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January 17, 2019 | Other News

Chinese missile frigates, replenishment ship dock at Manila port

Two guided-missile frigates and a replenishment ship from China have arrived in the Manila for a four-day goodwill visit to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. According to a report of Mark Salazar on Balitanghali on Thursday, this was the second friendly visit of the Chinese Navy in the country under the administration of… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

Air Defense: The Sling Survives Initial Service

The new Israeli David’s Sling (formerly Magic Wand) anti-aircraft system has successfully completed its first year in service. The system, which is similar to the American Patriot, is designed mainly for anti-missile defense. Patriot was designed initially as an anti-aircraft system and later had anti-missile capabilities added. So while Patriot and David’s Sling may seem… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

USS Wasp drills with Japan in East China Sea, days after Beijing mobilizes anti-ship missile

The USS Wasp recently spent two days sailing with a Japanese amphibious ship in the East China Sea to test their ability to communicate and maneuver together. The Jan. 12-13 “cooperative deployment” involved vessels of the Sasebo-based Wasp Amphibious Ready Group — including the USS Ashland and USS Green Bay — and the Japan Maritime… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

Serial Production of Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Delayed Until at Least 2020

The Diplomat: The Sukhoi Su-57 fighter aircraft, Russia’s first purported indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter jet, will not enter serial production before 2020, according to a Russian military aviation industry source. “In 2020, we plan to sign the second contract to manufacture and deliver 13 Su-57 fighter jets, some of them equipped with… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

US to begin nuclear treaty pullout next month after Russia missile talks fail

The US has rejected Moscow’s offer to inspect a new Russian missile suspected of violating a key cold war-era nuclear weapons treaty, and warned that it would suspend observance of the agreement on 2 February, giving six-months’ notice of a complete withdrawal. The under secretary of state for arms control and international security, Andrea Thompson,… read more

January 17, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Space-based interceptors and drones with lasers: the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review wish-list revealed

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The long-delayed Missile Defense Review, which will be formally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon Thursday, will call for research and investments to ensure America’s security for the next several decades: laser technology, the F-35 as an ICBM killer, and potentially putting interceptors in space. Trump will roll out… read more

January 17, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US army eyes $373 million purchase of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system

i24 News: The US army has asked Congress to approve $373 million to purchase two of Israel’s successful Iron Dome missile interception batteries, the American defense website Inside Defense reported Wednesday. If approved, the sale would mark the first time Israel has sold a complete weapons system to the US, which rarely purchases weapons from… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

Japan, US vow to cooperate in space, cyber domains, over North Korea

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) — Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed Wednesday to cooperate in new domains of warfare like outer space and cyberspace in a veiled response to China’s quest for military supremacy in such areas. Iwaya and Shanahan also affirmed full enforcement of U.N. sanctions on North Korea… read more

January 16, 2019 | Other News

Pompeo says failed satellite launch shows Iran threat, defies UN weapons deal

The Times of Israel: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Iran of posing a missile threat after Tehran defied his warnings and tried to put a satellite into orbit, albeit unsuccessfully. Pompeo renewed his charge that the launch defied UN Security Council resolution 2231 of 2015, which endorsed an international agreement, from… read more

January 16, 2019 | Threat News

Russian Navy Will Soon Deploy 32 “Poseidon” Nuclear Drones Across 4 Submarines

The National Interest: The Russian Navy is on track to deploy up to 32 of its “Poseidon” thermonuclear drones across four submarines, according to Russian state media. Citing a military insider source, TASS reported earlier this week that “Two Poseidon-carrying submarines are expected to enter service with the Northern Fleet and the other two will… read more

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