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March 22, 2019 | Other News

US-Japan alliance must strengthen as tensions rise in Asia, defense experts say

Stars and Stripes – Japan needs to further strengthen and evolve its alliance with the United States amid the region’s rapidly changing security environment, Japanese defense officials and other experts agreed Tuesday. The consensus, which came during a symposium hosted by the nation’s Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, did not include specifics on how the… read more

March 22, 2019 | Other News

Iran will boost defense capabilities despite U.S. pressure: Khamenei

(Reuters) – Iran is determined to boost its defense capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile program, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday. “We need to take Iran to a point that enemy understand that they cannot threaten Iran … America’s sanctions will make… read more

March 22, 2019 | Other News

The Navy may scrap a half-dozen of its largest surface combatants

Task and Purpose: The U.S. Navy is proposing soon to decommission six of its 22 Ticonderoga-class cruisers. The 1980s-vintage ships, the largest surface combatants in the U.S. fleet, increasingly are suffering structural problems requiring costly and time-consuming overhauls. But the Navy’s proposal to cancel shipyard work for six cruisers and retire them starting in 2021… read more

March 22, 2019 | Other News

Navy Ready to ‘Burn the Boats’ with 2021 Laser Installation on a Destroyer

USNI News: WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the next two years, the Navy wants to deploy a laser aboard a guided-missile destroyer as the service learns to integrate directed energy weapon systems on warships, the Navy’s director of surface warfare said on Wednesday. “We are going to burn the boats if you will and move forward… read more

March 21, 2019 | Other News

Resurrected Roving Sands exercise reinforces air-defense training at Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss may be the home of the 1st Armored Division, but it still has a major air-defense presence and mission. That was demonstrated during the recently completed Roving Sands exercise. From March 1st to the 11th, about 2,300 soldiers descended upon the vast Fort Bliss training area in southern New Mexico and extending up… read more

March 19, 2019 | Other News

South Korea-based Short Range Air Defense Battery Integrates Counter-UAS into Core Competencies

DVIDS: Amid the looming threat of surveillance by Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), 8th Army recently validated the reception, staging, onward movement, and integration of Army Prepositioned Stock (APS) at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea. In order to support 8th Army and combat the UAS threat, Echo Battery, 6-52 Air and Missile Defense Battalion (E/6-52 AMD… read more

March 19, 2019 | Other News

Russia deploys more S-400 air defense missiles in Kaliningrad enclave

Army Recognition – Russia has deployed another regimental set of the S-400 Triumph air defense missiles in its westernmost exclave of Kaliningrad, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday, March 15. The new set of missiles has been supplied to the Russian Baltic Fleet from the Kapustin Yar test site in the southern Astrakhan Region… read more

March 19, 2019 | Other News

U.S. says Iran missile programme destabilising Middle East

Reuters: GENEVA (Reuters) – A senior U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday that Iran’s missile programme is destabilising the Middle East and raising the risk of a “regional arms race” through the provision of such weapons to armed groups in Lebanon and Yemen. U.S. President Donald Trump said when he quit a landmark 2015… read more

March 18, 2019 | Other News

Anti-aircraft missile explodes in midair after unintentional launch

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) — An anti-aircraft guided missile exploded in midair on Monday after being unintentionally launched during a routine maintenance check and no one was injured, an Air Force official said. The Cheongung medium-range surface-to-air missile blew up near an Air Force base in Chuncheon, 85 kilometers northeast of Seoul,… read more

March 18, 2019 | Other News

Czech Army contract to Saab for RBS 70 Mk II missiles

Defence Blog: Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab has won a contract to deliver the Mk II missile for RBS 70 man-portable air-defense system to the Army of the Czech Republic. The order was placed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), responsible for acquisitions for NATO members. The Czech Republic is a user… read more

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