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August 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

India’s Missile Defenses Can Now Take On Decoys. That’s a Really Big Deal.

The National Interest: India’s efforts to build a homegrown ballistic missile defense system achieved a major success. On August 2nd, India tested its Advanced Area Defence (AAD)/Ashvin Advanced Defense interceptor missile against decoy targets for the first time. “One target among simultaneously incoming multiple targets was selected on [sic] real time, the weapon system radars… read more

August 14, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Bill asks Pentagon to examine more options for stopping North Korean missiles

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill signed by President Donald Trump on Monday asks the Pentagon to pursue more options for defeating U.S.-bound North Korean missiles by using radar and more missiles to spot and shoot down inbound threats. The National Defense Authorization Act gives the Pentagon $716 billion, with almost $10 billion going to… read more

August 14, 2018 | Threat News

China ‘prepares for battles’ against US, Japanese missiles in tense East China Sea

Business Insider: Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy ships drilled in the East China Sea over the weekend, practicing honing its skills and countering missile threats from rivals like Japan, the US, and other potential combatants. More than 10 naval vessels from three different command theaters participated in an air-defense and anti-missile live-fire exercise on Saturday,… read more

August 14, 2018 | Threat News

The Iskander Ballistic Missile May Be Russia’s Newest Ship-Killer

The National Interest: First, China developed long-range “carrier-killer” ballistic missiles. Now, Russia’s Iskander ballistic missile system may have the same mission. In late July and early August, Russia conducted two simulated “electronic launches” of the 9K720 Iskander-M (NATO code name, SS-26 Stone) against ships in the Black Sea, according to Russian media. “An ‘electronic’ launch likely… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

North Korean ICBM Efforts Hampered by Test Ban

The Wall Street Journal North Korea’s moratorium on missile test flights has precluded it from trying out the technology it would need to strike the U.S. with a nuclear-tipped ICBM, a top U.S. military officer said Friday. While North Korea has demonstrated that it has nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, it hasn’t shown that it has mastered… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia towards Jazan

Arab News: JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia said its air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemen by Houthi militia toward the southern province of Jazan, reported the Saudi Press Agency. Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the missile was spotted at 7:05 p.m. coming from within the Yemeni territory of Amran governorate headed toward the… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

Iran Unveils New Short-Range Fateh Ballistic Missile

Jerusalem Post: Iran has unveiled a new generation of short-range Fateh missiles just days after the Islamic Republic fired a Fateh 110 ballistic missile, the first launch of a ballistic missile in over a year. The new generation of Fateh missiles was unveiled by Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Amir Hatami who said that the new agile… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

Iran test-fires ballistic missile for first time in 2018, officials say

Fox News: EXCLUSIVE –  For the first time in more than a year, Iran test-fired a ballistic missile in a brazen display of defiance months after President Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark nuclear deal and days before his administration slapped new sanctions on the Islamic Republic, three U.S. officials with knowledge… read more

August 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Sweden locked in to buy Patriot missile defense system

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Just one week after Sweden announced it was serious about buying the Raytheon-made Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. government, the country signed an agreement Aug. 8 to buy it. The Swedish government’s announcement was brief, and while it included the number of Patriot systems to be acquired,… read more

August 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missiles for Mexico gets US approval

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department has approved a potential sale of Evolved Seasparrow missiles for Mexico’s Navy, the first time that country has purchased the Raytheon-produced weapon. The potential sale — covering six Evolved Seasparrow tactical missiles and two Evolved Seasparrow telemetry missiles, as well as one MK 56 VLS launcher, for an… read more

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