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February 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Week ahead: Pentagon turns focus to missile defense

The Hill: Congress is out of town in the coming week for the Presidents Day recess, but defense work grinds on at the Pentagon. So far this year, the Pentagon has wrapped up and released two major reviews — the National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review. The third one in the series —… read more

February 20, 2018 | Other News

Japan and US scramble to perfect missile attack responses

Nikkei Asian Review: TOKYO — As North Korea refuses to give up its nuclear and missile development programs, Japan and the U.S., as well as South Korea, are left to tackle the challenge of saving as many people as possible in case the unthinkable does occur. The tense situation in the Korean Peninsula is causing… read more

February 20, 2018 | Other News

India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Ballistic Agni II Missile: All You Need To Know

NDTV: NEW DELHI: An indigenously developed intermediate-range nuclear capable ballistic Agni II was successfully test-fired today at 8:30 am from Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The trial was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army as part of its user… read more

February 20, 2018 | Other News

The Navy’s stealth destroyers are getting new missiles that will turn them into long-range ship killers

Business Insider: The Navy is asking Congress for funding to equip its most technologically advanced surface ships, the Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers, with new weapons designed to turn them into long-range ship killers, according to budget documents spotted by Defense News. One of the new weapons is Raytheon’s SM-6 missile, which serves three purposes: anti-air, anti-surface,… read more

February 20, 2018 | Threat News

Final stage for the delivery of Russian S-400 missiles to Saudi Arabia

Army Recognition: Negotiations for the supply of Russian S-400 surface-to-air defense missile systems to Saudi Arabia are on the final stage, the two countries discuss about the details of the technical and logistical aspects, Saudi Ambassador to Russia Raed bin Khaled Qrimli told TASS on Monday, February 19, 2018. Earlier, Russian president’s military technical cooperation… read more

February 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Seoul to order new PAC-3 interceptors to counter North Korea

Defense News: SEOUL, South Korea —South Korea plans to give an order of new Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles as part of an ongoing effort to defend against North Korea’s ballistic missile threat. The buy of PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement built by Lockheed Martin was approved Feb. 7 by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration’s executive committee,… read more

February 20, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Israel successfully tests Arrow-3 missile defense system

Fox News: Israel successfully tested its new Arrow missile defense system Monday, the Defense Ministry announced in a tweet, the accomplishment capping a program that’s seen a series of delays and cancellations. The test was carried out in cooperation with the United States’ Missile Defense Agency. “A short while ago, the Defense Ministry and American… read more

February 16, 2018 | Threat News

India and Russia are talking about upgrading Su-35 with stealth

Next Big Future: The standard russian Su-35 jet is able to match performance characteristics of a fifth-generation fighter — with the sole exception of its lack of stealth capabilities. A fifth-generation variant of the Su-35 could mean just adding stealth modifications. Boeing has extensively modified the airframe of its F-15E strike fighter to develop the… read more

February 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Enhanced Missile-Defense Radar System To Be Deployed In Hawaii By 2023

International Business Times: An enhanced missile-defense radar system will be deployed in Hawaii by fall 2023, said the head of the United States Pacific Command, Adm. Harry Binkley Harris Jr., on Wednesday. According to a report by Starts and Stripes, Harris Jr., however, said the deployment of a state-based interceptor was not decided. In a… read more

February 16, 2018 | Missile Defense News

MDA Advances Missile-Hunting UAV Programs

Aviation Week Network: As the U.S.’s adversaries field more complex and deceptive missiles, high-flying UAVs armed with advanced sensors and laser weapons could hold the key to defeating them. Instead of using Boeing 747 airliners to shoot down missiles with chemical lasers, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) proposes employing high-altitude, long-endurance UAVs carrying modern… read more

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