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US Navy Tests Latest Aegis Weapon System

The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System baseline July 20-21.

Why South Korea Needs THAAD

Bruce Klingner Security, Asia North Korean missiles, to be exact.  North Korea provocatively conducted missile tests on Wednesday, a clear warning to the United States and its allies that nuclear defense systems must remain a priority. North...Show More Summary

Thanks Obama: US Turning Allies Into Targets for Chinese & Russian Missiles

With the US military moving ahead with the deployment of its missile defense systems in Eastern Europe and South Korea, all it's doing is turning its allies into targets for Russian and Chinese military planners, writes independent Russian journalist Andrei Bortsov.

Missile-tracking Computer Data Center Opens at Fort Drum

A new computer center used for missile defense was formally unveiled on post Thursday.

Russia Conducts Electronic Launches From New Iskander Missile Systems

The Russian Defense Ministry's Eastern Military District troops held the first training electronic launches of the new Iskander-M tactical operational missile complexes in Russia’s Astrakhan region, the district’s spokesman said Fri...

Iran Confirms Delivery of Russian-Made S-300 Missile Systems

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan confirmed the receiving of Russian-built S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, the Tasnim news agency has reported, referring to a source in the majlis (Iran’s parliament). Show More Summary

New Nuclear Cruise Missiles are Supported by Former Defense Officials

The U.S. and Russia can easily tell the difference between a conventionally armed cruise missile en route to a target and a nuclear armed one, former senior defense officials told a Senate panel on Wednesday.John Hamre, deputy secretary...Show More Summary

South Korea's Park calls for unity over THAAD deployment

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Thursday the move to deploy a THAAD missile defense system was "inevitable" because of a growing threat from North Korea and that division in the South over its deployment is what Pyongyang seeks.

Will Russia and China Build an SCO-Based Joint Missile Defense System?

Russia and China may create a unified missile defense system for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. That's the conclusion of experts speaking at a forum dedicated to the US deployment of the THAAD anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea. What would the Russian-Chinese system look like? Sputnik investigates.

North Korea launches three more missiles, Seoul says

North Korea launched three ballistic missiles off its east coast early Tuesday in what could be a show of force intended to register displeasure with plans to deploy a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. The three missiles flew between 310 and 372 miles, demonstrating a range capable of...

Seoul: North Korea Fired 3 Missiles Into Our Eastern Sea

South Korea says North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into its eastern sea, eight days after Pyongyang warned of a "physical counter-action" against the South over its decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system to better cope with North Korean threats, the AP reports. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of...

Russia, China Could be 'Driving Force' in Creation of SCO Missile Shield

The creation of a joint missile defense system of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is possible in the future, Russian experts said Monday during a media forum in Moscow.

The Unbearable Sadness of THAAD

When I read that South Korea has agreed to deploy the THAAD missile defense system, I was swept over with a profound sense of sadness. For all the misunderstandings that have emerged, many in the United States and Korean military have...Show More Summary

Iran receives the missile part of S-300 defense system from Russia: Tasnim

DUBAI (Reuters) - Russia has delivered the missile part of S-300 surface-to-air defense system to Iran, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, moving to finish the delivery of all divisions of the system to Tehran by the end of this year.

Israeli Defense Forces Fire Missiles at Drone Coming From Syria

The Israeli military fired two anti-aircraft missiles at a drone, which invaded its airspace when flying from Syria over the Golan Heights controlled by the Jewish state, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman said Sunday.

THAAD Deployment in S Korea Brings End to Seoul’s 'Double Game'

China is very concerned about the upcoming deployment of THAAD missile defense systems in South Korea. Seoul shows it prefers military ties with the US over normal relations with Beijing. In response, China is likely to take some military and political steps.

U.S. Missile Defense Program Costly, Unreliable, and Exempt from Oversight, Report Finds

Congress is currently considering expanding the U.S. national missile defense system, despite the fact that -- nearly 15 years after the Bush administration began deploying it -- it has not been demonstrated to work under real-worldShow More Summary

Russian Defense Ministry to Obtain Seven Tu-95MS Strategic Bombers

The Russian Defense Ministry will receive seven more modernized Tu-95MS strategic cruise missile carriers, Tupolev PJSC director general Alexander Konyukhov said Friday.

South Koreans protesting over U.S. missile defense plan block PM's bus

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreans protesting against a plan to deploy a U.S. missile defense system in their district blocked a minibus carrying the prime minister for several hours on Friday, preventing him from leaving an office.

Report: $40 Billion US Missile Defense System is Useless

The missile defense system put in place to protect Americans from North Korean nuclear weapons has been declared in a recent report as “unable to protect the US public.”

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