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October 24, 2016 | Other News

The Army’s 1st Space Battalion activates new company

Army Times: The Army’s 1st Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade added another company to its stable of active duty and reserve units in an Oct. 16 ceremony, according to an Army release. Newly minted commander Maj. Jack Bierce, a veteran of the company’s parent Space and Missile Defense Command, received the 8th Space Company’s new… read more

October 24, 2016 | Other News

S-400 Triumf To Complement India’s Own Ballistic Missile Defence Shield

Indian Defense: Stating that India has an active missile shield that has the capability to intercept an incoming ballistic missile, V K Saraswat, the former chief of DRDO and an active member of NITI Aayog, said Saturday that the Russian S-400 Triumf air defence system that India plans to acquire will “complement” the existing system.… read more

October 19, 2016 | Other News

Germany’s Merkel calls for large increase in military spending

Stars and Stripes: Germany must spend billions more on defense to shoulder a larger share of NATO’s security burden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech that could serve as a political turning point for a country wary of an expanded military role. The goal, Merkel said, is to dedicate 2 percent of the… read more

October 19, 2016 | Other News

S. Korea’s foreign, defense ministers arrive in Washington for ‘2+2’ security talks

The Korea Times: South Korea’s foreign and defense ministers arrived in Washington on Tuesday for security and alliance talks with their U.S. counterparts that are expected to focus on how to counter ever-growing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Defense Minister Han Min-koo will join U.S. Secretary of State… read more

October 19, 2016 | Other News

Australian naval officers complete Aegis course in US

NavalToday.com: Australian naval officers recently graduated from a two month Aegis combat systems course at the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site (CSEDS) in New Jersey, United States. The officers learned to use the Aegis Combat System that is installed onboard the RAN’s newest Air Warfare Destroyer, the future HMAS Hobart. Lockheed Martin and government civilians supported… read more

October 19, 2016 | Other News

India, Russia to develop 600-km range Brahmos missiles that can cover entire Pakistan

India TV News Desk: India, taking a huge step forward to strategically strengthen its military capabilities, has decided to work with Moscow to jointly develop a new generation of Brahmos missiles with 600-km-plus range and an ability to hit protected targets with pinpoint accuracy. According to a Times of India report, this range enables these… read more

October 18, 2016 | Other News

Is China’s latest space mission a step towards PLA tracking of nuclear submarines?

South China Morning Post: Chinese astronauts have played many roles in space, including teacher, mechanic and tourist. But all the science classes, repair missions and spacewalk flag-waving have tended to obscure the fact that they are, first and foremost, members of the People’s Liberation Army. China’s manned space programme has so far given its astronauts… read more

October 18, 2016 | Other News

Russian Northern Fleet sub launches cruise missile at target in Novaya Zemlya

Tass: The Smolensk nuclear-powered submarine of Russia’s Northern Fleet has launched a cruise missile at a target in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, in the Arctic, the Northern Fleet’s spokesman Vadim Serga has said. “The missile was launched on October 16 against a combined coastal target. The Granit cruise missile was fired from a surface position in… read more

October 14, 2016 | Other News

Russia, India to sign deal on air defense missile systems and helicopters

UPI: Russia and India are expected to sign an agreement for Moscow to deliver state-of-the-art S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft weapon systems and for joint production of 200 Kamov 226T helicopters. The deal, worth well over $1 billion, is expected to amplify India’a defense systems and replace the country’s aging helicopter fleet. President Vladimir Putin and India’s… read more

October 13, 2016 | Other News

UAE media releases photo of HSV-2 Swift it was attacked by a C-802 missile

Defense Bl0g: UAE media releases photo of HSV-2 Swift it was attacked by a C-802 missile.The wam.ae website has released photos of HSV-2 Swift hybrid catamaran it was attacked by C-802 missile near Bab-el-Mandeb in Yemen. The HSV-2 Swift is a hybrid catamaran formerly belonged to the United States Navy but then was leased to the the United Arab Emirates Navy.… read more

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