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July 20, 2016
S. Korea confirms anti-missile system site
Seoul (AFP) July 13, 2016
Seoul said Wednesday an advanced US missile defence system will be deployed in a remote southern county and will have the capacity to protect two thirds of the country against feared attacks from the North. The plan to deploy the powerful system, which fires projectiles to smash into enemy missiles, came last week after the United States placed North Korea's "Supreme Leader" Kim Jong-Un on its sanctions blacklist for the first time. The move prompted objections from Russia and China, who accuse ... read more

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N. Korea threatens action over US anti-missile system
North Korea threatened Monday to take "physical action" after Washington and Seoul announced they would deploy a sophisticated US anti-missile defence system to counter the growing menace from Pyongyang. ... more
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US to deploy missiles in S.Korea as North riled
The United States is to deploy an advanced missile defence system in South Korea, the two allies said Friday, as North Korea warned US sanctions against its leader amounted to a "declaration of war". ... more
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Raytheon's air and missile defense radar to be tested
Raytheon has delivered the first AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar early to the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, the company announced Thursday. ... more
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Poland moves towards multi-billion-euro Patriot missile deal
Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz on Monday said he would ink a letter of intent with US defence firm Raytheon to buy a Patriot missile system valued at an estimated 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion). ... more
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IMDO and MDA Complete Integrated Ground Test
The Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in conjunction with the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the United States European Command (EUCOM) successfully conducted an Integrated ... more
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Saudi intercepts ballistic missile from Yemen: coalition
Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile that Yemeni rebels fired towards the kingdom's southern city of Abha early Monday, the Riyadh-led coalition fighting the insurgents said. ... more
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Raytheon to conduct Patriot missile system diagnostics and repair
Raytheon has received an $11 million U.S. Army contract modification for depot-level diagnostics and repair of major Patriot missile system items. ... more
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Raytheon upgrading Kuwait's Patriot air defense system
Raytheon is to modernize Kuwait's Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems under a $523 million contract issued by the U.S. Army. ... more
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Washington hopes to wrap up anti-missile deal with SKorea
The United States wants to wrap up discussions with South Korea on the deployment of a sophisticated defense system, the Pentagon said Friday, two days after North Korea's latest missile tests. ... more
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NKorea test shows need for expanded missile defense: Pentagon chief
The United States will continue to expand its defense systems to protect South Korea and regional allies from North Korean missiles, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Wednesday. ... more
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Lockheed receives SBIRS contract modification
Lockheed Martin Space Systems has been awarded a $25 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for work on the Remote Sensing Systems Directorate's Space Based Infra-Red Systems program. ... more
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Ballistic missile intercepted in Yemen: coalition
A ballistic missile fired early Tuesday towards the central Yemeni city of Marib has been intercepted, a Saudi-led military coalition battling rebels in the impoverished nation said. ... more
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Japan Plans to Improve Defense Against N Korean Missiles Within 5 Years
Japan plans to improve its defense against North Korean nuclear and missile threat within five years through modernization of Patriot PAC-3 surface-to-air missile system, local media reported Wednes ... more
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Raytheon awarded $365 million Aegis contract
Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems division has been awarded a $365.8 million fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-fixed-fee U.S. Navy contract. ... more
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Lockheed receives Aegis development contract
Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems and Training has been awarded a $62.4 million U.S. Navy contract modification for work on the Aegis combat system's development and test sites. ... more
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Israel successfully tests missile defence system at sea: army
Israel has successfully tested a maritime missile interception system dubbed the Iron Dome of the Sea, the military announced on Wednesday. ... more
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US, Russia step up war of words over missile shield
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US heralds Romania missile defence system as step forward
A US missile defence system in Romania will become operational Thursday in a move welcomed by US officials as an "important step" but also one likely to infuriate Moscow. ... more
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Moscow seeks guarantees US missiles in Asia not to target Russia
Moscow seeks legally binding guarantees that the United States' plans to deploy missile defense technologies in Eastern Asia are not directed against Russia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Frid ... more
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Romania's US missile defense system has only 'symbolic' function
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China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea
China and Russia on Friday rapped US plans to put a missile defence system on the Korean peninsula, less than 24 hours after Pyongyang twice tested rockets thought to be capable of reaching American territory. ... more
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Army developing new air defense system
The U.S. Army has been conducting a series of tests on the capabilities of a new air defense system in development. ... more
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