Saturday, October 30, 2010

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 30, 2010

Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile. © –°ollage by RIA Novosti

Russia Successfully Tests Ballistic Missiles -- The Telegraph

Russia's troubled nuclear weapons programme is back on track after the Russian Navy successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for the second time in a month.

The successful test launch of the Bulava or Mace missile from a nuclear-powered submarine submerged near the country's border with Finland was seen as a major breakthrough by defence experts who were beginning to fret that the costly project would have to be scrapped.

A spokesman for the Russian defence ministry said the missile, launched early on Friday morning, had hit its target more than 3,000 miles to the east in Russia's Far East and was "up to standard".

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MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE NEWS BRIEFS

US Warns PRC of Anti-Sat Debris -- DoD Buzz

US Air Force plans 'Space Fence' to catch orbital debris -- Wired Science U.K.

BAE bids for Brazil warships -- Space War

NATO to Halve Troops in Kosovo to 5,000 -- Defense News

U.K. Dedicated to Nuclear Deterrent, Minister Says -- Global Security Newswire

Air Weapons: Underpowered And Overpaid -- Strategy Page

Air Force nears UH-60 deal with Army -- Army Times

Our Stealth Jets Need to Have a Talk -- Defense Tech

Pentagon had red flags about command climate in 'kill team' Stryker brigade -- Christian Science Monitor

Marine Marathon to Proceed Despite Shootings -- Military.com

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