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October 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

The Present and Future of Layered Missile Defense

Breaking Defense: In the face of expanding global threats to U.S. national security from North Korea and elsewhere, layered missile defense has become more important than ever. This vital capability requires that numerous cutting-edge technologies function together seamlessly to protect against catastrophe. And with the entire U.S. mainland in range of a potential intercontinental ballistic… read more

October 16, 2018 | Threat News

Iran says its land-to-sea missiles can now travel 700 km

Reuters: LONDON – Iran has extended the range of its land-to-sea ballistic missiles to 700 km (435 miles), a senior Iranian military official said on Tuesday amid rising tensions with the United States over Tehran’s missile program. U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program in May and reimposed… read more

October 16, 2018 | Other News

US diplomat headed to Moscow for North Korea meeting

The Washington Examiner: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s top envoy for North Korea will travel to Moscow for meetings this week about the denuclearization process, officials with both sides confirmed Monday. “We will hold a full round of consultations on the situation on the Korean Peninsula,” Russian deputy foreign minister Igor Morgulov said Monday, according… read more

October 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

South Korea to buy ship-based interceptors to counter ballistic missile threats

Defense News: SEOUL — The South Korean military has decided to buy ship-based SM-3 interceptors to thwart potential ballistic missile attacks from North Korea, a top commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff revealed Oct. 12. “The decision was made actually during a top JCS meeting in September last year,” said Maj. Gen. Kim Sun-ho,… read more

October 16, 2018 | Other News

Israel, US send secret delegation to Ukraine to train against S-300: Report

The Times of Israel: Israel and the United States sent a secret military delegation to Ukraine to test the Russian-made S-300 missile defense system, which Moscow recently provided to Syria, Hadashot TV news reported Monday, citing Syrian and Russian news outlets. There was no comment on the reports from either Israel or the US. According… read more

October 16, 2018 | Threat News

China Deploys Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine and Rescue Vessel in Indian Ocean

The Diplomat: China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has deployed a Type 039A Yuan-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) and a Type 926 submarine support ship to the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) earlier this month, sources within Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) told India Today on October 15. The PLAN last dispatched one of its submarines, also a Type… read more

October 16, 2018 | Other News

Iran’s Bavar-373 Missile System Has Vertical Launchers, Commander Confirms

Tasnim News Agency: The sophisticated homegrown air defense system that includes various components is undergoing complicated tests, he said, adding that efforts are underway to bring it into service by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2019). In August 2016, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unveiled Bavar-373. A distinguishing feature of Bavar-373 is its… read more

October 16, 2018 | Other News

35th ADA Patriot Master Gunner Course teaches necessary skills to train and certify crews

Stripes Korea: Air Defenders are gaining an overall understanding of how air defense is supposed to flow and how standards and doctrine is applied during a Patriot Master Gunner Course at Osan Airbase, South Korea. The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is currently hosting the course with students now a third of the way complete.… read more

October 16, 2018 | Other News

Defense Ministry claims delay in missile test not politically motivated

The Korea Herald: South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense on Monday denied allegations that the presidential office had instructed the military to cancel a scheduled ballistic missile test out of concern that it would hamper inter-Korean detente. The ministry’s spokesperson Choi Hyun-soo told reporters that while the military had changed the schedule for the flight… read more

October 16, 2018 | Other News

Japan Moves Ahead With Procurement of 9 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft

The Diplomat: The Japanese government has greenlighted the purchase of nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft from the United States, Japan’s Defense Minister, Takeshi Iwaya, said on October 12. “The E-2C aircraft are expected to retire (…) in the coming 10 years, and thinking about the severe security environment,… read more

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