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May 18, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea keeps secret base for ICBMs, report says

United Press International: North Korea could be maintaining a base for its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a north-central region of the country. Satellite images from military journal Jane’s Defense Weekly showed Pyongyang has an advanced base where the country’s KN-08 long-range rockets are kept, South Korean news network Channel A reported Tuesday. The area known as… read more

May 18, 2016 | Threat News

Russia’s Tactical Missile Systems in Syria

The Jamestown Foundation: Russia’s announced partial military drawdown of its force deployment in Syria has effectively given way to conceding that its military footprint in the country will endure for some time. With the withdrawal of some Aerospace Forces (Vozdushno Kosmicheskikh Sil—VKS) assets and insertion of limited replacements, it seems that unless there is an… read more

May 17, 2016 | Threat News

Russia to revive missile trains as U.S. launches European defense system

Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russia is reviving the production of military trains with missiles, or, as the military call them, combat rail-based missile systems. The new Barguzin rail-based missile system will be employed by the Russian armed forces no earlier than 2020 and will be equipped with six missiles, Colonel General Sergei Karakayev, the commander… read more

May 17, 2016 | Threat News

Precision strike role seen for superfast hypersonic glider

ECNS: China’s hypersonic glider will probably be used to infiltrate enemies’ missile defenses and conduct precision strikes against inland targets, according to a defense industry magazine. The glider is widely known by foreign observers as the Wu-14 or DF-ZF. In the latest issue of Modern Ships, a cover story discusses the design, technological level, operational… read more

May 17, 2016 | Threat News

Russia to counter NATO expansion with new radar station in Crimea – source

Russia Today: Russia will restore a missile attack warning station near Crimea’s Sevastopol to counter increasing NATO activity in the Black Sea, Izvestia daily reported, quoting a source in the Russian defense industry. The source told reporters that the installation will be based on the Soviet-era Dnepr station (NATO code name Hen House), but that… read more

May 16, 2016 | Threat News

N.Korea Deploys Missiles Along Chinese Border

The Chosunilbo: North Korea is in the process of deploying mobile ballistic missiles with a maximum range of 12,000 km at three or four frontline bases along its border with China, it emerged Thursday. U.S. intelligence officials have said a couple of times since last year that the North has taken steps toward the deployment… read more

May 16, 2016 | Threat News

Putin says Russia will ‘neutralise threats’ after US opens missile base

BBC: President Vladimir Putin has escalated Russian criticism of a new US missile defence station in Romania, saying his country will “neutralise emerging threats”. He argued it was aimed at weakening Russia’s nuclear power and vowed to increase Russian defence spending. US President Barack Obama voiced concern about Russia’s “growing aggressive military presence”. Nato says… read more

May 16, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Update: US Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Relist Pyongyang As State Sponsor Of Terrorism

International Business Times: Lawmakers in the United States have introduced a bill proposing that North Korea be relisted as a state sponsor of terrorism, Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday. The bill, submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives, detailed over 20 cases linking the reclusive state with possible terrorist acts. The findings also include the… read more

May 13, 2016 | Threat News

Russia calls latest BMD system a security threat

MOSCOW, May 12 (UPI) — Russian officials sounded off against a newly activated U.S. missile defense site in Romania, calling it a threat to Russia and European stability in general. As the Aegis Ashore missile defense site was formally activated during a ceremony featuring U.S., NATO and Romanian officials at a Cold War-era base, Admiral Vladimir… read more

May 13, 2016 | Threat News

China Puts Guam Within Missile Range

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Guam is within China’s military strike reach with new missiles and bomber aircraft capabilities that demonstrate China’s continued efforts to neutralize America’s ability to come to the aid of its allies and friends in the region, according to a May 10 report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). The… read more

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