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US Destroyer Intercepted at High Speed by Iranian Vessels Near Strait of Hormuz

According to US defense officials, the guided missile destroyer USS Nitze was intercepted by four Iranian vessels near the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday.

Raytheon Awarded Over $45Mln for Phalanx Anti-Missile Ship Defense System

The US Department of Defense announced that Raytheon Missile Systems has received more than $45 million from the US Navy for logistics support of the Phalanx weapon system.

Iranian Speedboats Intercept/Harass American Guided Missile Destroyer

by Idrees Ali (Reuters) Four vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “harassed” a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a “high speed intercept” in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

China, Japan and South Korea Talk Beijing’s ‘Red Line’ on Joint US Naval Drills

With tensions mounting throughout the Pacific with issues including the South China Sea, the THAAD missile defense system, and US meddling in general, leaders from Asia’s top powers sat down without the Americans in the room to look for paths of peaceful cooperation.

New Arms Race: China, US Prepare for Missile Warfare

In signs of a new Cold War, China is building an arsenal of both offensive and defensive missiles to prepare for a hypothetical conflict with the United States.

Russian Missile Systems Deployed for Air Defense Drills

Mighty Russian S300 missile systems were ready for the fight.

Media: Russian Military to Use Caliber Missiles Again

19 hours agoIndustries / Military : Mil.Today

Russian Defense Ministry requested permission from Iran and Iraq for passage of cruise missiles over their territories, reports Interfax referring to a military diplomatic source. Last year, these countries let Russian cruise missiles Caliber fly over them to hit terrorist facilities in Syria.

First Glimpse of NG’s T-X Competitor Hits Twitter | Cali Woman Gets 4 Years in Fed Prison for Illegal Exports to China | Japan’s Defense Upgrades to Beef Up F-15J Fleet

Americas The US Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) plan to equip unmanned, high-endurance, long-endurance aircraft with high-power electric lasers in order to shoot down ballistic missiles in their boost phase will see a proof of concept test between 2020-2021. It’s been reported that this fall, the agency plans to award contracts to two industry teams for […]

LM Handed $10B Deal on C-130J Super Hercules | Kalashnikov Opens Store at Moscow Airport | Japan’s MoD Looks to Increase Defense Budget

Americas The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has scheduled the testing of the SM-3 Block 2A ballistic missile defense interceptor this October. A joint development involving both the MDA and Japan, the interceptor has been previously flight tested twice by the agency without any target intercepts initially planned. October’s test will see it engage and […]

Ready to Compete: Is Iran’s Bavar-373 System an Answer to Russia’s S-300?

Iran has recently showcased its newest air defense missile system, Bavar-373, which features characteristics similar to Russia’s S-300, immediately prompting speculations that it is an answer to and a substitute to Russia’s systems, which have yet to be delivered to Tehran under an existing contract.

Russia Develops Long-Range Interceptor Missile

Russia’s Aerospace Forces (Russian acronym: VKS, Vozdushno-Kosmicheskie Sily) will receive a long-range interceptor missile being developed by the indigenous defense industry, according to the service`s Deputy Commander, the Head of the Air Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Viktor Gumenny. Show More Summary

Russian Defense Ministry to Discuss Missile Attack Warning System Development

The Russian Ministry of Defense collegium will discuss on Tuesday the progress on the missile attack warning system.

Russia's 'US Missile Defense-Killing' Hypersonic Rockets Arriving Soon

Russian defense analyst Vladimir Tuchkov analyses Russian, Chinese and American developments in hypersonic weapons technology, including the expected timeframe for their deployment, which is sooner than you may expect.

S Korean Defense Ministry to Consider Alternative Location for US THAAD System

The South Korean Defense Ministry said Monday it would consider the suitability of an alternative site for the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system.

Having Spent Trillions on Defense, US Could Soon Be Left Without Modern ICBMs

Earlier this week, US media reported that the development of America's new intercontinental ballistic missiles had been suspended, with the Pentagon citing costs that were billions of dollars above initial estimates. According to experts, the scandal is just the latest case in a long line of wasteful spending decisions by officials and arms makers.

Iran May Start Production of Supersonic Cruise Missiles in Near Future

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said that Iran had succeeded in producing rapid vessels and had taken effective steps to make torpedoes and submarines.

Home-Grown: Iran Unveils Its Own Long-Range Bavar-373 Air Defense System

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday unveiled the country's long-awaited Bavar-373 air defense missile system with characteristics similar to Russia’s S-300, according to the local media reports.

STRATCOM: Russia's 7,680MPH Hypersonic Glider 'Challenges' America’s Defenses

The Head of the US Strategic Command argued at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium that American anti-missile, anti-aircraft defense systems are unable to intercept Russian hypersonic aircraft and called for advances in the country’s military to respond to the potential threat.

Pentagon on the Verge of Lasers to Defend Against Enemy Missiles

Relying on missiles to guard against enemy projectiles can be costly. Luckily, the Pentagon claims it is close to perfecting energy-based defense systems.

Russia Claims Nuclear Armed Hypersonic Boost Glide Weapon Almost Ready

The lethal hypersonic nuclear glider that looks to revolutionize defense aviation could travel the distance from Moscow to London within 13 minutes and could penetrate NATOs missile defense system.After launching initial tests on Russia’s...Show More Summary

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