By John Woodworth, Defense One: "Deterrence and arms control have long shaped U.S. national security policy. A negotiator of the 1987 agreement asks: What now?"
(UPI) Raytheon said Tuesday it will work to enhance the U.S. Army's hypersonic weapon glide body, days after Dynetics was awarded a contract to build at least 20 common missile bodies.
By Jen Judson, Defense News: "The new director will have to guide the agency through a series of major decisions in the coming years —from refining its approach to a global, layered missile defense, to tackling advanced threats like hypersonic missiles, upgrading homeland defense to protect against, ballistic missiles, to designing, developing and initiating a space-based sensor layer, just to name a few."
By Oriana Pawlyk, Military.com: "The Pentagon says it has successfully tested a new ground-launched cruise missile just weeks after the U.S. severed the decades-old Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, known as the INF."
Russia and China accused the United States on Tuesday of stoking military tensions by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, but the foreign ministry in Moscow said it would not be drawn into an arms race. – Reuters
A pair of recent missile tests – by Russia in near Arkhangelsk and by the U.S. off the coast of California – indicate the race among nations to create a wide range of capabilities is speeding up, a missile defense expert told USNI News. – USNI News
Iran Unveils New Missile Defense System
From Al-Monitor: "Marking Defense Industry Day, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani unveiled a new defense missile system and talked about the conflict between Iran and the United States."
(Defense News) The United States’ B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb may come in as much as 18 months late, with the W88 submarine-launched ballistic missile warhead facing a shorter delay, a top National Nuclear Security Administration official confirmed Wednesday.