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November 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan to strengthen missile defense capabilities against North Korea: Abe

NK News: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday pledged to strengthen the country’s missile-defense capabilities against Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile threats, in a speech to the Diet. “Today, it’s not an exaggeration to say that the security environment surrounding Japan is the worst in the postwar era,” Abe said, in his first major policy… read more

November 17, 2017 | Threat News

Russia, China to hold joint computer-assisted missile defense drill

TASS: BEIJING, November 17. /TASS/. Russia and China will hold the second joint computer-assisted missile defense drill in December. According to the Chinese Defense Ministry, the exercise will take place in Beijing. “The goal of the exercise is to practice joint planning of combat actions on air defense and missile defense, control and fire coordination,… read more

November 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Ballistic-missile defense radar passes crucial milestone

Military Embedded Systems: MOORESTOWN, N.J. Lockheed Martin has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) portion of testing with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR). Passage of this goal means that the LRDR has demonstrated compliance to all technical performance measures and requirements. The radar system will be part of… read more

November 16, 2017 | MDAA in the News

The Quiet Missile War You’re Not Hearing About

Popular Mechanics: Middle Eastern countries armed with the U.S.-made Patriot missile system have shot down over 100 ballistic missiles in the past two years, DefenseNews reports. The article highlights the largely underreported missile war between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on one side and Yemeni Houthi rebels and their Iranian backers on the… read more

November 16, 2017 | Other News

House passes nearly $700 billion defense authorization bill

The Washington Post: The House easily passed a nearly $700 billion defense bill Tuesday, endorsing a deal struck with Senate negotiators to authorize significantly more resources to Pentagon and military operations than President Trump requested they budget for next year. The 356-to-70 vote comes after a compromise process that was smoothly bipartisan — a departure from… read more

November 16, 2017 | Threat News

Russia’s Newest Nuclear Missile Submarine Set to be Unveiled

Newsweek: The Russian navy is ready to unveil the first vessel from its new breed of nuclear-powered, ballistic-missile submarines. The Knyaz Vladimir, the first of five upgraded Borei-class submarines commissioned to join the navy’s ranks, will sail in the open for the first time during a ceremony on Friday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced… read more

November 16, 2017 | Other News

Japan weighs plans to deal with North Korean evacuees in case of crisis

Reuters: TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is studying plans to cope with an influx of perhaps tens of thousands of North Korean evacuees if a military or other crisis breaks out on the peninsula, including ways to weed out spies and terrorists, a domestic newspaper said. The Japan Coast Guard would escort boats fleeing North Korea… read more

November 16, 2017 | Other News

Japan, US stage naval drill amid North Korea tension

The New Indian Express: TOKYO: Japan and the United States launched a joint naval drill Thursday in a show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions dominated US President Donald Trump’s recent Asia trip. The 10-day exercise, joined by some 14,000 US servicemen, aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the guided-missile destroyers USS… read more

November 16, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon awarded contract for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile program

UPI: Nov. 15 (UPI) — Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a modified contract to exercise options to procure spares for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile, or ESSM, Block I multi-year production requirements. The ESSM is an upgraded version of the Sea Sparrow anti-ship missile defense system, which itself is a collaborative effort between the… read more

November 15, 2017 | Threat News

Israel deploys Iron Dome rocket defense amid threats by Gaza militants

Defense News: JERUSALEM — Israel’s military says it deployed a rocket defense system to the center of the country amid threats by Gaza militants. It said on Tuesday that an Iron Dome battery was deployed, without elaborating. The system defends against short-range rockets and intercepted hundreds of projectiles fired by Palestinian militants during the 2014… read more

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