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September 27, 2017 | Other News

US Navy Awards Contract for New Ballistic Missile Subs

The Diplomat: U.S. defense contractor General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $5.1 billion contract to undertake detailed design work for the U.S. Navy’s new Columbia-class of ballistic missile submarines, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced on September 21. According to the DoD, Electric Boat, the primary builder of submarines for the U.S. Navy, “is being… read more

September 22, 2017 | Other News

USS Fitzgerald Repair Will Take More Than a Year; USS John S. McCain Fix Could Be Shorter

USNI News: THE PENTAGON – Repairs to the stricken guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) will take more than a year to complete but those to USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) may take less time, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said on Wednesday. Speaking to a group of reporters, Spencer said it would be… read more

September 21, 2017 | Other News

Trudeau weighs calls to join ballistic missile defence

The Star: OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cracked open the door to joining the U.S. ballistic missile defence program, reversing Canada’s long-standing opposition in the face of North Korea’s new capabilities to strike North America. Trudeau said Tuesday that North Korea’s “reckless behaviour” is a threat to global peace. For months, North Korean President Kim… read more

September 21, 2017 | Other News

Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach

Reuters: MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is “extremely concerned” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. Lavrov’s comments, made to Russian reporters at the United Nations in New York and published by his ministry… read more

September 19, 2017 | Other News

China, Russia Helped North Korea’s Missile Program

TruNews: U.S. officials are certain the rocket fuel used by North Korea in its Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles came from China and Russia, and now it may be too late to stop Kim Jong-un’s advances. This fuel, unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine, or UDMH, is extremely expensive to manufacture but is appealing for use in military rockets… read more

September 19, 2017 | Other News

Israel Shoots Down Iranian-made Hezbollah Drone Over Syria Border

Haaretz: The Israel Defense Forces shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah on Tuesday afternoon after the drone entered the demilitarized zone along the border between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights. The Israel Air Force’s aerial defense command fired a Patriot missile and destroyed the drone. The interception of the drone took… read more

September 19, 2017 | Other News

Korean peninsula draws range of military drills in show of force against North Korea

Reuters: BEIJING/SEOUL – The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s nuclear threat is likely to loom large. The flurry of military drills came after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile… read more

September 18, 2017 | Other News

S. Korea’s direct investment in China plunges 44 pct amid THAAD row

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) — South Korean companies’ investment in China declined 43.7 percent in the first seven months of this year amid a prolonged diplomatic dispute over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system, central bank data showed Sunday. Their direct investment totaled US$1.75 billion in the January-July period, down… read more

September 15, 2017 | Other News

U.S. Keeps Iran Nuclear Deal in Place but Imposes Other Sanctions

The Wall Street Journal: The Trump administration extended U.S. sanctions relief to Iran as part of its 2015 nuclear agreement, senior U.S. officials said Thursday, but levied new punitive measures over Tehran’s ballistic missile program, cyberattacks and terrorism support. Administration officials announced the decisions simultaneously, moving to keep a modicum of economic pressure on Iran… read more

September 15, 2017 | Other News

Russian Defense Ministry releases VIDEO of cruise missile launch that hit ISIS in Syria

Russia Today: The Russian Ministry of Defense has released a video featuring the launch of Kalibr cruise missiles from its submarines in the Mediterranean Sea. The video shows the moment the Kalibr missiles were launched from Russia’s ‘Velikiy Novgorod’ and ‘Kolpino’ submarines based in the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday. Seven missiles hit all the planned… read more

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