Anti-ballistic missiles http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24461/all en Europe's armies use Patriots for Turkey as argument against cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/europes-armies-use-patriots-turkey-argument-against-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dutch defence chief says modern anti-missile systems not a luxury</p> <p>* European armed forces under pressure from cuts</p> <p>By Adrian Croft</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Sending Patriot missiles to Turkey has a hidden benefit for Europe's shrinking armed forces: it helps them to justify expensive and little-used weapons systems at a time when their governments are slashing military spending.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/europes-armies-use-patriots-turkey-argument-against-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Business Missile defense War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:29 +0000 5731750 at http://www.globalpost.com Second set of NATO Patriot missiles in Turkey go active http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/second-set-nato-patriot-missiles-turkey-go-active <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANKARA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A second pair of Patriot missile batteries being sent by NATO countries to defend Turkey against possible attack from Syria are now operational, a German security official said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The United States, Germany and the Netherlands each committed to sending two batteries and up to 400 soldiers to operate them after Ankara asked for help to bolster its air defences against possible missile attack from Syria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/second-set-nato-patriot-missiles-turkey-go-active" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-ballistic missiles International relations Military Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:00:19 +0000 5741013 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel carries out Arrow missile interceptor test-official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/blank-headline-received-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JERUSALEM, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Israel carried out a successful test of its upgraded Arrow missile interceptor on Monday, an Israeli official said.</p> <p>The U.S.-backed Arrow missile is designed to shoot down incoming ballistic missiles at altitudes high enough to allow for any non-conventional warheads to disintegrate safely. (Reporting by Dan Williams; editing by Crispian Balmer)</p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Missile defense Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:45:03 +0000 5765669 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Israel says it successfully tests new missile defence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-israel-tests-new-arrow-missile-interceptor-ministry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Arrow III is part of Israel's layered aerial shield</p> <p>* US-backed system will hit incoming missiles in space</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Israel carried out a successful first test on Monday of its upgraded Arrow interceptor, which is designed to destroy in space the kind of missiles held by Iran and Syria, defence officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-israel-tests-new-arrow-missile-interceptor-ministry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Disaster Missile defense Rocketry Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:45:38 +0000 5765692 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Korea: US to deploy missile defense to Guam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/nkorea-us-deploy-missile-defense-guam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States is to deploy a THAAD missile defense battery to defend its bases on the Pacific island of Guam, the Pentagon said Wednesday following threats from North Korea.</p> <p>The news that the ground-based system would be in place in the coming weeks came after two Aegis anti-missile destroyers were sent to the western Pacific to intercept any North Korean strike against US or allied targets.</p> <p>mra-dc/dw</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Missile defense AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:16:02 +0000 5801033 at http://www.globalpost.com Missile interceptors set up at Defense Ministry in central Tokyo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/missile-interceptors-set-at-defense-ministry-central-tokyo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Japan's Defense Ministry early Tuesday deployed a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile interceptor unit at its premises in Ichigaya, Tokyo to prepare for a possible ballistic missile launch by North Korea.</p><P>The move follows Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera's order on Sunday to the Self-Defense Forces to be ready to shoot down North Korean missiles if they reach Japan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/missile-interceptors-set-at-defense-ministry-central-tokyo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Missile defense Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:06:29 +0000 Asianet 5808023 at http://www.globalpost.com US radar in place to counter N.Korea threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/us-radar-place-counter-nkorea-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful US military sea-based radar is now in place to detect any possible missile launches by North Korea, according to a senior US defense official.</p> <p>"The SBX is in position," the defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP late Wednesday.</p> <p>The official would not offer more details but confirmed the SBX, a floating X-band radar that resembles a giant golf ball, had reached a location at sea where it could track missiles fired by the Pyongyang regime.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/us-radar-place-counter-nkorea-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Missile defense War AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 04:31:23 +0000 5810113 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia's missile shipment will embolden Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130517/russias-missile-shipment-will-embolden-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's shipment of anti-ship missiles to Syria will "embolden" the regime and fuel the country's civil war, the US military's top officer said Friday.</p> <p>General Martin Dempsey's comments were the first official confirmation from the US government that Moscow had sent advanced "ship-killer" cruise missiles to President Bashar al-Assad's regime.</p> <p>"It is at the very least an unfortunate decision that will embolden the regime and prolong the suffering," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a news conference when asked about the reported shipment of missiles.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130517/russias-missile-shipment-will-embolden-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Cruise missile Missile Missile defense P-800 Oniks War AFP Fri, 17 May 2013 20:45:29 +0000 5840543 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan to lift order to shoot down any incoming N. Korea missile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130628/japan-lift-order-shoot-down-any-incoming-n-korea-missi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Japanese government will soon lift an order for the Self-Defense Forces to shoot down North Korean ballistic missiles in the event that any are launched, government sources said Friday.</p> <p> Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who issued the order on April 7, is expected to lift it later Friday at the earliest, the sources said, noting that North Korea has recently come to curb its provocative action and words, and called for holding high-level talks with the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130628/japan-lift-order-shoot-down-any-incoming-n-korea-missi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Missile defense Kyodo News International Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:32:55 +0000 5870065 at http://www.globalpost.com Defense ministry submits W36.8 tln budget request for 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130709/defense-ministry-submits-w368-tln-budget-request-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Eun-jung</p> <p>SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- The defense ministry said Wednesday it has submitted a 36.8 trillion won (US$32.2 billion) budget request for fiscal year 2014 to the finance ministry for deliberation, a 6.9 percent increase from this year's budget.</p> <p>The proposal includes improving welfare services and raising the salaries of soldiers by 15 percent, lifting the pay of corporals from 117,000 won to 134,600 won a month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130709/defense-ministry-submits-w368-tln-budget-request-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Business Labor Law Missile defense Yonhap News Agency Wed, 10 Jul 2013 02:31:57 +0000 5879925 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia to deploy 'star wars' missile system in 2017 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130831/russia-deploy-star-wars-missile-system-2017 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's defence ministry plans to deploy in 2017 a sophisticated new air missile defence system that can hit targets in space, a senior ministry source told Russian news agencies on Friday.</p> <p>"The promising S-500 air defence missile system is at the development stage. It's planned to be deployed in 2017," the source was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.</p> <p>The long-range system will be able to destroy targets even if they are in space and cover the whole Russian territory, the source added. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130831/russia-deploy-star-wars-missile-system-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Missile defense Technology War AFP Sat, 31 Aug 2013 04:20:16 +0000 5921907 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea eying PAC-III, THAAD for missile defense: industry official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130911/s-korea-eying-pac-iii-thaad-missile-defense-industry-officia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean military is apparently seeking to upgrade its missile defense capability to Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-III, with the purchase of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems in mind as a possible next step, a U.S. defense industry official said Wednesday.</p> <p>If confirmed, it would contradict South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin's statement that his country is just pushing for the so-called low-tier Korea Missile Defense (KAD) system.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130911/s-korea-eying-pac-iii-thaad-missile-defense-industry-officia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Missile defense Yonhap News Agency Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:30:57 +0000 5931434 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea eying PAC-III, THAAD for missile defense: industry official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130911/s-korea-eying-pac-iii-thaad-missile-defense-industry-offic-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong and Kim Eun-jung</p> <p>WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean military is apparently seeking to upgrade its missile defense capability to Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-III, with the purchase of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems in mind as a possible next step, a U.S. defense industry official said Wednesday.</p> <p>If confirmed, it would contradict South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin's statement that his country is just pushing for the so-called low-tier Korea Missile Defense (KAMD) system.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130911/s-korea-eying-pac-iii-thaad-missile-defense-industry-offic-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Missile defense Technology War Yonhap News Agency Thu, 12 Sep 2013 01:48:13 +0000 5931636 at http://www.globalpost.com (Yonhap Interview) S. Korea needs multilayered missile defense: Lockheed VP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130912/yonhap-interview-s-korea-needs-multilayered-missile-defense- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Eun-jung</p> <p>SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korea needs a multilayered missile defense system to counter growing threats from North Korea by operating a combination of short- and long-range interceptors fired from different altitudes, a senior official at Lockheed Martin said Thursday.</p> <p>Orville Prins, vice president of business development for air and missile defense at the U.S. defense giant, said his company has had "serious and intense discussions" with the South Korean military to upgrade the current PAC-2 missiles to the PAC-3 system.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130912/yonhap-interview-s-korea-needs-multilayered-missile-defense-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Missile defense Technology War Yonhap News Agency Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:17:16 +0000 5931992 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey picks Chinese firm for missile system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130926/turkey-picks-chinese-firm-missile-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey said on Thursday it has chosen a Chinese company to build its first long-range air defence and anti-missile system.</p> <p>China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corp (CPMIEC) beat competition from a US partnership of Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, Russia's Rosoboronexport, and the Italian-French consortium Eurosamrs in the tender, worth $4 billion according to Turkish media.</p> <p>Turkey has "decided to begin talks with the CPMIEC company of the People's Republic of China for the joint production of the systems and its missiles in Turkey," said an official statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130926/turkey-picks-chinese-firm-missile-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-aircraft warfare Anti-ballistic missiles Missile defense AFP Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:15:59 +0000 5945673 at http://www.globalpost.com