Ukrainian official says missile defense post in the Crimea region was taken over without gunfire.
The Pentagon’s proposed budget for fiscal 2015 would provide funding to redesign a key part of the nation’s missile-defense program.The Defense Department’s spending plan released on March 4 requests more than $1 billion for the Ground-based...Show More Summary
On Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released exclusive footage detailing the interception of a Gaza Strip-bound shipment of Syrian-made heavy weaponry. The shipment originated in Syria, made its way to Iran, and was set to be unloaded in Sudan. Show More Summary
News of the Israel Defense Forces interception of an Iranian cargo ship loaded with rockets and other unspecified arms destined for the Gaza Strip comes as no surprise. It is a stark reminder to the international community that there...Show More Summary
In the same week that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted a Gaza-bound shipment of Syrian missiles from Iran, President Barack Obama is asking Congress to reduce U.S. funding for Israel's missile defense programs by $200 million, according to the Washington Free Beacon. Show More Summary
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, speaking for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), told reporters Wednesday afternoon that the Iranian shipment of Syrian M-302 missiles in the Red Sea by naval commandos in Operation Full Disclosure saved "millions of lives" among Israeli civilians. Show More Summary
Israel raided a cargo vessel today that it says was loaded with Iranian missiles bound for Gaza. A special forces unit took the Kloc C, which is registered in Panama, in an early-morning raid personally overseen by Israeli Defense Forces chief Chief Benny Gantz, Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post report....
Isreal Defense Forces intercepted a missile shipment to terrorists in Gaza on Wednesday. From the IDF blog: The IDF intercepted an attempt to smuggle an Iranian shipment of advanced weaponry intended for terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. The … Continue reading ?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Tuesday mapped out plans to overhaul the ground-based U.S. missile defense system managed by Boeing Co and improve its reliability after several test failures in recent years...
Russia test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a test site in southern Russia on Tuesday evening, a Russian defense ministry spokesman said. Kapustin Yar is about 450 km (280 miles) east of the Ukrainian border. The launch coincided with […]
The ICBM launch was routine and the US government was notified "before the crisis started in Ukraine," a senior defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP.
Four years after CNN foreign policy analyst Fareed Zakaria praised President Barack Obama for scrapping the missile defense system in Eastern Europe, Zakaria swiftly backtracked on Sunday after top Ukrainian officials declared that Russia was invading the country. Show More Summary
BTFWWIII? RUSSIA TEST FIRES INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE: INTERFAX RUSSIA TEST FIRED MISSILE FROM RANGE IN ASTRAKHAN REGION: IFX RUSSIA MISSILE LAUNCHED AT 10:10PM IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA: INTERFAX INTERFAX CITES RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department's fiscal 2015 budget includes $8.5 billion in funding for missile defense programs and reaffirms the Obama administration's plan to build 14 additional ground-based interceptors by 2017.
"...are calling for deep personnel cuts to the Army, Navy, and Air Force in order to pay for new high-tech weaponry and missile defenses that are cornerstones of (the president's) plan to 'transform the military.'" This quote was from a piece in the Washington Post. Show More Summary
RBS-70 w. night sight(click to view full) Vladimir Putin liked the Winter Olympics so much, he decided his army needed its own event. Brazil isn’t eyeing its neighbors’ territories, so they’re more focused on defensive preparations as they prepare for soccer’s World Cup in 2014, and a 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Air defense is […]
North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan once for the second time in less than one week. The South Korean Defense Ministry is now on high alert and urging their neighbors to the North to stop the missile launches. Show More Summary
"Navy Develops 'World's Smallest Guided Missile'," by Meghann Myers (Navy Times, 02/23/14) "Pentagon Caps LCS at 32 Hulls, Hagel Directs Navy to Evaluate 'Capable and Lethal' Frigate Designs," by Sam LaGrone (USNI News, 02/24/14) "What...Show More Summary
(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea says North Korea has fired two additional suspected short-range missiles into the sea amid ongoing military exercises between Seoul and Washington. The Defense Ministry says that two projectiles blasted from the North’s east coast flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) before landing in the high seas on Monday. Show More Summary
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