Saturday, May 18, 2013

Militray And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 18, 2013

N.Korea May Have 200 Mobile Missile Launchers. © AFP 2013/ ED Jones

N.Korea May Have 200 Mobile Missile Launchers - Report -- RIA Novosti

SEOUL, May 17 (RIA Novosti) - North Korea may have up to 200 mobile missile launchers, or twice the number previously estimated by South Korea’s authorities, South Korean media reported Friday.

South Korea’s state-run Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA) said that in line with a report submitted to the US Congress by the Pentagon, North Korea has probably accumulated up to 200 so-called transporter erector launchers (TEL), including up to 100 for short-range Scud missiles, 50 for medium-range Nodong missiles and 50 for long-range Musudan missiles, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Previously Seoul estimated that the reclusive communist state, known officially as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), appeared to possess no more than 94 mobile launchers.

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North Korea Fires 3 Short-Range Missiles as South Watches -- Bloomberg Businessweek

UN panel says sanctions are delaying development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs -- Washington Post

N. Korea denounces U.S. ICBM test plan as military provocation
-- Yonhap News

U.S. chides Russia over missiles as peace plans suffer -- Reuters

Russia Sends More Advanced Missiles to Aid Assad in Syria -- New York Times

Pentagon: Russian arms shipment may prolong Syria war
-- Al Arabiya

LDP wants Osprey aircraft for SDF to beef up island defense -- Japan Times

Russia reveals Moscow CIA station chief's identity -- BBC

France Expects 1st Batch of Reapers Soon -- Defense News

French Defense Minister Defends Strategy, Mali Mission -- Defense News

French army expects first A400M airlifter by July 14 -- Reuters

China’s ‘Sharp Sword’ UCAV is Spotted Taxiing -- AIN Online

India Mulls Stationing of Ground Forces in Afghanistan -- Defense News

IMDEX 2013: World navies Gather in Singapore -- Defense Update

Independent Scotland could be defence risk for whole of UK, senior MPs warn -- The Telegraph

Soldier who survived worst battlefield injuries awarded MBE -- The Telegraph

Obama Reportedly Offers Putin Deal on Sharing of Antimissile Data -- Global Security Newswire

Army Pacific Commander Lt. Gen. Wiercinski Says "No Time Limit" on Guam THAAD Deployment -- Pacific News Center

Aegis BMD System Intercepts Mock Warhead
-- Defense Tech

F-35A successfully starts air refueling -- Military Times

Last A-10s in Europe depart -- Spangdahlem Air Base

Presidential Ospreys Get a Paint Job -- Defense Tech

Pentagon approves iPhones, iPads for military use -- Washington Post

‘Year Of The Radio’: Battle On For 3 Key Army Contracts -- Breaking Defense

After $200 Million, Darpa Gives Up on Formation-Flying Satellites -- The Danger Room

Jet-Pack Boats: The Future of Special Operations?
-- Dan Parsons, National Defense

Navy Seeks To Map the Mind -- Defense News

Raytheon seeks edge with military technology -- USA Today

New Report Outlines U.S. Miltary’s Solar Powered Might -- Clean Technica

X-47B Accomplishes First Ever Carrier Touch and Go aboard CVN 77 --

Qinetiq unveils Sea Scout UUV -- Defense Tech

Drones are cheaper and more powerful. In US, that's a problem, lawmakers told -- Anna Mulrine, Christian Science Monitor

Pentagon Seeks $9.6 Billion Shift to Priority Projects -- Bloomberg

Pentagon war costs lowest since 2005 -- Washington Times

Dark clouds hang over air shows after budget cuts -- Stars and Stripes/AP

Fort Benning: More soldiers expected to leave Army -- Ledger Enquirer

Several DoD Personnel Moves Expected Soon -- Defense News

Top gun Christine Fox departing Pentagon -- The E-Ring/Foreign Policy

Slowly, Military Opens the Door to Outside Prosecutions for Sexual Assault -- The Danger Room

Why the military hasn't stopped sexual abuse -- Tom Vanden Brook and Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY

A Liberal Case for Drones -- Joshua Foust, Foreign Policy

Let’s bring the Warrior Games to London -- Jim White, The Telegraph

Time to Admit China Is a Military Competitor -- J. Randy Forbes, NRO

Hyping the Horrors of Military Service -- Max Boot, Commentary

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