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June 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

The other treaty on the chopping block

Politico: A fierce debate is brewing inside the Trump administration over whether to withdraw from another international treaty — this one a cornerstone disarmament pact with Russia banning an entire class of nuclear missiles. The Russian military in February was accused yet again of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which eliminated U.S. and… read more

June 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan, U.S. to mull quicker missile defense upgrades, deployment of Aegis Ashore

The Japan Times: Japan will consider increasing the pace of upgrades to its ballistic missile defense system in cooperation with the United States as the allies race to meet the threat posed by an effective increase in the speed of North Korean missiles, a Japanese government source said. A proposal to adopt a land-based Aegis… read more

June 26, 2017 | Missile Defense News

House lawmakers want space-based missile defense strategy

Defense News: WASHINGTON — House lawmakers want the Pentagon to quickly produce a space-based missile defense strategy, according to the Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee’s mark of the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill released this week. The strategy would lay out the plans of the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Air Force and other… read more

June 26, 2017 | Threat News

With North Korea Threatening, the U.S. Advances on Missile Defense

National Review: North Korea’s murder of Otto Warmbier is yet another reminder that the United States needs a new approach to deal with the Pyongyang problem. Unfortunately, sanctions, threats, and diplomacy have failed to steer North Korea away from making America its primary nuclear target. In his testimony to the House Armed Services Committee last… read more

June 26, 2017 | Threat News

Missile Threats Are Surging Worldwide, U.S. Defense Study Finds

Bloomberg: Technology for ballistic and cruise missiles is advancing in countries from North Korea and Iran to Russia and China, increasing potential threats to the U.S. even if they don’t carry nuclear warheads, according to a new Pentagon report. “Many countries view ballistic and cruise missile systems as cost-effective weapons and symbols of national power,”… read more

June 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Newest SM-6 interceptor aces final land-based test, moves to at-sea testing

Raytheon: During its final land-based test, Raytheon’s advanced Standard Missile-6 Block IA engaged and destroyed a subsonic target from the USS Desert Ship, a test site in southern New Mexico. The SM-6 Block IA will now enter the at-sea testing phase, bringing it closer to low-rate initial production later this year. The SM-6 Block IA… read more

June 23, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Rep. Mac Thornberry: HASC’s FY 2018 NDAA Contains Acquisition Reform, Missile Defense Provisions

ExecutiveGOV: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said his panel’s $640 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2018 includes proposed changes to the Defense Department’s acquisition system, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Thornberry told reporters Thursday that the draft fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act contains changes to the… read more

June 23, 2017 | Other News

Russian warships launch six cruise missiles against ISIS positions in Hama countryside

SANA: Moscow, SANA- Russian Navy warships and a submarine in Mediterranean Sea launched six Kalibr cruise missiles against positions of ISIS terrorist organization in the eastern countryside of Hama. Russian Defense Ministry said Friday in a statement that ” The Russian Navy’s Admiral Essen, Admiral Grigorovich frigates and Krasnodar submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles… read more

June 23, 2017 | MDAA in the News

New defense missile fails in test off Kauai

Star Advertiser: A test of a new defensive missile suggested for the future protection of Hawaii against North Korean attack failed to intercept a target Wednesday night off Kauai, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. The SM-3 Block IIA missile is being developed cooperatively by the U.S. and Japan to defeat medium- and intermediate-range ballistic… read more

June 23, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Conducts ICBM Rocket Test, But Could Take Time To Have Missile Ready

International Business Times: In what appeared to be part of the program developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), North Korea carried out another test of a rocket engine, according to a U.S. official. On condition of anonymity, the official said Thursday the U.S. believed the drill could be the smallest stage of an ICBM rocket… read more

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