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US says ICBM test aborted before launch

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DefenceTalkThe United States announced Wednesday that a planned test of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile had been called off before launch, adding that an investigation was under way to determine what went wrong. The US Air Force said in a statement that it was assessing its options to reschedule the launch, one of a series […]

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China tests its missile interception equipment

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkChina conducted a land-based, midcourse missile interception test on Thursday-the fifth land-based, anti-ballistic missile test the country has publicly announced. The Defense Ministry said in a brief statement late on Thursday that the test had achieved its goals, and the operation was defensive in nature, not targeting any other country. Before the latest operation, China […]https://www.defencetalk.com/china-tests-its-missile-interception-equipment-76769/

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IMDO and MDA complete intercept test of the David’s Sling Weapon System

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DefenceTalkDavid's Sling missile defense systemDefenceTalkThe Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR and D) of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD), together with the Missile Defense Agency, successfully completed a series of flight tests of the David’s Sling Weapon System (DSWS) in an advanced system configuration against current and emerging threats. During […]https://www.defencetalk.com/imdo-and-mda-complete-intercept-test-of-the-davids-sling-weapon-system-76619/

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Russia successfully tests new hypersonic missile

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkRussia on Wednesday said it had successfully tested a new hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile in a move hailed by President Vladimir Putin as a “great event” for the country. The military said that the Tsirkon missile was fired from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate in the White Sea on Tuesday morning in the Russian Arctic and […]https://www.defencetalk.com/russia-successfully-tests-new-hypersonic-missile-76453/

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Royal Navy Test Fires Martlet Missiles from Wildcat Helicopter

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DefenceTalkRoyal Navy helicopter crews have proved their ability to protect the UK’s aircraft carriers with a new missile system. As sailors and marines support the current national fight against COVID-19, the Yeovilton-based Wildcat Maritime Force, which includes 815 Naval Air Squadron, is focused on ensuring the UK is prepared for future global threats. Blasting from […]https://www.defencetalk.com/royal-navy-test-fires-martlet-missiles-from-wildcat-helicopter-75645/

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Minuteman III test launch on schedule, mission ready amid pandemic

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DefenceTalkF. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE: There is no question about it – the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) mission is a unique portion of the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) nuclear enterprise. Even as the nation is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the nuclear mission requires a 24/7/365 work force that is always ready and […]https://www.defencetalk.com/minuteman-iii-test-launch-on-schedule-mission-ready-amid-pandemic-75364/

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North Korea fires multiple suspected cruise missiles

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DefenceTalkSeoul: North Korea fired several suspected cruise missiles Tuesday towards the sea, according to the South’s military, with analysts saying Pyongyang was demonstrating the breadth of its arsenal. The “multiple projectiles” fired from Munchon in the east of the country were believed to be “short-range cruise missiles”, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-fires-multiple-suspected-cruise-missiles-75141/

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North Korea fires two ‘ballistic missiles’ into sea

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DefenceTalkNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday, the latest in a series of such launches by Pyongyang as the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic. The South Korean military condemned the launches as “extremely inappropriate given the difficult situation the world is experiencing due to […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-fires-two-ballistic-missiles-into-sea-74921/

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US Army’s Precision Strike Missile Demos Pinpoint Accuracy in Second Test

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DefenceTalkLockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully tested its next-generation long-range missile designed for the Army’s Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program at White Sands Missile Range, NM. All objectives were achieved in a flawless second performance following the missile’s inaugural flight last December. “Today’s flight test further demonstrated the reliability, precision and critical capabilities Lockheed Martin is […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-armys-precision-strike-missile-demos-pinpoint-accuracy-in-second-test-74758/

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North Korea seeks attention with weapons test: Seoul

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DefenceTalkIn a black fur hat and clutching binoculars, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw his latest firing drill, a move Seoul said Tuesday aimed at drawing the attention of the US and South Korea. Kim “guided another firepower strike drill of long-range artillery”, the North’s KCNA news agency reported, a day after Japan said […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-seeks-attention-with-weapons-test-seoul-74743/

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