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October 16, 2018 | Threat News

Iran says its land-to-sea missiles can now travel 700 km

Reuters: LONDON – Iran has extended the range of its land-to-sea ballistic missiles to 700 km (435 miles), a senior Iranian military official said on Tuesday amid rising tensions with the United States over Tehran’s missile program. U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program in May and reimposed… read more

October 16, 2018 | Threat News

China Deploys Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine and Rescue Vessel in Indian Ocean

The Diplomat: China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has deployed a Type 039A Yuan-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) and a Type 926 submarine support ship to the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) earlier this month, sources within Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) told India Today on October 15. The PLAN last dispatched one of its submarines, also a Type… read more

October 16, 2018 | Threat News

The Fourth Project 22800 Small Missile Corvette will be Floated Out in October

Bulgarian Military: MOSCOW, the Russian Federation, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announced that the local Pella Shipyard, based in Saint Petersburg, will float out the fourth Project 22800 small missile corvette on 23 October, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The name of the new Karakurt-class corvette is Burya, by the order of… read more

October 16, 2018 | Threat News

Two Caspian flotilla missile corvettes return to Russia from Mediterranean Sea

TASS: ASTRAKHAN, October 16. /TASS/. Project 21631 Buyan-M class missile corvettes – the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Veliky Ustyug – returned to the Caspian flotilla’s base in Astrakhan, southern Russia, after performing their missions in the Mediterranean Sea, the Southern Military District’s press service said on Tuesday. “The vessels sailed from the Caspian Sea to… read more

October 12, 2018 | Threat News

Russian Aerospace Forces to get fifth-generation fighter jets on schedule

TASS: MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. The trials of Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets continue in normal regime, the aircraft will be delivered to the Russian Aerospace Forces on schedule, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko has said. “The delivery of multirole Su-57 fighter jets to aviation units of the Russian Aerospace Forces will be carried… read more

October 12, 2018 | Threat News

Russia Delays Maiden Flight of Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber

The Diplomat: The maiden flight of Russia’s upgraded Tupolev Tu-22M3M long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber has been postponed to the end of October or early November, according to a Russian defense industry source. “There is a delay in the first flight of Tu-22M3M, the aircraft is not ready for it yet. In the best-case scenario,… read more

October 12, 2018 | Threat News

China’s Navy Deploys New H-6J Anti-Ship Cruise Missile-Carrying Bombers

The Diplomat: China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) has acquired Xian-H-6J anti-ship cruise missile-carrying bombers, according to satellite imagery taken on September 7. An analysis of the satellite images shows that the first four H-6J bombers — assumed to be the naval variant of the upgraded H-6K — were on the ground at… read more

October 12, 2018 | Threat News

Russia conducts massive exercise of its naval nuclear forces

Navy Times: MOSCOW — The Russian military says it has conducted a massive test of the nation’s strategic nuclear forces involving multiple missile launches. The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday’s maneuvers featured launches of ballistic missiles by the navy’s nuclear submarines from the Barents Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. As part of the drills,… read more

October 11, 2018 | Threat News

China Says H-20 Stealth Bomber Makes ‘Great Progress’ Stirring Talk Of A First Flight Soon

The Drive: After years of reports and rumors, Chinese state media has officially declared that the country’s new stealth bomber, the Hong-20 or H-20, has made “great progress” and now another report has suggested this might imply that the aircraft will soon be ready for its first flight. The public reveal of the plane, whether… read more

October 11, 2018 | Threat News

Russia Using SSGN-Launched Granit Cruise Missiles to Test S-400 Air Defense

Navy Recognition: Russia started using P-700 Granit (NATO reporting name: SS-N-19 ‘Shipwreck’) supersonic antiship missiles launched from submarines to train S-400 air defense. The training was introduced after the Syrian experience was analyzed. It showed that in littoral area the air defense is highly likely to face unexpected missile launches from under the water. Drills… read more

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