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Get Ready, Russia and China: How 1 Missile Could Turn the F-35 Into a Navy-Killer

While the missile itself is very lethal, the other half of the NSM’s success in the European export market is its ability to be adapted to a wide variety of platforms. In Norwegian service, the NSM is mounted on Skjold-class corvettes, which are very small ships. In Polish service, the NSM is mounted on heavy trucks. Raytheon has also mounted the NSM on the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) in demonstrations for the U.S. military. A demonstration of this capability (referred to as a cross-domain fire) will occur during RIMPAC 2018.

Russia's New Submarine: Stealthy, Loaded with Cruise Missiles and Hypersonic Weapons?

The Husky-class submarine might seem redundant since the Yasen class is also in production. However, the addition of hypersonic weapons, increased automation and robotic integration, and reduced acoustic signature (especially if it really is two times) make the Husky class an incremental upgrade. Perhaps the true advantage of the ­Husky class is not in its technical specifications but rather its price—it’s slated to be a fair bit cheaper than the Yasen class.

How the Kremlin Exploits Counterterrorism

Just how effective is the Kremlin’s counterterrorism strategy? Russia’s leaders have long extolled the proactive measures taken by the country’s assorted security services to keep its citizens safe from extremist elements, and periodic skirmishes between police and Islamic radicals continue to take place throughout the Federation. But the actual impact of Russia’s anti-terror efforts remains largely unverified.

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