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MDA issues RfI for THAAD ‘Advanced Capability Development’

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has issued a request for information (RfI) for continued development of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) globally transportable, rapidly deployable ballistic missile defence weapon system. According...


Kim continues to let his missiles do the talking

Key Points North Korea has continued to mount a series of weapon tests The tests have been a reaction to US-South Korean military drills and most recently a speech by the South Korean president...


US, S. Korea defy North’s warnings, start joint drills

Seoul (AFP) Aug 5, 2019 – Seoul and Washington began annual joint military exercises on Monday, defying warnings from Pyongyang that the war games will jeopardise nuclear negotiations between the United States and North...


US THAAD task force returns home from Romania

The US 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) task force began withdrawing from Romania on 9 August, following its deployment there in...


Analysis: what was behind the blast near Nenoksa?

Key Points A fatal explosion during what was probably a Russian weapon test on 8 August caused a radiation spike in the area Speculation has consequently grown as to what system was involved On...


No Bret, the U.S. Doesn’t Need More Nukes

Last week, on the 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, many took time to reflect upon the destruction caused by the only uses of nuclear weapons in wartime. But not the New...


Iran unveils new Raad MRAP

Iran has unveiled what appears to be its first indigenously developed mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle (MRAP) on 13 August. The Raad was unveiled in a ceremony held at the Defense Industries Organization in Isfahan and...

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