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Russia has sent the first part of its S-300 air defence missile system to Iran, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency on Monday.

Report: Russia Says It Gave S-300 to Syria for Free

TEL AVIV – Russia supplied Syria with three S-300 anti-aircraft battalion sets with eight launchers and more than 100 surface-to-air guided missiles each free of charge, Russia’s state news agency TASS reported.

A medium-range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, during a test in 2017

Japanese Defense Ministry Proposes Record Budget, $2.1B for U.S. Missile Defense System

The Japanese Defense Ministry released a budget proposal on Friday that would increase spending by 2.1 percent to $48 billion, the seventh annual increase in a row and the biggest military budget in modern Japanese history. The largest increase in the budget covers missile defense, including the purchase of $2.1 billion in American-made missile interceptors.

Starry Sky-2 is a hypersonic flight vehicle developed in northwest China. Picture: China Academy of Aerospace AerodynamicsSource:Supplied

China Tests Its First Hypersonic Nuclear-Capable Warplane

Chinese officials claim to have conducted a successful flight test for their first hypersonic bomber, the nuclear-capable Xingkong-2. Hypersonic planes and missiles move so fast they are difficult to detect and nearly impossible to intercept with current technology.

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Japan Aims 1,000-Kilometer Radar System at Korean Peninsula and China

Japanese media reported on Tuesday that the Defense Ministry is purchasing Lockheed Martin’s advanced Solid State Radar upgrade for Japan’s Aegis Ashore missile defense system. The SSR has an effective range of 1,000 kilometers, making it even more sensitive than the fabled Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system installed in South Korea.

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WATCH: U.S., IDF Finish Joint Missile Defense Drill

The Israel Defense Forces and US military ended their joint Juniper Cobra missile defense exercise this week, with live-fire tests of two anti-aircraft systems over the skies of central Israel.

Photo provided by U.S. Forces Korea, a truck carrying parts of U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrive at the Osan base, South Korea. The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for the controversial missile defense …

McMaster on U.S. Funding THAAD: ‘Until Any Renegotiation, the Deal Is in Place’

On Sunday, national security adviser General H.R. McMaster seemingly contradicted President Trump by saying the United States would pay for the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system to South Korea. However, he qualified that statement by expressly stating he was not contradicting the president, and the deal with South Korea may yet be revised.