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29 August 2017 Military News

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  • Trump: All Options on the Table After N. Korea Missile Launch Last Updated: August 29, 2017 1:35 PM Steve Herman - WHITE HOUSE President Donald Trump says "all options are on the table" following the latest North Korean missile launch.
  • Kim Jong Un Guides Strategic Ballistic Rocket Launching Drill of KPA Strategic Force Korean Central News Agency of DPRK Date: 30/08/2017 | Pyongyang, August 30 (KCNA) -- Officers and men of the KPA Strategic Force extended the warmest thanks to Kim Jong Un, peerless patriot and hero of the nation, who gave vent to the long-pent grudge of the Korean people by mapping out a bold plan to make the cruel Japanese islanders insensible on bloody Aug. 29 when the disgraceful "Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty" was proclaimed 107 years ago.
  • Just a 'Prelude': Pyongyang Says Missile Launch First Step Toward Guam Attack Sputnik News 01:09 30.08.2017(updated 01:36 30.08.2017) Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un said on August 30 that the previous day's ballistic missile test comprised "the first step of the military operation of the [Korean People's Army] in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam," KCNA reports.
  • DPRK's missile launch draws strong reactions from countries in Asia Pacific (Xinhua) 18:08, August 29, 2017 - South Korea's military saw the missile as the DPRK's newly developed Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which Pyongyang said in May had been successfully test-fired.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • NATO Would Be 'Naive' Not to Prepare for Age of Killer Robot Armies A former British defense chief has said it is almost inevitable that "killer robots" will be deployed for military purposes and international bans will not work. Sputnik spoke to an electronics expert who agrees, and says NATO would be "naive" not to begin preparing for robot wars.
  • US test-drops 2nd nuclear bomb IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency - 29 August 2017 - The test of the B61-12 bomb, which was the second of the upgraded B-61 variant, was dropped by an F-15E Fighting Falcon jet on August 8. The second qualification flight test for the nuclear weapon was completed by the US Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), with the first one having been successfully conducted in March.

Defense Industry

  • Finnish President Calls Trump's Statement on US Fighters 'Businessman's Speech' Sputnik News 30.08.2017 - Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump's inaccurate statements regarding the alleged purchase of US fighter jets by Finland could be explained by the professional qualities of the US leader, who used to be a businessman before becoming a politician.
  • First Fully War-Capable US F-35s Slated For Delivery in September Sputnik News 22:00 29.08.2017(updated 01:49 30.08.2017) The first fully war-capable F-35 jets are set to be delivered to two US Air Force squadrons next month.The Joint Strike Fighters will be delivered with the latest Block 3F software, which will enable pilots to use its full suite of warfighting capabilities.
  • Indian Army in Trouble Over $676Mln K-9 Howitzers Contract Amid Korean Mishap Sputnik News 19:04 29.08.2017 - Indias ordnance factory has argued that the army should have taken positive approach towards country made Dhanush 155mm/45-caliber artillery rather than purchasing the substandard Korean K-9 which the Korean Army itself has reported to have rejected and refused to carry out further trials.

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