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December 18, 2015 | Threat News

Ballistic Missiles Fired at Saudi Arabia From Yemen

Sputnik News: MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Al Arabiya, one missile was intercepted in Yemeni airspace, while the other landed in the desert east of the Saudi Arabian city of Najran. Since 2014, Yemen has been in a state of military conflict, between the government headed by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels, supported by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. In… read more

December 17, 2015 | Threat News

Iran Says It Will Not Accept Any Missile Restrictions

Defense News: TEHRAN — Iran will not accept any limitations on its missile program, Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Wednesday after UN experts accused Tehran of violating a Security Council resolution. The test-firing of the Emad missile on Oct. 10, three months after a historic nuclear deal, prompted a demand by Britain, France, Germany… read more

December 17, 2015 | Threat News

Access vs. anti-access: China, US posture in anti-ship missile face off

Asia Times: The People’s Liberation Army last month disclosed new details about its new intermediate-range anti-ship ballistic missile known as the DF-26. The missile can be armed with nuclear or conventional warheads and supplements the shorter range DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile that along with the DF-26 are elements of a military strategy of building arms… read more

December 17, 2015 | Threat News

Stray Russian Cruise Missile Hits Apartments; No Injuries Reported

Radio Free Europe: A Russian cruise missile went astray during a test launch, landing on an apartment building in northwestern Russia but inflicting no casualties, the Russian Defense Ministry said on December 15. The missile “deviated from its trajectory” and fell near the town of Nyonoksa, nearly 1,000 kilometers north of Moscow on the White Sea… read more

December 16, 2015 | Threat News | Uncategorized

U.S. Presses For UN Enforcement Action Over Iran Missile Test

The United States is pressing for enforcement action against Iran after a United Nations report on December 15 found Tehran violated UN sanctions against testing nuclear-capable missiles. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, who along with representatives from Britain, France, and Germany asked for the report on Iran’s October 10 missile test, said the… read more

December 16, 2015 | Threat News

Obama’s N. Korea Strategy Leaves Nuclear Issue for Successor

Voice of America: SEOUL— Even though U.S. President Barack Obama reached historic diplomatic breakthroughs with other longtime adversaries of the United States, it is unlikely he will realize any progress in limiting North Korea’s nuclear program during the remaining year of his presidency. The Obama administration’s persistent diplomatic outreach paved the way for normalizing relations… read more

December 16, 2015 | Threat News

Iran’s October missile test violated U.N. ban: expert panel

Reuters: Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution in October by test-firing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, a team of sanctions monitors said, leading to calls in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday for more sanctions on Tehran. The White House said it would not rule out additional steps against Iran over the… read more

December 15, 2015 | Threat News

152 Feared Dead in Yemen Ballistic Missile Strike

Defense News: DUBAI — One hundred and fifty-two coalition soldiers are feared dead after a short range ballistic missile strike hit a coalition base at the strategic Bab al-Mandab region in the south, a coalition source told Defense News. Among the dead in the attack, which took place Monday afternoon, was the commander of the Saudi Special… read more

December 14, 2015 | Threat News

Russian nuclear sub successfully test-fires strategic Sineva missile

RT: A Russian missile submarine has successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), dubbed the “Sineva” in the Barents Sea in the latest of a series of tests of the country’s nuclear weapons arsenal, the Defense Ministry said. “Today, the crew of Captain Dmitry Zelikov on the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Verkhoturye (NATO: Delta IV)… read more

December 14, 2015 | Threat News

Russia To Receive First Prototypes Of Next-Generation S-500 Missile Defense System

Defense World: Russia will soon receive first pre-production prototypes of next-generation S-500 air defense system. The new generation S-500 ‘Prometey’ also known as 55R6M Triumfator-M, is a surface-to-air defense missile system currently under development by Almaz-Antey, Sputnik reported Sunday. The missile is an advanced version of S-400 and is designed to intercept ballistic missiles at… read more

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