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July 12, 2016 | Other News

Yars & Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missiles rumble in massive Russian drill

RT.com: Several hundred military vehicles, including mobile intercontinental ballistic missile complexes (ICBMs), are taking part in extensive field exercises throughout Russia, training in counter-sabotage and performing simulated launch drills. About 400 military vehicles, among them autonomous missile launchers Topol, Topol-M and Yars, accompanied by command posts, security vehicles, anti-sabotage complexes armed with drones and combat… read more

July 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

Pime Minister says THAAD deployment does not require parliamentary approval

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday reiterated the government’s position that the recent decision by Seoul and Washington to deploy an advanced antimissile system here does not require parliamentary approval. Some opposition lawmakers have argued that the allies’ decision to station a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in South Korea requires ratification by the… read more

July 12, 2016 | Missile Defense News

South Korean defence minister: “THAAD is capable of intercepting North Korea’s SLBMs”

Janes360: South Korean defence minister Han Min-koo said the US Army’s Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, an advanced air defence system to be deployed in the Northeast Asian country, will be capable of intercepting North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). “If the North fires an SLBM at South Korea from the east coast, it… read more

July 12, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Minjoo Party divided over THAAD deployment

The Korea Herald: South Korea’s main opposition party is grappling with internal division on its approach to the government’s decision to deploy U.S. missile defense system, showing a significant crevice in the center-left party‘s security platform. The Minjoo Party of Korea lawmakers on Tuesday failed to reach a consensus in a party meeting over whether… read more

July 12, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Camp Ravenna being considered as missile defense site

Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center is under consideration as a possible site for the East Coast Missile Defense System. On Monday, State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) announced his support for Camp Ravenna as the preferred interceptor site for possible deployment of missile batteries. The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requires the Missile Defense Agency… read more

July 12, 2016 | Other News

US Website Detects Activity at North Korea Nuclear Test Site

Military.com: A U.S. website that monitors North Korea says satellite imagery shows a high level of activity at the isolated nation’s nuclear test site. The website 38 North said Monday the commercial imagery taken July 7 appears to show supplies or equipment near a tunnel entrance at Punggye-ri (PUNG-gare-ree), where North Korea has conducted four… read more

July 12, 2016 | Other News

Raytheon upbeat on prospects for Patriot air defense system

Reuters: Raytheon Co (RTN.N) on Monday said it saw bright prospects for continued sales of its Patriot air defense missile systems, citing strong interest among its 13 operator countries in adding a 360-degree AESA radar to their existing systems. The U.S. government last year gave permission for Raytheon to export the new radar to countries… read more

July 12, 2016 | Missile Defense News

THAAD likely to be deployed in Seongju county

YonHap News: South Korea and the United States are likely to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system to Seongju county in the south central region of the country, a military source said Tuesday. As early as next week, Seoul and Washington are likely to announce where they will place the Terminal High Altitude Area… read more

July 11, 2016 | Missile Defense News

THAAD deployment decided as part of ‘self-defense’ efforts

Korea Time: The recent decision by South Korea and the United States to deploy an advanced anti-missile defense system on the peninsula is part of “self-defense” efforts against evolving nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, Seoul’s top diplomat said Monday. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se also said in his speech at the National Assembly that… read more

July 11, 2016 | Missile Defense News

German ministry sees possible delay in signing missile defense contract

Rueters: LONDON (Reuters) – Germany may not finish negotiations with Europe’s MBDA and Lockheed Martin Corp on the MEADS missile defense system by the end of the year as planned, according to a document sent to lawmakers by a senior German defense ministry official. The document, dated July 8 and sent by State Secretary Ralf… read more

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