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February 1, 2019 | Other News

Eielson F-35s drive rise in Alaska military construction

KTVA: As Anchorage’s economy is set to emerge from the state’s recent recession this year, Fairbanks is receiving a major boost from the expansion of Eielson Air Force Base. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spending, which will support basing dozens of new F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters at Eielson, comes as the state faces… read more

February 1, 2019 | Other News

All the countries that Raytheon now supplies with its Patriot missile-defense system

Quartz – In a world of increasingly complex threats—from cyberattacks to climate change to sentient robots—there’s still plenty of money being spent (and made) from old-fashioned threats of the ballistic kind. Raytheon, one of America’s biggest defense firms, which reported its earnings today (Jan. 31), now provides its Patriot missile and air defense system to… read more

February 1, 2019 | Other News

Adam Smith calls Space Force outlines ‘promising’

Politico: — The big thaw? House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Adam Smith expresses new openness to emerging Space Force proposal. — State of Space: The head of the Space Foundation is bullish on the outlook for the space sector but has some advice for “growing the roots” of an effective Space Force. — Not in… read more

February 1, 2019 | Other News

Expect a Missile Race After the INF Demise

Defense One – Before the end of the week, the Pentagon expects the Trump administration to take steps to pull out of the INF Treaty, citing Russian violations. “In early February, the United States is going to declare [it is] suspending its obligations under the INF” and announce its intention to withdraw six months later, James H.… read more

January 31, 2019 | Other News

Pakistan’s Nasr Missile: ‘Cold Water’ Over India’s ‘Cold Start’?

Pakistan has claimed that it successfully conducted a “ training launch” of Nasr, a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, last week.  In addition to the statement, a video was released that showed four of these missiles being launched in a salvo. According to the statement, which was put out by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) office,… read more

January 31, 2019 | Other News

U.S. to stop complying with nuclear pact with Russia after talks flop

BEIJING/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States will stop complying with a landmark nuclear pact with Russia as soon as this weekend after last-ditch talks with Moscow to save it fell flat, a senior U.S. arms control official said on Thursday. Washington has long accused Russia of flouting the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), alleging… read more

January 30, 2019 | Other News

Russia Lures Buyers with 400 Missile Alternative to US for Less

Engineering: Many countries have shown interest in buying the Russian S-400 missile system as opposed to the ones U.S. companies have developed due to the price tag – a mere $500,000.  The Raytheon U.S. Patriot Pac-2 battery system has a price of $1 billion, and the Lockheed Martin THAAD battery system is selling for $3… read more

January 29, 2019 | Other News

US guided-missile destroyer Donald Cook leaves Black Sea

TASS: WASHINGTON, January 28. /TASS/. The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer Donald Cook has left the Black Sea and is heading for the Mediterranean through the Bosphorus Strait, the US 6th Fleet’s press office reported on Monday. “The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) began its south-bound transit of the Bosphorus Strait, en… read more

January 29, 2019 | Other News

France joins race to develop ‘hypersonic’ weapons, after China, Russia and US

South China Morning Post: World powers are vying to develop so-called “hypersonic” weapons that travel several times the speed of sound, with France the latest to join a field led so far by Russia and China. Hypersonics are like missiles that travel at over five times the speed of sound (Mach 5) but are able… read more

January 29, 2019 | Other News

U.S. plans to ‘suspend’ INF nuclear treaty with Russia, White House official says, in move that bodes ill for Japan

The Japan Times: WASHINGTON – The U.S. plans to suspend its obligations under a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty with Russia after a deadline passes this weekend and the Trump administration inches closer to full withdrawal from a pillar of Cold War diplomacy, a White House official said Monday, in a move that could have dire… read more

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