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French, Belgian and Korean Teams Show Combat Vehicle’s Firepower

June 21, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
In a fire demonstration at the took place on the Suippes firing range in Northern France last week CMI Defence displayed an impressive lineup of combat vehicles weaponized with the company’s latest versions of Cockerill turrets. The first Cockerill Firepower Symposium included a dynamic live firing demonstration, in front of dozens of military officers, official […]

World Powers Modernize, Improve Nuke Arsenals

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released today the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. One of the key findings includes the state of world's nuclear forces as of January 2018. "All the nuclear weapon-possessing states are developing new nuclear weapon systems and modernizing their existing systems" the report stated. The inventories listed in the table above show a small decline in the U.S. and Russian inventories, as Russia modernizes its strategic weapon's arsenal, and the US phases out some of the oldest warheads, under the nuclear disarmament agreements.

World Powers Modernize, Improve Nuke Arsenals

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released today the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. One of the key findings includes the state of world's nuclear forces as of January 2018. "All the nuclear weapon-possessing states are developing new nuclear weapon systems and modernizing their existing systems" the report stated. The inventories listed in the table above show a small decline in the U.S. and Russian inventories, as Russia modernizes its strategic weapon's arsenal, and the US phases out some of the oldest warheads, under the nuclear disarmament agreements.

DEFEXPO 2018 Artillery Highlights (Part II)

April 13, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, IAI, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Part II in our photographic coverage of DEFEXPO 2018 features artillery systems.

Amphibious Ships Transformed Into Aircraft Carriers Debut in Asia-Pacific

December 31, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Japan, South Korea, Syndicated Industry News 
The planned arrival of amphibious support ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) in the Pacific Ocean introduces a new capability for amphibious support ships carrying the F-35B fifth-generation stealth fighters without relying on large aircraft carriers. Apart from the American LHD, both Japan and South Korea are interested in the new potential mating STOVL fighters with flat-deck helicopter carriers. Both countries already acquired the conventional take-off variant (F-35A), and consider operating the Short Take-Off / Vertical Landing (STOVL) B version from ships.

Norway Orders Korean 155mm Self Propelled Howitzers

December 21, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Norway, Syndicated Industry News 
The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency and Hanwha Land Systems yesterday signed a contract for the procurement of 24 K9 Thunder self-propelled 155mm L/52 Artillery Systems. The total worth of the arms package is about 1.8 Billion NOK. (US$287 million). Pre-series of the artillery system will be delivered for initial trials in 2019 with the remaining batches delivered through 2020, forming a combat-ready artillery battalion in 2021.

North Korea Successfully Tests a Thermonuclear Device

September 3, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Pyongyang confirmed today it successfully tested a hydrogen-bomb device, claiming it is now fully independent in producing such nuclear devices, from raw materials to the assembly in missiles. Prior to the recent test the official news agency KCNA released undated photos showing Kim Jong Un inspecting a peanut shaped object of the instrument claimed to be a new, miniaturized thermonuclear device designed for use in Hwasong-14 ICBMs. Photo: KCNA.

North Korea Successfully Tests a Thermonuclear Device

September 3, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Pyongyang confirmed today it successfully tested a hydrogen-bomb device, claiming it is now fully independent in producing such nuclear devices, from raw materials to the assembly in missiles. Prior to the recent test the official news agency KCNA released undated photos showing Kim Jong Un inspecting a peanut shaped object of the instrument claimed to be a new, miniaturized thermonuclear device designed for use in Hwasong-14 ICBMs. Photo: KCNA.

North Korea Launches Its First ICBM

July 4, 2017 by · Comment
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North Korea tested today the largest ballistic missile developed by the rough country. The missile believed to be the KN 14 (Hwasong 14). With a demonstrated range of 7,000 km, the missile covers the entire Asian continent and can reach any target from Hawaii to Australia, India and Scandinavia
              

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How Capable are North Korean Scud-Based ‘Carrier-Killers’?

May 30, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
North Korea asserted Tuesday that it has developed a means to strike moving targets at sea with precision. The capability was validated during a recent missile test conducted yesterday (Monday) when Pyongyang tested an upgraded Hwasong-7 (Scud-ER) type missile equipped with trajectory correction means transforming the ballistic missile into 'precision-guided' one.
              

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Pyongyang Tested its Longest Arm Yet – Hwasong 12 Ballistic Missile

May 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
North Korea’s latest successful missile test represents a new level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile. Theoretically, such a missile would enable North Korean to strike targets as far as 4,500 km away - in the middle of the Pacific ocean (for example, Hawaii).
              

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South Korea Extends Hyunmoo-2 Ballistic Missile Range

April 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: South Korea, Syndicated Industry News 

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North Korea Tests a New Ground Mobile Ballistic Missile

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
North Korea appears to have employed technologies used in submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to develop a new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile tested Saturday. The SLBM launched in August carried the name Pukguksong-1, ("North Star"); the official announcement about the missile test called the new missile Pukguksong-2.
              

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Panther-FE Fixed Wing VTOL Drone Demonstrated in Flight

January 22, 2017 by · Comment
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Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.2 Billion to Upgrade the South Korean F-16 Falcons

November 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: FMS, South Korea, Syndicated Industry News 
img_1955The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Aeronautics a contract worth over US$1.2 Billion for the upgrading of 134 South Korean F-16 fighters. The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) plans to upgrade both the F-16C/D Block 50/52 fighter aircraft with brand new radar and avionics suite. The contracr negotiated is a fixed-price incentive-fee contract, […]
              

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Pyongyang is Moving Rodong Missiles Closer to the Border with the South

July 24, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
The Rodong-1 missiles the North launched Tuesday were fired from Hwangju County, some 45 kilometers south of the capital Pyongyang.North Korea has moved the Rodong Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) launchers closer to the South in an attempt to circumvent the missile defense shield soon to be established by the U.S. THAAD missiles.
              

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Seoul Insists Korean-Bound THAAD Remain Independent of Regional Defenses

The U.S. Army Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system performed a successful intercept October 5, 2011, scoring simultaneous kills of two targets. Photo: Lockheed MartinAfter approving the deployment of a THAAD battery in South Korea, Seoul insists the system will operate independently of the U.S. regional missile defense, which consists of additional land and sea-based command elements, radars and interceptors.
              

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North Korea Fails Fifth Attempt to launch Musudan Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile

June 21, 2016 by · Comment
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North Korea launched what appears to be a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile from its east coast early Wednesday morning, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said. “The North launched one missile presumed to be Musudan from areas near Wonsan at around 5:58 a.m., but it is assumed to be unsuccessful,” the JCS said in […]

              

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North Korean Musudan IRBM Failed – Again

May 31, 2016 by · Comment
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North Korea Unveil Miniaturized Nuclear Warhead for Missiles

March 9, 2016 by · Comment
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Lockheed Martin To Offer Korean ‘Golden Eagle’ for USAF Advanced Future Trainer (T-X)

February 11, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, South Korea, Syndicated Industry News 
T-50A trainer delivers the fighter-like performance and capabilities needed to eliminate 5th Generation training gaps and inefficiencies. Photo: KAI/ Lockheed MartinLockheed Martin announced today that it will offer the T-50A in the U.S. Air Force's T-X Advanced Pilot Training (APT). The T-50A is the US designation reserved for the Korean T-50 Golden Eagle. The US Air Force plans to acquire 350 advanced trainers, to replace the +50 year old T-38 Talon in service.
              

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South Korea to Field New Tactical Drones from Korean-Air

January 11, 2016 by · Comment
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KAI Unveils the K-50 T-X, Seoul’s Contender for the USAF Future Trainer Competition

December 18, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
k50t-x_1021Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) unveiled yesterday the improved version of its T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic trainer, the model that KAI and Lockheed Martin are proposing as the successor of the US Air Force’ T-38 trainer, under the T-X program.
              

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SIPRI Annual Arms Sales Report Reflects Surge in Russian Military Production

December 15, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: India, Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
The arms sales of the SIPRI
Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies (excluding China) totalled $401 billion in 2014. This is the fourth consecutive year of decline in Top 100 arms sales.Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing companies totalled $401 billion in 2014. The global slowdown in arms sales between 2013 and 2014 is mostly attributed to a decline of 5.2 per cent in revenues of companies based in the United States and Western Europe. Lockheed Martin, has bucked the regional trend with a 3.9 per cent growth in real terms Despite difficult national economic conditions, the Russian arms industry’s sales continued to rise in 2014.
              

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US THAAD to deploy to South Korea in crisis sitatuon

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