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November 20, 2017 | Threat News

Russian Military Mounts Missiles Near NATO Borders in Central Kaliningrad

Newsweek: The Russian navy has put on an unusual show of military muscle, displaying some of its newest arms and missile kit in the main square in its westernmost big port city, Kaliningrad. Kaliningrad has no land link with mainland Russia and is sandwiched between NATO members Poland and Lithuania. The two are among Russia’s most critical neighbors,… read more

November 20, 2017 | Threat News

Images show North Korea’s ‘submarine ballistic missile programme’

BBC: North Korea is on “an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine”, according to an analysis of new satellite images by the expert website 38 North. The images represent a powerful reminder that, as well as developing inter-continental range ballistic missiles launched from land, North Korea has for several… read more

November 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US and Poland strike $10.5 billion missile defense deal

Egypt Independent: In a move likely to irk Russia, the US and Poland agreed on Friday a major arms deal that could see the eastern European NATO member soon begin conducting air and missile defense operations. As part of the $10.5 billion (€8.9 billion) sale, Poland is expected to receive 208 Patriot Advanced Capabilty-3 (PAC-3) Missile… read more

November 17, 2017 | Other News

Navy Accepts Delivery of Arleigh Burke Restart Destroyer Ralph Johnson

USNI News: The Navy accepted delivery of guided-missile destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries after the ship successfully completed a series of trials at sea and in port. Ralph Johnson is the 64th Arleigh Burke class destroyer built for the Navy. Johnson is the third of four DDG-51 Flight IIA destroyer built… read more

November 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Downing North Korea Missiles is Hard. The US is Experimenting.

The New York Times: WASHINGTON – Concerned that the missile defense system designed to protect American cities is insufficient by itself to deter a North Korean attack, the Trump administration is expanding its strategy to also try to stop Pyongyang’s missiles before they get far from Korean airspace. The new approach, hinted at in an… read more

November 17, 2017 | Other News

Senate sends $700 billion defense bill to Trump, funding uncertain

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate passed a $700 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, backing President Donald Trump’s call for a bigger, stronger military, but leaving unsettled how to fund the massive spending increase amid a Republican-led push to cut taxes. The Senate passed by voice vote the annual National Defense Authorization Act,… read more

November 17, 2017 | Threat News

Report: China’s Advanced Weaponry Threatens U.S. Military

The Washington Free Beacon: China is developing an array of advanced, high technology weapons designed to defeat the United States in a future conflict, according to a congressional commission report. “China is pursuing a range of advanced weapons with disruptive military potential,” says the annual report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The… read more

November 17, 2017 | Other News

Russia has deployed a banned nuclear missile, and now the U.S. threatens to build one

The Washington Post: The Trump administration is trying to fix a badly broken nuclear-arms-control treaty with Russia, which has been violating the agreement for years. And part of the U.S. plan to counter Russia’s building of treaty-violating missiles is to develop some treaty-violating missiles of its own. The U.S. government has known since 2012 that… read more

November 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

New DoD Interceptor Destroys Multiple ICBMs, Decoys at Once

Scout: The Pentagon is developing an emerging technology able to track, target and destroy approaching ICBMs and decoys simultaneously – by attaching a new Multi-Object Kill Vehicle, or MOKV, to a Ground Based Interceptor. Development of the MOVK is intended to evolve from existing tests with the EKV, however industry and Pentagon developers do not… read more

November 17, 2017 | Other News

Mattis to Kim Jong-un: Stop Testing Nukes, Missiles and We’ll Talk

Military.com: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday the current lull in North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests — if extended — could be an “opportunity” for peace talks with the regime of Kim Jong-un. “So long as they stop testing, stop developing, they don’t export their weapons — there would be opportunity for talks,” Mattis… read more

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