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May 31, 2018 | Other News

US rebrands Pacific Command amid tensions with China

CNN: (CNN) The US announced Wednesday that it would rebrand the command responsible for overseeing US military operations in Asia, a move that comes amid heightened tensions with China over the militarization of the South China Sea. US Pacific Command will now be called US Indo-Pacific Command, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said while speaking… read more

May 30, 2018 | Other News

Sweden set to close $1 billion Patriot missile deal

Reuters: STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden will close a deal in the next few weeks with U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co (RTN.N) to buy the Patriot air defense missile system as it modernizes its armed forces amid heightened tensions with Russia. Moscow’s brief war with Georgia in 2008 and its annexation of the Crimea Peninsula six… read more

May 30, 2018 | Other News

Navy will begin LCS design work to add over-the-horizon missile

Inside Defense: Once an over-the-horizon anti-ship missile contract is awarded it will take the Navy anywhere from 18 months to two years to complete the design work needed to incorporate the system on the Littoral Combat Ship, according to a service official. Robin Coady, LCS fleet introduction and sustainment program manager, told Inside the Navy… read more

May 30, 2018 | Other News

British Army’s New Land Ceptor SAM System Blasts Its First Aerial Target

The Drive: The British Army’s Land Ceptor air defense system has completed its first successful live fire test. The U.K. Ministry of Defense says the weapon will offer a significant boost in capabilities over existing Rapier air defense systems and the live fire trials follow news that the naval variant, Sea Ceptor, has entered operational… read more

May 30, 2018 | Other News

Latest version of Iron Dome missile able to intercept mortar shells

Army Recognition: The latest version of the Israeli-made Iron Dome, a short-range anti-rocket, artillery systems especially designed to destroy incoming aerial threats as rockets and missiles is able to intercept mortar shells that are in the air for just 15 seconds. The Iron Dome entered operational service with the Israeli Defence Forces in early 2011,… read more

May 30, 2018 | Other News

2 Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles Test Fired From B-1B Successfully Hit Moving Ship

The Diplomat: The U.S. Air Force and U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin successfully test fired two production configuration Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a B-1B Lancer long-range strategic bomber over Point Mugu Sea Range in California this month, Lockheed Martin said in a May 23 statement. According to the company, it was the second time… read more

May 30, 2018 | Other News

Defense official: Hamas now preventing more rocket launches

Y Net News: Hamas has seemingly decided to stop the massive rocket fire from the Gaza Strip starting 1am Wednesday and has redeployed its forces to stop other Palestinian factions from launching more projectiles, according to Israeli defense officials. “The IDF has delivered a significant blow in Gaza last night,” a senior defense official said… read more

May 30, 2018 | Other News

Latvia will receive Stinger MANPADS missile purchased from Denmark

Army Recognition: In August 2017, Latvian Ministry of Defence and Danish Ministry of Defence have signed an agreement for the purchase of Stinger air defence systems which are in service with the Danish armed forces. Latvia would like to boost its air defense capabilities, a top priority for its defence forces. The Stinger air defense… read more

May 30, 2018 | Other News

Why the US should stock up on Tomahawk cruise missiles

Defense News: The Tomahawk cruise missile is one of the most effective and highly utilized weapons in the U.S. arsenal ― and we have decided to stop producing them. Last month, the U.S. Navy placed its final order for 100 replacement Tomahawks, citing a new cruise missile under development as the reason for closing the… read more

May 30, 2018 | Other News

Get Ready, Russia, China and North Korea: The Navy Wants New Missile Submarines

The National Interest: The Navy and industry may be speeding up full production plans for its first Columbia-Class nuclear armed ballistic missile submarine as part of a broader move to increase the size of the service’s submarine fleet more quickly. According to Navy statements, the first Columbia-Class submarine has been scheduled to begin construction by… read more

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