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Japan will reorient missile defense posture as Aegis Ashore is suspended

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkJapan’s announcement on the suspension of the deployment of Aegis Ashore missile defense systems marks a potential shift in the country’s security strategy. The turning point depends on the substitute for Aegis Ashore. The country is now considering pre-emptive strike capabilities as a possibility, targeting missile launchers in North Korea first instead of intercepting incoming […]https://www.defencetalk.com/japan-will-reorient-missile-defense-posture-as-aegis-ashore-is-suspended-75821/

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Australia to Buy Anti Ship Missiles, Boost Long-Range Strike Capabilities

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkAustralia will invest in new long-range strike capabilities to maintain regional security and deter or respond to aggression in the Indo-Pacific, as part of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and Force Structure Plan. The new investments will be made across the air, maritime and land assets to give the Australian Defence Force more options to […]https://www.defencetalk.com/australia-to-buy-anti-ship-missiles-boost-long-range-strike-capabilities-75804/

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Missile Defense Chief Looks to Handle Changing Threat

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkMissile defense has gone from pie-in-the-sky Star Wars technology in the 1980s to a proven military capability in the 21st century, and the Missile Defense Agency is looking to extend those capabilities against new threats. Navy Vice Adm. Jon Hill, the agency’s director, told the Hypersonic Weapons Systems webinar in London the agency is looking […]https://www.defencetalk.com/missile-defense-chief-looks-to-handle-changing-threat-75807/

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MBDA’s MMP Missile Selected to Fulfill the European BLOS Capability

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkMBDA is joining with 13 partners and subcontractors from 5 countries to develop a new capability based on the MMP missile system that will be unique for mounted and dismounted forces. LynkEUs, an MBDA coordinated project, has been selected by the European Commission as part of the new European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), following […]https://www.defencetalk.com/mbdas-mmp-missile-selected-to-fulfill-the-european-blos-capability-75810/

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Japan confirms scrapping US missile defence system

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkJapan has scrapped the deployment of a multi-billion-dollar US anti-missile system, the government confirmed Thursday, days after saying the program had been suspended. Interceptors for the Aegis Ashore system were to be placed in two regions under the costly and controversial program. But the government reversed course under pressure from local residents concerned about the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/japan-confirms-scrapping-us-missile-defence-system-75766/

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US approves sale of 84 Patriot missiles to Kuwait

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe United States said Thursday it has approved the sale of 84 of the most recent generation of Patriot missiles to Kuwait, plus equipment to modernize the country’s antimissile program, for a total of $1.425 billion. The State Department said in a statement that sale benefits both parties. “The proposed sale will support the foreign […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-approves-sale-of-84-patriot-missiles-to-kuwait-75690/

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Advanced Air and Missile Defense, in the Hands of Soldiers

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkIt’s a cold December morning at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and two surrogate cruise missile targets have just been launched, one after the other. They are flying separate courses among the jagged San Andres and Sacramento mountains toward soldiers in a U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense unit at a test site […]https://www.defencetalk.com/advanced-air-and-missile-defense-in-the-hands-of-soldiers-75697/

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Quest for ‘Super-Duper’ Missiles Pits US Against Key Rivals

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DefenceTalkThey fly at speeds of a mile a second or faster and maneuver in ways that make them extra difficult to detect and destroy in flight. President Donald Trump calls them “super-duper” missiles though they’re better known as hypersonic weapons. And they are at the heart of Trump administration worries about China and Russia. For […]https://www.defencetalk.com/quest-for-super-duper-missiles-pits-us-against-key-rivals-75619/

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Hypersonic Test Center for US Army speeds ahead

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DefenceTalkConstruction of the Bush Combat Development Complex is set to begin this fall after The Texas A and M University System Regents cast three votes to help transform how the U.S. Army prepares for future combat. Regents voted to amend the system’s capital budget, adding $79.3 million to build the nation’s biggest enclosed-tube hypersonic testing […]https://www.defencetalk.com/hypersonic-test-center-for-us-army-speeds-ahead-75539/

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Boeing Scores Deals To Deliver More Than 1,000 Missiles To Saudi

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DefenceTalkBoeing has been awarded two contracts worth more than $2 billion for the delivery of more than 1,000 air-to-surface and anti-ship missiles to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Wednesday. A first contract, worth $1.97 billion, is for the modernization of SLAM ER cruise missiles as well as delivery of 650 new missiles “in support of […]https://www.defencetalk.com/boeing-to-deliver-slam-er-missiles-to-saudi-75528/

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