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US missile defense system hits target in key test

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 04:37

The US missile defense system managed by Boeing Co on Sunday hit a simulated enemy missile over the Pacific in the first successful intercept test of the program since 2008, the US Defense Department said.

US should consider re-design of missile defense system: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 13:12

The US Missile Defense Agency should consider redesigning a key part of its ground-based missile defense system after a series of test failures in recent years, the Pentagon`s chief arms tester said.

US lawmakers seek Asia missile defense safeguard

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:22

Lawmakers are seeking to prohibit the US from removing missile defense equipment from East Asia, even if the threat posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea is eliminated.

Israel successfully tests ‘David’s Sling’ missile defence system

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 18:15

Israel has said that its new mid-range missile defence system has successfully passed a test.

US hits 4 targets in Pacific missile defense test

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 16:06

The targets used during Wednesday`s test at Kwajalein Atoll included one medium-range ballistic missile, two short-range ballistic missiles and two low-flying cruise missiles.

China develops new generation ICBMs to counter US

Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 13:16

The US military and intelligence officials say that China has developed the new long range Dongfeng-41 ICBM with mobile launching system.

Will China accelerate missile programme?

Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 12:51

The US has decided to expand its missile defence shield in the Asia-Pacific region, apparently to defend against North Korea.

Missile defence for N Korea threat, not China: US

Last Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012, 15:12

The United States is in discussions with close ally Japan about expanding a missile defence system in Asia, the top US general said.

US missile deal was a mistake: Poland

Last Updated: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 08:57

Poland needs its own anti-missile shield and it must be a part of the existing European missile defence system, Polish President said.

NATO announces missile defence system operational

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 11:09

The 28 NATO allies have moved the first stage of their joint missile shield into place over Russian objections.

US military tests new interceptor missile

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 00:06

The Missile Defence Agency says the USS Lake Erie detected and tracked the short-range missile launched from Pacific Missile Range Facility.

Russia threatens to strike NATO facilities

Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2012, 16:24

US missile defence plans in Europe have been one of the most difficult topics in US-Russian relations for years.