WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hours after North Korea launched its second missile test in the past week, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with the South Korean Minister of Defense Han Min Koo at the Pentagon on Thursday. "As with previous...Show More Summary
Top U.S. and South Korea diplomats and defense officials are discussing their response to the growing threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The meeting Wednesday comes weeks after … Click to Continue »
Americas Radar signal management technology made by a Taiwanese company will be used in Lockheed Martin’s latest MIM-104F (PAC-3) air defense missile system upgrade. Developed by the state-owned National Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology, the technology is also found in the indigenous Sky Bow III air defense system. So far, it has made $25.3 […]
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Japan May Ramp Up Missile Defense In Wake Of North Korea Rocket Tests.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A proposal by European missiles maker MBDA to develop and build a new air defense system for Germany came in billions of euros higher than the previous estimate of 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion), according to multiple sources familiar with the proposal.
The country’s civilian communications network, including some 250,000 cell phone towers, would double as a defense grid.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan may accelerate around $1 billion of planned spending to upgrade its ballistic missile defenses in the wake of rocket tests suggesting North Korea is close to fielding a more potent medium-range missile, three government sources told Reuters.
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy destroyer was again targeted in the Red Sea in an apparent failed missile attack launched from the coast of Yemen, a U.S. admiral said on Saturday. U.S. defense officials said late on Saturday an initial assessment given by Admiral John Richardson, the chief of […] The post U.S. Show More Summary
US defense agencies detected an attempted missile launch in western North Korea late Friday, near the city of Kusong, Reuters reports. The object—believed to be a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile—failed immediately after launch, per South Korea's military. American and South Korean defense agencies declined to provide any further...
Robert Beckhusen Security, Europe Communications network doubles as a defense grid. Here’s a nightmare scenario that keeps Russian generals up at night: American submarines and aircraft launching precision-guided cruise missiles by the hundreds. Show More Summary
Multiple missiles were fired Saturday at three US warships in the Red Sea, though none was hit and there were no casualties, the US military said, amid rising tensions with Yemen's Huthi rebels. A US defense official said the altercation took place starting around 1930 GMT. Show More Summary
The US military detected a failed North Korean missile launch Saturday, amid concerns the hermit state may be on the brink of another nuclear test or long-range rocket launch. "The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined...Show More Summary
A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Saturday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the third such incident in the past week, a U.S. defense official said. Multiple missiles were...Show More Summary
IMPROVING SOUTH KOREA’S MISSILE DEFENSES: The US and South Korea use the term “tailored deterrence.” This is my definition of the term: South Korea and Japan are tired of North Korea’s threats and are going to invest in improved defensive systems and offensive systems. From the linked article: “In 2016 alone, the reclusive country conducted […]
Obama Huddles on Syria; Iran, Washington, and Yemen; South Korea Mulling Nukes; And Lots More
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: Russia completes delivery of S-300 air defense missiles to Iran.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has completed the delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran, RIA news agency quoted Russia's state arms export agency as saying on Thursday.
Defense official says for second time this week a missile was fired at a Navy ship in the Red Sea.
David sends us a link to the news that the Defense Department is considering action against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen who perpetrated a guided missile attack on USS Mason and USS Ponce in the Red Sea the other day; Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said today that the U.S. is still assessing […]
WELL, GOOD: White House Sending THAAD to ROK As “Soon As Feasible” The US military is to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) counter missile battery to the Republic of Korea (RoK) as quick as possible, the White House said on 10 October in response to an official protest. “The United States is […]