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February 22, 2018 | Other News

Iran says nuclear deal is ‘worst ever’ — and it’s Trump’s fault

USA Today: LONDON — Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister said Thursday that the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers, including the United States, is the “worst ever” — for Iran. Speaking in the British capital, Abbas Araghchi also said that President Trump’s persistent public vows to “destroy it, fix it, change it,” represented… read more

February 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Army to Spend $1.6 Billion Improving Cold War Air Defense Missile

Military.com: The U.S. Army continues to invest in upgrades to its Cold-War era Patriot missile system in the proposed fiscal 2019 budget, requesting about $1.6 billion in upgrades to increase its range and lethality. Since it was fielded in the mid-1980s, the Phased Array Tracking to Intercept of Target, or Patriot, system has been the… read more

February 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Finland’s Getting Ice-Breaking Missile Corvettes With Serious Air Defense Abilities

The Drive: The U.S. State Department recently approved the potential sale to Finland of more than $800 million worth of RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missiles, Mk 41 vertical launch systems, and other associated items. Depending on how that country decides to proceed with its Squadron 2020 naval modernization program, some… read more

February 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

State Department approves $3.2B missile defense sale to Sweden

Inside Defense: The State Department has approved a possible $3.2 billion foreign military sale of Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units to Sweden to bolster that country’s missile defense capabilities, according to a recent notice from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. “This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United… read more

February 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Navy expects ESSM to reach full-rate production in 2023

Inside Defense: The Navy anticipates full-rate production rounds of Ratheyon’s Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block II will be delivered to the fleet in 2023, one of several new acquisition milestones laid out in new budget justification documents. After two successful controlled test vehicle flights last June, the service is planning three more test flights in fiscal… read more

February 21, 2018 | Threat News

Revealed: The Details of China’s Latest Hit-To-Kill Interceptor Test

The Diplomat: The Chinese ballistic missile defense test that took place on February 5 involved a Dong Neng-3 (DN-3/KO09) hit-to-kill midcourse interceptor successfully striking a target DF-21 (CSS-5) medium-range ballistic missile, The Diplomat has learned from a U.S. government official with knowledge of China’s weapons programs. The interceptor in the test was launched from the… read more

February 21, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon prepares new ballistic missile defense review

APA: After publishing the National Defense Strategy and Nuclear Posture Review in the first eight weeks of the year, the next report on the Pentagon’s agenda will detail Washington’s plan for ballistic missile defense, APA reports quoting Sputnik. The report is expected within a few weeks, according to the Hill. While it’s not totally clear what the… read more

February 21, 2018 | Other News

Diplomacy, sanctions, missile defense: Use this triad against North Korea

Defense News: On Feb. 11, 2018, The New York Times editorial board published an article assailing the “dangerous illusion of missile defense.” In summary, the piece asserted that the recent failure of a missile defense test illustrates shortcomings in the system U.S. President Donald Trump is overstating the effectiveness of existing and proposed capabilities. Rushing missile… read more

February 21, 2018 | Threat News

Russia releases video of its modernized ballistic missile defense system

Defense News: MOSCOW ― On Feb. 12, the Russian Defense Ministry posted a video on its website showing the white desolation of the Kazakh steppes in winter. Suddenly, a bright red and grey plume erupted from the snow and arced away from the camera, off into the horizon. Details were scant, but the video claimed to… read more

February 21, 2018 | Other News

How To Implement The National Defense Strategy In Pacific

Breaking Defense: The National Defense Strategy rightly prioritizes great power competition as the biggest threat to U.S. security. This is perhaps its most significant contribution; waking us up from the collective security mindset that has captured the thinking of policy-makers following every major conflict going back to World War I. Collective security assumes that all… read more

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