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November 15, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea’s winter training means fewer missile launches

The Japan Times: TOKYO/SEOUL – North Korea hasn’t fired a missile for 60 days, but that may have more to do with its own winter training cycle than with Pyongyang easing off on provocations. Since Kim Jong Un took power in late 2011, only five of the isolated nation’s 85 rocket launches have taken place in… read more

November 15, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea’s nuclear arsenal too developed to destroy quickly, Moon says

The Japan Times: SEOUL – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it would not be easy for reclusive North Korea to destroy its nuclear arsenal quickly, even if wanted to, given its weapons programs were so developed. North Korea is under heavy international pressure to end its weapons programs, pursued in defiance of… read more

November 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon: Patriots intercepted over 100 tactical ballistic missiles since 2015

Defense News: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Patriot batteries owned by Arab partners in the Middle East have intercepted more than 100 tactical ballistic missiles launched from Yemen since the Saudi-led war against Iranian-backed Houthis began in 2015, according to U.S. prime contractor Raytheon. That number, which appears on the Raytheon website, could not be… read more

November 14, 2017 | Other News

Three U.S. Aircraft Carriers Complete Rare Military Exercises in Western Pacific

The Epoch Times: Three U.S. aircraft carriers and their accompanying strike groups of warships, fighter jets and other aircraft completed a rare military exercise with South Korea and Japan in the Western Pacific Monday. The four-day military exercises finish as President Donald Trump heads home to the United States after a 12 day trip to… read more

November 14, 2017 | Threat News

Japan’s PM says North Korea still developing missiles despite launch pause

Reuters: TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said an almost two-month pause in North Korean missile tests was no indication that it had halted its weapons development, insisting it was too early for any talks with the regime. “I believe that it continues to develop its weapons,” Abe told a news… read more

November 14, 2017 | Other News

‘Deadly combination’: BrahMos missile to be tested from Sukhoi fighter jet for first time this week

The Times of India: NEW DELHI: India is now all set to upgrade its deadly precision-strike weapon into a deep surgical-strike one. The sleek BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which flies almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8, will be test-fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet for the first time this week. The… read more

November 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel deploys ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense amid terror threats

World Israel News: Amid warnings of planned terror activity in retaliation for IDF operations against the Islamic Jihad, Israel has set up Iron Dome batteries in several locations in the center of the country. The IDF believes the terror group is planning an attack on the Jewish state following the Israeli military’s demolition of a… read more

November 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Artemis Strike 2017 Exercise Concludes in Crete

Department of Defense: CHANIA, Greece, Nov. 13, 2017 — More than 200 U.S. soldiers from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in Artemis Strike 2017, a German-led multinational tactical live-fire exercise held Nov. 2-9 at the NATO Missile Firing Installation here. Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment worked with… read more

November 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Akita and Yamaguchi eyed to host Aegis Ashore missile interceptor batteries

Japan Times: Japan might deploy the land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures to address North Korea’s aggressive provocations, a government source said Saturday. Under the plan, the Ground Self-Defense Force would operate the Aegis Ashore system at Self-Defense Forces facilities in the two prefectures. But some in the Defense Ministry… read more

November 13, 2017 | Threat News

Turkey has completed purchase of Russian missile defense: defense minister

Reuters: ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles has been completed but Ankara is discussing a further deal with a European consortium to help it develop its own missile defense system, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said. The decision by NATO member Turkey to buy the S-400s from Moscow has been seen by… read more

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