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May 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

American Diplomacy Towards North Korea Must Be Backed by Missile Defense

The National Interest: The planned United States–North Korea summit ended abruptly Thursday morning with President Trump’s official withdrawal from talks. In his announcement – which came in a formal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – Trump lamented the cancellation as “a detriment to the world,” but insisted that a continuation of talks… read more

May 25, 2018 | Threat News

Iran’s missile program threatens Russia: Israeli minister

AMN News: The missile program of Iran is a threat to both the countries of Europe and for Russia, the Minister of Ecology and Affairs of Israel, Zeev Elkin, told RIA Novosti. “When Iran is developing ballistic missiles today, we are talking about missiles that can reach Moscow, not just Tel Aviv,” Elkin begin. “Today,… read more

May 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

31st Air Defense Welcomes Commander

The Lawton Constitution: Just how busy the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade has been the past couple of years was summed up at a double-dipping ceremony on the Fort Sill Polo Field Wednesday. The brigade not only said farewell to Col. Janice H. Chen and welcomed Col. Lisa M. Bartel as brigade commander, but it… read more

May 25, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Torch Technologies tapped to support Space and Missile Defense Command

UPI: May 24 (UPI) — Torch Technologies Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for services in support of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. The contract, from U.S. Army Contracting Command, is valued at more than $71.8 million under the terms of a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and enables Torch Technologies… read more

May 25, 2018 | Other News

Even as low bidder, Russia’s Rosoboronexport may still lose air defense program in India

Defense News: NEW DELHI – Even though Rosoboronexport has emerged as lowest bidder in the Indian army’s $1.5 billion very short range air defense or VSHORAD program, the Russian company may loose the contract following serious complaints from the other competitors in the fray. The Indian Ministry of Defence last week opened the commercial bids… read more

May 25, 2018 | Other News

Iran nuclear deal signatories meet for first time since US pullout

The Nation: Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal meet with the Islamic republic in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement two weeks after Washington’s dramatic withdrawal. For the first time since the deal came into force in 2015, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany will gather — at Iran’s request —… read more

May 25, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s S-500 Air Defense System Reportedly Hits Target Nearly 300 Miles Away

The Drive: Russia has reportedly conducted the longest range surface-to-air missile test ever with its S-500. If and when it becomes operational, the air and missile defense system could significantly increase the Russian military’s anti-access and area denial capabilities in Europe, East Asia, and elsewhere, but its already years behind schedule. CNBC was first to… read more

May 25, 2018 | Threat News

After landing bomber aircraft, China installs new weapons in Paracels

The Philippine Star: MANILA, Philippines — In addition to landing a bomber aircraft on the South China Sea, China has deployed new weapon systems on its largest outpost in the Paracel Islands, according to a Washington-based think tank. The Asia Maritime Transparency Transparency (AMTI) reported that based on a satellite photo dated May 12, Beijing… read more

May 25, 2018 | Other News

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

The Times of Israel: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi air defenses on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Najran after it was fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen, a Saudi-led military coalition said. Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Najran without causing casualties, coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki… read more

May 25, 2018 | Other News

Missile Attacks on Military Airport, Iran-Backed Militias in Syria

Asharq al-Awsat: Syrian pro-regime news outlets said Thursday that the Dabba airport near the city of Homs came under attack but missiles were intercepted by air defense systems before reaching their target. “One of our military airports in the central region was exposed to a hostile missile attack, and our air defense systems confronted the… read more

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