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Missile defense shield

US, Romania break ground on missile defense system
The US and NATO have begun revamping a military base in Romania which will be a crucial part of the American-led anti-missile shield in Europe. The NATO missile defense system remains a bone of contention in US-Russian relations.

28.10.2013 10:48

‘Missile defense killer’: Russia finalizes testing on prototype ICBM
Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces have reported a successful launch of a next-generation ICBM that can supposedly pierce any anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system. The test came after the US announced it would resume its ABM program in Europe.

08.06.2013 11:35

Russia welcomes US readiness for missile defense dialogue
Washington wants to continue dialogue with Moscow on its planned European missile defense shield, says Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister. However, Russia’s causes for concern over the project have not been removed, he underlined.

21.03.2013 16:55

Time running out for US missile shield deal – Medvedev
The window of opportunities to reach consent on the US missile shield in Europe is elapsing, PM Dmitry Medvedev told Cuban media, as Russia will have to retaliate to protect national strategic interests - no matter who is in charge in the Kremlin.

February 23, 2013 10:18

US missile defense shield flawed – classified studies
The planned multibillion-dollar missile shield for Europe is flawed to a degree that it might never be able to fulfill its ostensible goal – protecting the US from Iranian missiles – secret Defense Department studies reveal.

09.02.2013 14:26

Obama’s Russia visit unlikely before September - Pushkov
Alexei Pushkov, the head of the State Duma committee on international affairs, believes US President Barack Obama will delay his trip to Russia until later in the year.

01.02.2013 11:41

Aiming high: Russia, Kazakhstan agree on joint air defense system
Moscow and Astana have signed a deal to establish a regional defense system, which will also include missile defense.

30.01.2013 08:26

Moscow fires warning shot across bow of US naval-based ABM
A top Russian official says a US missile defense system near Russia’s border is strategically destabilizing and may prompt an arms race.

17.12.2012 10:20

Russia stops lease of ‘outdated’ Gabala radar
Russia has suspended using of the Gabala radar station in Azerbaijan in a disagreement over the cost of the lease. Military sources say Russia does not need the outdated station and plans to replace it with a modern one in southern Krasnodar region.

11.12.2012 12:17

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