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May 26, 2017 | Threat News

Iran says it has built third underground ballistic missile factory

Reuters: Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard as saying. The development is likely to fuel tensions with the United States in a week when President Donald Trump, on his first… read more

May 24, 2017 | Threat News

State trials of new missiles for S-350 Vityaz air defense systems to be over soon

TASS: MOSCOW, May 23. /TASS/. State trials of three new types of active radar homing missiles for Russia’s new S-350E Vityaz short-to-mid range air defense missile system will be completed in the near future, the manufacturer said. “We are to complete state trials of three new surface-to-air missiles with active radar homing to be mounted… read more

May 24, 2017 | Threat News

Top US Intel Official: North Korea on Trajectory to Nuclear-armed Missile

VOA: A top American intelligence official has warned that North Korea is on the path of developing the capability of carrying out a nuclear strike against the United States. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart told lawmakers Tuesday on Capitol Hill that although “shortfalls remain,” North Korea continues to learn from the missile… read more

May 22, 2017 | Threat News

UN Security Council to Meet on North Korea’s Latest Missile Test

VOA news: The United Nations Security Council plans to have an emergency meeting Tuesday in response to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test. Uruguay’s mission to the U.N. said the meeting was requested by the United States, South Korea and Japan. North Korea said Monday it is now ready to mass produce intermediate-range ballistic missiles… read more

May 22, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea says missile meets all specifications, ready for mass-production

Reuters: North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, indicating advances in its ambitions to be able to hit the United States. The North fired the missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in… read more

May 22, 2017 | Threat News

US official: North Korea launches medium-range ballistic missile

ABC News: North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile Sunday afternoon, a senior Trump administration official has confirmed. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectile was fired from an area about 50 miles northeast of Pyongyang. “We are aware that North Korea launched an MRBM [medium-range ballistic missile],” the U.S. official said in… read more

May 19, 2017 | Threat News

Yemen’s Houthis say fired ballistic missile toward Saudi capital

Business Insider: Yemen’s armed Houthi movement said on Friday it had fired a ballistic missile toward the Saudi capital Riyadh, just ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, but the claim could not immediately be confirmed. The Iran-allied Houthis launched a Burkan-1 missile, a statement by their official news agency said. It… read more

May 19, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea showed off a lot of missiles. What might be its targets?

The Washington Post: Experts assumed Kim Jong Un had the capability to launch nuclear weapons even before last weekend’s test flight of a new missile that, on a normal, flatter trajectory, would have been capable of reaching Guam. But they don’t think he wants to fire them randomly. This notion that the program is unsophisticated… read more

May 19, 2017 | Threat News

That North Korean Missile Really Worked, Say U.S. Officials

NBC News: Two U.S. defense officials confirm that North Korea’s launch of a KN-17 missile last Sunday was successful and that the missile’s re-entry vehicle did successfully re-enter the atmosphere. The re-entry was controlled and the vehicle did not burn up, the officials said. It landed in the sea near Russia. The KN-17 is a liquid fuel single-stage… read more

May 19, 2017 | Threat News

Russia Military Asks Weapons Makers to Extend Range and Precision of Nuclear-Capable Iskander Missiles

Newsweek: Russia’s armed forces have started talks with the country’s missile manufacturer to upgrade the range and precision of its nuclear capable Iskander-M missiles, according to reports. State news agency RIA Novosti reported a statement from the Ministry of Defense, explaining that it sought more accurate versions with a longer range:“A meeting between the chief… read more

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