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December 17, 2014
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Between USSR, US in Details
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 16, 2014
On December 13, 2002, US President George W. Bush announced that the United States will unilaterally withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty with the USSR. The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty) between the Soviet Union and the United States was signed on May 26, 1972 in Moscow and entered into force on October 3, 1972. The treaty barred the parties from deploying anti-ballistic missile systems that could cover the entire territory of their countries, or providing a base for ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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Israel, US in abortive missile defence test
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Russian space-based ABM system on-track for 2020 launch
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Chinese Hypersonic Strike Vehicle May Overcome US Missile Defense: Expert
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UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

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Raytheon building air and missile defense center for Qatar
An air and missile defense operations center that will integrate U.S. and European defense and radar systems is to be designed and built for Qatar by Raytheon. ... more
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India test fires nuclear capable strategic missile
India on Tuesday test-fired its nuclear capable strategic missile Agni-4 from a test range off eastern state of Odisha's coast. Supported by a mobile launcher, the sleek missile was flight tested fr ... more
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Ballistic Missile Launches Detected by Russia's Aerospace Defense
Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces (ADF) have detected the launch of three foreign ballistic missiles, Major General Anatoly Nestechuk, the deputy chief of the Space Command, said. "We've detec ... more
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U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan
Two U.S. Navy destroyers with ballistic missile defense capabilities are being forward deployed to Japan, the U.S. Navy announced. ... more
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U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability
The U.S. military has demonstrated that Lockheed Martin's Aegis weapon system can destroy a ballistic missile solely on tracks from remote airborne sensors. ... more
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Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System
Russia will create a space-based ballistic missile warning system capable of detecting launches of existing and test missiles, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday. "The creati ... more
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LockMart and NGC Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Satellite
Prime contractor Lockheed Martin and payload provider Northrop Grumman have delivered the payload for the fourth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite of the U.S. Air Force's Space Based Infrar ... more
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Missile Defense Agency orders THAAD system components
Ground components for a key element of U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System are to be manufactured and delivered by Lockheed Martin. ... more
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Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense facility established in Romania
The U.S. Navy has established a support facility in Romania as part of NATO's overall ballistic missile defense system. ... more
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US Rear Admiral to head missile shield base in Romania
US Rear Admiral John Scorby was Friday named commander of a base in Romania that will form part of a NATO ballistic missile shield system which has drawn Russia's ire. ... more
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SBIRS GEO-4 payload ready for integration
The payload for a Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite of the U.S. Air Force's Space Based Infrared System has been delivered, Lockheed Martin reports. ... more
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Poland urges NATO to push ahead with missle shield
Poland on Monday urged NATO's new secretary general to push ahead with a missile shield system amid the West's worst standoff with Russia since the Cold War. ... more
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Saudi Arabia seeks billion-dollar air defense deal
More than 200 Patriot Air Defense Systems with PAC-3 enhancement may be sold to Saudi Arabia under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. ... more
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Israel taps Raytheon for Iron Dome interceptor components
Components for Israel's Iron Dome defense system are to be supplied by Raytheon under a $143 million award. ... more
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US plans Patriot missile sale to Saudi Arabia:Pentagon
The United States plans to sell Patriot missile batteries to Saudi Arabia worth $1.75 billion and long-range artillery to the United Arab Emirates valued at about $900 million, the Pentagon said Wednesday. ... more
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Raytheon producing backup components for missile defense radar
Major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 Ballistic Missile Defense system's radar are being built as backups to keep the radars running during maintenance periods. ... more
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Raytheon providing ongoing support for Patriot air defense system
The U.S. Army has given Raytheon a $109 million contract for ongoing engineering services and support for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. ... more
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Israel, US test upgraded Arrow 2 missile interceptor
Israel and the United States on Tuesday successfully conducted a joint test of an upgraded Arrow 2 ballistic missile interception system over the Mediterranean Sea, the defence ministry said. ... more
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INFORMS Study on Iron Dome Asks: What Was its Impact?
A new study published by The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Iron Dome system, which Israeli authorities have cre ... more
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Raytheon AI3 missile intercepts first cruise missile target
Raytheon and the U.S. Army achieved the first intercept of a cruise missile by the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative missile. An AI3 missile also destroyed an unmanned aerial system (UAS). B ... more
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Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems
Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday. ... more
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US Congress approves funding for Israel's Iron Dome
The US Congress on Friday approved $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, credited with destroying missiles fired by Hamas before they could reach their targets. ... more
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MEADS International touts its air defense system capabilities
The Medium Extended Air Defense System designed to replace the Patriot system reportedly achieved "outstanding" results in a recent comprehensive system demonstration. ... more
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Space surveillance satellites being sent into orbit
Three U.S. Air Force satellites were being launched into space on Wednesday to provide a "space neighborhood watch" capability. ... more
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