Russia to Deploy New Weapons to Counter US Missile Shield

Edit: A day after reporting the story, Associated Press scrubbed the article and headline, then added a whitewash story on the same original link. This post has been changed back to the original content and now leads to the Washington Post’s version of the same story.

 

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will counter NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Putin told defense officials that by developing defenses against ballistic missiles Washington aims to “neutralize” Russia’s strategic nuclear deterrent and gain a “decisive military superiority.”

He said that Moscow will respond by developing “strike systems capable of penetrating any missile defenses.” Continue reading

US Navy’s 6th Generation Fighter Jets Will Be Slow and Unstealthy

The U.S. Navy’s next generation air superiority fighter will not be “super-duper fast” or employ much in the way of stealth, a senior navy official announced on Wednesday.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the Navy’s top officer, divulged some details about the Navy’s so-called Next Generation Air Dominance F/A-XX fighter jet during a speech at an industry conference. Continue reading