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December 11, 2018 | Threat News

Iran can expand range of its missiles, says revolutionary guard commander

Defense News: WASHINGTON — A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps said Monday that Tehran has can expand the range of its missiles beyond the current limit of 2,000 kilometers — the latest in a war of words with Washington. “We have the capability to build missiles with higher ranges,” IRGC Aerospace Force commander… read more

December 11, 2018 | Threat News

Iran confirms missile test in defiance of U.S.

Reuters: GENEVA (Reuters) – A senior Iranian military commander confirmed that Tehran recently carried out a ballistic missile test to the anger of the United States, the Fars news agency said on Tuesday. The Revolutionary Guards official’s comment came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s assertion earlier this month that Iran had test-fired a… read more

December 11, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Navy to get new blue-water warships in next 5 years

TASS: SEVASTOPOL, December 10. /TASS/. The Russian Navy has launched its rearmament with warships designated for their operation in long-distance maritime and oceanic zones and is set to get such large displacement vessels in the next five years, Navy Shipbuilding Chief Rear Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov said on Monday. “It [the naval shipbuilding program] is being… read more

December 10, 2018 | Threat News

IRGC Commanders Threaten U.S. With Missile, Drone, Cyber Capabilities

Memri: In a November 22, 2018 interview on Iran’s Channel 1, IRGC Aerospace and Missile Force commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh referred to the IRGC’s missile and drone capabilities, saying: “The U.S. bases near Iran are within range of our missiles and are [easy] prey for us. For example, some of these bases are [only] 300… read more

December 7, 2018 | Threat News

Russian cutting-edge frigate live-fires cruise missiles in Barents Sea drills

TASS: MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. Russia’s cutting-edge frigate Admiral Gorshkov has destroyed a target with a Kalibr cruise missile at a distance of 700 km in the Barents Sea drills, the Northern Fleet’s press office reported on Thursday. “The combat exercise was performed at one of the Northern Fleet’s combat training ranges in the Barents… read more

December 7, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet to Be Armed With Hypersonic Missiles

The Diplomat: The Sukhoi Su-57 fighter aircraft, Russia’s first indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter jet, will be armed with hypersonic air-to-surface missiles with “characteristics” similar to that of the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal (“Dagger”) air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM), according to a Russian military aircraft industry source. “In accordance with Russia’s State Armament Program for 2018-2027,… read more

December 7, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s latest cruise missile corvette arrives at Black Sea Fleet’s main naval base

TASS: SEVASTOPOL, December 7. /TASS/. The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s latest missile corvette Orekhovo-Zuyevo has completed state trials and arrived for the first time at Sevastopol where it will be based, the Fleet’s press office reported on Friday. “The Black Sea Fleet’s newest small missile ship Orekhovo-Zuyevo has successfully completed its passage from Novorossiysk and… read more

December 6, 2018 | Threat News

New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base

CNN: Washington (CNN)New satellite images obtained exclusively by CNN reveal North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in the mountainous interior of the country, offering yet another reminder that diplomatic talks with the US have done little to prevent Kim Jong Un from pursuing his promise to mass produce and deploy… read more

December 6, 2018 | Threat News

Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

BBC: Russia will develop missiles banned under a Cold War agreement if the US exits the pact, President Vladimir Putin has warned. His comments follow Nato’s accusation on Tuesday that Russia has already broken the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Signed in 1987 by the US and USSR, it banned both countries’ use of all short… read more

December 6, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Iskander-M units hold operational tests

TASS: MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. Units of the Iskander-M tactic ballistic missile system of the Eastern Military District have carried out a test missile launch in the Astrakhan Region. The target was hit at a distance of 80 km, head of the district’s press service Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said on Thursday. “The units of the… read more

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