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August 15, 2018 | Threat News

Russia To Roll-Out First Prototype Of Modernized Tu-22M3M Bomber Thursday

Defense World: Russia is set to roll-out the first prototype of modernized long-range missile carrier-bomber Tu-22M3M on August 16. The first prototype of a deeply modernized long-range missile carrier-bomber Tu-22M3M was created, Interfax was told in the press service of the Tupolev company. “On August 16, a deep-upgraded long-range multimode missile carrier-bomber Tu-22M3M will be… read more

August 14, 2018 | Threat News

China ‘prepares for battles’ against US, Japanese missiles in tense East China Sea

Business Insider: Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy ships drilled in the East China Sea over the weekend, practicing honing its skills and countering missile threats from rivals like Japan, the US, and other potential combatants. More than 10 naval vessels from three different command theaters participated in an air-defense and anti-missile live-fire exercise on Saturday,… read more

August 14, 2018 | Threat News

The Iskander Ballistic Missile May Be Russia’s Newest Ship-Killer

The National Interest: First, China developed long-range “carrier-killer” ballistic missiles. Now, Russia’s Iskander ballistic missile system may have the same mission. In late July and early August, Russia conducted two simulated “electronic launches” of the 9K720 Iskander-M (NATO code name, SS-26 Stone) against ships in the Black Sea, according to Russian media. “An ‘electronic’ launch likely… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

North Korean ICBM Efforts Hampered by Test Ban

The Wall Street Journal North Korea’s moratorium on missile test flights has precluded it from trying out the technology it would need to strike the U.S. with a nuclear-tipped ICBM, a top U.S. military officer said Friday. While North Korea has demonstrated that it has nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, it hasn’t shown that it has mastered… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia towards Jazan

Arab News: JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia said its air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemen by Houthi militia toward the southern province of Jazan, reported the Saudi Press Agency. Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the missile was spotted at 7:05 p.m. coming from within the Yemeni territory of Amran governorate headed toward the… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

Iran Unveils New Short-Range Fateh Ballistic Missile

Jerusalem Post: Iran has unveiled a new generation of short-range Fateh missiles just days after the Islamic Republic fired a Fateh 110 ballistic missile, the first launch of a ballistic missile in over a year. The new generation of Fateh missiles was unveiled by Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Amir Hatami who said that the new agile… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

Iran test-fires ballistic missile for first time in 2018, officials say

Fox News: EXCLUSIVE –  For the first time in more than a year, Iran test-fired a ballistic missile in a brazen display of defiance months after President Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark nuclear deal and days before his administration slapped new sanctions on the Islamic Republic, three U.S. officials with knowledge… read more

August 10, 2018 | Threat News

Think Space Force is a joke? Here are four major space threats to take seriously

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced the Trump administration is laying the groundwork a new Space Force and eventually a separate military branch, dedicated to space. While the merits of a new organization are debatable, U.S. national security space systems are vulnerable to a wide array of threats, ranging from cyberattacks… read more

August 7, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber to Be Rolled Out on August 16

The Diplomat: The first prototype of Russia’s upgraded Tupolev Tu-22M3M long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber will be rolled out on August 16 with ground testing to begin shortly thereafter, according to Russian aerospace and defense company Tupolev. Furthermore, the head of Tupolev, Alexander Konyukhov, recently told Interfax news agency that the maiden flight of… read more

August 6, 2018 | Threat News

WATCH China Test-Launch Sky Star-2 Hypersonic Waverider Vehicle

Sputnik News: A video of Sky Star-2’s testing, conducted Friday by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics in China’s northwest, has emerged online, with the hypersonic vehicle said to have successfully separated from its launch vehicle and engaged in high-altitude maneuvering during its ten minute flight. Waveriders are a hypersonic aircraft design using the shock… read more

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