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June 23, 2016 | Missile Defense News

N. Korea Test Shows Need for Better Defenses, Pentagon Chief Says

Voice of America: U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that he didn’t know whether North Korea’s latest missile test was a success, but that the missile flew farther than in past attempts, which showed the need to step up defenses in South Korea, the United States and Japan. North Korea launched what appeared to… read more

June 23, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Long Live JLENS? NORTHCOM Scrambles to Address Cruise Missile Defense Gap

Defense News: The tethered aerostat designed to defend against cruise missiles is slated to be killed by Congress in fiscal 2017 legislation, leaving missile defense leaders within US Northern Command scrambling to find another way to address the cruise missile defense gap left open on the US East Coast. “We are currently working within NORTHCOM now to find… read more

June 22, 2016 | Other News

Ballistic missile intercepted in Yemen

Space Daily: A ballistic missile fired early Tuesday towards the central Yemeni city of Marib has been intercepted, a Saudi-led military coalition battling rebels in the impoverished nation said. The missile was “destroyed with no damage” after its launch at around 12:15 am (2115 GMT), a statement from the alliance said. “Coalition air forces immediately… read more

June 22, 2016 | Other News

Tension over missile defense funding further complicates Obama’s legacy on Israel

Jewish News Service: Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama’s relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been fraught with tension. Even within the framework of that tension, strong American military aid for Israel has been a constant during the Obama years. But during the last few weeks, that support has been called… read more

June 22, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea missile reaches new heights, ‘intensifying’ threat to Japan

Reuters: North Korea launched what appeared to be an intermediate-range missile on Wednesday to a high altitude in the direction of Japan before it plunged into the sea, military officials said, a technological advance for the isolated state after several test failures. The launch came about two hours after a similar test failed, South Korea’s… read more

June 22, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Russia successfully test-fires anti-ballistic missile

RT: The Russian Air Force has test-fired a domestically built short-range anti-ballistic missile to verify its performance. The system is already in use with the military as part of Russia’s missile defense shield. The short-range anti-ballistic missile (ABM) was successfully test-fired at 7.00am local time on Tuesday from the Sary-Shagan testing ground in Kazakhstan, the… read more

June 22, 2016 | Other News

AN/SPY-6 array delivered to Pacific Missile Range Facility

CHIPS KAUAI, Hawaii – The U.S. Navy installed a new AN/SPY-6 radar at the Advanced Radar Development Evaluation Laboratory (ARDEL) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) June 6. The delivery and installation of the AN/SPY-6 radar at ARDEL followed the successful completion of Near Field Range testing in Sudbury, Massachusetts in late May and… read more

June 22, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea fires two missiles, South Korea says

CNN: North Korea fired two missiles Wednesday morning from its eastern coast, according to South Korean and U.S. officials. Both are believed to be Musudan intermediate-range missiles, fired from the North Korean port city of Wonsan, said Cmdr. Dave Benham, spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Command. “According to the U.N. Security Council resolution, any launches… read more

June 21, 2016 | Other News

India accused of nurturing N. Korea’s weapons scientists

Korea Times: India is nurturing North Korean scientists despite United Nations sanctions, according to Al Jazeera, a Qatar-based news network. Beginning with Hong Yong-il, the first-secretary to India, more than 30 scientists have been sent to the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), set up by the U.N.… read more

June 21, 2016 | Missile Defense News | Other News

Yemen missile launch, deadly air strike shake truce

Reuters: A Saudi-led military coalition said it intercepted a missile fired in Yemen on Tuesday and residents said an air strike by the alliance killed and wounded eight civilians, straining a civil war ceasefire. The ballistic missile was fired toward the central city of Marib, which is controlled by Saudi-backed government forces, but was intercepted… read more

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