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November 13, 2018 | Other News

Trident Juncture 2018 Concludes

DVIDS: KALLAX AIR BASE, Sweden — Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 lasted from Oct. 25 through Nov. 7, 2018. Operating out of Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, the exercise focused on NATO and partner forces working together to respond to any threat across the spectrum of military operations in land,… read more

November 13, 2018 | Other News

In first, Washington calls on Beijing to remove missiles from South China Sea

The Japan Times: The United States has for the first time urged China to remove missile systems deployed to contested man-made islands in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday. The move, believed to be the first time the U.S. had directly addressed the issue, came in a statement recapping high-level talks between the… read more

November 13, 2018 | Threat News

China’s stealth fighter jets feature missiles during airshow show of force

Fox News: China’s largest airshow featured a show of force Sunday, as the country showed off the missiles in its advanced J-20 stealth fighter jet during a flyover. The two J-20 fighter jets opened their missile bay doors to the public and displayed the six missiles inside, the Global Times reported. Chinese experts told the state… read more

November 13, 2018 | Threat News

Russian guided missile cruiser enters Atlantic after Mediterranean mission

TASS: MURMANSK, November 12. /TASS/. A group of the Russian Northern Fleet’s warships and support vessels led by the guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov has entered the Atlantic Ocean through the Strait of Gibraltar after accomplishing its Mediterranean mission, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday. “The group of the Northern Fleet’s warships and support… read more

November 13, 2018 | Threat News

North Korea is still working on its ballistic missile program, say U.S. officials

NBC News: WASHINGTON — North Korea is continuing work on its ballistic missile program, U.S. officials briefed on recent intelligence tell NBC News, confirming the gist of a private report Monday detailing recent improvements made at undeclared military sites. A separate analysis by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, provided exclusively to NBC News, describes… read more

November 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

WATCH: Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense in action

World Israel News: he IDF deployed the Iron Dome defense system to protect its citizens from a barrage of over 300 rockets launched at Israel’s south on Monday. The footage below captures the technology in action. Watch the video… read more

November 13, 2018 | Other News

Over 300 Rockets Fired at Israel, Soldier Injured By Anti-Tank Missile

The Jerusalem Post: Israel’s military struck more than 70 Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets across the Gaza Strip, after several heavy barrages of rockets from the coastal enclave were fired toward southern Israel, the IDF said Monday evening. The barrage began around 4:30 p.m. after a Cornet anti-tank missile was fired toward a bus… read more

November 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Bath Iron Works starts construction of USS Patrick Gallagher

UPI: Nov. 12 (UPI) — Construction of DDG 127, to be christened the USS Patrick Gallagher, has started at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Maine. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, made the initial cut to the first steel plate for the ship during a ceremony Friday in the BIW fabrication shop, which… read more

November 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Decades after ‘Star Wars,’ Pentagon looks back to the future on missile defense

Washington Post: More than three decades ago, Michael D. Griffin was at the center of the military’s “Star Wars” initiative, working to realize President Ronald Reagan’s dream of shielding the United States from Soviet missiles like “a roof protects a family from rain.” Now the 69-year-old scientist is back at the Pentagon as its top… read more

November 9, 2018 | Other News

Japan to propose underwater drones to monitor East China Sea

UPI: Nov. 5 (UPI) — Large underwater drones may roam the East China Sea if Japanese plans to deter Chinese vessels near the Senkaku Islands are ratified by Japan’s Cabinet. Tokyo wants to introduce unmanned underwater vehicles into territorial waters in order to step up monitoring activities, Kyodo News reported Monday. The deployment is part… read more

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