagon’s top general arrived in South Korea’s capital Thursday, preparing to meet with senior South Korean military officials ahead of President Trump’s visit next month and amid a heightened threat of war with North Korea. Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said that… read more

October 25, 2017 | Other News

The Uncertain Future of the INF Treaty

Council on Foreign Relations: Signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is the only Cold War-era U.S.-Soviet arms control agreement that remains in force today. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, at which point all U.S. and Soviet INF missiles had… read more

October 24, 2017 | Other News

Shares of Lockheed Martin slip after earnings miss

CNBC News: Lockheed Martin reported lower-than-expected third-quarter earnings before market open Friday. Shares of the aerospace and dense contract slipped more than 1 percent in premarket trading Friday. CEO Marillyn Hewson said the company has “a record backlog that supports long term growth.” Lockheed Martin raised its expectation for its full-year earnings to a range… read more

October 24, 2017 | Other News

Ship Carrying USS McCain Diverts to Subic Bay

The Maritime Executive: The U.S. Navy has rerouted the heavy lift ship Treasure to the Philippines after discovering that her cargo, the damaged destroyer USS John S. McCain, has developed a four inch hull crack. AIS data showed the Treasure anchored in Subic Bay on Monday morning, just off the docks of HHIC, the largest… read more

October 19, 2017 | Other News

U.S. Navy Won’t Upgrade USS Fitzgerald to Baseline 9 Aegis Combat System

USNI News: USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) won’t be upgraded to the latest version of the Aegis Combat System when it completes its repairs following a collision with a merchant ship off of Japan, according to Naval Sea Systems Command. Instead of upgrading the combat system of the destroyer to the new Baseline 9 standard, which allows… read more

October 13, 2017 | Other News

China, South Korea Seal Currency Deal Despite U.S. Missile Defense

The Wall Street Journal: SEOUL—South Korea and China have agreed to renew their currency swap agreement after they let their previous deal expire, in an apparent bid to contain the fallout over Seoul hosting a U.S. missile system that Beijing opposes. South Korea’s central bank and finance ministry said Friday that the new three-year currency… read more

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