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January 11, 2018 | Other News

Sealed Up, Ready to Go: U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Missile Warning Satellite Encapsulated for Launch

Markets Insider: CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force’s fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was encapsulated on Jan. 9. The SBIRS GEO Flight-4 satellite is now ready for its planned Jan. 18 launch from Cape… read more

January 9, 2018 | Other News

Ukraine to develop new ground-launched cruise missile

Unian Information Agency: Ukrainian recognized scientific and design company Yuzhnoe (Pivdenne) Design Bureau has announced plans to develop a KORSHUN missile family included new ground-launched cruise missile, according to Defence Blog. Photo from UNIAN The Yuzhnoe Design Bureau has released promo video footage showing the model of a new ground-launched cruise missile from KORSHUN missile… read more

January 9, 2018 | Other News

Report: Saudi Arabia Sought to Buy Israel’s Iron Dome System

The Jerusalem Post: ERLIN – The Swiss paper Basler Zeitung reported this week that Saudi Arabia’s government expressed interest in purchasing Israel’s anti-missile Iron Dome system to stop attacks launched by the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. The prominent Basel-based daily wrote that a “European weapons dealer in the Saudi capital of Riyadh” said the Saudis… read more

January 9, 2018 | Other News

India’s First Ballistic Missile Sub Sidelined For Nearly A Year Following Mishap

The Drive: India’s very first nuclear ballistic missile carrying submarine (SSBN), the INS Arihant, has been pier-side undergoing repairs for ten months following a totally avoidable accident. The news comes as India struggles to move from an all diesel-electric fleet of submarines to a mixed fleet featuring much larger and more complicated boats. The sidelining… read more

January 9, 2018 | Other News

Term of Spanish Patriot missiles in Turkey extended until June

Daily Sabah Politics: he term of Spain’s Patriot air defense missiles deployed at Turkey’s İncirlik Air Base will be extended to June 2018, Daily Sabah learned from diplomatic sources yesterday. Following the departure of the Netherlands on Jan. 26, 2015, Spanish Patriot batteries have started their service at the Turkish base. Under the umbrella of… read more

January 5, 2018 | Other News

North Korea agrees to talks after U.S., South Korea postpone military drills

Reuters: SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with the South next week, the first in more than two years, hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. South Korea said the North had sent its… read more

January 5, 2018 | Other News

North Korea may have accidentally bombed one of its own cities last year

Yahoo News: Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have been building over the past year, with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un testing weapons left and right. But a new report suggests that one of the country’s own cities was hit by accident during a failed North Korean missile test last year. The Hwasong-12 missile… read more

January 5, 2018 | Other News

Joint defense initiatives at center of Erdoğan, Macron meeting in Paris

Daily Sabah: In his first visit abroad in 2018, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has put efforts to minimize Turkey’s security vulnerability against external air threats at the center of his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace where the two leaders are expected to discuss the future of the joint Eurosam consortium,… read more

January 4, 2018 | Other News

India Cancels $500 Million Missile Deal With Israel’s Rafael

Bloomberg: Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has confirmed the Indian government canceled a missile contract worth nearly $500 million just two weeks before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit the world’s biggest arms importer. The Indian Defense Ministry’s plan to buy Rafael’s Spike anti-tank missiles had been agreed upon after a “long… read more

January 4, 2018 | Other News

India-Russia Missile Air Defense Deal Still Delayed

The Diplomat: India and Russia have still not concluded a final contract for the procurement of four to five regiments of Russian-made S-400 Triumf advanced Air Defense Systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) intended for service in the Indian Army. Russian defense officials remain optimistic over the prospects of a successful conclusion of a final… read more

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