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US Army deploys Iron Dome missile defense system to Guam

Nov. 17, 2021 19:15 PM EST

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AP) — A missile defense system the U.S. Army purchased from Israel is on a two-month deployment to Guam. Army officials said Wednesday they expect to obtain data that will help it understand how effectively the Iron Dome Missile Defense...

Putin urges development of new hypersonic missiles, lasers

Nov. 03, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the country's arms manufacturers Wednesday to develop even more advanced hypersonic missiles and high-energy lasers to maintain the country's edge in military technologies. Speaking during a meeting with officials,...

Pentagon rattled by Chinese military push on multiple fronts

Nov. 01, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's growing military muscle and its drive to end American predominance in the Asia-Pacific is rattling the U.S. defense establishment. American officials see trouble quickly accumulating on multiple fronts — Beijing's expanding nuclear arsenal, its advances in space,...

Gen. Milley calls Chinese weapon test 'very concerning'

Oct. 27, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China recently conducted a “very concerning” test of a hypersonic weapon system as part of its aggressive advance in space and military technologies, the top U.S. military officer says. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was...

Congress plans fixes for US military's AWOL weapons problems

Oct. 26, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Congress is set to force America’s armed services to keep better track of their guns and explosives, imposing new rules in response to an Associated Press investigation that showed firearms stolen from U.S. bases have resurfaced in violent crimes. Under the proposals,...

Utah gun permit applications down after requirement dropped

Oct. 23, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Certified firearms instructor Aaron Turner has no one to teach. Earlier this year, his courses covering gun safety, shooting fundamentals, federal and state laws, and suicide prevention for would-be concealed carry permit holders were booked solid,...

China calls missile launch 'routine test' of new technology

Oct. 18, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused. The launch involved a spacecraft rather than a missile and was of “great significance for reducing the use-cost of spacecraft and could...

Navy nuclear engineer charged with trying to pass secrets

Oct. 10, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy nuclear engineer with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI...

Controversial father of Pakistan nuclear bomb dies at age 85

Oct. 10, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Abdul Qadeer Khan, a controversial figure known as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, died Sunday of COVID-19 following a lengthy illness, his family said. He was 85. Khan, who launched Pakistan on the path to becoming a nuclear weapons power in...

AP: Military units track guns using tech that could aid foes

Sep. 30, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

Determined to keep track of their guns, some U.S. military units have turned to a technology that could let enemies detect troops on the battlefield, The Associated Press has found. The rollout on Army and Air Force bases continues even though the Department of Defense...