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April 19, 2019 | Threat News

China set to showcase game-changing warship at navy parade

The Week: Media reports and satellite imagery have fuelled speculation that China will showcase the first ship of a new class of large surface warships at an international fleet review during the 70thanniversary celebrations of the creation of its navy in Qingdao on April 23. Construction of the first Type 055 class destroyer began in… read more

April 19, 2019 | Threat News

Will Russia Build Borei B-Class Ballistic Missile Subs?

The Diplomat: The director general of the St. Petersburg-based Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering, Igor Vilnit, told Russian state media that there are currently no plans to build the sixth and seven Project 955A Borei II-class (“North Wind”) or Dolgorukiy-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN). Instead Russian submarine construction will focus on more advanced projects… read more

April 18, 2019 | Threat News

North Korea Says It Test-Fired New Tactical Guided Weapon

Wall Street Journal – North Korea test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon at different targets, marking “an event of very weighty significance,” the country’s state media reported, as the Kim regime signals a firmer stance toward the U.S. following the breakdown of denuclearization talks. Leader Kim Jong Un supervised and guided the tactical… read more

April 17, 2019 | Threat News

North Korea nuclear site shows signs of activity

The Guardian – Week-old satellite images show movement at North Korea’s main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, a US thinktank has reported. Any new reprocessing activity would underscore the failure of a second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Hanoi in late February… read more

April 16, 2019 | Threat News

Russia’s Aerospace Force gets 2 upgraded Tu-95MS strategic bombers

TASS: ROSTOV-ON-DON, April 15. /TASS/. The Taganrog-based Beriev Aircraft Company has delivered two upgraded Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic missile-carrying bombers to Russia’s Aerospace Force, the Company’s press office said on Monday. “The Beriev Company has handed over modernized Tu-95MS aircraft to Russia’s Aerospace Force. This month, the Beriev has delivered two Tu-95MS planes to the crews… read more

April 15, 2019 | Threat News

North Korea Makes Headway on Ballistic Missile Sub

Chosunilbo – North Korea is still building a submarine at a shipyard in Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, the website 38 North at Johns Hopkins University said Friday based on commercial satellite imagery taken between March 23 and April 11. The North has been building the sub thought to be capable of launching ballistic missiles there… read more

April 12, 2019 | Threat News

Russia launches production of S-350 Vityaz air defense systems

Defence Blog: Russia has launched production of a modern S-350 air defense systems, known as the Vityaz, the national media announced on 12 April. The next-generation air defense systems are now being mass produced, the TASS state news agency reported with reference to the statement made by Deputy defense minister Alexey Krivoruchko. Krivoruchko also stressed… read more

April 12, 2019 | Threat News

Russia begins production of 11th brigade set of tactical missile system Iskander

TASS: MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. The Machine-Building Design Bureau in Kolomna has begun serial production of the 11th brigade set of the tactical missile system Iskander-M, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said on Friday. “The Kolomna Machine-Building Design Bureau in cooperation with subcontractors has begun the serial production of the 11th brigade set of the… read more

April 12, 2019 | Threat News

Putin: Russia’s ICBM Sarmat in final testing phase

TASS: MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. The heavy intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat is in the final testing phase. The hypersonic system Kinzhal and laser system Peresvet have entered combat duty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday at a meeting with senior officers and prosecutors on the occasion of their promotion. Putin recalled the “large-scale systematic… read more

April 10, 2019 | Threat News

Russia announces missile drill outside air base in Northern Norway

The Barents Observer -While Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Tuesday had her first visit to Russia in five years, meeting President Vladimir Putin at the Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg, the Russian Northern Fleet’s two largest missile cruisers could be preparing for a missile drill outside Northern Norway. “We register that they have established… read more

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