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January 17, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US army eyes $373 million purchase of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system

i24 News: The US army has asked Congress to approve $373 million to purchase two of Israel’s successful Iron Dome missile interception batteries, the American defense website Inside Defense reported Wednesday. If approved, the sale would mark the first time Israel has sold a complete weapons system to the US, which rarely purchases weapons from… read more

January 17, 2019 | Other News

Japan, US vow to cooperate in space, cyber domains, over North Korea

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) — Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed Wednesday to cooperate in new domains of warfare like outer space and cyberspace in a veiled response to China’s quest for military supremacy in such areas. Iwaya and Shanahan also affirmed full enforcement of U.N. sanctions on North Korea… read more

January 16, 2019 | Other News

Pompeo says failed satellite launch shows Iran threat, defies UN weapons deal

The Times of Israel: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Iran of posing a missile threat after Tehran defied his warnings and tried to put a satellite into orbit, albeit unsuccessfully. Pompeo renewed his charge that the launch defied UN Security Council resolution 2231 of 2015, which endorsed an international agreement, from… read more

January 16, 2019 | Threat News

Russian Navy Will Soon Deploy 32 “Poseidon” Nuclear Drones Across 4 Submarines

The National Interest: The Russian Navy is on track to deploy up to 32 of its “Poseidon” thermonuclear drones across four submarines, according to Russian state media. Citing a military insider source, TASS reported earlier this week that “Two Poseidon-carrying submarines are expected to enter service with the Northern Fleet and the other two will… read more

January 16, 2019 | Other News

Major upgrades are on the way for the Army’s missiles, tanks and artillery

Army Times: The Army has kicked off the new year with upgrades in protection and firepower for its tanks, artillery and ground combat vehicles. For the armor set, officials announced this month upgrades to an additional 174 Abrams tanks, putting them in line for the System Enhancement Package Version 3 for the M1A2 tank. That… read more

January 16, 2019 | Threat News

Russia’s Hypersonic Nuke Is a Warning to America

The National Interest: Bad advice could encourage a reckless U.S. president to pursue a risky foreign policy while wrongly taking comfort that the Pentagon’s missile-defense systems protect the United States from nuclear retaliation. That’s the latest warning from Ted Postol, a scientist and nuclear-weapons expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Statements made by Vladimir… read more

January 16, 2019 | Threat News

Pentagon Sees China Seeking Nuclear Bomber to Compete With U.S.

Bloomberg Politics: China is likely developing a long-range bomber capable of delivering nuclear weapons and a space-based early warning system it could use to more quickly respond to an attack, according to a new report from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. The development of the bomber, when combined with China’s land-based nuclear weapons program and… read more

January 16, 2019 | Missile Defense News

US weighs new ways to detect and track enemy missiles

Economic Times: WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is considering ways to expand U.S. homeland and overseas defenses against a potential missile attack, possibly adding a layer of satellites in space to detect and track hostile targets. Details on how far the administration intends to press this in a largely supportive Congress are expected to be revealed… read more

January 16, 2019 | Threat News

New defense intelligence assessment warns China nears critical military milestone

Defense News: WASHINGTON — In recent years, top defense officials and internal Pentagon reports alike have cautioned about the rise of China as a military power, in large part due to its investments in high-end technologies like hypersonics and its development of indigenous capabilities like stealth fighters and aircraft carriers. But it’s not a piece… read more

January 15, 2019 | Other News

North Korea no longer listed as ‘enemy’ in Seoul defense report

UPI: SEOUL, Jan. 15 (UPI) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry has crossed out its definition of North Korea as an enemy in the 2018 defense white paper, released on Tuesday. For the South Korean military, North Korea has long been an enemy whose nuclear weapons and missiles pose major threats to the security of the… read more

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