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US Navy Successfully Tests Missile System Against Swarming Small Boats

The US Navy has successfully tested a Longbow Hellfire missile system against multiple swarming small boats.

How to Launch a Nuclear Missile

Veritasium visited Arizona’s Titan Missile Museum – a former nuclear missile silo for a sobering simulation of a nuclear missile launch. The warhead in the former silo’s Titan II missile was 650 times stronger than Little Boy.

A Look at the Awesome but Ridiculously Old Technology That Runs the NYC Subway System

Vintage technology is fun and fascinating. It feels new all over again to see how old devices made modern concepts possible. But buying LPs again is different than finding out that missile silos in the United States still rely on floppy disks. Show More Summary

Coming Soon to the South China Sea: Chinese Fighters and Lethal Missiles?

Bonnie S. Glaser Security, Asia Reality Check: Soon China could have the ability to monitor most, if not all, of the South China Sea on a 24/7 basis.  It's increasingly clear that China intends to use its artificial islands in the South China Sea for military purposes. Admiral Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Show More Summary

Russia modernizing S-300 missile system for Iran: RIA, citing Putin aide

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is modernizing its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, RIA news agency reported.

NATO Split: Germany Wants to Withdraw Patriot Missiles From Turkey

Military expert of the German CSU party Florian Hahn called for the withdrawal of German Patriot missiles from Turkey due to attacks carried out by the government forces against the Kurds, DWN reported.

Overnight Open Thread (7-29-2015)

Can You Spot the Israeli Missile Launcher Here? Can You Spot the Swiss Bunker? Can You Spot the Sniper? Can You Spot the Kitteh?...

North Korea Likely Supplied Scud Missiles Fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi Rebels

yesterdayNews : Vice News

South Korean intelligence officials said Wednesday that around 20 Scud missiles fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen by Houthi rebels and their allies originated in North Korea. "North Korea has sold missiles to Yemen and sent missile engineers...Show More Summary

Canada Just Bought Israel's Iron Dome Radar Technology

yesterdayNews : Vice News

Canada's Armed Forces has purchased radar technology that is part of Israel's famous Iron Dome, the missile system tasked with shooting down Hamas and Hezbollah rockets — and it plans to deploy it within Canada. The system will be produced...Show More Summary

U.S. approves possible sale of $5.4 billion in missiles to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

US to Defend Aircraft Carrying UAE Leaders

The United States has approved the sale of a system to counter infrared missile threats to airplanes carrying the political leadership of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

US to Sell $5.4Bln Worth of Patriot Missile Upgrade to Saudi Arabia

The United States has approved a possible multi-billion dollar military sale of advanced Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

U.S. approves possible sale of PAC-3 missiles to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the sale would benefit a key U.S. partner in the Middle East. Notification to Congress was sent on Tuesday and […]

USAF Chief Engineer: Directed Energy for Missile Defense 'At Tipping Point'

US Air Force Directed Energy Research Lab Chief Engineer Dr. Kelly Hammett claims that directed energy technology for missile defense is reaching a decisive point for future applications.

Here's the insanely complicated, multi-person process needed to detonate the largest and most powerful nuclear missile system in the US

At the height of the cold war, America's underground was rife with dozens of hidden nuclear missile units.  Some of these systems contained Titan II missiles, which carried the largest, single nuclear warhead of any missile of its kind in history — a record that stands today. Show More Summary

Fire and Forget: On Violence

Fire and Forget is military jargon for a type of missile guidance that can hit its target without the launcher being in line-of-sight. The expression is symptomatic of a new type of warfare in which the people firing, killing and destroying...Show More Summary

Nuclear Iran Bet

(July 28, 2015 09:58 AM, by Bryan Caplan) John Podhoretz:The United States and its allies have struck a deal with Iran that effectively ensures that it will be a nuclear state with ballistic missiles in 10 years, assuming Iran adheres to the deal's terms, which is a very... (10 COMMENTS)

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US Missile Defense Asks Poles to Put Heads Between 'a Hammer and an Anvil'

In a recent article for bimonthly academic journal Nowa Europa Wschodina, Polish political scientist Kuba Benedyczak explained that in the context of the new arms race emerging between NATO and Russia, Poland's decision to accept US missile defense is akin to asking Poles to put their heads between a hammer and an anvil.

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