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Putin Warns Of Retaliation: Romania, Poland Are Now In Russian ‘Cross-hairs’ As U.S. Missile Shield Planned In Europe

President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday that Romania and Poland have put themselves in the “cross-hairs” of Russian rockets by hosting the U.S. defensive missile system that Russia considers a threat to its security. The Russian leader gave the stark warning over the missile shield during a joint news conference in Athens with Greek Prime... Show More Summary

Romania ‘Surprised’ by Putin’s Remarks on US Missile Defense System

Romania's Foreign Ministry said it was surprised by Russian President Vladimir Putin's stance regarding the US missile defense system recently deployed in the country.

Putin vows retaliation over U.S. missile defense system

NATO says the system is purely defensive and a response to a growing capability of ballistic missiles globally

Raytheon Wins $365Mln Aegis Radar Transmitter Contract - Pentagon

US aerospace giant Raytheon secured a contract worth more than $365 million to produce Aegis radar and missile control equipment for the US Navy as well as the governments of Japan and South Korea, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.

BAE Wins $49Mln Contract to Maintain US Main ICBM Radar Defense System

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services has received a $49.6 million US Air Force contract to manage, operate and maintain advanced radar systems at five key strategic missile warning bases around the world, the Department of Defense announced.

Baltic States Need Patriot Missile Defense Systems – Estonian Army General

The countries of the Baltic region need to get access to the US Patriot surface-to-air missiles with anti-ballistic missile capability to prevent Russia’s possible invasion, Commander-in-Chief of the Estonian Defense Forces Lt. Gen. Riho Terras said Thursday.

The United States nuclear system still runs (in part) on eight-inch floppy disks

The government's critical nuclear missile defense systems still rely on ancient 1970s-era technology -- but that's not as crazy as it might seem at first glance, even if it's long-since time to update the underlying hardware.

Feds' nuclear defense system uses ancient computer with 8-inch floppy drives - CNET

The federal government still relies on ancient technology to run some of our most critical systems, including the DoD's computers that control ICBM nuclear missiles.

'Risks of a US-China Conflagration in the Pacific are Quite High'

Commenting on growing US-Chinese tensions in the South China Sea region, and Beijing's announcement that it would deploy nuclear-armed subs to the Pacific in response to US missile defenses in South Korea, University of Maryland professor John Short warned that the risks of a military confrontation between the two powers are 'quite high'.

Russia, China Stage Joint Missile Defense Exercises – Ministry

According to Russian military, Russian and Chinese missile defense command staff took part on Thursday in a computerized joint exercise aimed at practicing their interoperability.

Lockheed Martin Wins $321Mln US Navy Contract for Anti-Ship Missile

According to the company statement, US defense corporation Lockheed Martin has received a $321.8 million contract to continue testing and integration of the US Navy’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile.

Pentagon's nuclear missile system is run on floppy disks

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In a new report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reveals that the "Department of Defense uses 8- inch floppy disks in a legacy system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation’s nuclear forces." That floppy format was developed in the late 1960s and was obsolete by the 1980s. Show More Summary

'Go East': Why EU Should Stop Building NATO Bases and Turn to Russia, China

The nations of Europe would benefit immensely if they opened themselves to vast new markets in Eurasia, including Russia and China, instead of opening new US Missile Defense bases in the EU, strategic consultant F. William Engdahl notes.

The Misguided NATO Missile Defense Debate

Glenn Diesen Security, Europe The new missile defense base in Romania signifies another step towards a precarious and unpredictable nuclear confrontation with Russia. A new NATO missile defense base in Romania recently became operational,...Show More Summary

Pentagon-Linked Analysts Push Preemptive Strike on Russia, Missile Defense

The Beltway military punditry floats one of its most inflammatory ideas yet, in calls for a preemptive strike against Moscow along with calls to bolster America’s missile defense system.

Poland to Lose Over $760 Million due to Construction of US Missile Shield

Pomerania Development Agency issued a report on potential losses the region may bear as result of the construction of a US missile defense system in the village of Redzikowo and concluded that this amount is likely to exceed 760 million dollars, according to Business Insider Polska.

Poland to Lose Over $760Mln Due to Construction of US Anti-Missile Base

The Polish state will lose over 3 billion zloty ($760 million) due to the construction of a military base to be equipped with the US Aegis Ashore missile defense system in the village of Redzikovo, the Pomerania Development Agency said in a report, as cited by local media Monday.

Russia to Respond to US Missile Shield in Europe - Security Council

Russia will find ways to respond properly to the deployment of US missile defense systems in eastern Europe, Deputy Secretary of Russia's Security Council Yevgeny Lukyanov said Monday.

Money Trouble: German Bundeswehr Can’t Afford New Tanks

The German Bundeswehr is short of funds to buy an advanced tactical missile defense system and an additional number of Leopard-2 tanks, according to an internal Defense Ministry document obtained by the daily newspaper Bild.

Russia’s Mi-28 Attack Helicopter to Get Laser Missile Defense Gear

Russia’s Mi-28 Night Hunter attack helicopters will soon be equipped with an advanced on-board laser system to defend against MANPAD missiles and air-to-air missiles, a senior adviser to the deputy head of the Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET), told RIA Novosti.

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