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Northrop Grumman Has Some Serious Plans for America's AEGIS Missile Defense System

Tim Broderick Security, China and Russia, get ready.  The Navy is accelerating work on an emerging multi-function phased array radar able to perform multiple functions simultaneously and perform automatic tracking and detection. TheShow More Summary

Congress authorizes Trump to send surface-to-air missiles to Syrian rebels

The House passed a defense bill last week that included language giving the incoming Trump administration the authority to send shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles to rebel groups fighting in Syria. While the bill provides certain restrictions...Show More Summary

German move on new ship radars paves way for missile defense role

HAMBURG (Reuters) - The German military is to buy new, more capable air defence radar systems for three F-124 frigates, paving the way for the ships to become part of NATO's broader missile defence system, a defence ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

The U.S. Navy's AEGIS Missile Defense vs. Russia's Supersonic Kh-31 Cruise Missile: Who Wins?

Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Moscow will be deploying Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H fighters--and deadly anti-ship cruise missiles--to its Baltic Fleet in 2017. What happens in a clash with NATO?  The Russian Navy will be deploying Sukhoi...Show More Summary

Does NATO Missile Defense Have a Future?

Azriel Bermant, Igor Sutyagin Security, Moscow has always argued that it threatens Russia’s strategic deterrent. On 18 November, Vladimir Putin issued a warning that Russia considered missile defense and Prompt Global Strike as threats to its security, and would work hard to neutralise them. Show More Summary

China Gearing up to Export HQ-9 Anti-Air Missiles

HQ-9 launcher (click to view full) Kanwa Asian Defense reports that the China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation has put CASIC’s HQ-9 surface-to-air missile on the export market, under the name FD-2000. “Brochures advertising China’s latest missile appeared at the most recent African Ground Force Equipment Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa and also at the […]

H&K to End Deals with Non-NATO Members | Norway to Spend $1.15B on P-8A’s | Italian Navy Launches First Aster Missiles

Americas An undisclosed member of the Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System program has contracted Raytheon to provide additional Patriot missile capabilities. The $225 million deal comes just 45 days after Poland requested the same product from the US government, and when Raytheon received another contract from the Netherlands to upgrade their own systems. […]

U.S. Navy Advances Massive Destroyer, Cruiser Aegis Tech Overhaul

Kris Osborn Security, Aegis radar, a technology now on destroyers and cruisers, is aimed at providing terminal phase ballistic missile defense and an ability to knock out or intercept attacking enemy cruise missiles. The Navy is modernizing...Show More Summary

FASTER, PLEASE: The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency Will Test-Fire its New Larger SM-3IIA Intercep…

FASTER, PLEASE: The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency Will Test-Fire its New Larger SM-3IIA Interceptor Missile in Space. The new missile, called the SM-3IIA, is slated to fire from a land-based missile defense site planned by the Pentagon for Poland by 2018, a Missile Defense Agency spokesman, told Scout Warrior in a statement. SM-3 missiles, first […]

Russia deploys warships near Crimea for Ukrainian missile tests: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Warships from Russia's Black Sea Fleet have taken up position off Crimea's western coastline to help strengthen the peninsula's air defenses in response to the start of Ukrainian missile tests nearby, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday.

Ukraine prepares missile test near Crimea, angering Russia

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine was due to start two days of missile tests on Thursday - a move that has angered Russia, prompting it to put its air defense forces on high alert on the annexed Crimea peninsula.

Despite a brewing political scandal, the US's powerful missile defense system is still going to South Korea

WASHINGTON, DC — As the bizarre scandal over South Korean President Park Geun-Hye's relationship with a family friend snowballs toward possible impeachment or resignation, US commitment to deploy THAAD to the region "continues forward." "Our...Show More Summary

Russian forces in Crimea put on alert before Ukrainian missile tests: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian air defense forces in Crimea have been placed on high alert on the eve of planned Ukrainian missile tests near the Black Sea peninsula, the TASS news agency cited a Crimean military source as saying on Wednesday.

Get Ready Russia, China, Iran and North Korea: America's Missile Defense Program Is Going 'Star Wars'

Kris Osborn Security, The next generation is coming.  The Multi-Object Kill Vehicle can simultaneously destroy ICBMs and decoys with a single interceptor. The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency is in the early phases of engineering aShow More Summary

How Russia's military campaign in Syria is helping Moscow market its weapons

Over the last year, Russia’s Defense Ministry has released dozens of videos showing how its bombers and fighter jets hit targets in Syria or supported President Bashar Assad’s ground troops with gunfire and missiles.  Major international networks have played the videos — along with the images of...

South Korea, Japan agree intelligence-sharing on North Korea threat

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan signed a military intelligence pact on Wednesday to share sensitive information on the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear activities, the South's defense ministry said.

Russia rejects U.S. criticism of Kaliningrad missile deployment

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian defense ministry official on Tuesday rejected U.S. criticism of the decision to deploy ballistic missiles to Kaliningrad, saying it was Moscow's prerogative, local news agencies reported.

THAAD Is Coming To China's Doorstep (But Beijing Has A Plan To Push Back)

Submitted by Nan Li via Strategic-Culture.org, After months of negotiation, the United States and South Korea announced on July 8 their decision to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in South Korea. Show More Summary

Rheinmetall Secures $10.6M for African Combat Training Facility | MBDA to Support French/British Missile Defense Collaboration | SK Cleared for LAIRCM Buy

Americas Arms trafficker Viktor Bout will continue serving his 25-year stint in federal prison following the denial of a retrial by the US Circuit Court of Appeals. Convicted of conspiring to kill US soldiers by agreeing to sell arms to DEA informants posing as members of the FARC terrorist group, Bout maintained that he could […]

Russia Deploys Nuclear Missiles In Retaliation To NATO "Threats"

While the detente between Russia and US president-elect Donald Trump could not have come at a more tense time, the Kremlin appears to be accelerating its head-on collision course with NATO, and as a highly placed defense official said...Show More Summary

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