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February 22, 2016 | Threat News

Iran holds talks with Russia over missile defense upgrade

Reuters: Iran negotiated with Russia at the weekend over buying an upgraded version of the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system, which it requires to meet its military needs, a foreign ministry spokesman in Tehran was quoted as saying. Iran was blocked from obtaining the S-300 before it reached a deal with world powers last July… read more

February 19, 2016 | Missile Defense News

John Bolton: Obama Weakness on Russia, China ‘Has Made Risk of Hostilities Greater’

Breitbart News: During his appearance on Thursday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily with host Stephen K. Bannon, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton warned that Barack Obama’s weakness has inspired adversaries around the globe to push forward – from Islamist terrorists to serious global powers like Russia and China. “What the President has done, by reducing… read more

February 19, 2016 | Threat News

Iran’s Top Commander: IRGC’s Missile Drill Forthcoming

Tasnim News Agency: The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is planned to stage a missile maneuver in the next two weeks, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said. The senior Iranian officer announced on Thursday that the missile drill will take place in the first half of the Iranian… read more

February 19, 2016 | Missile Defense News

South Korea Mulls Next Steps Against Nuclear-Armed North

New York Times: Furious about North Korea’s recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, South Korea vows to hit back hard and says the shutdown of a jointly run factory park in the North will only be the start. But what’s next for Seoul as it looks to make its nuclear-armed northern neighbor hurt? Some… read more

February 19, 2016 | Threat News

China hints at increase in missile defenses to counter THAAD

NK News: China may have hinted at installing more radars and missile defense systems at its borders should the U.S.’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system be deployed in South Korea. Meanwhile, the Chinese foreign minister has also spoken of the need to parallel the talks on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and transition… read more

February 19, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Moscow Denies Delivery of Missile Defense System to Iran, Despite Reports from Tehran

Algemeiner: Russia denied it had delivered part of a missile defense system to Iran on Thursday, the Saudi-owned pan-Arab news outlet Al Arabiya reported. Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow had yet to set a date for the delivery, because Iran hadn’t paid for the system, called S-300. Peskov’s statement echoed the Russian… read more

February 19, 2016 | Missile Defense News

Sea Dragons sharpen Bilateral Air and Missile Defense skills during Keen Edge 16

DVIDS: The 613th Air Operations Center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam can be a noisy place as U.S. service members pass information and orders to each other. Recently the sounds of “Hai!” could be heard as well in the AOC as Soldiers and members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force took part in the Keen… read more

February 19, 2016 | Missile Defense News

The US’ nuclear deterrent is in trouble

Business Insider: Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that make up one part of the American nuclear deterrent remain highly relevant to security. The ICBM force provides many benefits that other strategic systems do not: they shorten the time needed to execute the president’s response to a nuclear attack, increase the total number of targets… read more

February 19, 2016 | Missile Defense News

VAFB to host test launch of Minuteman missile

Lompoc Record: An unarmed Minuteman III missile is scheduled to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base this weekend as part of an operational test. The intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled to be fired from the north side of the base between 11 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday. The purpose of the test launch… read more

February 19, 2016 | Threat News

Iskander-M Missile Launch Drills to Take Place in Southern Russia in April

Sputnik: According to Seritsky, about 400 service personnel will participate in the military exercises. “The drills at the Kapustin Yar testing range in Russia’s Astrakhan Region will become an important event this year. The preparatory part will begin on February 19,” Commander of the 2nd Guards Maj. Gen. Igor Seritsky told journalists, adding that a… read more

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