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U.S. approves sale of missile defense system to Romania

U.S. approves sale of missile defense system to Romania

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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The United States cleared Romania to purchase coastal defense missiles in a $ 300 million deal, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Friday. The State Department approved the sale of two Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defense Systems and related equipment. Advertisement The system includes missiles suited for land attack missions because they can climb and descend with the terrain as well as having sea-skimming capabilities. It was successfully tested in a land-based mobile launcher configuration in 2018 as part of a multinational military exercise, its manufacturer, Raytheon, said. Raytheon builds the system in conjunction with Norwegian defense company Kongsberg Defence Aerospace. In 2019, the U.S. Marine Corps became a customer, integrating a land-based Nava...
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy: Test firing of hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy: Test firing of hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target

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Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. hypersonic missiles can strike within six inches of a target after traveling thousands of miles at Mach 5 or faster, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said. Speaking to a conference of the U.S. Association of the Army on Tuesday, McCarthy referred to a Mar. 19 test of the missile, which was fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. It flew at hypersonic speed, defined as five or more times the speed of sound, before striking its "designated impact point," the Army said. Advertisement "Hypersonic missiles are hitting their targets with a variance of only a mere 6 inches," McCarthy said on Tuesday. His comments came a week after Russia announced the successful test-firing of its Zircon hypersonic missile, striking a target 300 miles away after travelin...
North Korea ‘shows off new intercontinental missile’ as Kim apologises for ‘difficult livelihoods’

North Korea ‘shows off new intercontinental missile’ as Kim apologises for ‘difficult livelihoods’

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North Korea has shown off what is thought to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile during an early morning military parade, according to analysts.The event took place before dawn in the secretive country, and was later broadcast there as well as in South Korea. Edited footage from the parade, which was used to mark the 75th anniversary of the country's ruling party, shows a 22-wheeled transporter carrying the apparently new weaponry - thought to be larger than anything previously displayed by the country. Image: North Korea showed off what analysts are calling an unseen new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Also on display was the Hwasong-15, the longest-range missile the country has ever tested, and what is thought to b...
Turkey plans live-fire exercise, missile defense tests

Turkey plans live-fire exercise, missile defense tests

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Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Turkey is preparing live-fire exercises in the Aegean Sea, angering Greece, and has transported its Russian-made S-400 air defense system to the Black Sea. Turkey, whose military buildup and claims of sovereignty in the Mediterranean Sea have angered Greece, announced it will stage exercises in the Aegean Sea from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28, in Turkish-held and international waters. Advertisement The announcement was made Friday in navigational telexes from its naval station in Smyrna, Turkey. Announced plans for the offensive and defensive tests came on Friday, after accusations this week that Turkey activated its surface-to air-missile launcher system radar to track U.S. made, Greek F-16 fighter planes in August. The alleged targeting prompted U.S. Secretary of Defense Mike Pom...
Advanced Patriot missile fails in live-fire test

Advanced Patriot missile fails in live-fire test

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Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army's most advanced Patriot missile misfired during a major test of the Army's Integrated Battle Command System, an Army official confirmed. A hit-to-kill Patriot Advanced Capability-2 Guided Enhanced Missile was used against a cruise missile target last week in alive-fire exercise at the Army's White Sands, N. M., Missile Range, but failed, Col. Phil Rottenborn, IBCS project manager, told Defense News on Wednesday. Advertisement Two interceptors were fired at a target missile, and although "the system did what it was designed to do," he said, the Capability-3 Patriot Missile Segment Enhancement missile misfired. An older variant of the Patriot missile brought down the target, part of the common test practice of firing two missiles at a target in the event the f...