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Sea of sarin: North Korea’s chemical deterrent

North Korea periodically comes into the news as it advances its nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions and continues to employ rhetoric about destroying its enemies. With the Korean Peninsula technically still at war, a...


SAES to signs underwater systems deal with Kazakhstan

Spanish underwater warfare specialist SAES (Sociedad Anonima Electronica Submarina) has won a new contract to supply an underwater detection sonar to Kazakhstan that for the first time will be assembled in-country. In addition, SAES...


SM-3 Block IIA intercept test ends in failure

The Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIA (RIM-161D) hit-to-kill interceptor failed to engage its target in the latest test carried out by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Japan Ministry of Defense...


SM-6 Block 1A missile completes final land-based test

The US Navy (USN) has successfully completed a third and final land-based flight test of the new Block IA variant of the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Extended Range Active Missile, paving the way for at-sea...


FLIR PRIMED Competes in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) events are low in frequency, but high in consequence. Well-prepared individuals know how to protect themselves and others when facing a hazmat accident or a CBRNE attack....