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  • US sends F-15 fighter jets to Iceland, Netherlands Press TV 03 Apr 2016 -- The US military has sent a dozen F-15C fighter jets and some 350 airmen to Iceland and the Netherlands, as part of an effort to deter alleged Russian aggression in Europe.
  • U.S. Says Russia Increased Number Of Deployed Warheads, Despite Treaty RFE/RL 03 Apr 2016 -- The U.S. government said that Russia has increased the number of strategic warheads deployed on ballistic missiles, despite a 5-year-old treaty that mandates cuts to both countries' nuclear arsenals.
  • Commander: Iran mass produces speedboats IRNA 03 Apr 2016 -- Iran managed to mass produce speedboats cruising at 80 knots last year and has plans to further increase the speed of its boats, according to a top commander at the Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps (IRGC).
  • Speaker underlines boost of missile capability IRNA 03 Apr 2016 -- Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani during his speech in Sunday morning public meeting underlined boost of missile capability.
  • Iran missiles not open to talks, compromise: Araqchi Press TV 03 Apr 2016 -- An Iranian deputy foreign minister says the Islamic Republic's missile capability is a matter of defense and national security, which is not open to any negotiations or compromise.
  • DPRK test-fires new-type guided rockets: report People's Daily 03 Apr 2016 -- Photo provided by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 24, 2016 shows the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Unguiding a ground test for heavy-lift, solid-fuel rocket engine and its separation. The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has guided a ground test for heavy-lift, solid-fuel rocket engine and its separation, the country's official news agency KCNA reported Thursday. The test was aimed at testing the structural safety and the thrust of the newly developed rocket engine and gauging the working specification of heat separation system, said KCNA. (Xinhua/KCNA)
  • Japanese submarine, destroyers arrive in Philippines near disputed waters Press TV 03 Apr 2016 -- A Japanese submarine, along with two guided-missile destroyers, has docked at a Philippine port near the South China Sea, where there is a territorial dispute with China.
  • UK jets and warship to bolster Baltic security UK MOD 03 Apr 2016 -- RAF Typhoon and the Royal Navy warship HMS Iron Duke will deploy to the Baltic this month.

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