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August 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Hyten: To address Russian and Chinese missile threats, it’s all about the sensors

Defense News: HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — To address the Russian and Chinese threats to the United States, as laid out in the National Defense Strategy, a focus on missile defense sensors is an absolute must, U.S. Strategic Command commander Gen. John Hyten hammered home during an August 7 speech at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium. “The most… read more

August 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Not just for the Navy: Army uses RIMPAC to give this new task force its first real-world tryout

Army Times: After years of developing a new way to link all the services in a fight across domains, the Army put its concept into action in the first-ever field exercise testing Multi-Domain Operations. The result was an array of precision strikes on land and at sea, coordinated through a web of contacts across the Army, Navy,… read more

August 8, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Japan Confirms Development of Electromagnetic Railgun

Janes.com The Japanese Ministry of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) released video footage on 31 July showing a small-calibre developmental electromagnetic (EM) railgun along with related support and test equipment… Read full post.  … read more

August 7, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber to Be Rolled Out on August 16

The Diplomat: The first prototype of Russia’s upgraded Tupolev Tu-22M3M long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber will be rolled out on August 16 with ground testing to begin shortly thereafter, according to Russian aerospace and defense company Tupolev. Furthermore, the head of Tupolev, Alexander Konyukhov, recently told Interfax news agency that the maiden flight of… read more

August 7, 2018 | Other News

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran

Al Arabiya: Saudi air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militias towards the city of Najran on Monday night. A military source said that air defense forces destroyed the missile at around 8:30 p.m. local time (0530 GMT) after it entered Saudi air space. On July 19, Saudi air defense forces… read more

August 7, 2018 | Missile Defense News

FY 2019 Defense Budget Compromise Calls for MDA to Pursue Space-Based Missile Defense Capabilities

ExecutiveGov: Congress has called on the Missile Defense Agency to advance the development of a space-based sensor system and intercept layer designed to build up the country’s ballistic missile defense capability through the fiscal year 2019 defense budget compromise, Defense News reported Sunday. The conference report on the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act directs… read more

August 7, 2018 | Other News

Taiwan’s got a new cruise missile, and it’s got mainland China’s coastal strongholds in its sights

Business Insider: Facing increased pressure from China, the Taiwanese military has added another weapon to its arsenal — a stand-off cruise missile designed to give the air force the ability to strike Chinese coastal military bases and amphibious ship groups, according to the Taipei Times, citing defense officials. The Wan Chien cruise missile, a long-range… read more

August 7, 2018 | Other News

US reimposes sanctions on Iran, spelling end to 2015 pact

Middle East Eye: The United States reimposed a number of sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, turning the clock back to a time before 2015, when Tehran had penalties lifted in return for curbing its nuclear programme. The first of two waves of sanctions targeted Iranian access to foreign currency and exports and imports of carpets… read more

August 7, 2018 | Other News

Russian Baltic Fleet missile frigate enters Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy mission

TASS: KALININGRAD, August 7. /TASS/. The Russian Baltic Fleet’s frigate Yaroslav Mudry has left the port of Djibouti to start an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, Fleet Spokesman Roman Martov said on Tuesday. “After leaving the port of Djibouti, the Russian combat ship Yaroslav Mudry has embarked on an anti-piracy mission in the… read more

August 6, 2018 | Threat News

WATCH China Test-Launch Sky Star-2 Hypersonic Waverider Vehicle

Sputnik News: A video of Sky Star-2’s testing, conducted Friday by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics in China’s northwest, has emerged online, with the hypersonic vehicle said to have successfully separated from its launch vehicle and engaged in high-altitude maneuvering during its ten minute flight. Waveriders are a hypersonic aircraft design using the shock… read more

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