Russia successfully test-launches long-range interceptor missile able to hit up to ten ballistic targets
Rocket fire from Gaza continued on Thursday morning, causing damage to two buildings in Sderot. No injuries were reported. One of the rockets hit the side of a building that contained a kindergarten, but did not detonate. The area was closed off to passersby, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld tweeted on Thursday morning.
The Moscow-based Kommersant newspaper claims citing a source in the Russian Defense Ministry that the last satellite of the Oko-1 ballistic missile attack early warning system has been lost.
The Los Angeles Times has come out with a breakthrough article describing big failure attempts of the US in its missile defense program. Among various tests that were conducted in the recent past, the majority of them have failed, states the media.
Discussion with Russia on missile defense through political and military channels is factually blocked, and now contacts of industrial and expert communities are also halted, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday, commenting on the rejection of the application of Russian representatives for participation in the annual international conference on missile defense, which will be held in Mainz, Germany, June 17-20.
The United States is looking for a suitable deployment site for its Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea, although no ultimate decision has yet been made, the Wall Street Journal reports citing Pentagon sources.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has no information about the creation of a joint missile defense system by the countries of the Asia Pacific region, primarily, Russia and China, Director of the Department of Asian and Pacific Cooperation of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Bakhtiyor Khakimov told journalists.
Moscow will offer an adequate response if it feels that the Russian nuclear deterrent is threatened by the US plans to deploy elements of its missile defense system near Russian borders, a Russian deputy defense minister said Wednesday. Washington has officially stated on numerous occasions that its missile shield is aimed at defending the allies from emerging threats, such as Iran and North Korea, and is not directed against Russia. Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said that certain European states have "already forgotten their previous syrupy assurances" and describe the missile shield as "a military counterweight to Russia's growing "expansionist" policy."
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the US will expand its missile defenses in Japan to counter the North Korean threat while calling on China to act responsibly to resolve disputes over contested islands, Bloomberg reports.
Moscow to prevent US actions in missile defense sphere from weakening Russia's nuclear deterrence potential - Russian deputy FM
Russia and China are negotiating possible delivery of air defense missile systems S-400 Triumf to China, but it is early to say about deadlines for launching delivery and its amount, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin said on Monday.
Russia’s new fifth-generation air defence system S-500 will be able to destroy any target at any altitude, Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov said on Wednesday, March 26.
The United States is again using its missile defense system in Europe as a tool to put pressure on Russia. Earlier, US Vice President Joseph Biden confirmed plans to deploy US missile defense components in Poland by 2018. Denmark said it too could offer its territory for US anti-missile weapons. Unable to force Russia to change its stance on Crimea, the West reverted to "Cold War"-style methods.
The possible deployment of US missile defense components on Ukrainian territory in exchange for US financial support to Kiev is a subject of negotiations, Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk Mykhailo Yezhel said.
The United States will continue developing technology and equipment against growing ballistic missile threats around the world, a senior defense official said Tuesday.
The West’s policies towards Ukraine have nothing to do with an alleged care for the Ukrainian people and are dictated exclusively by the striving to encircle Russia, British political analyst Dr. Marcus Papadoupulos, publisher and editor of Politics First magazine, writes. In an interview to the Voice of Russia Marcus Papadopoulos said that Putin's statements were accurate and objective. He also explained why the US try to embroil Russia and the EU using the Ukrainian issue.
Russia has the most modern weapons that no one else in the world has and it is very difficult to catch up with it in this area, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a meeting with the students of the Federal Siberian University in Krasnoyarsk.
The United States Department of Defense intends to request $4.5 billion in additional spending over the next five years to boost its missile defense systems, according to a Reuters report.
Washington may address Moscow directly if it has any doubts regarding the testing of a cruise missile in Russia rather than make the issue a matter of public discourse, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Moscow is still hopeful that it could reach an agreement with Washington on a missile defense system, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry Security and Disarmament Department Mikhail Ulyanov said. "Such a chance certainly exists. Everything depends on the US' political will," Ulyanov said.