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DoD Starts to Assess U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Strategy

The Defense Department has kicked off a ballistic missile defense review to comply with an executive order by President Donald Trump. DoD said Friday the review is part of the department’s efforts to establish a policy and strategy framework for U.S. missile defense systems as well as rebalance homeland and theater defense priorities …

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MDA, Israel Complete Air Defense System Tests

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Israel’s missile defense organization have finished the fifth series of tests on a missile defense system designed to intercept short-range ballistic missiles and large caliber rockets. MDA said Wednesday the David’s Sling weapon system intercepted three threat-representative targets via Stunner missiles during the test series held at Yanat Sea …

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Vladimir Putin: Russia Continues Efforts to Modernize Nuclear Forces in Support of Arms Control Agreements

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country’s efforts to modernize nuclear forces conform with existing arms control agreements including a nuclear arms reduction treaty with the U.S., NBC News reported Friday. Alexey Eremenko and Eoghan MacGuire write the Russian president also claims that the country continues to develop nuclear warheads …

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MDA’s Richard Matlock: US Should Consider Space-Based Missile Defense System

Richard Matlock, program executive for advanced technology at the Missile Defense Agency, has said the U.S. needs to shift from a ground-based missile defense system to a space-based architecture to help address evolving threats, Space News reported Thursday. Matlock told a Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance-hosted forum that the U.S. should augment the Space-Based Infrared System …

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White House: US Pledges $38B in Foreign Military Financing, Missile Defense Assistance to Israel

The U.S. government has pledged $38 billion in foreign military financing and missile defense assistance to the government of Israel under a memorandum of understanding that seeks to support Israel’s efforts to update its military. The White House said Wednesday the 10-year pact will allow Israel to acquire additional F-35 aircraft and build on its missile defense capacity to …

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Sputnik News: Russia Develops New Hypersonic Glide Vehicles

Russia has developed new Yu-74 hypersonic glide vehicles in the past few years, Sputnik News reported Saturday. Ostkraft.ru said Russia has tested an experimental Yu-74 glider aboard the intercontinental-range RS-18A ballistic missile system this year. The Yu-74 gliders work to accommodate nuclear warheads, electronic warfare features or false target simulators and are developed for deployment onto Russia’s RS-28 …

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US, Japan Ink Reciprocal Defense Procurement Pact

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Gen Nakatani, Japan’s defense minister, have signed an agreement that aims to facilitate the procurement of defense supplies between the two countries and exempt defense products from Buy America provisions, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes the reciprocal defense procurement agreement signed on …

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