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February 16, 2017 | Threat News

New Chinese Missile Upgrade Likely Designed With Taiwan In Its Crosshairs

Forbes North Korea’s missile tests may still garner headlines, but China is also upgrading its own strategic weapons arsenal — most recently with a new variant of its short-range, mobile Dongfeng (DF-16) ballistic missile. Earlier this month, the state-run English-language newspaper “China Daily” reported on the most recent public displays of the People’s Republic of… read more

February 16, 2017 | Threat News

Russia’s New RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: A U.S. Missile Defense Killer?

National Interest Russian media recently claimed that the Federation’s new intercontinental ballistic missile will be able to penetrate even America’s most effective defense systems—but are they right? Russia claims the new RS-28 Sarmat heavy ICBM, being introduced as part of its nuclear modernization, can wipe out an area ‘the size of Texas or France’. They may be referring to… read more

February 14, 2017 | Threat News

UN Chief Calls on North Korea to Return to Full Nuclear Compliance

VOA News The U.N. Security Council is set to hold emergency talks Monday about North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the missile test a “further troubling violation” of U.N. resolutions. Guterres said in a statement that Pyongyang “must return to full compliance with its international obligations and to the path… read more

February 14, 2017 | Threat News

Pentagon reveals details on weekend launch of North Korean missile

Fox News The ballistic missile that North Korea claimed it successfully test-fired over the weekend “probably” traveled farther than any other missile of its type launched by the rogue nation, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters on Monday. The launch represented a “clear grave threat to our national security,” Capt. Jeff Davis said. The missile traveled roughly… read more

February 12, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea ‘conducts ballistic missile test’

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, South Korea’s military says, the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president. The missile was launched at 07:55 local time (22:55 GMT Saturday) and flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km, South Korean officials say. Pyongyang has conducted a number of… read more

February 10, 2017 | Threat News

Analysis: Satellite imagery confirms Iranian ballistic missile tests

IHS Jane’s 360: Satellite imagery obtained by Jane’s corroborates reports that Iran carried out ballistic missile tests on 29 January and in July 2016, but provides no evidence that versions of North Korea’s Hwasong-10 were launched. Airbus Defence and Space imagery shows a convoy of vehicles on a road moving west from the main complex… read more

February 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News | Threat News

“LOWER END” MISSILE THREATS: THE CASE OF YEMEN

ABSTRACT The role of missile warfare in the ongoing fighting in Yemen is easy to overlook in the context of the ISIL threat to peace, the presence of al-Qaeda and ISIL militants in Yemen, the humanitarian crisis in this Arabian Peninsula conflict, and “high end” missile threats. Detailed analysis of the role of missiles in… read more

February 9, 2017 | Threat News

Cables reveal Chinese connection to Iran’s ballistic missiles

Washington Times The Trump administration recently imposed sanctions on Iran for its missile test, and the sanctions reveal that Tehran’s missile program is backed by covert assistance from China. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, which enforces U.S. sanctions, said last week that a “Chinese-based network” was helping procure goods for Iran’s ballistic missile program. The sanctions… read more

February 9, 2017 | Threat News

Russia Deploys Air Defense Missiles for Massive Drills

Military.com MOSCOW — The Russian military has deployed its air defense missiles around Moscow as part of massive drills to practice response to an air attack. The Defense Ministry said S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems were involved in the drills Wednesday. Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told foreign military attaches that the maneuvers… read more

February 9, 2017 | Threat News

China’s nuclear missile policy put under strain by US plan

CNBC A decision by the United States to pursue a new breed of nuclear weapons could push China to reconsider its decades-long atomic policy, according to experts. The U.S. Defense Department recently recommended the government develop tactical nuclear weapons with “low yield” results that can be deployed within smaller battlefield areas. Tong Zhao, an associate… read more

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