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June 23, 2015 | Threat News

Russia and Belarus to Conduct S-400 Air Defense Drills in East Siberia, 40 Jets and Helicopters to be Involved

International Business Times: Russia and Belarus will take part in joint exercises in east Siberia to test Moscow’s advanced S-400 missile defense system, according to a Russian officer speaking Monday. The exercise, which will see as many as 40 jets and helicopters used, is the latest in a series of military operations in which Russia partners… read more

June 22, 2015 | Threat News

Carter: NATO Must Stand Together Against Russia Aggression

New York Times: Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Germany and other NATO allies to stand together in the face of Russian aggression and other security threats in the region, but insisted no one is looking for another Cold War or new hot conflict with Moscow. Speaking not far from Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, Carter… read more

June 22, 2015 | Threat News

What a Yemeni Missile Teaches Us About the Iran Deal

Defense One: One may be forgiven for not noticing that Saudi Arabia on June 6 used Patriot missiles to intercept a Scud-class missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Besides adding the Saudis to the very short list of states that have intercepted a ballistic missile fired in anger, the episode holds several lessons about… read more

June 17, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea: The Other Anti-Access Threat?

The Diplomat: When we think about anti-access warfighting concepts, we typically think of China. Think again. The technologies that make an anti-access approach to coercion and combat possible have proliferated throughout Asia, including to North Korea. The strategists, policymakers, and contingency planners who make up the U.S.-South Korea alliance must begin thinking about North Korea… read more

June 17, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea’s New Anti-Ship Missile: Pyongyang’s Homegrown Naval Technology

International Business Times: The Rodong Sinmun newspaper called the new missiles “ultra-modern” and “highly intelligent” and said they will be soon be deployed for use by the military’s naval units. The new missile is reportedly capable of hitting a target up to 120 km away, or roughly 75 miles. South Korea’s defense ministry has been watching the… read more

June 17, 2015 | Threat News

As Putin talks more missiles and might, cost tells another story

New York Times: They call it “Russia’s military Disneyland,” and the underlying idea that Russia will soon field a high-tech, modernized army was indeed part fantasy. But the bristling array of armaments underlined how military competition had overtaken diplomacy in East-West relations. In a sprawling park 30 miles outside Moscow, PresidentVladimir V. Putin welcomed the… read more

June 16, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea’s Serious New Nuclear Missile Threat

Gatestone Institute: China continues to transfer, through its own territory, nuclear weapons technology involving both North Korea and Iran. In April, North Korea launched a ballistic missile from a submerged platform. The North Korean underwater launch test was closely related to the further development of a missile-firing submarine capable of hitting the U.S. — “a… read more

June 16, 2015 | Threat News

Putin says Russian military will receive new 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles this year

The Globe and Mail: Russia’s military this year alone will receive 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of piercing any missile defences, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blunt reminder of the nation’s nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. Putin made the statement at the opening of an arms show at… read more

June 16, 2015 | Threat News

These maps show how Iran’s ballistic missiles could be a wild card in the Middle East

Business Insider: Iran and a US-led group of countries may be close to finalizing a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program. But even after a deal is signed, Iran will still have access to potentially threatening high-end weapons in the form of its ever-developing ballistic missile arsenal. In a statement to the House Subcommittee on the… read more

June 15, 2015 | Threat News

Chinese Army conducts fourth test launch of WU-14 hypersonic missile

Army Technology: The Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted another test launch of its new hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) amid escalating tensions with the US over the disputed South China Sea. Dubbed WU-14, the weapon reportedly performed maneuvers that demonstrated its ability to penetrate missile defence systems. It is said to be the fourth… read more

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