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June 26, 2017 | Threat News

With North Korea Threatening, the U.S. Advances on Missile Defense

National Review: North Korea’s murder of Otto Warmbier is yet another reminder that the United States needs a new approach to deal with the Pyongyang problem. Unfortunately, sanctions, threats, and diplomacy have failed to steer North Korea away from making America its primary nuclear target. In his testimony to the House Armed Services Committee last… read more

June 26, 2017 | Threat News

Missile Threats Are Surging Worldwide, U.S. Defense Study Finds

Bloomberg: Technology for ballistic and cruise missiles is advancing in countries from North Korea and Iran to Russia and China, increasing potential threats to the U.S. even if they don’t carry nuclear warheads, according to a new Pentagon report. “Many countries view ballistic and cruise missile systems as cost-effective weapons and symbols of national power,”… read more

June 23, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Conducts ICBM Rocket Test, But Could Take Time To Have Missile Ready

International Business Times: In what appeared to be part of the program developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), North Korea carried out another test of a rocket engine, according to a U.S. official. On condition of anonymity, the official said Thursday the U.S. believed the drill could be the smallest stage of an ICBM rocket… read more

June 19, 2017 | Threat News

Russian Missile Defense to Track US-Led Coalition Aircraft in Syria – MoD

Sputnik News: From June 19, Russia is halting all interactions with the US within the framework on the memorandum of incident prevention in Syrian skies, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday following the US-led coalition’s downing of a Syrian army’s jet near Raqqa. Russian missile defense will intercept any aircraft in the area of… read more

June 19, 2017 | Threat News

Nothing can prevent Iran from pursuing defense right: Qassemi

Press TV: The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has defended the country’s “completely legitimate” missile defense program, emphasizing that nothing can prevent the Islamic Republic from exercising its right to defense. “Missile defense programs of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely legitimate and are not even at odds with [the United Nations Security Council] Resolution… read more

June 19, 2017 | Threat News

Russia tests missile interceptor in Kazakhstan

TASS Russian News Agency: MOSCOW, June 16. /TASS/. Russian military personnel on Friday carried out a successful launch of a missile interceptor from the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan, the Defense Ministry said. “On Friday, June 16, a joint crew of Russia’s air and missile defense force and representatives of the manufacturer successfully tested a… read more

June 19, 2017 | Threat News

Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

The Washington Post: TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s ballistic missile strike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria served both as revenge for attacks on Tehran earlier this month and a warning that Iran could strike Saudi Arabia and U.S. interests in the Mideast, an Iranian general said Monday. The launch, which hit Syria’s eastern city… read more

June 14, 2017 | Threat News

Putin deploys missile defense system in Siberia that has ‘no match among Western militaries’ amid rising concerns of war breaking out in North Korea

The Daily Mail: Russian President Vladimir Putin is deploying his new state-of-the-art Buk-M3 missile defense system in eastern Siberia in response to concerns over war breaking out in North Korea. The move follows a warning by US defense secretary Jim Mattis this week that Kim Jong Un’s regime is the world’s ‘most urgent and dangerous… read more

June 13, 2017 | Threat News

This new ramjet engine could triple the range of Chinese missiles

Popular Science: China’s developing a hypersonic weapon that has triple the range of existing Chinese air-to-air missiles. The premise: a ramjet engine that can turn already deadly missiles into weapons that have greater range, maneuverability, and speed. In a May 31 report, the Science and Technology Daily announced that the 4th Research Institute of the… read more

June 13, 2017 | Threat News

Suspected North Korean drone photographed US missile defense system

The New York Post: SEOUL, South Korea — A suspected North Korean drone photographed a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea before it crashed near the border where it was found last week, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The finding came four days after North Korea tested new anti-ship missiles in a continuation of… read more

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