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May 21, 2018 | Other News

India’s Modi To Fly To Sochi For Talks With Putin

RFE/RL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heading to the Black Sea resort of Sochi to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 21 to discuss ways to strengthen the two countries’ “privileged strategic” relationship. The Kremlin has said Modi and Putin will discuss “key issues of developing the Russian-Indian privileged strategic partnership” and… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

Putin: New nuclear weapons to enter duty in next few years

Naples Herald: MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military will soon receive new nuclear weapons, which are far ahead of any foreign designs, President Vladimir Putin said Friday. Speaking at a meeting in Sochi, Putin said delivery of the new Avangard hypersonic vehicle will begin next year, while the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile will enter… read more

May 21, 2018 | Other News

Yemen’s Houthis claim ‘Saudi base’ strike as Riyadh says it intercepted missile fired at ‘civilians’

RT: Saudi Arabia has managed to intercept a ballistic missile launched from Yemen at a “civilian area,” according to the Arab coalition. However, Houthi rebels claim that a Saudi military base was successfully targeted in the strike. Two ballistic missiles were fired from Yemen into Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening, allegedly targeting Khamis Mushait, a… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

Armenian Air Defense Forces to be equipped with Tor missile system

News.am: Armenian air defense forces will soon be replenished with Russian Tor missile systems, Public Television broadcasted in a special issue of the Armed Forces program. Armenian forces reportedly participated in Combat Commonwealth fire exercises conducted in Russia. Over the past 26 years, air defense forces have been constantly modernized, while the key place is… read more

May 21, 2018 | Other News

Israel to make first export of Iron Dome rocket interception system

MENAFN: (MENAFN) Israel was announced to be exporting the Iron Dome rocket interception system for the first time to Romania. Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has signed a deal to sell the system to Romanian company Romaero, marking the first sale. Read the full article… read more

May 21, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Missile-tracking satellites are part of the plan to foil Russia’s hypersonic weapons

Space News: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is looking at the possibility of deploying sensors in space to fill blind spots in the nation’s antimissile defense system. This not a new idea. Six previous administrations have weighed concepts for space-based sensors but none materialized — the exception being two experimental satellites launched during the George W.… read more

May 21, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon Wins $77M US Navy Contract For Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block II Requirements

Defense World: The US Navy has awarded a $77 million worth contract to Raytheon to support Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) program, Block 2 multi-year production requirements, the Department of defense announced Friday. Raytheon is contracted to provide “the engineering, test equipment, material and management necessary to transition Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2… read more

May 18, 2018 | Missile Defense News

DDG 51 Program Marks Start of Construction Milestones at BIW and HII

Naval Sea Systems Command: WASHINGTON – The Navy’s Arleigh Burke class (DDG 51) destroyers continue to achieve shipbuilding milestones with start of construction at both shipbuilders, Bath Iron Works (BIW), Bath, Maine, and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi. On May 17, construction of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124) began at BIW.… read more

May 18, 2018 | Threat News

Israel Activates Iron Dome Missile Defense After False Alarm Triggers Rocket Sirens on Syrian Border

Haartz: The Israel Defense Forces activated its Iron Dome missile defense system Thursday after a false alarm caused rocket sirens to sound in several communities in the Golan Heights in northern Israel. Residents in the area reported hearing an explosion. The IDF’s Spokesman said an investigation is underway… Read full post. … read more

May 17, 2018 | Missile Defense News

U.S. eyes testing antiballistic missile against ICBM

Kyodo News: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency plans to test an antiballistic missile, jointly developed with Japan, on its ability to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile, a senior defense official said Wednesday. Rear Adm. Jon Hill, deputy director of the agency, did not provide details, such as timing, on the planned test of the Standard… read more

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