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July 10, 2015 | Threat News

Iran nuke talks snag over lifting arms embargo

USA Today: Efforts to wrap up a nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers by Friday have hit a new snag over arms embargoes against Tehran that is dividing the U.S. and its negotiating partners. Just as the two sides were moving closer to a nuclear agreement, Iran this week demanded that conventional weapons and… read more

July 10, 2015 | Threat News

Russia is biggest threat to US national security, Joint Chiefs nominee tells Congress

US News and World Report: WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia poses the world’s greatest threat to U.S. national security, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff declared on Thursday. The White House quickly distanced the president from that blunt assessment. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford told senators at his confirmation hearing, “If… read more

July 10, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin Completes 100th THAAD Interceptor

PR Newswire: Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the 100th interceptor for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in a recent ceremony at the company’s Troy, Alabama, facility. THAAD is a key element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and is highly effective at protecting America’s military, allied forces, citizen population centers and… read more

July 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

COBRA DANE team moves forward with radar’s sustainment plan

Hanscom Air Force Base: The Battle Management program executive officer at Hanscom AFB recently approved a strategy for the sustainment of one of the largest radars in the Air Force’s arsenal. The COBRA DANE radar located on Shemya Island, Alaska, stands 120 feet tall, has a 95-foot diameter, detects objects 2,000 miles away and was… read more

July 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Deadline approaches to comment on missile defense system

Kuam News: Thursday, July 9 marks the deadline for the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile battery (THAAD). It was late last month when the US Army held a pair of public meetings on Guam for the proposal to permanently station the THAAD on Guam. As… read more

July 8, 2015 | Threat News

Russia’s Cutting Edge Submarine Fleet to Receive ‘Aircraft Carrier Killer’

Sputnik International: Russia plans to expand its nascent high-end submarine fleet with two new fifth generation nuclear-powered watercraft, known only as an “aircraft carrier killer” and an “underwater interceptor” at the moment. The “aircraft carrier killer” equipped with cruise missiles will be used for defeating coastal and surface targets, specifically aircraft carriers, the head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding… read more

July 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Parsons supports successful test of component for missile defense system

Whittier Daily News: Parsons Corp. is pleased to announce its support—as part of the Northrop Grumman team—of the successful completion of the first flight test of the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense, employing the IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS). The recent test, conducted at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., resulted in the destruction… read more

July 8, 2015 | Threat News

Iran nuclear talks extended, source says 48 hours left for deal

Reuters: Iran and major powers gave themselves at least until Friday to negotiate an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, but a source from one of the powers said on Tuesday they had to wrap up in the next 48 hours. “We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days,” EU foreign policy… read more

July 7, 2015 | Threat News

How Many Ballistic Missile Submarines Will Russia Build?

The Diplomat: Russia will continue building Borei-class fourth generation SSBN (Ship, Submersible, Ballistic, Nuclear) submarines past 2020 the Russian Navy’s Commander in Chief, Admiral Viktor Chirkov recently told TASS in an interview. “Our shipbuilding program is devised in a way that does not envisage a stop to the construction of Borei-class submarines after 2020,” Chirkov… read more

July 7, 2015 | Threat News

Russian Warships to Hold Missile Exercises in Pacific Ocean

Sputnik International: Russian Pacific Fleet ship groups will hold missile firing drills in the Pacific Ocean, Eastern Military District spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov said Monday. “During the air defense exercises, the destroyers Moroz, Inej, and Smerch will carry out launches of Malachite cruise missiles, they will simulate low-altitude, high-speed targets of the Maritime flotilla led by the guided… read more

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