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US missile-armed warship heads into Black Sea

The deployment of the guided-missile destroyer was announced by the US Navy on Thursday. The mission is its first movement since it switched its homeport to a naval base in Rota, Spain. “USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) began its northbound transit to the Black Sea to operate with our NATO allies & partners …

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China’s ‘Sputnik moment’ missile test confounds US – media

Scientists at the Pentagon’s DARPA research agency are apparently still trying to figure out how China’s hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) – a type of nuclear-capable maneuverable spacecraft – was able to fire another missile mid-flight, according to a Financial Times report on Sunday. Noting that no other country has demonstrated …

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NATO slams Russia for firing missile at satellite

On Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that it conducted a missile test that hit and destroyed an old, inoperable Soviet-era Celina-D type reconnaissance satellite, which had been in orbit since 1982. Russia described it as important for the country’s security “in the space sphere and on the ground.” However, …

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Russia comments on risks of space missile tests

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that instead of launching “unfounded accusations,” Russia “would prefer that the United States… actually sit down at the negotiating table and discuss its grievances.” He went on to add that “it would be very interesting for us to …

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