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July 27, 2015 | Threat News

Test-firing medium-range ballistic missile doesn’t violate nuclear deal

Kuwait News Agency: Test-firing Iranian medium-range ballistic missiles does not violate the nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers – Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany – in Vienna, said an Iranian official Sunday. UN Security Council Resolution 2231 is very clear as it refers to the missiles designed to carry nuclear… read more

July 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman, Missile Defense Agency Host Small Businesses to Spur Innovation Research

Global Newswire: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the Missile Defense Agency recently hosted an event for small businesses to advance Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) efforts. The SBIR program encourages scientific excellence and technological innovation by investing federal research funds in small businesses to explore ideas and their potential for commercialization. The May 20 event… read more

July 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Friday homecoming for crew of USS Laboon

ABC 13 News: They’re nearly home! Friday is homecoming day for the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58). The nearly 300 sailors provided ballistic missile defense for U.S. allies in the sixth fleet area during their six-month deployment to the 6th Fleet area. During deployment, the ship took part in… read more

July 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US to place AMD components in Poland despite Iranian deal – Kerry’s deputy

RT: US anti-missile systems will be placed in Poland despite world powers reaching an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, John A. Heffern, US Deputy Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, said. “The deal with Tehran doesn’t include missiles, therefore the threat remains,” Heffern told PolishRzeczpospolita newspaper Tuesday, adding that he was speaking about Iranian rockets… read more

July 23, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Prepares to Send Better Radar to Ukraine

Wall Street Journal: The Pentagon is moving toward providing Ukraine with bigger, longer-range radar to help it counter artillery being used by Russia-backed rebels, as U.S. military officials signal a growing willingness to bolster the country’s defenses. The proposal still requires approval from the White House, which is considering another package of nonlethal assistance for… read more

July 23, 2015 | Threat News

Turkey Advances Indigenous Missile Programs

Defense News: The Turkish military does not boast the world’s most advanced gear for precision strikes but a number of local programs are progressing, signaling reduced future dependence on foreign systems. Turkish officials recently reported “critical progress” in three systems they have been developing over the past years. Procurement officials said the first critical firing tests for… read more

July 23, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Plans ‘Adequate Response’ To US Navy’s Missile Shield Expansion, Official Says

International Business Times: The United States Navy’s plan to outfit approximately 50 military ships with missile-defense capabilities will draw an “adequate response” from Moscow, a Russian Defense Ministry official said Wednesday. The NATO alliance’s plan to develop an “anti-missile shield” has been a source of continued tension with Russia in recent months. “We expect some… read more

July 22, 2015 | Threat News

Pentagon chief in Saudi to reassure on Iran

Agence France Presse: US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter landed in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday as part of a regional tour aimed at reassuring Washington’s allies over a nuclear deal with Iran. Carter is to hold talks with King Salman in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, where the kingdom’s rulers base themselves during the hot summer… read more

July 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US backs away from Poland’s NATO base push

Radio Poland: The Polish government has been pushing for several months for the construction of a permanent NATO base on Polish soil, in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis. “We want to avoid a serious dispute within the alliance,” said John A. Heffern, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, in an interview with… read more

July 22, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea upgrades missile tower for possible October launch

Reuters: North Korea has erected a new, taller launch tower at its missile base, possibly in preparation for firing a long-range rocket to mark an important national anniversary in October, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday. The 67-metre (220-ft) tower will be able to accommodate the launch of a longer-range missile than the… read more

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