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July 16, 2018 | Other News

Navy: Chinese Spy Ship Monitoring RIMPAC Exercise, Again

USNI News: A Chinese surveillance ship is operating off the coast of Hawaii to keep tabs on the U.S.-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, a Navy official confirmed to USNI News on Friday. The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) ship has been operating in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the… read more

July 16, 2018 | Other News

India Test Fires BrahMos Supersonic Missile Under ‘Extreme Weather Conditions’

The Diplomat: The Indian Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) research arm, the Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO), and the Indian Army have test fired a supersonic BrahMos cruise missile under “extreme weather conditions” on July 16, the Indian defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, said in a statement today. The test launch of the BrahMos surface-to-surface cruise missile… read more

July 16, 2018 | Other News

Russian Military Planes Enter South Korean Air Defense Zone

Bloomberg: Two Russian military planes flew into South Korea’s Air Defense Identification Zone four times on Friday, the Korean military said. The South Korean air force scrambled fighter jets and issued a warning after identifying two Russian planes coming from the country’s East Sea around 1:41 p.m. on Friday, according to a text message sent… read more

July 16, 2018 | Other News

Why the Army decided to put its new high-tech Futures Command in Texas

The Washington Post: When Army officials announced Friday why they decided to put the Army’s new high-tech Futures Command in Austin, they left out many details. The Lone Star State’s capital of nearly 1 million people was selected from a nationwide list of 150 cities. The service chose Austin after cutting the list of contenders… read more

July 16, 2018 | Other News

Navy to test Spike-ER missiles off Corregidor

PTV News: MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) is set to test its newly-acquired Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd Spike-ER surface-to-surface missile systems on July 17 to 18 and July 24 to 26 off Corregidor Island. This was confirmed by Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Arsenio Andolong in a message to the Philippine News… read more

July 16, 2018 | Other News

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile targeting Najran

Arab News: RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s air defense system intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia from northern Yemen on Saturday. A Saudi-led coalition said the missile was fired from Saada province toward the southern Saudi city of Najran. No casualties were reported. Coalition spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that at 12:52 p.m. the coalition’s… read more

July 16, 2018 | Other News

Turkey’s Purchase of Russian S-400 Will Undermine NATO in Europe – US General

Sputnik News: The United States’ threats to slap sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia and the Turkish government’s subsequent vow to retaliate have drastically raised tensions between the two NATO allies. Speaking to Reuters, the NATO Allied Air Commander General Tod Wolters said that Turkey’s plans to buy Russia’s S-400… read more

July 16, 2018 | Threat News

Meet the HN-1, China’s New AI-Powered Underwater Drone

The National Interest: As “great power competition” ramps up, signs of arms races in America’s strategic relationships with both Russia and China are everywhere apparent. In this respect, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s March 1 speech made a big splash in the press, but readers may not be aware of the late tests in May when… read more

July 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

IDF Deploys Iron Dome in Central Israel, Reinforces Batteries in the South

The Jerusalem Times: The IDF deployed Iron Dome missile defense batteries across central Israel and reinforced the batteries in the south of the country, the military announced Sunday evening. The move, which also saw a limited reserve call-up to boost manpower in the Aerial Defense Division was made following a situational assessment, the IDF said.… read more

July 13, 2018 | Other News

At NATO, Trump claims allies make new defense spending commitments after he upends summit

Washington Post: BRUSSELS — President Trump jolted a NATO summit on Thursday with a last-minute demand that leaders immediately pour billions into their military budgets, raising questions about his commitment to the alliance, before he reiterated that the United States would still fight on behalf of its Western allies. “I believe in NATO,” Trump declared… read more

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