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January 18, 2016 | Threat News

Entities behind Iranian ballistic missile tests to be delisted by the JCPOA

The Hill: On July 14, 2015 the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was announced between the P5 + 1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The document outlined the terms of the deal, which included some incremental dismantling of Iran’s nuclear program, and in return provided billions in released frozen funding to Iran and… read more

January 18, 2016 | Threat News

Houthis reportedly fire Russian ballistic missile at Saudi forces

Albawaba News: Houthi rebels, backed by fighters from the allied popular committees, have reportedly carried out a missile attack against a hideout of Saudi foreign mercenaries in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib. A military source, requesting anonymity, said Houthi forces launched an OTR-21 Tochka tactical ballistic missile at the al-Bairaq base late on Sunday, killing an unspecified number of Saudi and… read more

January 14, 2016 | Threat News

U.S. experts call for N.K.’s designation as terror sponsor, THAAD deployment

Yonhap News Agency: WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (Yonhap) — The United States should relist North Korea as a terrorism sponsor and take other tough measures to punish the regime for its fourth nuclear test while upgrading missile defenses, including the deployment of a THAAD battery to South Korea, a U.S. expert said Wednesday. Victor Cha, Korea… read more

January 13, 2016 | Threat News

Russia to activate three new ballistic missile warning radars by end of 2016

IHS Jane’s 360: Russia is to activate three more of its ‘Voronezh’-series long-range early warning radar systems in 2016, as it looks to fully recapitalise its ground-based ballistic missile defence network by the end of the decade, state media announced on 12 January. Along with a further two radar stations that are currently under construction… read more

January 13, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea faked footage of its ballistic missile test

Business Insider: SEOUL (Reuters) – Footage released last week by North Koreapurporting to show the firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile(SLBM) appears to be fake, according to studies by U.S. experts. In defiance of a U.N. ban,North Korea has said it has ballistic missiletechnology which would allow it to launch a nuclear warhead from a… read more

January 13, 2016 | Threat News

Putin keeps close eye on US missile defense efforts

Stars and Stripes: Russian President Vladimir Putin demonstrated a detailed understanding of U.S. missile defense plans during a recent interview, avoiding generalities for specifics when discussing a deployment Moscow sees as a direct strategic threat. “Naval forces that should operate as part of missile defense are deployed in Spain,” Putin said in an interview with… read more

January 12, 2016 | Threat News

China’s new Rocket Force may include nuke submarines, bombers

Economic Times: China’s newly-formed Rocket Force, a revamped unit of its strategic missile force, may include nuclear submarines and bombers, making it the first independent unit in the world with integrated land, sea and air nuclear forces, the Chinese military said. After incorporating the navy’s strategic nuclear submarine and the air force’s strategic bomber, the… read more

January 12, 2016 | Threat News

Air Force General Says Russia Missile Defense ‘Very Serious’

The New York Times: The commander of United States Air Force operations in Europe and Africa expressed “very serious” concern Monday over what he described as big buildups of complex Russian missile defenses that increasingly threatenNATO military access to air space in parts of Europe, including one-third of the skies in Poland. He also said… read more

January 12, 2016 | Threat News

Russian army to form new divisions, nuclear missile regiments

SBS: Russia will create three new military divisions on its Western flank in 2016 and bring five new strategic nuclear missile regiments into service, Sergei Shoigu, the country’s defence minister, was quoted as saying by news agencies on Tuesday. Shoigu’s announcement was consistent with a multi-billion dollar overhaul of Russia’s military, which is currently carrying out air strikes in Syria after… read more

January 11, 2016 | Threat News

How Far Along Are North Korea’s Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles?

The Diplomat: After grabbing headlines the world over on January 6 for its (dubious) claim of having successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, North Korea released what it claimed was video of successful submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test on Friday. The test was supposedly carried out in late-December 2015. (You can view the full video here.) Immediately after… read more

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