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December 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

If North Korea Fires, Here’s How We’ll Defend Ourselves

Esquire: Yet again North Korea has threatened total nuclear annihilation of the United States and all allied states. This is pretty predictable. Every single time there is a training exercise, by the South Koreans, the ROK, and the USA, or as in this case the ROK/US/Japan, North Korea blows a verbal gasket. That has been… read more

December 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon to Supply Poland with Advanced Patriot Systems

iHLS: Poland will purchase Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defence (AMD) systems. The sale will include four AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, four engagement control stations, 16 launching stations and 208 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles, according to a new notice to the U.S. Congress by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). The Polish deal has a… read more

December 8, 2017 | Other News

Why is China so Disturbed with THAAD Missiles?

Eurasian Times: The US Army’s Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence or THAAD system which has been deployed in South Korea is considered as one of the most advanced missile interceptors in the world, devised to shoot down any incoming hostile ballistic missiles. On December 13, Moon Jae-in will pay an official visit to China for the… read more

December 8, 2017 | MDAA in the News

The F-35 could intercept a North Korean missile launch — but it could bring an all-out war

Business Insider: The US Air Force has had air-to-air missiles that lock on to hot, flying targets for decades, and an ICBM is essentially that in its first stage. And it’s not just a theory. In 2007, Lockheed Martin got $3 million to look into an air-to-air hit-to-kill missile system. In 2014, a test seemed… read more

December 8, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea says war with the US is ‘unavoidable’ as major military exercises kick off

PRI: Two American B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and US threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact”. The annual US-South Korean “Vigilant Ace” exercises feature 230 aircraft, including a range of the US military’s most advanced stealth… read more

December 8, 2017 | Threat News

Iran ‘fully determined’ to boost missile power, senior cleric says

PanARMENIAN.net: PanARMENIAN.Net – Tehran interim Friday Prayer Leader Ayatolllah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami said the Islamic Republic of Iran is fully determined to upgrade its missile power aimed at “confronting whatever threat posed by Israel”, IRNA reports. Addressing the worshippers at Tehran University, Ayatollah Khatami said “in a world where wolves rule and there is no… read more

December 8, 2017 | Other News

Japan seeks longer-range cruise missiles amid North Korea threat

BBC News: Japan plans to acquire medium-range air-to-surface missiles, expanding its strike capability to North Korea. The announcement by Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera comes amid regular missile tests by North Korea and increased tensions between the nations. The missiles will be deployed on Japan’s fleet of fighter jets and have a range of up to… read more

December 8, 2017 | Other News

Novator 9M729: The Russian Missile that Broke INF Treaty’s Back?

National Interest: The United States has revealed which Russian cruise missile Washington believes is in violation of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Speaking at the Wilson Center on November 29, National Security Council official Christopher Ford revealed that the weapon is in fact the Novator 9M729—which carries the NATO designation of SSC-8.… read more

December 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

The US is testing a microwave weapon to stop North Korea’s missiles

Vox: The US military is developing a weapon with microwave technology — yes, microwave — designed to stop countries like North Korea from launching missiles. According to an NBC News report, the weapon — which is still under development — could be put on a cruise missile and shot at an enemy country from a… read more

December 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Upgrades to missile detection radar earns civilian recognition

Air Force: America’s nuclear deterrent relies in part on 25,000 40-year-old solid state modules, divided between five massive Northern Hemisphere radar sites, which amplify the radiation needed to detect incoming ballistic missiles. Dr. Donald Hoying, the radar’s program manager at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, leads a team of 50 military and government civilians and… read more

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