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May 21, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Chamber Lauds $16M for YARS, Camp Ravenna

The Business Journal: YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and its Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission wants the public to know that members of the Mahoning Valley’s congressional delegation secured more than $16 million for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center. YARS, which generates approximately $100 million… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

North Korea’s missile and nuclear programme

BBC: It is now widely believed to have missiles potentially capable of striking long range targets, including possibly the US mainland. It also claims to have developed a hydrogen bomb and to be able to mount it on a missile. But Spring 2018 saw a thaw in tensions on the Korean peninsula, and an announcement… read more

May 21, 2018 | Other News

Europe, China, Russia mulling new deal for Iran

Pakistan Observer: Diplomats from Europe, China and Russia are discussing a new accord to offer Iran financial aid to curb its ballistic missile development and meddling in the region, in the hope of salvaging its 2015 nuclear deal, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. The officials will meet in Vienna in the coming week under… read more

May 21, 2018 | Other News

Houthi Missiles: The Iran Connection; Scuds Are Not Dead Yet

Breaking Defense: DEN HELDER, Netherlands: The Saudi and US governments have accused Iran of manufacturing ballistic missile used in attacks by Houthis against targets in Saudi Arabia. The longest-ranged flights reached Riyadh, a distance of roughly 950 km, with a missile called the Burkan 2-H (Figure 1 above). In terms of the physical damage they can… read more

May 21, 2018 | Other News

India Successfully Tests BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile – Defense Ministry

Sputnik International: MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Indian Defense Minister Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday congratulated the manufacturers and the country’s Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on a successful test of a land-based supersonic cruise missile BrahMos. The previous test of a BrahMos missile took place in late March. The BrahMos — a portmanteau of Brahmaputra and Moscow — is… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

New Russian Kalibr cruise missile-capable corvette heads for sailing tests

RT: Cutting-edge corvette ‘Uragan’ has been deployed to Lake Ladoga for tests before joining Russia’s Baltic Fleet. The ship will boast Kalibr and Onyx missiles, as well as modern electronic equipment. The ‘Uragan’ corvette has been towed to Lake Ladoga from the Pella shipyard in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on… read more

May 21, 2018 | Other News

Australia selects Spike LR2

Jane’s 360: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been selected by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to supply its Spike LR2 anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) for the Australian Army. Australia becomes the second export customer for Spike LR2, after Latvia ordered an undisclosed quantity earlier this year. Beating out the MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée or… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

Russia to modernise some Kh-22 air-to-surface missiles

Jane’s 360: Russia plans to modernise some retired Kh-22 (AS-4 ‘Kitchen’) air-to-surface missiles and return them to operational status, according to a 15 May report in Izvestia. Ministry of Defence sources told the newspaper a total of 32 missiles will be refurbished under a three-year contract worth RUB300 million (USD4.8 million). Developed by Raduga design… read more

May 21, 2018 | Other News

Russian Military Accuses U.S. of ‘Destroying’ Arms Control Pact

The Moscow Times: A senior Russian military official has accused the United States of sabotaging a Cold War-era arms control treaty by accusing Moscow of violations and laying the groundwork for new sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered his administration last week to draw up new measures against Russian state officials for deploying a cruise… read more

May 21, 2018 | Other News

Japan and Russia plan high-level talks on defense, diplomacy

Nikkei Asian Review: TOKYO — Japan and Russia intend to have their top foreign affairs and defense officials meet this year, part of Tokyo’s effort to build bilateral ties as it works to settle a long-standing territorial dispute. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to affirm plans for the… read more

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