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China's Big Missile Defense Move in the South China Sea: A Game Changer?

Dave Majumdar Security, Asia The islands—while a thorn in the side of the U.S. forces stationed in the Pacific—are quite vulnerable in the event of a conflict. Satellite imagery appears to confirm that China has nearly completed construction...Show More Summary

Russia's Capitol Is Stacked with Super Powerful S-400 Missile Defense Systems (But It’s No Shield)

Guy Plopsky Security, Their capabilities against very low observable cruise missiles and aircraft remain very limited. On February 21, 2017, Russia’s Ministry of Defense announced that yet another Aerospace Forces surface-to-air missile (SAM) regiment equipped with the lethal S-400 Triumf system was put on combat duty in the Moscow Oblast. Show More Summary

Lockheed will move 650 missile jobs away from Sunnyvale

Lockheed Martin will move 650 jobs in the legendary Trident missile program from Sunnyvale, Calif., to other states, the defense contractor said Thursday. The affected employees work for the Fleet Ballistic Missile Program, which designs and engineers nuclear missiles for the nation's submarine...

Beijing cements South China Sea land grab with missile defenses while the world awaits US response

New satellite photography from the South China Sea confirms a nightmare for the US and champions of free navigation everywhere — Beijing has placed reinforced surface-to-air missiles in the Spratly Islands. For years now, China has been...Show More Summary

Would Russia Really Sell the Deadly S-400 to Turkey?

Dave Majumdar Security, Middle East The possibility of Turkey purchasing a Russian system has dawn mixed responses from analysts. Russia is negotiating with Turkey to sell Ankara the advanced S-400 air and missile defense system. IfShow More Summary

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military—information warfare troops.

Russian military continues massive upgrade

Russia's defense minister says the military received an array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles. Sergei Shoigu told lawmakers Wednesday that the sweeping military modernization program … Click to Continue »

Turkey defense talks with Russia on S400 missiles have progressed, minister says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Talks between Turkey and Russia for Ankara to procure S400 missiles for a domestic air defense system have "progressed significantly", Turkey's Defence Minister Fikri Isik, said on Wednesday.

Why Russia and China Should Fear America's New SM-3 Missile (Think Missile Defense)

Kris Osborn Security, A big upgrade is coming.  The SM-3 IIA can hit bigger targets, such as incoming enemy ballistic missiles, at longer distances than previous SM-3 interceptor missiles. The Missile Defense Agency and Raytheon fired...Show More Summary

Why Trump Needs to Deploy Missile Defenses to Counter North Korea and Iran

Dan Goure Security, Asia The deployment of THAAD would send a strong message to all the capitals of East Asia. The efforts by North Korea and Iran to develop ballistic missiles capable of targeting not only its regional adversaries but the U.S. Show More Summary

Raytheon Developing Automated Assessment System for Wargame Scenarios

The United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded Raytheon Company a contract to develop an automated tool that assesses the effectiveness of using missiles and interceptors (kinetic) and cyber and electronic warfare (non-kinetic) weapons in wargames. Show More Summary

Russia's New RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: A U.S. Missile Defense Killer?

Malcolm Davis Security, Can Moscow's newest ICBM beat American missile defenses?  Russian media recently claimed that the Federation’s new intercontinental ballistic missile will be able to penetrate even America’s most effective defense...Show More Summary

New Chinese Missile Upgrade Likely Designed With Taiwan In Its Crosshairs

China’s latest DF-16 short-range ballistic missiles have enough range and accuracy to strike Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei, as well as a better chance of penetrating enemy defenses, says experts.

Russia violated a ‘key cornerstone’ of arms control — and it may cause a nuclear arms race

Prominent US senators and defense analysts are calling for the US to respond to Russia's recent deployment of nuclear cruise missiles by deploying missiles of its own to Europe. Russia's cruise missile deployment violated a major US-Russia...Show More Summary

Kurt Gottfried receives 2016 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Dr. Kurt Gottfried, a recognized leader in the scientific community on missile defense and nuclear terrorism, has been awarded the 2016 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Experts say missile defense alone won't save us from the growing North Korean nuclear threat

North Korea launched on Sunday a land-based version of the KN-11 nuclear-capable ballistic missile that may have traveled further and faster than any North Korean missile before it. The missile flew about 300 miles before hitting the...Show More Summary

All of the Ways Donald Trump Could Push Back Against North Korea's Missile Test

Bruce Klingner Security, Asia More missile defense? More sanctions? There are options.  Pyongyang launched another ballistic missile on Saturday, raising tensions and pushing itself to the top of the Trump administration’s policy agenda. Preliminary...Show More Summary

US Army $3B Contract With Eight Firms for New Missile Defense | GD Land Sys to Upgrade 141 LAV’s for Canada | Germany’s A400M Track Record 1-8

Americas The US Army has contracted eight defense firms to participate in a $3 billion contract to develop new missile defense solutions for the service. Those tasked with the work include BAE Systems, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Dynetics,...Show More Summary

Belgium: The Next Missile Defense Superpower?

Michael Peck Security, Europe You love their chocolate—so why not some missiles? Little Belgium is known for producing excellent chocolates and machine guns, not rockets that shoot down ICBMs. Yet Belgium has quietly made the decision to build frigates equipped with exoatmospheric interceptors that sound a lot like the U.S. Show More Summary

N. Korea fires ballistic missile: Seoul defense ministry

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North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday, South Korea’s defence ministry said, the first since Donald Trump became US president. The missile, launched around 7:55 am (22:55 GMT Saturday) from Banghyon air base in the western province of North Pyongan Province, flew east towards the Sea...

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