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July 24, 2018 | Other News

North Korea begins dismantling key missile test site, satellite imagery suggests

The Japan Times: North Korea has begun dismantling a key testing facility for its missile engines and rocket launches, according to a new analysis of satellite imagery released Monday. Imagery taken from Friday to Sunday indicates that the North had started to disassemble portions of its Sohae Satellite Launching Station, the country’s main satellite launch… read more

July 24, 2018 | Other News

Russia’s new hypersonic missiles already leaked to spies

We Are The Mighty: Russia’s Federal Security Service reportedly suspects that plans for two of Russia’s new, game-changing hypersonic missiles have been leaked to Western spies. Russia’s Ministry of Defense on July 19, 2018, released new footage of two of its most revolutionary weapons systems: a hypersonic Kh-47M2 “Kinzhal” nuclear-capable, anti-surface missile and the Avangard,… read more

July 24, 2018 | Other News

U.S. congressional negotiators reach deal on defense policy bill

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate and House negotiators reached agreement on Monday on a $716 billion defense policy bill, which includes provisions on tightening foreign investment scrutiny and telecommunications security in addition to authorizing military funding. The deal on the fiscal-year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was announced by the leaders of the Senate… read more

July 24, 2018 | Other News

F-35 Transfers to Turkey Held Back Under U.S. Defense Measure

Bloomberg: Transfers to Turkey of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 would be barred temporarily under a compromise defense policy measure agreed to on Monday, according to House and Senate aides. Turkish receipt of the fighter jets would be held back until the Pentagon submitted an assessment within 90 days of the measure’s enactment on U.S.-Turkish relations,… read more

July 24, 2018 | Other News

IDF shoots down Syrian fighter jet that entered Israeli airspace

The Times of Israel: The Israeli Air Force shot down a Syrian fighter jet that traveled two kilometers into Israeli airspace on Tuesday afternoon, the military said. Syrian state-run media confirmed the jet was shot down but said it was inside its own airspace. “Two Patriot missiles were fired at a Syrian Sukhoi-model fighter jet,”… read more

July 24, 2018 | Other News

Raytheon receives $64.4 million contract for MK-31 missiles

UPI: July 23 (UPI) — Raytheon Missile Systems out of Tucson, Ariz., has received a $64.4 million contract for design and engineering services for the MK-31 missile. The support services will maintain current systems as well as improve design, engineering and other services for the Rolling Airframe Missile upgraded MK-31 Guided Missile Weapon System Improvement… read more

July 23, 2018 | Other News

Armenia receives $200m worth of weapons from Russia

TASS: YEREVAN, July 22. /TASS/. Armenia’s army has received all weapons under a 200 US dollar-worth loan agreement with Russia, Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan said on Sunday. “State-of-the-art Russian weapons have been completely supplied under a 200 million dollar credit. Some types of such weapons are used in the Russian army,” he noted. Under… read more

July 23, 2018 | Other News

Israel launches U.S.-backed missile shield on Syria frontier, Russia sends envoys

Reuters: JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel launched its newest air defense system on Monday on the Syrian frontier, where Damascus’s Russian-backed forces have been routing rebels, as Moscow sent envoys for what it called “urgent” talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu planned to meet Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and its armed forces chief,… read more

July 23, 2018 | Other News

US interests in Pacific: currents and cross currents

NWF Daily News: Nuclear and ballistic missile testing by North Korea (DPRK) and the fallout from the recent Singapore meeting have raised the stakes and underscored the dangers to our vital interests in the Pacific basin. Our most important interests may be summarized as follows: Access to Asian markets and the security of the sea lanes… read more

July 23, 2018 | Other News

Baghdad yet undecided about buying Russian S-400 systems – Iraqi ambassador

TASS: MOSCOW, July 22. /TASS/. Baghdad has not yet taken a final decision on purchases of Russian-made S-400 missile systems, Iraqi Ambassador to Russian Haidar Mansour Hadi said in an interview with TASS. “We said we could buy S-400 systems, if need be. But no final decision has been taken so far. There have been… read more

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