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December 13, 2017
US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill, irking China
Seoul (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
The US, South Korea and Japan carried out joint exercises Monday to track missiles from North Korea, as China warned that such manoeuvres fuel tensions following nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date. The trilateral drill comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and declared it had achieved nuclear statehood, escalating global alarm over its weapons push. The two-day exercise - the sixth since June last year - ki ... read more

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Japan to host joint missile tracking drill amid N. Korea threat
Japan will hold a drill with the United States and South Korea this week to practise jointly detecting airborne missiles, officials said Sunday amid rising security threats from North Korea. ... more
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Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza: army
Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a rocket fired on Friday at the Jewish state from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said in a statement. ... more
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Japan plans long-range missiles amid N. Korea threat: minister
Japan plans to purchase offensive air-to-surface missiles to counter North Korea's rising military threat, its defence minister said Friday, a move likely to stir debate over its decades-long pacifist policy. ... more
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Achieves Significant Air Force Demonstration and Validation Milestone with Successful Hot-Fire Test
Aerojet Rocketdyne recently achieved a significant milestone by completing a successful hot-fire test of a controllable solid rocket motor under the U.S. Air Force Demonstration and Validation Post ... more
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US Patriot missiles may have failed in Saudi Arabia: report
When Shiite rebels blasted a ballistic missile from Yemen toward the Saudi capital last month, Riyadh officials said they had intercepted and destroyed the incoming rocket. ... more
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Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE intercept opens door to full-rate production
Four Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) and one PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors successfully neutralized four tactical ballistic missile targets recently in a ... more
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Raytheon to supply Qatar with Patriot missile defense system
Raytheon has been awarded a foreign military contract to Qatar for services and support of the Patriot Air Defense System. ... more
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Raytheon tapped to provide radar system for DDG-127
The Department of Defense has tapped Raytheon for provide one Army, Navy Joint Electronic Type Designation System, or AN/SPY-1, Radar for the unnamed Arleigh Burke DDG-127 U.S. Navy destroyer. ... more

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Lockheed Martin, Romania sign agreement for PAC-3 MSE missile
Lockheed Martin participated in a signing ceremony with U.S. and Romanian officials formalizing an agreement for Romania to purchase the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhance ... more
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Syria army intercepts Israel missiles near Damascus: state media
Syrian air defences intercepted at least two Israeli missiles fired at a government "military position" in Damascus province early Saturday but the attack still caused damage, state media reported. ... more
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Lockheed, Romania in deal for upgraded Patriot missile systems
Romania has signed a purchase agreement with the United States and Lockheed Martin for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles. ... more
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Russia test-fires new interceptor missile
The A-135 system is part of the Russian Aerospace Forces. It protects Moscow from missiles strike and also plays an important role in the country's early warning and space control system. A new syst ... more
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Saudi Arabia intercepts second Yemen missile in a month
Saudi Arabia on Thursday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from war-torn Yemen, state media reported, the second such attack this month claimed by Iran-backed Huthi rebels. ... more
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SBIRS GEO Flight 4 Missile Warning Satellite ships for January launch
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin delivered the next Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Octo ... more
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US believes it can defend against N. Korea missiles, for now
The US military remains confident it can - at least for the moment - protect against any North Korean missile threat, a US official said Wednesday after Pyongyang tested a new rocket type. ... more
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Israel mounts Iron Dome battery on warship: military
Israel mounted a battery of its Iron Dome anti-missile system on a warship Monday, as the vaunted rocket interceptor went operational at sea for the first time, senior officers said. ... more

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US Scrambles to Assemble Space-Based Missile Defense System
The latest version of the US' fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill designates more funding to a space-based ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability, according to a new report. Lawmakers env ... more
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Boeing meets 2017 ballistic missile defense installation goal early
Boeing and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense team on Tuesday announced that they have installed the 44th interceptor, the last installation of 2017 for the ground-based surface-to-air anti-ballistic missile defense system. ... more
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Sweden picks US Patriot missile system over European rival
Sweden announced Tuesday it has chosen the US Patriot missile defence system over that of a Franco-Italian rival, in an estimated one billion-euro deal. ... more
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Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport
Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom's war against Iran-backed Huthi rebels. ... more
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Russia conducts ballistic missile tests
Russia conducted several ballistic missile tests on Thursday from "land, air and sea" as part of its strategic nuclear programme, the Defence ministry announced. ... more
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Report: Japan eyeing SM-6 missiles for defense program
Japan may add SM-6 missiles to the country's future ground-based defense system to intercept missiles, Yomiuri Shimbun reported. ... more
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Lockheed Martin missile defense sensor technology receives prototyping contract
The Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for the technology maturation of Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) prototypes. ... more
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Lockheed Martin to develop missile defense tools under DoD deal
Lockheed Martin will develop lower-tier air and missile defense sensor prototypes under a Department of Defense contract. ... more
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