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A top U.S. Defense Department official said Russia violated a landmark nuclear treaty with the recent test of a new surface-to-air missile. Russia on Sept. 2 tested a new cruise missile that the Pentagon is calling the SSC-X-8, which may be based on the SS-N-30A Kalibr, according to an article on the conservative website The […]

Commercial satellite imagery captured by DigitalGlobe satellites and reviewed by AllSource Analysis officials shows Russia’s continued military buildup in Syria. AllSource on Thursday afternoon released a series of images depicting Su-30SM and Su-24 fighter jets (partially covered in nets), Il-76 transport aircraft, Mi-24 Hind helicopters (also partially covered), T-90 tanks and BTR-80 armored personnel carriers […]

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has released photographs showing Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets intercepting a pair of Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers on Thursday near U.K. airspace. The so-called quick reaction alert aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, met the two white, supersonic heavy strategic bombers in international airspace and escorted them through […]

Huntington Ingalls’ Undersea Solutions Group showed off its Proteus mini submarine at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. The potent-looking vessel can serve as a unmanned underwater vehicle or a manned swimmer-delivery system. The battery-powered Proteus can carry six combat swimmers 350 to 700 nautical miles, depending on the type of battery used, according to […]

Navy leaders want the latest Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Package in development for the Littoral Combat Ship to detect even the quietest of submarines, service officials explained. The ASW Mission Package — part of the interchangeable sets of technologies being designed for both the USS Freedom and USS Independence variants of the LCS — is being […]