The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed concern over Seoul's decision to begin talks with the United States on the possible deployment of a US missile defense system to South Korea.
The US military wants to send a sophisticated missile defense system to South Korea “as quickly as possible,” the Pentagon said Monday as it seeks to counter an ever-defiant North Korea. After Pyongyang’s launch of a long-range rocket on Sunday, South Korean and US military...
South Korea has said it will consider allowing the U.S. to station a ballistic missile defense system on its territory after North Korea announced that it had launched a long-range rocket over the weekend. The move could transform geopolitics in the wider region, as South Korea has in the past been...
Washington and Seoul plan to begin talks on deploying the THAAD anti-ballistic missile system to South Korea in the next few days, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Monday.
North Korea's claim Sunday of launching a satellite atop what could be developed as a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. will likely set off debate on more spending for missile defense in the $583 billion fiscal 2017 Pentagon budget proposal to be released Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul.
Americas The US Department of Defense will acquire 404 F-35 fighters over the next five years. That number is a decrease of 5-7% on last year’s plan. The order will see $40 billion in revenue going to manufacturer Lockheed Martin and engine maker Pratt & Whitney. The deviation from last year’s plan comes as the […]
China is seriously concerned over the possible deployment of a US anti-missile defense system in South Korea, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
Seoul has let Moscow and Beijing know in advance of the decision to start official negotiations with Washington on the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on the South Korean territory, the government said in a statement on Sunday.
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has said is a satellite, South Korea's defense ministry said, in defiance of United Nations sanctions barring it from using ballistic missile technology. North Korea had notified U.N. Show More Summary
Washington's ongoing efforts at creating missile defense systems and developing the Prompt Global Strike (PGS) precision conventional weapon program has a continued destabilizing effect on nuclear disarmament talks, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Saturday.
GUNS VS. MISSILES, THE LATEST ROUND: Can howitzers and naval guns shoot down incoming ballistic missiles? The U.S. Secretary of Defense says yes. “The novel project will turn U.S. Army field artillery into ballistic missile defenders. Each U.S. Army Armored Brigade Combat Team has a battalion of 18 Paladin howitzers, meaning the platform is already […]
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States has deployed missile defense systems that will work with the Japanese and South Korean militaries to track a rocket North Korea says it will launch some time over an 18-day period beginning Monday.
According to a source in the Russian defense industry, the flagship of the Russian Pacific Fleet, Guards’ missile cruiser Varyag, will undergo a modernization until 2020.
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada (Reuters) - The United States will position its missile defense assets to track an expected North Korean missile launch, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday.
The Pentagon's budget plan over the next five years will focus on investing in more high-end Naval ships and a newly modified defense missile able to also target ships at long range, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the U.S. military was keeping a vigilant eye on North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, and was continually expanding its defenses...Show More Summary
South Korea and Japan have warned North Korea about the potential forthcoming rocket launch the country has said will occur later this month, and Japan’s Defense Ministry has deployed ballistic missile defense units in preparation for...Show More Summary
Japan will destroy a North Korean missile if it posed a threat to the country's security, the Japanese Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Defence Minister Gen Nakatani on Wednesday ordered ballistic missile defense units, including Aegis destroyers in the Sea of Japan and Patriot missile batteries onshore, to be ready to shoot down any North Korean rocket that threatened Japan.