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June 15, 2018 | Threat News

China holds missile drills in South China Sea amid heightened tension

Reuters: BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s navy carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack, state media said on Friday, as the country trades barbs with the United States over responsibility for heightened tension in the disputed waterway. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concern during a visit… read more

June 15, 2018 | Threat News

China’s DF-26 Missile: It Can Sink an Aircraft Carrier and Nuke an Army Base

The National Interest: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) commissioned theDF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) into service earlier this year in April. “The newly commissioned weaponry of the Rocket Force is Dongfeng-26 missile,” Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesman for China Ministry of National Defense, told reporters on April 26. “After the trial and… read more

June 14, 2018 | Threat News

It looks like North Korea is coming through with a ‘major’ denuclearization step for Trump

Business Insider: US president Donald Trump left experts baffled when he said North Korea had agreed to destroy a missile engine testing site after emerging from his summit with Kim Jong Un, but it now looks like North Korea is making good. “They secured the commitment to destroy the missile engine testing site. That was… read more

June 14, 2018 | Threat News

IDF Intel Chief: Iran Determined to Maintain Strike Capability From Syria

The Jerusalem Post: Despite Israeli efforts, Iran is continuing to try to improve its ability to launch rockets from Syria, IDF Intelligence Directorate head Maj.-Gen. Tamir Heyman said at a closed-door forum of the International Homeland Security Forum in Jerusalem on Wednesday. “The fact that they succeeded in launching rockets toward Israel, causing us to… read more

June 14, 2018 | Threat News

China’s New Missiles in the Spratlys May be a Turning Point

The Diplomat: In April, Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw the PLA Navy’s largest-ever display of warships, submarines, and aircraft in a massive naval review in the South China Sea. Last month, U.S. intelligence sources revealed that around the same time as that show of overt might, China quietly deployed advanced anti-ship cruise missiles and anti-air missiles to bases on… read more

June 13, 2018 | Threat News

China moves closer to commissioning DF-41 ICBM after latest test launch

Jane’s 360: China conducted the 10th test flight of its DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on 27 May, according to a 5 June report by The Washington Free Beacon website. Citing unnamed US defence officials the report states that the missile was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China’s northern Shanxi Province, impacting… read more

June 12, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s S-500 Air Defense System: An F-35, F-22 or B-1 Bomber Killer?

The National Interest: Russia’s fearsome new S-500 air and missile defense system has apparently entered production—and is setting new records for missile engagement range. The next generation weapon is designed to supplement Moscow’s already potent S-400 and replace the A-135 anti-ballistic missile system. Not only does the weapon have unprecedented capability to hit high altitude… read more

June 11, 2018 | Threat News

Chinese Hackers Steal Sensitive Data on U.S. Subs and Missiles from Military Contractor, Report Says

Fortune: Chinese government hackers have compromised an unnamed contractor for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a submarine research branch of the military, according to a new report. Six hundred fourteen gigabytes of data were stolen, including submarine communications data and information on a secretive project known as Sea Dragon. The attack has been attributed to… read more

June 11, 2018 | Threat News

Chinese missile launchers reappear on disputed South China Sea island

CNN: (CNN)A series of Chinese missile systems have reappeared on a disputed island in the South China Sea, days after satellite imagery appeared to show they had been removed. The initial discovery of their disappearance was made by ImageSat International (ISI) in early June, who provided images showing bare sand where previously there had been… read more

June 11, 2018 | Threat News

Chinese ‘Dark Sword’ is the First Sixth-Generation Warplane – Military Experts

Sputnik News: The recently-revealed Chinese ‘Dark Sword unmanned aircraft, already dubbed a “nightmare for the US,” might be the first military flyer to achieve the “sixth generation” milestone. The recently-unveiled Chinese unmanned combat air platform known as Dark Sword might be the first sixth-generation warcraft, according to Militarywatchmagazine.com. At this point, “4++”- and fifth-generation aircraft… read more

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