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August 6, 2015 | Threat News

Sea Launch of Russian Bulava Missile From Nuclear Sub by Year End

Sputnik International: The sea launch of a Bulava ballistic missile will be made by Russia’s strategic nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh by the end of the year, a high ranking Navy source told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. The Borey-class submarine, the backbone of Russia’s marine nuclear forces, has been equipped with 16 Bulava ballistic missiles, which can carry up to 10 nuclear warheads with an… read more

August 3, 2015 | Threat News

Guarding Space: Russia Creates a New Branch of the Armed Forces–Aerospace

Sputnik International: Russia has added a new branch to its armed forces – the Aerospace Force. The newly created branch has merged the country’s air force, air defense, anti-missile and space forces under one command, according to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. “The creation of the Aerospace Forces by merging the air force and aerospace defense force is the optimal way… read more

August 3, 2015 | Threat News

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Get Improved Surveillance System

Defense World: Russian Aerospace Defence Forces will be getting an upgraded space surveillance system located in Tajikistan, known as Okno-M. The upgraded system performs the task of automatically gathering information on space objects and monitor objects in space, including those in geostationary orbit, at a distance of 120 to 40,000 km, the Russian Ministry of… read more

July 31, 2015 | Threat News

N. Korean ambassadors add to missile speculation

NK News North Korea’s ambassadors continue to fuel speculation regarding an upcoming missile launch, holding numerous press conferences discussing the DPRK’s preparations in recent days. According to an article from Radio Free Asia (RFA), North Korean Ambassador to the UN Seo Sae Pyung yesterday in Geneva reaffirmed the DPRK’s stance on future satellite launches. During… read more

July 29, 2015 | Threat News

Russia To Deploy S-400 Missile Defense System To Far East Region Of Kamchatka

International Business Times: Russia has deployed its advanced S-400 missile defense system to the region of Kamchatka in the Far East of Russia, said Pacific Fleet spokesman Roman Martov to pro-Russian news agency Tass on Tuesday. While the sparsely populated area is far from the increasingly hostile warzone of east Ukraine, it does host Russia’s… read more

July 29, 2015 | Threat News

US Institute: NKorea Launch Site Upgrade Complete

ABC News: Construction to upgrade North Korea’s main rocket launch site now appears complete amid expectations in rival South Korea that a launch could take place in October, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. South Korean officials are predicting the North will mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the ruling communist party with a “strategic… read more

July 29, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Successfully Test-Fires Iskander-M Tactical Missile Systems

International Business Times: Russia’s Central Military District has successfully test-fired Iskander-M operational-tactical missile systems, an official in the Russian armed forces announced Wednesday. The Kremlin has deployed several Iskander missiles to its territories over the past few months amid growing tensions with the West over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Iskander-M, a version of the… read more

July 27, 2015 | Threat News

Steps must be taken quickly to counter military buildup of China, N. Korea

The Japan News: China and North Korea have been steadily expanding their military power. This calls for constant vigilance and surveillance of their activities. Japan’s defense white paper for 2015 was recently released. It condemns “China’s attempts to change the status quo by force” as “coercive” and expresses concern that such moves “demonstrate China’s policy… read more

July 27, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Launches Cutting-Edge Spy Ship to Track U.S. Missile Defense

The Moscow Times: Russia inducted a new-generation spy ship into the Northern Fleet on Sunday during navy day celebrations. The new vessel will be tasked with monitoring U.S. anti-missile defenses on the high seas, a navy spokesman said. The ship is known as the Yury Ivanov, the lead boat of the Project 18280 intelligence ships… read more

July 27, 2015 | Threat News

N.K. rocket threats escalate

The Korea Herald: North Korea’s recent deployment of four multiple rocket launchers on a border island is raising questions whether South Korea is sufficiently prepared to handle threats from these rockets and other artillery targeting Seoul and its surrounding areas. In recent years, defense discourse here has centered on countering the North’s strategic weapons systems… read more

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