US, EU firms press Turkish companies over Chinese missile deal

Hürriyet Daily News

European and U.S. defense companies, which were not chosen for Turkey’s first long-range air and anti-missile system, have been reportedly pressuring Turkey’s defense industry giants to dissuade Turkey from choosing a Chinese firm. The U.S. partnership of Raytheon and Lockheed […]

Audit Finds Obstacles to Operating U.S. Antimissile Assets in Europe

The National Journal

U.S. soldiers work on a Patriot missile system at a Turkish military base in Gaziantep in February 2013. A new congressional audit has concluded that the Defense Department risks delays and inefficiencies in implementing its plan for European missile defense […]

We should get back to anti-missile shield in Europe – Lithuanian committee chair

Europe needs an anti-missile defence system in the wake of Russia’s actions in Ukraine and being aware of the scope of Russia’s military modernization, says Artūras Paulauskas, chairman of the Lithuanian parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defence. “We say […]

NATO images purport to show Russia ‘ready for combat’ on Ukrainian border

The Christian Science Monitor

Russia continues to deny NATO accusations that it is gathering troops on the border as it hastens to prepare for a possible cutoff of essential Ukrainian-made military parts. NATO has released a new set of images that it says show […]

Turkey Looking Less And Less Likely To Finalize Controversial Chinese Air Defense Deal

Amid the continuing controversy over Turkey’s selection of a Chinese company to build a sensitive air defense system, Turkey’s top state defense industry official has been demoted and there are reports Ankara may be considering trying to build the whole […]

Transatlantic Teamwork: Enhancing the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence Capability

Commander Willem Veldhoven

Missile proliferation is a threat well-understood by the Alliance as numerous countries – some in close proximity to NATO’s member nations – are developing sophisticated ballistic missiles of increasing range. To date, over thirty countries have, or are acquiring, ballistic […]