Thursday, June 1, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 1, 2017

A long-range ground-based interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base and successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target launched from the U.S. Army’s Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll. (U.S. Defense Department photo)

The Hill: Pentagon: Test shows US can outpace North Korea missile threat through 2020

The Pentagon’s successful missile defense test Tuesday showed that the United States can outpace an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) threat from North Korea and Iran through 2020, according to the director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

Vice Adm. Jim Syring told reporters Wednesday that the interceptor that shot from the ground-based midcourse defense system (GMD) and blew up a mock ICBM over the Pacific “helps us outpace the threat through 2020.”

“I was confident before the test that we had the capability to defeat any threat that they would throw at us. And I'm even more confident today after seeing the intercept test yesterday that we continue to be on that course,” Syring said during a media briefing at the Pentagon on Wednesday.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 1, 2017

US Missile Defense Outpacing North Korea Threat, Admiral Says --

Japanese, US militaries launch major joint drills amid growing N. Korea tensions -- RT

Report: Third aircraft carrier could join Ronald Reagan, Carl Vinson in Sea of Japan -- UPI

South Korea's Moon Jae-in confirms THAAD decision with U.S. senator -- UPI

Key Republican: Defense bill will 'double down' on warning to North Korea -- The Hill

Russia to complete building two helicopter carriers by 2027 -- TASS

Russia’s Mideterranean group incorporates fifteen Black Sea Fleet ships -- TASS

Putin: Russia will not sit idle while US deploys global anti-missile system -- RT

Putin says Russia has to respond to other countries’ military potential buildup -- TASS

Russia Forced to React on US Missile Shield Expansion, Including in S Korea -- Sputnik

Putin Not Ruling Out US Troop Presence on Kurils if Islands Controlled by Japan -- Sputnik

Report: China plans underwater monitoring system -- UPI

Dassault chief predicts Brexit 'tension,' reveals firm's 'immediate priority' -- Defense News

French deliver armored vehicles to Lebanon -- UPI

Canada's defense minister threatens Boeing deal in speech -- Defense News/AP

DoD budget request includes anti-tank rockets for Syrians fighting ISIS -- Military Times

DoD's $1.8B train-and-equip request forecasts chaos after ISIS -- Defense News

New Virginia-class submarine delivered to U.S. Navy -- UPI

Pratt & Whitney pitches souped up version of the F-35 engine -- Defense News

A-10 ‘Brrrts’ Another Retirement Volley: Here’s What’s Next -- DoD Buzz

Harris producing sonobuoy launch equipment for Boeing -- UPI

US military orders design of combined human-robot squads -- RT

Lockheed Sees Strong Missile Defense Demand Abroad, Including From NATO -- Investors Business Daily

U.S. firms tout missile defense test -- UPI

Increasingly sophisticated test plans for US homeland missile defense system on horizon -- Defense News

The GMD Intercept: What Does It Mean? -- Thomas Karako, RCD

In Remote Southern California Desert, U.S. Army Tests Advanced Cyber Weapons -- RCD

National Guardsman Killed, 3 Injured in Tank Rollover in Mojave Desert -- Times

What it's really like to be a dog handler in the US military -- Military Times

Why the Military Needs a Technology Revolution -- Jason Brown, National Interest

How Pulling Out Of The Paris Climate Change Agreement May Screw The US Military -- Task & Purpose


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