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October 12, 2018 | Other News

Trump just met with a classic-rock legend and a missile-defense expert – and it was the same guy

Business Insider: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter has earned eight platinum records in a music career that started in the 1960s, and he has received numerous security clearances and contracting jobs since the 1980s as a self-taught expert on missile-defense and counterterrorism. Baxter was one of many luminaries at the White House on Thursday to watch President… read more

October 12, 2018 | Threat News

China’s Navy Deploys New H-6J Anti-Ship Cruise Missile-Carrying Bombers

The Diplomat: China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) has acquired Xian-H-6J anti-ship cruise missile-carrying bombers, according to satellite imagery taken on September 7. An analysis of the satellite images shows that the first four H-6J bombers — assumed to be the naval variant of the upgraded H-6K — were on the ground at… read more

October 12, 2018 | Threat News

Russia conducts massive exercise of its naval nuclear forces

Navy Times: MOSCOW — The Russian military says it has conducted a massive test of the nation’s strategic nuclear forces involving multiple missile launches. The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday’s maneuvers featured launches of ballistic missiles by the navy’s nuclear submarines from the Barents Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. As part of the drills,… read more

October 12, 2018 | Missile Defense News

JCS says it will exhibit ‘flexibility’ over deployment of U.S. strategic assets, 3-axis system

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Friday that it will “flexibly” handle the issue of the deployment of U.S strategic arms to Korea and its plan to establish a key defense system in line with progress in North Korea’s denuclearization. The remarks during a parliamentary… read more

October 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Saudi air defences intercept missile fired towards Najran

Gulf News: Saudi air defences intercepted a missile fired from Yemen on Wednesday night, Saudi Press Agency reported. The launch by Yemen’s Houthis was detected at 10:51pm local time from Saada governorate. A spokesperson for Saudi Arabia’s coalition in Yemen said air defences intercepted and destroyed the missile, which targeted populated areas in the city of Najran. No… read more

October 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Delivers 300th THAAD Interceptor

Aerotech News: Lockheed Martin has delivered the 300th interceptor for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, the only system in the world designed to intercept threats both inside and outside the atmosphere. The production maturity milestone comes as demand for the company’s hit-to-kill missile defense system and interceptors continues to grow. “The Missile Defense… read more

October 11, 2018 | Other News

U.S. Army Completes Qualification Testing for New Stinger Missile Proximity Fuse

Aerotech News: TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has completed qualification testing for a new proximity fuze that significantly enhances the combat-proven Stinger® missile produced by Raytheon. During recent testing at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, the upgraded weapon system scored a perfect 100 percent hit rate against a variety of targets. The missiles were shoulder-… read more

October 11, 2018 | Threat News

China Says H-20 Stealth Bomber Makes ‘Great Progress’ Stirring Talk Of A First Flight Soon

The Drive: After years of reports and rumors, Chinese state media has officially declared that the country’s new stealth bomber, the Hong-20 or H-20, has made “great progress” and now another report has suggested this might imply that the aircraft will soon be ready for its first flight. The public reveal of the plane, whether… read more

October 11, 2018 | Threat News

Russia Using SSGN-Launched Granit Cruise Missiles to Test S-400 Air Defense

Navy Recognition: Russia started using P-700 Granit (NATO reporting name: SS-N-19 ‘Shipwreck’) supersonic antiship missiles launched from submarines to train S-400 air defense. The training was introduced after the Syrian experience was analyzed. It showed that in littoral area the air defense is highly likely to face unexpected missile launches from under the water. Drills… read more

October 11, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) radar demonstrates tracking of multiple targets

Naval Technology: Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defence radar (AMDR) has successfully detected, acquired and tracked multiple targets during demonstrations at the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. During the exercise, the radar system exhibited its ability to track multiple threats simultaneously, as well as a ballistic missile, through intercept. Since its launch… read more

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