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August 15, 2018 | Other News

US Plans to Upgrade Military Bases in Romania, Bulgaria

Balkan Insight: The United States Army is set to invest almost $27 million in Romania and Bulgaria in 2019, according to the record $717 million defence budget signed on Tuesday by President Donald Trump. The budget envisages that US troops “continue rotational deployments to Romania and Bulgaria while taking full advantage of the training opportunities… read more

August 15, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed wins $2.9 billion contract for U.S. missile warning satellites

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract worth up to $2.9 billion for three missile warning satellites, the Air Force said on Tuesday. Lockheed’s Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Satellites will provide improved missile warning capabilities that are more survivable against emerging threats than the current system,… read more

August 15, 2018 | Other News

CFM International receives contract for P-8 Poseidon engines and parts

UPI: Aug. 14 (UPI) — CFM International out of West Chester, Ohio, has received a $80 million contract for the procurement of five engines, four engine compressor cases and four associated part kits for the Navy and one engine for the government of Australia in support of the P-8 Poseidon aircraft. Work will be performed… read more

August 14, 2018 | MDAA in the News

US suspends F-35 sales to Turkey. Now what?

The Washington Examiner: NDAA SIGNED INTO LAW: With a Humvee and an attack helicopter as a backdrop, President Trump signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act on Monday at Fort Drum, N.Y., and delivered the massive policy bill into law at the earliest point in decades. “With this new authorization, we will increase the size… read more

August 14, 2018 | Other News

New defense budget bill foresees US-Israel counter-drone cooperation

Defense News: JERUSALEM — For the first time, the National Defense Authorization Act includes a section on U.S.-Israel cooperation in countering unmanned aerial systems, in the fiscal 2019 version. The cooperation will identify “capability gaps” of the U.S. and Israel in countering UAVs and seek out projects to address those gaps to strengthen U.S. and… read more

August 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

What’s on the STRATCOM commander’s wish list for missile defense?

Defense News TV: What’s on US Strategic Command’s missile defense wish list? While the head of the U.S. Strategic Command has a lot on his missile defense wish list, sensors tops it. Watch the video… read more

August 14, 2018 | Other News

Washington Freezes Open Sky Treaty With Moscow in New Defense Bill

Sputnik News: US President Donald Trump signed the $716 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2019 at Fort Drum, New York on Monday. “An assessment of the potential purchase by the Government of the Republic of Turkey of the S-400 air and missile defense system from the Russian Federation and the potential effects of such purchase on the United… read more

August 14, 2018 | Other News

Trump gives $717 billion defense bill a green light. Here’s what the Pentagon is poised to get

CNBC News: President Donald Trump approved a colossal defense policy bill Monday that authorizes a top-line budget of $717 billion to cover a litany of defense spending. Trump traveled to Fort Drum, home of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, in upstate New York to sign the bill, which was named in honor of former Vietnam… read more

August 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US May Seek Additional Missile Defense Assets In Europe – NDAA

Urdu Point: WASHINGTON (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / Sputnik – 14th August, 2018) The United States may seek to deploy more missile defense systems in Europe, the 2019 National Defense Appropriations Act (NDAA) revealed. Earlier in the day the NDAA, which authorizes $716 billion of defense spending for 2019, was signed into law by… read more

August 14, 2018 | Other News

The Philippine Navy just tested anti-tank missiles at sea

We Are The Mighty: The Philippine Navy has successfully test-fired its first ever ship-borne missile, making it a much more capable force in tense regional waters. Navy personnel aboard a multipurpose attack craft, or MPAC, operating in waters off Lamao Point in Bataan launched a Spike Extended Range missile at a target six kilometers away,… read more

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