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Decision over THAAD location in South Korea could be delayed: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - The signing of a contract which would determine the location of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea could be delayed, Seoul's defense ministry said on Monday, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

Former Defense Secretary warns nuclear risk higher with Trump

In 1962, William Perry's job was to track Soviet missiles during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now, he's as worried as he's ever been about the threat of nuclear...

Russia's Scary S-400 Air Defense System Is Now Protecting the Skies Above Crimea

Dave Majumdar Security, Bad news.  Russia is bolstering its anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities in Crimea with the addition of the potent S-400 Triumf air and missile defense system. The addition of the S-400—which can be armed...Show More Summary

Russia Deploys S-400 Missile Regiment Near Moscow On Combat Duty

While the stated reason behind its deployment has not been disclosed, Russia has put on duty a surface-to-air missile regiment equipped with the brand-new S-400 air defense system, Russia’s most advanced, in Moscow’s suburbs on combat...Show More Summary

Why China Should Fear India's Arms Sales to Vietnam (Think South China Sea)

Helen Clark Security, Asia What will Beijing do?  India is poised to sell its sophisticated Akash missile defense system to Vietnam, the latest development in a broad strategic relationship that has grown rapidly in recent years and added a new twist to the spiraling power contest in the South China Sea. Show More Summary

U.S. deploys high-tech radar amid heightened North Korea rhetoric: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A high-tech sea-based U.S. military radar has left Hawaii to monitor for potential North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test launches, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday.

Get Ready, Russia and China: The U.S. Navy Has Big Missile Defense Plans

Kris Osborn Security, The Navy is both modernizing current Aegis technology on board existing ships and also building upgrades into ships now under construction. Aegis radar, a technology now on destroyers and cruisers, is aimed at providing...Show More Summary

Language model shows most popular words by neighborhood in Airbnb ads

How is your neighborhood being described? Local data geek Alex Manning, an engineer who formerly worked on missile defense systems at Raytheon, recently designed a site that models how Airbnb hosts describe San Francisco, dubbed AirDnG...Show More Summary

Lockheed Martin's F-35: The U.S. Navy's Secret Missile Defense System?

Kris Osborn Security, Could this be a game changer?  In a first-of-its kind test, the Navy used F-35B sensors as an aerial node as part of an integrated ship defense technology -- designed to destroy air and surface enemy missile threats...Show More Summary

US can defend itself from N.Korea missile attack: Pentagon

The United States is certain it can defend itself from an attack by North Korea, the Defense Department said Tuesday after Pyongyang warned it was close to test launching a ballistic missile. "We remain confident in our ballistic missile...Show More Summary

Pentagon says it can protect U.S., allies from North Korean missile threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department, reacting to North Korea's statement that it plans to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, said on Tuesday it was confident in its ability to protect U.S. allies and the U.S. homeland from threats from Pyongyang.

Why space-based missile defense cannot work

To the editor: Our lawmakers refuse to believe people like me, an engineer who along with other scientists studied this space-based defense system and rejected it long before the Reagan administration wanted to waste money on “Star Wars.” Let me point out the problems with it. (“President Obama...

US Military Wants to Move Missile Tracking Sensors into Space

As the U.S. military works on developing its next-generation missile defense systems, more of the resources need to be focused in space, experts said Dec. 14.“It’s so important that we make this broader shift from a terrestrial-based...Show More Summary

Russia successfully tested a missile that could cripple US satellites

Russia claims its new anti-satellite weapon is only for defensive purposes against incoming enemy weapons. Continue reading Russia successfully tested a missile that could cripple US satellites Russia successfully tested a missile that could cripple US satellites originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:02:00 EST. Show More Summary

Missile defense should not be treated as a Rust Belt jobs program

To the editor: In 1983, President Reagan proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative, which became known as “Star Wars.” The plan was to build a space- and Earth-based anti-missile system to destroy incoming weapons from the Soviet Union. (“The nation’s missile-defense system has serious flaws. So...

How the U.S. Navy is Trying to Make China's 'Carrier-Killer' Missiles Obsolete

Dave Majumdar Security, Raytheon's Standard SM-6 is the U.S. Navy's answer to China's DF-21D and DF-26 anti-ship ballistic missiles. The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully launched a salvo of two Raytheon Standard SM-6 Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target earlier this week. Show More Summary

Navy Conducts Missile Tests Off Hawaii

The Missile Defense Agency and Navy continued testing the versatility of the SM-6 missile early Thursday morning off Hawaii.

In South China Sea Islands, Anti-Aircraft And Radar Systems Emerge In Full Color

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Satellite photos show what analysts say is an array of anti-aircraft guns, cruise missile defenses, in nearly identical emplacements on islands created around large reefs.

NDAA Leaves Door Open for U.S. to Send Syrian Rebels Missiles That Can Shoot Down Planes

Click here for reuse options! Provisions slipped into the latest defense bill could give anti-aircraft missiles to extremist groups. Congress has quietly added a provision to the renewal of the National Defense Authorization Act that would leave the door open for the U.S. Show More Summary

Today: Trump Takes on the GOP, CIA and PRC. A Costly, Flawed Missile Defense System.

I’m Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don’t want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Trump Takes on the GOP, CIA and PRC Donald Trump campaigned on a vow of “America First,” but international affairs have taken the spotlight as Inauguration Day is just...

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