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November 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Thailand seeks Evolved Seasparrow Missile purchase

UPI: The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency reports Thailand is seeking to procure Evolved Seasparrow Missile systems. Seasparrow is used as a defense against supersonic anti-ship missiles. The agency, which manages the U.S. Foreign Military Sales Program, said Thailand is seeking 16 Evolved Seasparrow missiles, 14 tactical missiles and two telemetry missiles — plus missile… read more

November 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US, South Korea Pledge to Strengthen Defenses

ABC News: The U.S. and South Korea are pledging to strengthen their combined defenses against what they call threats by North Korea, but they announced no specific new steps toward a long-delayed transfer of wartime control of South Korean forces from the U.S. military to the South Korean government. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said… read more

October 29, 2015 | Threat News

Missile Defense Essential for Countering Iranian Threat

The Daily Signal: Recently, Iran conducted a successful test of a new precision-guided, long-range ballistic missile—dubbed “Emad.” This test is an outright violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231, which states that “Iran is called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons,… read more

October 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turkey Reaches ‘Clarity’ in Air-Defense Race

Defense News: Turkey’s top procurement official has said that Ankara has reached a “certain clarity” in its pending decision on a multibillion-dollar contract for the construction of the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile defense system. “We are reviewing several parameters,” said Ismail Demir, head of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM). “We want to… read more

October 29, 2015 | Threat News

Russian Military in Kamchatka to Master Advanced Pantsir-S Defense Systems

Sputnik: According to spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District, the personnel of a surface-to-air missile regiment located in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East will undergo special training to master advanced Pantsir-S air defense systems. The personnel of a surface-to-air missile regiment located in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian… read more

October 28, 2015 | Threat News

Russia tests new intercontinental ballistic missile — Defense Ministry

TASS: A Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-27 Mod. 2) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was launched from Russia’s Plesetsk cosmodrome to test the reliability of a batch of missiles in the type, Russian Strategic Missile Force spokesman Col. Igor Yegorov told journalists on Wednesday. “A joint crew of the Strategic Missile Force and Aerospace Forces performed… read more

October 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

U.S., Israel Seek to Boost Defense Ties, Carter Says

U.S. Department of Defense: The United States is seeking to bolster its strong defense ties with Israel amid many security challenges Israel faces in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today. The defense relationship between the United States and Israel is stronger than ever, Carter said during an appearance at the National Defense… read more

October 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Nuclear Air Launched Cruise Missiles: They Still Matter

The National Interest: In a recent article by former Secretary of Defense William Perry (1994-1997) and Assistant Secretary of Defense Andy Weber (2009-2014), the two men urge President Obama to kill the Air Force program to develop and field a replacement for the AGM-86 nuclear air launched cruise missile (ALCM). The long range standoff cruise… read more

October 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Applied DNA Takes On Missile Defense

Inn Vateli: The U.S. Department of Defense is calling on Applied DNA Sciences to secure the electronic guts of the nation’s missile-defense systems. As part of a two-year contract with the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, the Stony Brook-based biotech firm is partnering with Hi-Rel Group, a Connecticut manufacturer of highly specialized metal components for what’s… read more

October 27, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Conducts Missile Drill In Barents Sea Near Norway As Aircraft Carrier Allegedly Prepares To Travel To Syria For ISIS Fight

International Business Times: Russia conducted firing drills in the Barents Sea near Norway Monday, testing a missile amid speculation that the country’s only aircraft carrier could be preparing to travel to Syria to fight the Islamic State group. The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry’s Northern Fleet told the Russian News Agency TASS that the… read more

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