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Poland’s missile defense needs still up for grabs

When the government of Poland chose to buy Raytheon’s Patriot anti-missile system last month, executive Dan Crowley said the company was prepared to meet the NATO ally’s “long-term objectives for this important program.” But officials close to the project and […]

Israel Air Chief: Nothing Can Stop Our Air Force

Israel’s top Air Force officer said Wednesday that Russian S-300 air defense systems, if or when deployed by Iran, would constitute more of “a strategic issue than an operative issue” because it would embolden Tehran to “even more aggressive” behavior. […]

North Korea releases new missile footage

North Korea released new footage of what it claims is the triumphant lift-off of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. Two minutes of heavily edited footage uploaded to YouTube appeared on the page of North Korea’s state-controlled media outlet Uriminzokkiri on Wednesday, […]

Lockheed to Upgrade Japanese AEGIS Destroyer for ABM Use

Lockheed Martin Maritime Sensors and Systems won a $124 million cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to upgrade Japan’s Kongo-Class AEGIS destroyer JS Kongo [DDG-173] to give it AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense Block 2004 capability. Japan’s Kongo-Class destroyers are based on the USA’s […]

Air Force missileers test-launch ICBM while airborne

Air Force missile crews test-launched another unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday, the third since late March — only this time the missileers were in the air. ICBM crews from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force […]

Russia, Iran talks on S-300 missiles end in ‘success’

Moscow and Tehran have concluded talks on the delivery of Russian S-300 missiles to Iran which should take place “quite” soon, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Monday. “The negotiations on the subject have ended in success. I estimate […]

THAAD is no perfect solution

WASHINGTON ― The U.S. is “prepared and capable of” defending South Korea from a North Korean missile attack, according to Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control Frank Rose.

Russian arms sales in the Middle East

Russia recently announced the lifting of its 2010 ban on the sale to Iran of five S-300 PMU-1anti-aircraft missile systems. Iran had ordered them in 2007, but Russia halted the sale under international pressure.