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April 4, 2016 | Missile Defense News

U.S. Army Successfully Fires Missile From New Interceptor Launch Platform

U.S. Army Newswire: WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. — The U.S. Army successfully fired a Longbow Hellfire missile from its newest launch platform on March 25, 2016 as part of an Engineering Demonstration of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I). The live fire demonstrated the ability to fire a second interceptor… read more

April 4, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Korea, Japan practice sharing info during missile defense drill

Yonhap: South Korea and Japan practiced sharing information during an international missile defense exercise led by the United States, bolstering their defense ties in response to growing threats from North Korea, sources said Sunday. The two countries paired up in the drill, called Nimble Titan 16, where some 20 countries participated to practice information sharing,… read more

April 4, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Veterans Technology to Support MDA Business Operations Under $129M Contract

GovCon Wire: The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $128.8 million contract to Veterans Technology to provide financial advisory and strategic planning services in support of the ballistic missile defense system. The contract requires financial management, earned value management, accounting, cost estimating and analysis, accounting and financial systems integration support, the Defense Department said Friday. Work will occur… read more

April 4, 2016 | Threat News

U.S. Says Russia Increased Number Of Deployed Warheads, Despite Treaty

Radio Free Europe: WASHINGTON — The U.S. government said that Russia has increased the number of strategic warheads deployed on ballistic missiles, despite a 5-year-old treaty that mandates cuts to both countries’ nuclear arsenals. The numbers by the U.S. State Department’s arms control and treaty verification bureau, which were released late on April 1, were likely to… read more

April 1, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Donnelly Tours Missile Defense Sites in U.A.E., Meets with Emirati Defense Officials and U.S. Military Leaders

Press Release from Senator Donnelly’s Office: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, was in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) to review U.S. efforts to strengthen cooperation among Arab Gulf states on missile defense. Donnelly, who is leading a congressional delegation in the Middle… read more

April 1, 2016 | Threat News

Exclusive: North Korea to pursue nuclear and missile programs – envoy

Reuters: North Korea will pursue its nuclear and ballistic missile program in defiance of the United States and its allies, a top Pyongyang envoy said on Friday, adding that a state of “semi-war” now existed on the divided Korean peninsula. So Se Pyong, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, denounced the huge… read more

April 1, 2016 | Threat News

Introducing the Iskander: The Russian Missile NATO Fears

The National Interest: Despite Moscow’s partial withdrawal from Syria, additional Russian forces have appeared in theatre. One unconfirmed report suggests that Russia has deployed the Iskander short-range ballistic missile to the region—a potentially worrying development if true. The weapon would allow Russian forces to strike deep into Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel with virtual impunity—though… read more

April 1, 2016 | Threat News

Seoul: North Korea Fires Missile and Tries to Jam GPS Signals

Associated Press: North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea and tried to jam GPS navigation signals in South Korea on Friday, Seoul officials said, hours after U.S., South Korean and Japanese leaders pledged to work closer together to prevent North Korea from advancing its nuclear and missile programs. Officials said the attempt to… read more

March 31, 2016 | Threat News

China Set to Deploy Longest-Range Nuclear Missile

Financial Times: A new generation of Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles may come into service as early as this year and will herald a period of rapid nuclear build-up by China, according to experts. With a 14,500km estimated range, the DF-41 is the first Chinese missile capable of carrying multiple warheads that can strike any part… read more

March 31, 2016 | Threat News

Pentagon Confirms New North Korean ICBM

The Washington Free Beacon: North Korea has developed a new long-range mobile intercontinental ballistic missile that the Pentagon says moves the country’s leader Kim Jong Un closer to the goal of building missiles capable of striking the U.S. mainland with nuclear warheads. The new missile is called the KN-14 by the Pentagon and is a… read more

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