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May 23, 2018 | Other News

Palace: Technology to verify China’s missile installations to arrive in PHL in August

GMA Network: The Philippines will acquire by August the technology armed with the capability to verify China’s reported missile installations on Manila-claimed reefs in the South China Sea, Malacañang said Tuesday. “It will be delivered within the year. If I’m not mistaken the month mentioned to me was August, so we are procuring that equipment… read more

May 23, 2018 | Threat News

Iran doesn’t need permission to develop missile defenses: official

AMN: The Iranian Armed Forces do not need permission to develop defensive capabilities, Iran’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Baqeri told parliament this morning. “As a representative of the armed forces in the presence of representatives of the Iranian people, I declare that the armed forces are at the apogee of military and combat readiness and… read more

May 22, 2018 | Threat News

China’s H-6K: The ‘Old’ Bomber That Could ‘Sink’ the U.S. Navy

The National Interest: In recent days, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has stepped up its activities in the South China Sea. For the first time ever, the PLAAF has landed Xian H-6K bombers on Woody Island in the disputed Paracel archipelago. The Pentagon decried the Chinese move as a part of “China’s… read more

May 22, 2018 | Other News

IAF Commander: Iran Launched 32 Missiles Towards Israel in Early May

The Jerusalem Post: Israel Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin said Tuesday that Iran launched 32 missiles toward Israel in early May. “Iran launched 32 missiles and we intercepted 4 of them and the rest fell outside Israeli territory,” Norkin said at the IAF senior Air Force Conference in Herzilya on Tuesday. The IDF had… read more

May 22, 2018 | Other News

Revealed: Pentagon Push to Hack Nuke Missiles Before They Launch

Daily Beast: The Pentagon has embraced a controversial policy of destroying enemy nuclear missiles before they launch, an internal policy document from May 2017 shows. It’s an effort that appears to include executing cyberattacks against missile control systems or components. The Pentagon document does not name adversaries. But experts who reviewed it for The Daily… read more

May 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Arleigh Burke Guided-Missile Destroyer Program Marks Key Milestones

USNI News: May marked a pair of milestones in the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer program, including the start of fabrication of the first Flight III ship, according to Naval Sea Systems Command. Steel was cut on the future Jack Lucas (DDG-125) at Huntington Ingalls Industries earlier this month, just after the Navy and the shipbuilders… read more

May 22, 2018 | Threat News

Russia to demonstrate S-400 air defense missile systems at arms show in Kazakhstan

TASS: MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Russia’s Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer will showcase advanced S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems at the KADEX-2018 arms exhibition in Astana on May 23-26, the company’s press office reported on Monday. “The company’s united exposition in Pavilion No. 5 will feature models, videos and media presentations on long-range S-400 Triumf,… read more

May 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. bolsters Asia ballistic missile defense as Trump-Kim summit nears

Reuters: YOKOSUKA, Japan (Reuters) – The USS Milius, one of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced guided missile destroyers, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to reinforce defenses against any ballistic missile attacks by North Korea, or anyone else in East Asia. The warship’s arrival at Yokosuka Naval Base comes three weeks before an unprecedented meeting is… read more

May 22, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Kratos Ballistic Missile Target Supports Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System Exercise

Globe Newswire: SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Kratos’ Space & Missile Defense Systems (SMDS) Division successfully supported the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the U.S. Army as they successfully completed a tracking exercise involving the Terminal… read more

May 22, 2018 | Threat News | Uncategorized

Russia’s New Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Failed in Tests, U.S. Media Report

The Moscow Times: Russia’s unlimited-range missile that Vladimir Putin unveiled earlier this year before his election has reportedly crashed after takeoff in numerous tests. The new nuclear-powered cruise missile, which Putin boasted could hit almost any point in the world and evade a U.S.-built missile shield, will be called ‘Burevestnik,’ the defense ministry said after… read more

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