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August 22, 2017
Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Japan deployed its Patriot missile defence system on Saturday after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, local officials and reports said. Regional tensions are mounting as Washington and Pyongyang ratchet up their war of words, with President Donald Trump warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" any hostile action against the US. Japan has in the past vowed to shoot down North Korean missiles or rockets that threaten to hit i ... read more

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Jacobs Technology awarded $4.6B contract for missile defense services
Jacobs Technology is receiving a contract with a maximum value of $4.6 billion for services for the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. ... more
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US successfully tests missile intercept system
American forces successfully tried out Sunday a missile interception system the US hopes to set up on the Korean peninsula, military officials said following a trial just days after North Korea's second test of an ICBM. ... more
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S. Korea speeds up US missile defence over North's missile test
North Korea's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test has prompted the South to speed up the deployment of a US missile defence system, Seoul's defence minister said Saturday, despite strong protests from China. ... more
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Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson completes builders trials
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson has completed its builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, Huntington Ingalls announced this week. ... more
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Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca: Arab coalition
A ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels was shot down late Thursday close to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, a month before the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site, the Arab military coalition fighting in Yemen said. ... more
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US to test anti-missile system in Alaska
The US military is preparing to conduct another test of a missile-intercept system in Alaska, the Pentagon said Monday, amid continued tensions with North Korea over its ballistic missile program. ... more
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Lockheed awarded $130.3 million contract for Patriot missile foreign sales
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has been awarded a $130.3 million foreign military sales contract for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 anti-ballistic missile systems, the Department of Defense announced Friday. ... more
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US conducts successful missile intercept test amid NKorea tensions
The US military has conducted a successful test of a missile intercept system, officials said Tuesday, as tensions soar following North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially reach Alaska. ... more

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Lockheed Martin receives contract for Australian AEGIS systems
Lockheed Martin Systems and Training will provide lifetime software maintenance for the AEGIS systems in the Royal Austrailian Navy's Hobart-class destroyers, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday. ... more
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US set to approve $4bn Patriot missile sale to Romania
The US State Department said Tuesday it is ready to approve the sale of Patriot air defense systems to Romania, a $3.9 billion deal likely to infuriate Russia. ... more
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San Diego 'likely' in range of N.Korea ICBM in 2 years: US monitor
North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile is "likely" to be able to deliver a 500 kilogram warhead to San Diego within two years, a US monitoring group said Tuesday, after its launch sparked global alarm last week. ... more
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US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games
The United States deployed a battery of Patriot ground-to-air missiles in Lithuania on Tuesday as part of multinational NATO exercises in the the Baltic country, its defence ministry announced. ... more
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Could America shield Alaska from a N.Korean missile?
It is every Alaskan's nightmare: finding themselves within range of a North Korean missile. As that fear came one step closer to reality this week, America's ability to block an incoming attack is under scrutiny. ... more
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Polish Ministry of Defense announces PAC-3 missile defense acquisition
The Polish Defense Minister announced Thursday that the United States will sell Patriot Advanced Capability-3 anti-ballistic missile systems to Poland as part of the country's Wisla air and missile defense program. ... more
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Lockheed Martin receives Australian Hobart-class destroyer Aegis contract
Lockheed Martin Missile Systems and Training has been awarded a $26.4 million modification to an existing contract for the Royal Australian Navy Hobart-class destroyers' Aegis systems. ... more
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Lockheed Martin receives contract modification for UAE THAAD
Lockheed Martin Space Systems has received an $18.9 million modification to an existing contract for the United Arab Emirates' Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ground component systems. ... more

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Lockheed receives PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile contract
Lockheed Martin has received a $39.2 million modification to an existing contract in support of several allied countries Patriot Advanced Capability-3 anti-ballistic missile systems. ... more
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Boecore awarded contract for ballistic missile launch warning system
Boecore has received a $93 million contract to provide support for the Shared Early Warning System operated by the U.S. Air Force Space Command. ... more
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S. Koreans march to protest US missile defence system
Thousands of protesters marched near the US embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China. ... more
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Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails
The US Navy and the Japanese ministry of defense have unsuccessfully attempted to intercept a ballistic missile in a test of a jointly built system off Hawaii, the US military said Wednesday. ... more
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Suspected N.Korea drone filmed missile defence site: Seoul
South Korea said Tuesday a drone believed sent from North Korea had been spying on a US missile defence system before it crashed. ... more
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Seoul trapped between a rock and a THAAD place; NK tests cruise missile
Installing a controversial US missile defence system in South Korea was never going to be easy but, caught between Beijing's opposition and American insistence, the country's new president has a strategy: delay. ... more
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S. Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe
South Korea will suspend any further deployment of a controversial US missile defence system until an environmental impact assessment ordered by new President Moon Jae-In is finished, his office said Wednesday. ... more
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Russia nears deal to sell air-defence system to Turkey
Russia is closing in on a deal with Turkey to supply its latest S-400 air-defence system to Ankara, Moscow said Saturday, in the latest sign of restored ties. ... more
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