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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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NATO says no progress in Russia talks on arms treatyDefenceTalk.com

Senior NATO and Russian officials failed to make a breakthrough Friday in talks on saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, raising the spectre of a renewed arms race in Europe.Western capitals allege that Russia’s latest generation of medium-range missiles breach the terms of the Cold War era INF treaty, and …

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Russia Rejects US Demands on 9M729 Missile EliminationDefenceTalk.com

Russia has rejected the U.S. demand for the elimination of the 9M729 cruise missile, as the two countries continue a spat over the INF Treaty. Speaking at a briefing on the 9M729 missile, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, “The US delegation arrived in Geneva for inter-departmental consultations over the …

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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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Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptorDefenceTalk.com

Israel said it carried out a successful test Tuesday with the United States of ballistic missile interceptors jointly developed by the allies, in the face of growing tensions with Iran. The test came a day after the latest deadly exchange of fire between Israel and Iranian forces operating in Syria. …

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NATO, Russia to hold talks amid missile treaty crisisDefenceTalk.com

Nato and Russian officials will hold talks this week, the alliance said Monday, with the future of a key Cold War era arms treaty hanging by a thread. Diplomats said the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty will be on the agenda for Friday’s meeting of the Nato-Russia Council, which is …

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Trump vows to boost America’s missile defenceDefenceTalk.com

President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to boost America’s missile defence systems, including by investing in technology to protect against the threat of sophisticated “hypersonic” weapons. Speaking at the Pentagon, Trump unveiled the Missile Defense Review, a long-awaited analysis of the defensive network of US interceptors that are designed to …

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Russia deploys most advanced air defences at army drillsDefenceTalk.com

Russia showcased its most sophisticated air defence system on Wednesday, using it to repel a mock attack from the sky as part of what it describes as its largest-ever military drills. The wargames involved its state-of-the-art S-400, Russia’s latest generation surface-to-air defence system, which is considered by NATO countries to …

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Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Mideast: ministerDefenceTalk.com

Israel is working on a new missile system capable of hitting targets anywhere in the Middle East, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday. State-owned arms manufacturer Israel Military Industries (IMI) would deliver “within a few years” an advanced integrated system “allowing precise hits by remote launching”, he said in …

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Russia Will Start Delivering S-400 Defense System to Turkey in 2019DefenceTalk.com

Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-400 Russia’s state arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, says it will begin delivering its advanced S-400 anti-missile systems to Turkey in 2019. Rosoboronexport also said on August 21 that it would stop conducting its sales to foreign customers in U.S. dollars, allowing purchases in local currencies. The announcement …

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