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NORTH KOREAN ICBM NEARS END OF DEVELOPMENT
Monday, September 18, 2017
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Source: CIA


Source: CIA


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SEOUL - Development of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is in its final stage. On September 15, North Korea fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM). This missile has a range of over 3,400 kilometers.

Pyongyang has threatened to attack Guam, a U.S. territory and home to a number of major military bases. So far, North Korea has fired 19 missiles on 14 occasions this year.

Source:  Korea Herald
Associated URL: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170918000923
Source Date: September 18, 2017
Author: Jo He-rim 
Posted: 09/19/2017

 
 
GERMANY ORDERS 5 MORE K130 CORVETTES
Monday, September 18, 2017
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More K130 Corvettes for Germany

Source: German Navy


More K130 Corvettes for Germany

Source: German Navy


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WASHINGTON - Germany will acquire five additional K130 Braunschweig class corvettes. The BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) is contracting with the ARGE K130 consortium consisting of L├╝rssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH and German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH for construction of the warships.

This order could result in further procurement contracts for the RBS15 anti-ship and RIM-116 RAM close-range air defense missile systems. These weapons are already operational on the German Navy's in-service K130 corvettes.

Delivery of these warships will begin in 2022. Overall, the contract has a financial value of almost two billion euros, according to German officials.

Source:  Forecast Intelligence Center
Associated URL: http://www.forecastinternational.com
Source Date: September 18, 2017
Author: L. Dickerson, Missile Systems 
Posted: 09/18/2017

 
 
RAYTHEON AWARDED $31.5M TOW MISSILE CONTRACT
Friday, September 15, 2017
WASHINGTON - Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $31,485,233 modification (P00066) to domestic and foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon) contract W31P4Q-12-C-0265 for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided (TOW) missiles.

Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona; and Farmington, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2010 foreign military sales funds in the amount of $31,485,233 were obligated at the time of the award. Army is the contracting activity.

Source:  US DoD
Associated URL: defense.gov
Source Date: September 15, 2017
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Posted: 09/18/2017

 

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