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South Korea increases North Korea vigilance after missile test

17 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Just a day after North Korea conducted a failed missile test, South Korea has increased vigilance over Pyongyang suspecting more missile tests in the coming weeks, Seoul’s defense officials and experts said Thursday. Kim Jong Un’s regime has been ramping up its nuclear program and...

Ex-Nagorno-Karabakh official accused of smuggling missile

Armenian authorities have arrested a former top Nagorno-Karabakh military official on charges of smuggling an air defense missile into the country. Armenia's National Security Service said Samvel Babaian, who once … Click to Continu...

'Breakthrough' N. Korea Missile Launch Fails

North Korea's latest missile launch appeared to have ended in a failure on Wednesday, three days after the North claimed a major breakthrough in its rocket development program. Seoul's Defense Ministry said it was analyzing what type of missile was launched from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan but gave...

No Need to Replace U.S. Land-Based Nuclear Missiles

James E. Doyle Security, As former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry  has argued  there are sound strategic reasons to phase out America’s fleet of 400 silo-based Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).  Primary...Show More Summary

More Than One Million Americans are in North Korea’s Nuclear Crosshairs (With No Real Defense)

Steven P. Bucci Security, Asia Time to fix it.  Russia, China and Iran pose major challenges for U.S. missile defense. But for the new Trump administration, the most immediate problem is North Korea. Pyongyang’s most likely U.S. target...Show More Summary

Army demonstrates integration of laser weapon on combat vehicle

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team members are laser focused on the future of high energy lasers. Members of the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Center’s Air and Missile Defense Directorate participated in the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, or JIDO, UAS Hard-Kill Challenge at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, from Feb. 27

China’s Fear of U.S. Missile Defense Is Disingenuous

Beijing knows that THAAD in South Korea doesn’t pose a military threat to China. Its objects are entirely political.

Israel to declare air defense shield fully operational: officer

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's multi-tier air defense missile system will be fully operational early next month with the deployment of the David's Sling interceptor, a senior Israeli air force officer said on Monday.

Why America's Enemies Fear the Patriot Missile Defense System (Even After Almost 40 Years)

Kyle Mizokami Security, Going strong nearly four decades.  For nearly forty years, one air-defense system has protected the airspace above U.S. forces. Continuously upgraded since introduction, today the Patriot missile system protects...Show More Summary

China is going after South Korea's wallet in their dispute over the THAAD missile system

The first pieces of the US-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system arrived in South Korea earlier this month, the latest step a deployment process the Chinese government had greeted with chagrin. Beijing has inveighed...Show More Summary

Israel's multi-layer defense system fully operational soon

A senior Israeli air force official says a joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing the country's multi-layer defense system. He said Monday that David's Sling, meant to … Click to Continue »

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3 days agoNews : The Lookout

TOKYO (AP) — Russia views U.S. missile defense systems being deployed in northeast Asia as a threat to regional security, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks Monday with Japanese officials in Tokyo. Strategic concerns,...Show More Summary

Russia Deploys Bastion Coastal Defense Missile Systems On Kuril Islands

The Bastion (NATO reporting name: SS-C-5 Stooge) coastal defense missile battalions recently stationed on the Kuril Islands shall defend Russia’s territorial waters, straits and naval bases in the region, according to the Izvestia daily. The Russian Defense Ministry has deployed Bal (SS-C-6 Sennight) and Bastion antiship missile systems on Iturup and Kunashir. They will beef

UK to Buy Hellfire II Semi-Active Laser Missiles

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for Hellfire missiles. The estimated cost is $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) requested a possible sale of 1,000

U.S. War Games in South Korea Include High-Tech Missile Defense Ships

The USS Stethem destroyer came to South Korea equipped with the high-tech Aegis Combat System to be used in this month's Asia-Pacific military drills.

Boeing, Lockheed Martin winners in Trump's 2017 supplemental request

By Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly half of President Donald Trump's 2017 $30 billion supplemental defense budget proposal would go to buy and modernize warplanes, warships and missiles, a down payment on Trump's promises to boost military spending. Show More Summary

Top South Korean presidential candidate would review THAAD process: advisers

SEOUL (Reuters) - The liberal South Korean politician most likely to become the country's next president would, if elected, review how the government would deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system and would consult China, two of his top advisers said on Friday.

Taiwan says its missiles can hit the mainland for first time as defense ministry warns of invasion risk

In the past, Taiwan has acknowledged that it produces cruise missiles, but had never gave any details about their capabilities. [ more › ]

How China could potentially stop a US strike on North Korea — without starting World War III

After North Korea tested a salvo of ballistic missiles designed to defeat US and allied missile defenses in the Pacific, speculation has risen about a possible US decapitation strike on North Korea. With the help of Stratfor's Sim Tack,...Show More Summary

Here Is Another Big Reason Why America's Mighty Missile Defenses Dominate

Kris Osborn Security, China and North Korea should worry.  “You now have a multi-mission capability with one missile. That means that this missile could be moved at any ship at any time and have the exact same capability all three mission...Show More Summary

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