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North Korea agrees to shut missile site, says Moon

North Korea agrees to shut missile site, says Moon

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites, says the South's President Moon Jae-in.After meeting in Pyongyang, the two leaders "agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation," said Mr Moon. The agreement was described by Mr Kim as a "leap forward" towards military peace on the peninsula.Mr Kim also said he hoped to "visit Seoul in the near future" - he would be the first North Korean leader to do so.Summit results: DenuclearisationThe main focus of the summit was the issue of denuclearisation. While the US and North Korea agreed in broad terms earlier this year to work towards that goal, negotiations have stalled. Pyongyang has now sought to reconfirm its commitment...
Raytheon, Lockheed receive contract for Javelin missile upgrades

Raytheon, Lockheed receive contract for Javelin missile upgrades

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Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Raytheon and Lockheed Martin's Javelin joint venture company has received a $ 14 million contract modification for Javelin Weapon System modernization. Work on the contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of September 2020. Army fiscal 2017 and 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $ 14.3 million were obligated at award. The FGM-148 Javelin is a man-portable anti-tank missile used by the U.S. and many allied countries. The missile has a "fire-and-forget" infrared guidance system that requires no course corrections from the operator after launch. The Javelin can target moving vehicles, fixed fortifications, troops in the open and low-flying helicopters. ...
TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar

TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar

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Aug. 16 (UPI) -- TOTE Services of Jacksonville, Fla., has received an $ 11 million contract for operation and maintenance of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar vessel. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, will last one year with four-and-a-half years worth of possible options, which could bring the cumulative value of this contract to $ 65.3 million, the Pentagon said. Work will be conducted at sea-based positions across the world and is expected to be completed by September 2019. If the options are exercised, the program will continue through March 2024. Working capital funds will be issued for the contract depending on availability. The SBX-1 is a large sea-based radar system designed for mobile long-range detection of ballistic missiles by the Missile Defense Agency....
Sweden to purchase PAC-3 MSE missile defense system

Sweden to purchase PAC-3 MSE missile defense system

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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The United States and Sweden have formed an agreement for the purchase Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Missile Segment Missiles, along with related equipment. The contract, when signed, will make Sweden the sixth ally and partner nation to procure and operate the PAC-3 MSE. "We're honored to partner with Sweden on their efforts to protect and defend their armed forces, citizens and infrastructure," Jay Pitman, vice president of PAC-3 at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said in a press release. "Today's global security environment demands reliable Hit-to-Kill technology and innovative solutions. PAC-3 MSE interceptors will provide Sweden with a formidable layer of defense," Pitman said. Sweden will join the program alongside the United States, Qatar, Japan, Romani...
Syria war: 'Iranian personnel among dozens dead' in missile attacks

Syria war: 'Iranian personnel among dozens dead' in missile attacks

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Skip Facebook post by محردة الآنفيديو للإنفجارات في ريف حماه .. نسأل الله السلامة للرجال هناك ..🙏 الشفاء العاجل للجرحى .. حتى الآن لم يصرح مصدر مسؤول عن ماهية الإنفجارات .. #محردة_الآنPosted by ‎محردة الآن‎ on Sunday, 29 April 2018End of Facebook post by محردة الآنMissiles hit a number of military sites in northern Syria on Sunday night, state media say, with unconfirmed reports of dozens of fatalities.The Syrian military said facilities in Hama and Aleppo provinces were struck.It did not immediately report any casualties. But a UK-based monitoring group said 26 pro-government fighters were killed, most of them Iranians.It is not known who was behind the attacks. Western nations and Israel have previously hit sites in Syria.Earlier this month, the US, UK and France bombed three