Tag Archives: missile defense

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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MEADS Network Tests demonstrate Plug-and-fight Missile Defense system

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) today announced it has successfully completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Practica di Mare Base near Rome, Italy. The two-week test demo included significant first-time events witnessed by a handful of national delegates, including operations run by German and Italian military personnel. “The outstanding …

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