Terminal High Altitude Area Defense

China's Li tells South Korea's Moon to appropriately handle THAAD issue | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he hopes Seoul will appropriately handle the issue of a U.S. THAAD missile defense system installed in South Korea, Chinese state radio said.<p>The two leaders were meeting in Tokyo during …

North Korea

US MDA tests THAAD upgrade and ability to link with Patriot | Jane's 360

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and US Army are a step closer to achieving full interoperability between the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense …

Military

Lockheed tapped for additional THAAD interceptors

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $145 million contract by the Missile Defense Agency for additional THAAD anti-ballistic missile interceptors.

Military

South Korean protesters denounce U.S. anti-missile system ahead of North-South summit | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Construction trucks moved into a South Korean base housing a U.S. anti-missile system on Monday, infuriating villagers opposed to its deployment, two days after North Korea vowed to suspend nuclear tests and ahead of a North-South summit.<p>A military construction vehicle drives past …

North Korea

Weapons system that has North Korea spooked just got another $200 million from the Pentagon

The U.S. Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, receives $200 million Pentagon contract.

North Korea

Lockheed tapped for upgrades to Patriot, THAAD missile systems

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $200 million contract by the U.S. Army for Patriot defense systems and launch capabilities.

Military

US conducts successful test to integrate missile-defense systems

The Defense Department’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said Friday it successfully linked its two main missile-defense systems during a test of …

Military

Retired Chinese General: China Could Conquer Taiwan in 3 Days

Now that is a bold claim. A retired Chinese general has ruffled feathers in Taiwan again, this time telling the Beijing-based nationalist tabloid …

China

Tariff Spat Could Chill China-U.S. Travel Even Without a Trade War

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China

Video shows Saudi air defenses shooting down missiles heading for the capital Riyadh

The Royal Saudi Air Defense was forced to shoot down missiles which were headed for the Saudi capital Riyadh.<p>Houthi rebels were suspected of firing the missiles, on the third anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen.<p>One man was killed by debris, and images of the successful …

Riyadh

Congress provides $3.3 billion boost for missile defense in FY18 spending bill

WASHINGTON — Congress is providing for $3.3 billion more for missile defense programs in its fiscal 2018 spending bill above the Missile Defense …

North Korea

Senate hands Saudi Arabia key victory, hours after crown prince met with Trump

This timing is impeccable.<p>The Senate voted 55-44 Tuesday to table a resolution to stop U.S. military spending that supports Saudi Arabia’s combing …

Liberal View

Trump showed off Saudi Arabia's massive US military buys in giant charts — here's everything that's on them

President Donald Trump met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the White House on Tuesday and boasted of massive defense deals signed between the kingdom and the US.<p>The president had several charts with him that showed the type of weapons, vehicles, and equipment being bought by Saudi …

Military

Saudi Arabia's Brash Prince Takes His Show on the Road

For MbS to re-invent his economy, he needs help not just from Washington but also Wall Street, Silicon Valley and even Hollywood.<p>Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman arrived in Washington Monday for his first visit to the U.S. as presumptive heir to the throne. The trip comes at a crucial time in …

Opinion

Saudis' $190 Billion in Promises to Trump Never Materialized

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose nearly $200 billion in promises to President Donald Trump have not happened, will visit the United …

Donald Trump

The One Missile Kim Jong Un Might Test Before Meeting Trump

North Korea now has what appears to be a precise, new short-range ballistic missile in its arsenal—one that’s built for battlefields around the …

North Korea

Two Failures In One Day - Missile Defense Is An Embarrassment - It Won't Work

Within the new $700 billion defense budget the U.S. Congress allocated more money for U.S. missile defense: The Pentagon would spend an additional $1 …

Military

Army Taps Lockheed for 10 More THAAD Interceptors

Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for 10 additional Lot 10 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, …

Military

Lockheed wins $459 million U.S. defence contract - Pentagon | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) is being awarded a $459.2 million modification to a previously awarded contract for production of additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors and related services, the Pentagon said on Friday.<p>Lockheed Martin's logo is seen …

Aviation

Lockheed wins $459 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) is being awarded a $459.2 million modification to a previously awarded contract for production of additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors and related services, the Pentagon said on Friday.<p>Lockheed Martin's logo is seen …

Military

S. Korea's Chinese tourist slump endures despite pledges

Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea continued to decline in December, figures showed Monday, even though Beijing and Seoul pledged to improve …

Delta Apologizes to China for Taiwan Blunder

China is stepping up its policing of international companies such as Inditex SA-owned Zara and Delta Air Lines Inc. and demanding they respect the …

China

This Is What Drove Lockheed Martin Corp.'s 28% Gain in 2017

A dangerous world and Lockheed Martin's role in protecting against those threats sent shares of the company higher in 2017.<p><b>What happened</b><p>Shares of</b> …

Investing

Shattuck: Picture of deal takes shape in art of ‘button’ tweeting

It’s becoming clear that there really is an art of the deal, and President Trump is using it to get results on the Korean Peninsula.<p>Let’s work in …

North Korea

F-35's Could Someday Help Kill North Korea's Nuclear Missiles

<i>Described as multi-function array technology, the DAS system uses automated computer algorithms to organize and integrate target-relevant data from</i> …

How Investors Could Play Donald Trump's Big Nuclear Button

Going with the bold tit-for-tat strategy, President Donald Trump followed North Korea's Kim Jong Un in letting the world know they have the nuke …

North Korea

The Top 10 Under-Covered News Stories of 2017

1. Disenfranchisement of African American voters While the outrage took place in 2016, the mainstream media’s indifference to voter suppression was …

China Tests Hypersonic Weapon, Rendering US THAAD Powerless

The art of (future) war is rapidly evolving with Beijing spearheading the push into the first modern operational hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV). …

Russia says Japan’s purchase of new missile defence network is in violation of treaties

A DECISION by Japan to deploy a US-designed missile defence system will damage Moscow’s relations with Tokyo, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman …

North Korea

Japan to Buy Two US-Built Anti-Missile Systems

Japan will purchase a U.S.-built, land-based missile defense system in response to what it considers the rapidly growing threat from North …

North Korea