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January 20, 2015 | Threat News

Russia may send S-300 missile system to Iran: RIA

Reuters Russia may fulfill the delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems, long delayed after Western pressure, following a meeting between Iran and Russia’s defense ministers in Tehran, RIA state news said on Tuesday. “A step was taken in the direction of cooperation on the economyand arms technology, at least such defensive systems such as the… read more

January 15, 2015 | Threat News

Top Expert: North Korea Could Have 20 Nuclear Weapons By The Time Obama Leaves Office

Business Insider: Within the next two years North Korea could have enough fissile material to build a nuclear arsenal of about 20 weapons, according to Siegfried S. Hecker, a senior fellow an affiliated member at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Hecker, a former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory who has visited… read more

January 15, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea appears to be equipping sub to fire missiles, group says

CBS (AP): WASHINGTON (AP): Recent satellite imagery appears to show that a North Korean submarine is being equipped to fire missiles, posing a potential new threat to its neighbours, a US research institute has said. The finding published by 38 North, the website of the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International… read more

January 15, 2015 | Threat News

The North Korean Threat: Nuclear, Missiles and Cyber

U.S. State Department Testimony Sung Kim Special Representative for North Korea Policy  Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Washington, DC January 13, 2015 Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me today, along with my colleagues from Treasury and DHS, to testify about North Korea. I particularly appreciate… read more

January 14, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Could Revise Commitment to START Due to ‘Unfriendly’ US Actions

GENEVA, January 13 (Sputnik) — Russia could revise its commitment to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in response to ‘unfriendly’ US actions, the head of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. “We have not taken any concrete steps in this direction, but I am not ruling out the possibility that Washington could force us to do… read more

January 14, 2015 | Threat News

Imagery: North Korean Submarine Houses Missile Tubes

Defense Tech – Evidence has appeared in recent commercial imagery that a new North Korean submarine has up to two vertical launch missile submarines. The website run by the U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies called 38 North, posted the imagery with tags showing how the conning tower of a new… read more

January 14, 2015 | Threat News

Iran Building Missile Sites in Syria

The Washington Free Beacon – Iranian military leaders admitted this week to building and operating missile-manufacturing plants in Syria, where it was also revealed that Tehran is helping to build a secret nuclear facility. An Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander stated in a recent interview that the country’s Supreme Leader ordered forces to build and… read more

January 13, 2015 | Threat News

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces to Conduct Over 100 Drills in 2015

Sputnik MOSCOW, January 11 (Sputnik) — The Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) of Russia are planning to conduct over 100 drills at various levels in 2015, SMF spokesperson Col. Igor Yegorov said Sunday. “In 2015, SMF will conduct over 100 command and staff, tactical and specialized drills. The drills will be conducted in complex and tense conditions,” Yegorov told the press. The spokesperson added… read more

January 13, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Drastically shortens preparation time for missile launches — media

ITAR-TASS North Korea has drastically shortened the time needed to prepare for missile launches by improving liquid fuel quality for ballistic missiles, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo daily has reported. The report said citing a government source that this could virtually incapacitate South Korea’s current missile defense system, which “used to be thought possible to detect… read more

January 12, 2015 | Threat News

China’s Hypersonic Ambitions Prompt Thaad-ER Push

Aviation Week Lockheed Martin is hoping that the maturing threat of hypersonic re-entry vehicles from ambitious adversaries will spark interest in the company’s dormant plan to design a more powerful booster for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) air defense system. China last month confirmed it conducted what officials there say was the third test of… read more

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