Missile Defense News

May 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

China says willing to put South Korea ties back on track, urges THAAD resolution

Reuters: China wants to put ties with South Korea back on a “normal track”, President Xi Jinping said on Friday, but Beijing also urged Seoul to respect its concerns and resolve tensions over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system that it opposes. Relations between Beijing and Seoul, strained by disagreement over South Korea’s hosting… read more

May 19, 2017 | Threat News

Russia Military Asks Weapons Makers to Extend Range and Precision of Nuclear-Capable Iskander Missiles

Newsweek: Russia’s armed forces have started talks with the country’s missile manufacturer to upgrade the range and precision of its nuclear capable Iskander-M missiles, according to reports. State news agency RIA Novosti reported a statement from the Ministry of Defense, explaining that it sought more accurate versions with a longer range:“A meeting between the chief… read more

May 19, 2017 | MDAA in the News

U.S. Approves $2BN UAE Missile Purchase

Air & Cosmos International: The U.S. State Department has aproved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles at an estimated cost of $2bn. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 10th May.… read more

May 19, 2017 | MDAA in the News

North Korea Missile Update

Washington Examiner: Experts and analysts have been poring over the available information about the weekend test of North Korea’s new medium range missile that was fired nearly straight up into space and down again, presumably to test its reentry vehicle designed to carry a nuclear warhead. If the missile has been fired on a traditional… read more

May 18, 2017 | Threat News

Ballistic Missiles and the “½ Rule”

Real Clear Defense: North Korea’s ballistic missile tests are indeed a roller-coaster ride. After a string of failures in its recent ballistic missile testing program, with some missiles failing almost immediately after launch, last Sunday it conducted what some are calling its most successful ballistic missile test to date. The test provides a shot in… read more

May 18, 2017 | Threat News

North Korean Hwasong-12 Missile Nears ICBM Performance

Aviation Week Network: A new single-stage, liquid-propellant missile that North Korea tested on May 14 may fall only a little short of the conventional classification of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The weapon looks like it may become the longest-ranging in Pyongyang’s arsenal that can be practicably deployed, at least until other newly revealed ballistic… read more

May 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed set to develop ballistic missile defense multi-warhead killer

Military & Aerospace: U.S. missile defense experts are moving forward with three U.S. prime defense contractors to develop a future ballistic missile defense multi-warhead killer intended to detect, track, and kill several different incoming enemy missile warheads and decoys with only one counter-missile launch. Officials of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville, Ala.,… read more

May 18, 2017 | Threat News

What’s Different About North Korea’s Latest Missile Launch (And Why Washington Should Worry)

The Heritage Foundation: aturday marked another breakthrough in North Korea’s broad array of missile programs. Pyongyang successfully launched a new system that could target U.S. bases in Guam. It is now one step closer to an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could eventually threaten the continental United States. Pyongyang announced that the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic… read more

May 17, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Our Missile-Defense Policy Should be ‘America First’

National Review: The U.S. provides anti-missile shields to Europe. Let’s redirect some of those resources to protect the homeland. Ideal year-round temperatures, lush tropical foliage, and scenic beaches belie the strategic significance of Hawaii’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, which cuts across 2,385 acres of coastline in Kauai County. The U.S. Naval base is said to… read more

May 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

North Korea missile detected by THAAD, program progressing faster than expected: South Korea

Reuters: North Korea’s missile program is progressing faster than expected, South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday, after the U.N. Security Council condemned the weekend launch of a new long-range missile and demanded Pyongyang halt weapons tests. Han Min-koo told South Korea’s parliament that Sunday’s test had been detected by the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile… read more

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 283

International Cooperation