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October 12, 2016 | Other News

US weighs response to Yemen rebel missile attack on ships

Associated Press: The U.S. is weighing what military response it should take against Yemen-based Houthi rebels, who U.S. officials say launched two missiles at American warships in the Red Sea on Sunday, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said the U.S. is still investigating the unprecedented incident, including the exact… read more

October 6, 2016 | Other News

U.S., Japan agree to build up defense cooperation

UPI: The United States and Japan have agreed to enhance defense cooperation in the face of increased security threats from North Korea. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada met with the head of the U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry Harris on Wednesday to discuss coordination in the wake of escalating North Korea provocations, Japanese television network… read more

September 28, 2016 | Other News

Lithuania aims to spend $115m on air-defense system amid NATO build-up in Eastern Europe

Russia Today: Lithuania plans to spend more than 100 million euros ($112 million) on the Norwegian- American air defense system – NASAMS, the country’s defense minister told local media. It is set to become the first shield of its kind on NATO’s eastern flank. The medium-range NASAMS systems (National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System) – the… read more

September 27, 2016 | Other News

S-400 Missile System Hits High-speed Simulated Targets During Russian Military Exercise

Defense World A S-400 missile defense system hit a target at 45 kilometers height flying at a speed of 1,500 meters per second (4,000 feet per second) in trials held by the Russian Central Military District last week. A total of six missiles were launched, hitting several high speed targets which included the Kaban target… read more

September 22, 2016 | Other News

Russia moves missiles to Finnish border

YLE: Russia has announced that two s-400 missile defence systems have been moved to the Finnish border. Finland’s Defence Minister says that there’s nothing unusual about the move, except the way it was reported. Russian news agency Interfax reported on Thursday that two S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems had been moved towards the Finnish border. Defence… read more

September 22, 2016 | Other News

SBIRS Recognizes With Appreciation The Combined Task Force In Decommissioning Ceremony

SatNews: The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center decommissioned the Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Combined Task Force (CTF) in a ceremony September 1.  This milestone concludes more than 15 years of successful CTF contributions to the mission.  The CTF is comprised of SMC Remote Sensing, AF 460th Operations Group Detachment 1, Lockheed Martin… read more

September 21, 2016 | Other News

Israel defense sector faces big hit after new U.S. aid agreement

Reuters: Israel’s defense industry faces layoffs, closures and a scramble to set up shop in the United States following the signing of a new U.S. military aid package that phases out Israel’s ability to spend a quarter of the funds on its own businesses. The 10-year, $38 billion agreement, signed on Sept. 15 after a… read more

September 21, 2016 | Other News

Lawmakers raise voices on S. Korea’s nuke armament

Yonhap: South Korea’s ruling and opposition parties on Wednesday continued to debate over whether Seoul should consider its own nuclear armament as an option to defend the country amid escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula sparked by Pyongyang’s provocations. Following North Korea’s launch of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) as well as its fifth nuclear test,… read more

September 19, 2016 | Other News

Indo-Israeli surface-to-air missile tests from Tuesday

The New Indian Express: The Defence Research and Development Organisation is readying to conduct a series of tests of Indo-Israeli joint venture Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) from a defence base off the Odisha coast from Tuesday. At least five tests of the MRSAM, jointly developed by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) of Israel… read more

September 15, 2016 | Other News

7th Fleet Promotes Peace, Security in Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

U.S. Pacific Command: Forward-deployed to support security and stability in the vast Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. 7th Fleet is involved in a wide array of activities in this critically important part of the world, a Navy official said. With the U.S. rebalance to the region, the 7th Fleet has a robust maritime posture that includes… read more

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