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Moscow Concerned Over S.Korea-US Talks on Missile Defense Deployment

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed concern over Seoul's decision to begin talks with the United States on the possible deployment of a US missile defense system to South Korea.

US hopes to send anti-missile system to South Korea ‘as quickly as possible’

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The US military wants to send a sophisticated missile defense system to South Korea “as quickly as possible,” the Pentagon said Monday as it seeks to counter an ever-defiant North Korea. After Pyongyang’s launch of a long-range rocket on Sunday, South Korean and US military...

US may send missile defense system to South Korea in response to North’s rocket launch

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

South Korea has said it will consider allowing the U.S. to station a ballistic missile defense system on its territory after North Korea announced that it had launched a long-range rocket over the weekend. The move could transform geopolitics in the wider region, as South Korea has in the past been...

US, South Korea to Begin Talks on Air Defense System Deployment in Few Days

Washington and Seoul plan to begin talks on deploying the THAAD anti-ballistic missile system to South Korea in the next few days, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Monday.

North Korea's Satellite Launch May Spur Placement of US Missile System

North Korea's claim Sunday of launching a satellite atop what could be developed as a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. will likely set off debate on more spending for missile defense in the $583 billion fiscal 2017 Pentagon budget proposal to be released Tuesday.

North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup in Asia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul.

Brazil’s Gripen Acquisition Still Under Contention | Belarus Plans to Replace Mig-29s with Su-30s | Japanese Observers Saw NK Missile Break in Pieces

Americas The US Department of Defense will acquire 404 F-35 fighters over the next five years. That number is a decrease of 5-7% on last year’s plan. The order will see $40 billion in revenue going to manufacturer Lockheed Martin and engine maker Pratt & Whitney. The deviation from last year’s plan comes as the […]

China Concerned Over Possible US Missile Defense Deployment in S Korea

China is seriously concerned over the possible deployment of a US anti-missile defense system in South Korea, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Seoul Warns Russia, China of Missile Defense Deployment Talks With US

Seoul has let Moscow and Beijing know in advance of the decision to start official negotiations with Washington on the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on the South Korean territory, the government said in a statement on Sunday.

North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket It Says Is Carrying Satellite

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has said is a satellite, South Korea's defense ministry said, in defiance of United Nations sanctions barring it from using ballistic missile technology. North Korea had notified U.N. Show More Summary

Moscow Slams Washington Over Development of 'Prompt Global Strike' System

Washington's ongoing efforts at creating missile defense systems and developing the Prompt Global Strike (PGS) precision conventional weapon program has a continued destabilizing effect on nuclear disarmament talks, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Saturday.

GUNS VS. MISSILES, THE LATEST ROUND: Can howitzers and naval guns shoot down incoming ballistic mis…

GUNS VS. MISSILES, THE LATEST ROUND: Can howitzers and naval guns shoot down incoming ballistic missiles? The U.S. Secretary of Defense says yes. “The novel project will turn U.S. Army field artillery into ballistic missile defenders. Each U.S. Army Armored Brigade Combat Team has a battalion of 18 Paladin howitzers, meaning the platform is already […]

U.S. and allies aim to track North Korean rocket; launch window from Monday

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States has deployed missile defense systems that will work with the Japanese and South Korean militaries to track a rocket North Korea says it will launch some time over an 18-day period beginning Monday.

Russian Missile Cruiser Varyag to Be Modernized by 2020

According to a source in the Russian defense industry, the flagship of the Russian Pacific Fleet, Guards’ missile cruiser Varyag, will undergo a modernization until 2020.

U.S. assets to track expected North Korean space launch: Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada (Reuters) - The United States will position its missile defense assets to track an expected North Korean missile launch, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday.

Defense Secretary Says Plan Focuses on High-end Ships

The Pentagon's budget plan over the next five years will focus on investing in more high-end Naval ships and a newly modified defense missile able to also target ships at long range, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday.

Pentagon Chief Says U.S. Is Watching N. Korea Missile Program

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the U.S. military was keeping a vigilant eye on North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, and was continually expanding its defenses...Show More Summary

Japan Gets Ready to Shoot Down North Korean Missile

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

South Korea and Japan have warned North Korea about the potential forthcoming rocket launch the country has said will occur later this month, and Japan’s Defense Ministry has deployed ballistic missile defense units in preparation for...Show More Summary

Japan to Shoot Down North Korean Missile if State Security Endangered

Japan will destroy a North Korean missile if it posed a threat to the country's security, the Japanese Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

Japan readies military to shoot down North Korean rocket

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Defence Minister Gen Nakatani on Wednesday ordered ballistic missile defense units, including Aegis destroyers in the Sea of Japan and Patriot missile batteries onshore, to be ready to shoot down any North Korean rocket that threatened Japan.

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