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February 27, 2018 | Other News

India, Russia Agree on $3 Billion Frigate Deal

Defense World: India and Russia have finalized terms for the purchase of four Krivak III class stealth frigates for US$775 million each, an unconfirmed media report said. According to Business Standard, delivery will begin within four years of signing the contract. Designated the “Upgraded Krivak III class”, the first two frigates will be built in… read more

February 26, 2018 | Other News

10th AAMDC celebrates with Estonians for 100th year anniversary

DVIDS: Despite icy winds and low temperatures, spirits were high in Freedom Square where a military parade began convoying around noon, kicking off the 100th year anniversary of the Estonian statehood in Tallinn, Estonia Feb. 24, 2018. The military parade consisted of 1,100 participants and more than a hundred units of military equipment, but one… read more

February 26, 2018 | Other News

US needs to ‘lower its bar’ for North Korea talks, South Korea says

Washington Examiner: TIME TO TALK: As the 2018 Winter Games, dubbed the “Peace Olympics” by South Korea, came to a close yesterday, President Moon Jae-in called for the U.S. to adopt a more flexible response to North Korean overtures for possible future talks. “The United States needs to lower its bar for dialogue and the… read more

February 23, 2018 | Other News

‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile successfully test-fired

Times of India: BALASORE (Odisha): India on Friday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable ‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off Odisha coast, defence officials said. The surface-to-surface missile, a naval variant of the indigenously-developed ‘Prithvi’ missile, was test-fired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of… read more

February 23, 2018 | Other News

No Request from Turkey to Integrate S-400 Missile Defence System with NATO: Secretary-General

Defense World: NATO has received no request from Turkey to integrate its Russian origin S-400 missile defence system with the Pan-Atlantic defence bloc, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said. “I am aware that Turkey has made an agreement or they have announced their intention to buy S-400 Russian air defense system. That’s a national Turkish… read more

February 22, 2018 | Other News

India Tests 4th Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile This Month

The Diplomat: For the fourth time this month, India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) test launched a nuclear capable ballistic missile as part of its annual training cycle to test the combat readiness of the Indian Army’s missile forces. The Prithvi-II tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile was test fired from launch complex 3 of the Integrated… read more

February 22, 2018 | Other News

Iran says nuclear deal is ‘worst ever’ — and it’s Trump’s fault

USA Today: LONDON — Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister said Thursday that the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers, including the United States, is the “worst ever” — for Iran. Speaking in the British capital, Abbas Araghchi also said that President Trump’s persistent public vows to “destroy it, fix it, change it,” represented… read more

February 21, 2018 | Other News

Diplomacy, sanctions, missile defense: Use this triad against North Korea

Defense News: On Feb. 11, 2018, The New York Times editorial board published an article assailing the “dangerous illusion of missile defense.” In summary, the piece asserted that the recent failure of a missile defense test illustrates shortcomings in the system U.S. President Donald Trump is overstating the effectiveness of existing and proposed capabilities. Rushing missile… read more

February 21, 2018 | Other News

How To Implement The National Defense Strategy In Pacific

Breaking Defense: The National Defense Strategy rightly prioritizes great power competition as the biggest threat to U.S. security. This is perhaps its most significant contribution; waking us up from the collective security mindset that has captured the thinking of policy-makers following every major conflict going back to World War I. Collective security assumes that all… read more

February 20, 2018 | Other News

Japan and US scramble to perfect missile attack responses

Nikkei Asian Review: TOKYO — As North Korea refuses to give up its nuclear and missile development programs, Japan and the U.S., as well as South Korea, are left to tackle the challenge of saving as many people as possible in case the unthinkable does occur. The tense situation in the Korean Peninsula is causing… read more

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