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Taiwan’s $2.2B missile, tank purchase approved by State Department

Taiwan’s $2.2B missile, tank purchase approved by State Department

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July 9 (UPI) -- The State Department has approved two contracts worth $ 2.2 billion for possible foreign military sales to Taiwan of Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Monday notified Congress it approved a $ 2 billion deal for 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks and a $ 223.6 million deal for Man-Portable Air-Defense Stinger missiles, as well as related equipment and support, as negotiated by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. The sales serve U.S. national, economic, and security interests, DSCA said, by supporting Taiwan's "continuing efforts to modernize its armed forces and to maintain a credible defensive capability." DSCA said the sales will improve the security and assist in "maintaining political stability, military balance and e...
‘Russian-made missile’ explodes above Northern Cyprus villages

‘Russian-made missile’ explodes above Northern Cyprus villages

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A suspected Russian-made missile has landed in Northern Cyprus, exploding in the air above a series of villages, according to officials.It is thought the missile may be part of an air defence system fired from Syria in response to an air attack by Israel. Turkish Cypriot foreign minister Kudret Ozersay said early analysis suggested it could a Russian-made S-200 anti aircraft missile after debris from the object came down on a mountainside north of the capital North Nicosia overnight.Mr Ozersay said in a Facebook post: "The first assessment is that a Russian-made missile, part of the air defence system, which was part of the air defence system that took place last night in the face of an airstrike against Syria, completed its range and fell into our country after it missed."The explosion is...
Kim Jong Un’s ‘great satisfaction’ with North Korea missile test

Kim Jong Un’s ‘great satisfaction’ with North Korea missile test

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Kim Jong Un watched the recent launch of what appeared to be a new short-range ballistic missile, North Korean state media has confirmed.The country's leader was pictured watching Saturday's drills and expressed "great satisfaction", according to Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Image: Kim Jong Un was pictured with military personnel watching the tests He was also quoted as saying that soldiers should keep a "high alert posture" and strengthen their ability to defend the country.KCNA said: "Praising the People's Army for its excellent operation of modern large-calibre long-range multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons, he said that all ...
Air Force tests Minuteman III missile in launch at Vandenberg

Air Force tests Minuteman III missile in launch at Vandenberg

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May 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force launched a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile in a test from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The unnarmed rocket took off at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday, KEYT-TV in Central California reported. It was equipped with a test re-entry vehicle. The launch was handled by a team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The two other bases overseeing the ICBM alert forces are the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., and the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The missile traveled approximately 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The test was designed to verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system in an effort "to...
Tecolote awarded $38.8M for Space and Missile Systems Center operations

Tecolote awarded $38.8M for Space and Missile Systems Center operations

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Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Tecolote Research was awarded a $ 38.8 million contract to support acquisition and financial operations at the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center. This contract provides the remote sensing systems directorate to execute integrated program management for a broad range of acquisition, financial, and administrative capabilities of space-related research, development, production, sustainment and lifecycle acquisition activities, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Work will be performed at the center in El Segundo, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 17, 2024. Tecolote Research's offer was the only bid received. Funding is from fiscal 2019 space procurement of $ 940,000; operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $ 707,006, and fiscal 2019 rese...