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July 27, 2016 | Report: (Headline)

Dozens of Terrorists Killed in Hezbollah Missile Attacks in Aleppo Neighborhoods

FARS News Agency: At least 35 terrorist were killed and many more were wounded in the Hezbollah missile units’ heavy attacks on their positions in Bani Zeid, Zohra Abd and al-Shaqif neighborhoods in the Northern part of Aleppo. In the meantime, the Syrian army’s artillery units shelled militants’ centers in al-Maliyeh and al-Salat in Western… read more

July 27, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Russian defense minister hails improvement of air defense system

TASS: The efficiency of Russia’s air defense system in the northwestern strategic area has grown 1.5 times over the past three years, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. “The district troops have been reequipped and received new warplanes and the S-300V4, S-400, Buk-M2 air defense missile systems, the Pantsir-S1 combined short to medium… read more

July 27, 2016 | Missile Defense News

South Korea To Test Radar Waves Of THAAD Anti-Missile System Again Amid Health Concerns

The International Business Times: South Korea announced Tuesday it would test the electromagnetic waves coming from the powerful radar used in the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system again. The move comes amid concerns that there could be serious health issues associated with the equipment. A similar test of the electromagnetic waves generated from… read more

July 27, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Missile Defense Support Modification Increases Contract Value to $1B

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $132.4 million modification from the Missile Defense Agency that raises the ceiling value of a previously awarded contract for Ballistic Missile Defense System support services to approximately $1.1 billion. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Raytheon’s integrated defense systems unit will continue to perform software maintenance, modeling and simulation,… read more

July 27, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Russia Designing Blimps Aimed at Reducing Threat of U.S. Cruise Missiles

The town of Peresvet outside Moscow is home to the testing area of an exotic type of non-lethal weapon – the aerostat. A decision on whether to include blimps into the state’s 2018-2025 armament program will be made following testing, to be completed by this autumn. Military analyst Vladimir Tuchkov comments on the prospects for… read more

July 27, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea to the US: You can kiss a nuke-free Korean peninsula goodbye

Yahoo: More defiant North Korean nuclear weapons tests will be dependent on US moves in the Korean peninsula, the Hermit Kingdom announced on Tuesday. North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Washington had ruined the possibility of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reports. Earlier this month, the Pentagon upped the… read more

July 26, 2016 | Threat News

N. Korea warns US of ‘terrifying price’ over nuke tensions

MSN.com: North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a “terrifying price” if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions, stepping up its rhetoric hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Pyongyang for its nuclear program. Kerry told a regional security conference being hosted by Laos that North Korea’s… read more

July 26, 2016 | Missile Defense News

China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

LidTime: A South Korean agreement with the United States to deploy an antimissile system against its neighbor to the north has upset not just Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has launched a series of missiles in recent months, the latest last week when it fired three ballistic missiles that it said was a simulated test… read more

July 26, 2016 | Other News

China expected to renege on sanctions against North Korea

The Korea Times: International cooperation on sanctions against North Korea is showing signs of a rift as China has become reluctant to push the North harder as it protests the planned deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in South Korea, analysts said Monday. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has yet… read more

July 26, 2016 | Other News

China releases footage of ballistic missile defense system test

ECNS: Chinese authorities have released footage of the first-ever test authorities conducted for ballistic missile interception system 6 years ago. PLA researcher Chen Deming says the system itself is one of the keys of China’s domestic defense capabilities. “The Ballistic missile defense system is a critical link in our strategic defense, and is also an… read more

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