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February 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Keen Edge ’18 tests U.S., Japan missile defense

Hawaii Army Weekly: JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command focused on testing Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) interoperability with its Japanese counterpart and other U.S. forces during Keen Edge ’18, held Jan. 26 to Feb. 3. Keen Edge is a joint command post exercise conducted to increase… read more

February 23, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Baltic Fleet to get advanced S-400 air defense missile systems in 2018

TASS: KALININGRAD, February 22. /TASS/. Russia’s Baltic Fleet will be beefed up with advanced S-400 long-range air defense missile systems, upgraded Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighter jets and Kamov Ka-27M shipborne helicopters in 2018, Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Alexander Nosatov said on Thursday. “The Baltic Fleet’s inventory will also continue to be renewed [in 2018]: it will… read more

February 23, 2018 | Threat News

China space advancement continues by blowing up second missile in space

American Military Times: China continues to advance its military and space programs with a test of their DN-3 long-range missile interceptor. The purpose of the DN-3 is to destroy target missiles in space. China completed a successful test of the system on Feb. 5 with the DN-3 missile hitting and destroying its intended target. This… read more

February 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Patriot air defense missile system presented in Tallinn

ERR: U.S. military personnel presented a Patriot long-range air defense missile system in Tallinn on Friday. The system was brought here to rehearse cooperation with the Estonian Air Force. The launcher currently on Estonian soil will also be part of tomorrow’s Independence Day parade on Freedom Square, spokespeople at the headquarters of the Estonian Defence… read more

February 23, 2018 | Other News

‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile successfully test-fired

Times of India: BALASORE (Odisha): India on Friday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable ‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off Odisha coast, defence officials said. The surface-to-surface missile, a naval variant of the indigenously-developed ‘Prithvi’ missile, was test-fired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of… read more

February 23, 2018 | Other News

No Request from Turkey to Integrate S-400 Missile Defence System with NATO: Secretary-General

Defense World: NATO has received no request from Turkey to integrate its Russian origin S-400 missile defence system with the Pan-Atlantic defence bloc, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said. “I am aware that Turkey has made an agreement or they have announced their intention to buy S-400 Russian air defense system. That’s a national Turkish… read more

February 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Hitting a bullet with a bullet: New US defensive missile could prevent close range attacks

News.com.au: THREATS to the United States and its allies are evolving everyday and missile technology is getting significantly more advanced. As North Korea continues to flex its muscle, the US is testing new toys that could shoot down any incoming missiles. A new missile in development that was recently tested in rural New Mexico takes… read more

February 23, 2018 | Missile Defense News

USEUCOM to Send 2,500 Personnel to Israel for Missile Defense Exercise

Military.com: Military personnel from U.S. European Command will join members from the Israeli Defense Force in a combined missile-defense exercise next month. Juniper Cobra 18, which is scheduled to take place March 4-15, has been in the planning stages January 2016. JC18 is the ninth in a series of biennial Juniper Cobra exercises conducted in… read more

February 22, 2018 | Other News

India Tests 4th Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile This Month

The Diplomat: For the fourth time this month, India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) test launched a nuclear capable ballistic missile as part of its annual training cycle to test the combat readiness of the Indian Army’s missile forces. The Prithvi-II tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile was test fired from launch complex 3 of the Integrated… read more

February 22, 2018 | Threat News

Russia is developing next-generation nuclear-armed torpedoes, Pentagon finds

American Military News: A recently released Nuclear Posture Review published by the U.S. Defense Department outlined some of Russia’s new military weapons currently in development, including revolutionary undersea nuclear-armed torpedoes that have officials at the Defense Intelligence Agency on edge. Particularly, Russia’s new intercontinental nuclear armed undersea torpedo, which was outlined in the report and… read more

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