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Iran warns Europe not to force ‘strategic leap’ on missile rangeDefenceTalk.com

The deputy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has warned Europe against forcing the Islamic Republic into boosting the range of its missiles by trying to halt their development. “If the Europeans, or anyone else, want to conspire to disarm Iran of missiles, we will be forced to make a strategic …

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Pentagon Studies Post-INF Weapons, Shooting Down Hypersonics « Breaking Defense

DARPA’s Project Falcon hypersonic testbed WASHINGTON: A Pentagon study on how to counter counter hypersonic missiles – which China, Russia, and the US are all developing – is in final review and will be out soon, the director of the Missile Defense Agency said today. The Analysis Of Alternatives (AOA) …

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Trump Scraps Cold War Nuclear Treaty, US Moving To Build New Missiles « Breaking Defense

Raytheon’s proposed DeepStrike missile could easily be modified to reach INF-prohibited ranges once the treaty is dissolved. WASHINGTON: The Trump administration will withdraw from a landmark arms control treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev during the waning days of the Cold War, the White House announced today, ushering in what …

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Expect a Missile Race After the INF Demise

If the Trump administration withdraws, experts see rapid development of new missiles Before the end of the week, the Pentagon expects the Trump administration to take steps to pull out of the INF Treaty, citing Russian violations. “In early February, the United States is going to declare [it is] suspending its …

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Russian Defense Firm Developing New Air- and Sea-Launched MissilesDefenceTalk.com

Russia’s Tactical Missiles Corporation is carrying out 14 R&D works on air-and sea-launched weapons that are expected to be completed in 2019, Corporation CEO Boris Obnosov said on Thursday. “This year, we have serious plans: we need to complete a total of 14 [R&D] works,” the chief executive said. As …

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Marines, Navy Wrestle With How To Upgun Amphibs « Breaking Defense

The amphibious ship USS San Antonio, LPD-17. ARLINGTON: The Marines want better-armed amphibious warships for high-end combat, but there’s no money in the budget and little room on the ships for their preferred solution, the Vertical Launch System. That leaves them looking at less capable but more affordable upgrades. Those …

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Marines Want Missiles To Sink Ships From Shores, And They Want Them Fast « Breaking Defense

A Marine HIMARS missile launcher fires from the deck of the USS Anchorage during the Dawn Blitz 2017 exercises. WASHINGTON The Marine Corps has kicked off a rapid development program to begin firing long-range anti-ship missiles from shore-based ground vehicles in an effort to add more punch to the Navy’s …

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Acting SecDef Shanahan’s First Message: “China, China, China.” « Breaking Defense

Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon on Jan. 2, for his first day as acting Secretary of Defense. UPDATED with announcement of Norquist as acting deputy    PENTAGON: In his first day on the job, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan gathered civilian leaders of the military services to deliver a …

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Israel: Does Elbit’s Rise Mean IAI’s Downfall? « Breaking Defense

The balance of power in Israel’s arms industry, long dominated by state-owned firms, is rapidly shifting to the private sector. Elbit System’s recently completed acquisition of state-owned Israeli Military Industries (IMI) for US $495 million is just the latest victory in a long-running war. It’s a contest in which the …

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Navy To Begin Arming Subs With Ship-Killer Missile « Breaking Defense

Sailors load a Harpoon anti-ship missile aboard the USS Olympia. WASHINGTON: With an eye on China, the Navy will begin arming its attack submarines with ship-killer missiles for the first time in decades. The weapon of choice: an updated model of the decades-old Harpoon. In a little-noticed announcement posted earlier …

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