Defensive weapons that can intercept and destroy enemy missiles before they can harm the United States or its allies have been a key part of military strategy for decades, but the rules of the game are changing.
More countries have or are developing long-range missile technology, including systems that can carry multiple warheads, known as Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs) and/or decoys.
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Time For Truth: (Space) – US Military Develops 'Multi-Object Kill Vehicle' to Blast Enemy Nukes
One the country’s J-16 strike fighters fired the giant missile earlier this month.
Experts at Popular Science magazine analysed pictures of the event an estimated the missile measured 19 feet long and was 13 inches wide.
Russia is deploying short-range ballistic missiles to its western European enclave, it emerged yesterday as President Putin threatened “counter-measures” against Nato expansion.
A senior Russian MP said that Moscow would permanently station the nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad, a region between the Nato states of Poland and Lithuania, in retaliation for a military build-up by the alliance in eastern Europe.
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Time For Truth: (The Times) – Putin moves his missiles in new threat to Europe
Britain is sending tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia as part of the biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War.
The soldiers will be sent to the Eastern European country and will be joined by forces from Denmark and France, according to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.
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Time For Truth: (Daily Mail) – UK Sends Tanks, Drones & 800 Troops To Estonia As Part Of Biggest Military Build-Up On Russia's Borders Since Cold War
Russia has beaten the United States to a key strategy in Syria with its new ability to create a no-fly zone, delivered by a new S-300 surface-to-air missile system, according to military analysts.
Word of the development comes in a report from Reuters, which cited its own analysis of “publicly available tracking data.”