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September 14, 2015 | Other News

Turkey unready to cope with missile threat in post-Patriot era

Today’s Zaman: Given the lack of an indigenous system capable of dealing with such threats, civilian and military officials are now occupied with an urgent task: dealing with the threat of missiles in the post-Patriot era. Germany and the US, claiming the Syrian regime is no longer capable of threatening Turkey with its reduced missile… read more

September 14, 2015 | Other News

Seoul ‘Poised to Test Long-Range Ballistic Missile’

Chosun: South Korea has almost completed the development of a new ballistic missile with a range of 800 km and is getting ready for a test launch, the military said Friday. In a parliamentary audit of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an officer said, “We’re considering test-launching a missile into open seas south of Korea’s… read more

September 14, 2015 | Other News

Rhett Ellison formed by rugby roots, 49ers father

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Rhett Ellison will race down the field on the Minnesota Vikings’ first kickoff on Monday night, looking for someone to hit. His father, Riki, will be watching nearby, clad in the colors of the San Francisco 49ers team with which he won three Super Bowls. Indirectly, too, his ancestors will be there with him. Ellison has… read more

September 11, 2015 | Other News

How China and India’s Noisy Nuclear Subs Contribute to Instability in Asia

The Diplomat: While U.S. and Soviet missile-carrying ballistic submarines (SSBNs) with their invulnerable second-strike capability have helped maintain nuclear deterrence – and as a consequence peace – during the Cold War, Chinese and Indian subs in Asian waters today could trigger instability and conflict for the simple reason that they are just still too easy… read more

September 8, 2015 | Other News

Sky is Safe: Brazil to Buy Russian Pantsir-S1 Missile Systems in 2016

Sputnik News: Brazil will acquire a shipment of Russian Pantsir-S1 missile systems in 2016, a highly-ranked official in the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Tuesday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The two countries commenced negotiations on Pantsir deliveries in 2012, but the talks were delayed due to Brazilian state budgetary restrictions. “Russia has been notified that an allotment from the… read more

September 8, 2015 | Other News

Nuclear Armed Submarines: The Indo-Pacific’s Great Destabilizer?

The National Interest: Last week in Beijing, China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two with a massive military parade. Examples of modern military equipment, such as the DF-21D ‘Carrier Killer’ missile, were displayed in public for the first time. However, a significant new capability that is moving from a lengthy testing phase… read more

September 4, 2015 | Other News

India’s nuclear posture entering dynamic new phase: Report:

Zee News: Washington: After nearly two decades of nuclear competition with Pakistan, India with the several long-range ballistic missiles in development is seemingly now paying attention to its future strategic relationship with China, a think-tank report has said. “Now, with several long-range ballistic missiles in development, the Indian nuclear posture is entering an important and… read more

August 28, 2015 | Other News

Report: Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could become the world’s third-biggest

Washington Post: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A new report by two American think tanks asserts that Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually and could have the world’s third-largest nuclear stockpile within a decade. The report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center concludes that Pakistan is rapidly expanding its nuclear… read more

August 17, 2015 | Other News

Agni Missiles Fearsome Factor

Indian Express: As a ‘Made in India’ company, India’s most expensive defence body Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been a disaster, but for its few achievements like the Agni missiles. India as a nuclear power believes in deterrence, and the Agni V, tested successfully from the Wheeler’s Island off the Odisha coast in… read more

May 20, 2015 | Other News

Japan Would Attack North Korea To Defend US After Missile Attack, Defense Minister Says

International Business Times: Japan would retaliate against North Korea if Pyongyang launched a missile attack on the United States, Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said. Nakatani said Sunday Japan would defend the U.S. because a North Korea missile attack would likely result in serious damage. Nakatani’s remarks were expected to provoke a strong response from… read more

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