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New Weapons Initiatives Violating Strategic Arms Control Treaties

As Russia continues the modernization of its strategic forces, Moscow is testing the limits of compliance to arms reduction treaties it is committed to. The United States complained about two Russian weapon categories that allegedly violate the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty - the RS-26 Rubezh and 9M729 Iskander-K.

Korean Threat Driving Missile Defense Buildup Across the Far East

Racing to the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), Pyongyang's long-range missile activity means bad news for Japan and South Korea, since the medium and intermediate range missiles developed by the rough nation could target even well-defended targets in the Western Pacific, including Japan, South Korea and US bases in the region. This review outlines some of the measures taken by countries in the region, to bolster their missile defense capabilities.

New Missile Killer Performs Test Flight, on Schedule for 2018 Deployment

The United States and Japan have conducted the first flight test of a new version of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3 Block IIA). This new missile...

SM-3B performs first launch from land-based unit

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 from the Aegis Ashore weapon system. Aegis Ashore will...

SM-3 Block 1B Fails First Intercept Test

The advanced Standaard missile 3 (SM-3) Block 1B failed its first intercept test yesterday in a ballistic missile intercept test conducted by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The missile was launched from BMD cruiser Lake Eire (CG70), at a short range ballistic missile target launched from the Pacific Missile Range facility in Hawaii.