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April 20, 2018 | Threat News

China is boosting its undersea-warfare capabilities — and stealing US technology to do so, a US admiral says

Business Insider: China has made marked advancements in its undersea-warfare capabilities and is using stolen US technology to further that progress, US Navy Adm. Philip Davidson told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Davidson, who was before the committee as the nominee to lead US Pacific Command, told senators in written testimony that while… read more

April 20, 2018 | Threat News

Forget China’s Stealth Fighter: This Is the Plane America’s Military Should Fear

The National Interest: The United States Navy’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack fighters are one of a small number of military aircraft types dedicated to the task of jamming—and potentially destroying—hostile radars that could guide deadly surface-to-air missiles against friendly aircraft. This mission is known as Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD). Basically, if a modern… read more

April 20, 2018 | Threat News

Here Are All the Submarines of the Russian Navy in One Infographic

Popular Mechanics: A new infographic shows the underwater might of the Russian Navy and its fleet of 72 submarines, one more than the U.S. Navy at the time of this writing. Split between nuclear missile submarines, cruise missile submarines, attack submarines, and unique special mission and test submarines, the Russian Navy is no slouch. Once… read more

April 19, 2018 | Threat News

Russian Missiles Alarm Israel, Stoking Risk of Next Syria Crisis

Bloomberg News: Angered by last week’s U.S. attack on Syria, Russia warned that there would be consequences. Only one of them was spelled out: The Kremlin said it may supply its Syrian ally with state-of-the-art air defenses. If the prospect rings alarm bells among President Bashar al-Assad’s enemies, they’re likely to be loudest in Israel,… read more

April 19, 2018 | Threat News

Mysterious Iranian missile on display in Army Day parade

Defense News: WASHINGTON ― An unidentified air-launched cruise missile, rarely seen, was on display at Iran’s Army Day parade on Wednesday. Marked with initials of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, the missile features trapezoidal grid fins ― most commonly associated with U.S. missiles ― and a seeker in the tip. According to Ian… read more

April 18, 2018 | Threat News

STRATCOM head: Don’t doubt Russia’s drive to develop ‘invincible’ hypersonic missile

Defense News: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The head of U.S. Strategic Command would not say whether the United States has seen evidence of Russia’s “invincible” hypersonic missile, but the U.S. military has observed both Russia and China operating hypersonic missiles of varied capabilities, he confirmed Tuesday. “I won’t give you any specifics about the means we use… read more

April 17, 2018 | Threat News

Chinese Army Receives Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile – Reports

Sputnik News: China is actively pursuing the development of its strategic missile forces in line with Beijing’s stated goal of transforming the country’s military into a world-class fighting force by 2050. China’s missile forces has received a new generation of medium-range ballistic missiles capable of launching retaliatory strikes against a potential aggressors, Xinhua News Agency… read more

April 17, 2018 | Threat News

China activates new long-range missiles for striking ships: Report

Hindustan Times: China has activated new intermediate and long-range missiles capable of precision strikes on medium and large warships, official media reported. The domestically developed missiles–recently used by a missile brigade of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) rocket force–are capable of nuclear counterattacks and it marks a further development of Chinese artillery’s combat capabilities, state-run… read more

April 17, 2018 | Threat News

China Announces Commissioning of DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Brigade

The Diplomat: On Monday, PLA Daily announced that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Rocket Force (PLARF) had commissioned a new brigade of its Dong Feng 26 (DF-26) intermediate-range ballistic missile. Video footage carried in Chinese state media showed at least 22 integrated 12-axle DF-26 transporter-erector-launchers along with their crews. The DF-26 is thought to have a… read more

April 17, 2018 | Threat News

Russia mulls supplying S-300 missile defense system to Syria

The Times of Israel: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that Moscow would consider supplying its S-300 missile defense system to Syria. He told the BBC in an interview that the recent US-led airstrikes on Syrian military targets had led to Moscow to mull a reversal in its policy. “A few years ago at… read more

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