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February 10, 2017 | Other News

German, Dutch militaries agree to deepen cooperation: source

Yahoo News: The German and Dutch militaries have agreed to further deepen defense cooperation this year by putting a German short-range air defense unit under the command of the Dutch military, a source familiar with the plans told Reuters on Friday. The German defense ministry had no immediate comment on the agreement, which comes as… read more

February 10, 2017 | Other News

Vikings conduct live ordnance training at Cope North

Defense Video Imagery Distribution System: U.S. Marines with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225 participated in live-ordnance firing during exercise Cope North at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2017. Cope North is a multi-national, bilateral training event including the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force and Japan… read more

February 10, 2017 | Other News

China upgrades military infrastructure on South China Sea islands, report claims

Defense News: China is continuing to expand its construction activities in a second group of disputed South China Sea islands, according to a Washington-based think tank on Wednesday. The report, released Wednesday by the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, says Beijing has undertaken substantial upgrades to its military infrastructure in… read more

February 10, 2017 | Other News

Indigenous missile Ashwin test today

The New Indian Express: In a bid to develop robust Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system, India is scheduled to test fire its homegrown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile from a defence base off Odisha coast on Friday. The missile would intercept a target missile, mimicking an incoming enemy weapon, mid-air. The preparation is near… read more

February 3, 2017 | Other News

Abe, Mattis reaffirm ties on defense

Japan Times: Visiting U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday, reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the military alliance with Japan as global concern grows over the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump. At the outset of the meeting, Mattis told Abe that “we stand firmly, 100 percent for”… read more

February 3, 2017 | Other News

U.S. expected to impose fresh sanctions on Iranian entities – sources

Reuters: The United States is expected to impose sanctions on multiple Iranian entities as early as Friday following Tehran’s recent ballistic missile test, but in a way that will not violate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. One source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said about eight… read more

January 31, 2017 | Other News

Army Must Be Ready For Multi-Domain Battle In Pacific ‘Tomorrow’

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: With one eye on China and another on North Korea, US Army Pacific is injecting cyber warfare and new joint tactics into every war-game it can. At least 30 forthcoming exercises— culminating in the massive RIMPAC 2018 — will train troops on aspects of Multi-Domain Battle, the land Army’s effort to extend its reach into the other… read more

January 30, 2017 | Other News

Taiwan Navy reveals video of future guided-missile destroyer

Taiwan News Taipei (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has released an animated video of a future guided-missile destroyer being designed for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy in a simulated battle. The video appears to show the warship outfitted with Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar arrays likely for air and… read more

January 30, 2017 | Other News

Russia and India to develop BrahMos light cruise missile for PAK FA 5th-generation jet

TASS REUTOV, January 27. /TASS/. The BrahMos light cruise missile will be mounted both in submarines’ torpedo launchers and on Russia’s fifth-generation T-50 PAK FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) fighter jet, CEO and General Designer of the Machine-Building R&D Consortium Alexander Leonov said on Friday. “We are working on the missile’s light version.… read more

January 25, 2017 | Other News

Germany nears decision to beef up short-range air defenses

Reuters: Germany is nearing a decision to replace its aging short-range air defense systems and help fill a gap that has caused concern among NATO members after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, two sources familiar with the issue said. A decision to move ahead would pave the way for a procurement program valued at 460 million… read more

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