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November 3, 2015 | Threat News

Kim Jong Un Seeks ‘Modern And Precise’ Rockets, Think Tank Says North Korea Has Ballistic Missiles Capable Of Hitting US

International Business Times North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for the modernization of anti-aircraft rockets with better “precision” during a firing drill in a western division of the inter-Korean border, the country’s state media reported Tuesday, according to Yonhap News Agency. Kim’s instructions to his military comes a day after South Korean Defense Minister Han… read more

November 2, 2015 | Threat News

NATO Chief: Russia Tested Missile Last Month In Violation of INF Treaty

Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty: NATO’s top military commander says Russia tested a missile last month that appeared to violate a Cold War-era arms control treaty that is in increasing danger of unraveling. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove did not identify the missile or give further details, except to say it was the latest… read more

November 2, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Holds War Games Involving Numerous Missile Launches

ABC News: The Russian military has conducted a series of ballistic and cruise missile launches from sites across the country in the latest demonstration of the nation’s resurgent military might. The Defense Ministry said Friday the exercise has involved launches from sites on the ground, at sea and in the air in what appeared to… read more

November 2, 2015 | Threat News

Russia to Receive Reconnaissance Ship to Monitor US Missile Defense in 2016

Sputnik: The Russian Navy will receive the Ivan Khurs reconnaissance ship, able to monitor US missile defense systems, in December 2016, a spokesperson of Severnaya Verf shipyard said Friday. “The Ivan Khurs communications ship is planned to be launched in the second quarter of 2016… Shipbuilders intend to pass the communications ship to the Russian Navy in December 2016,” the spokesperson told RIA Novosti.… read more

November 2, 2015 | Threat News

Should the U.S. Military Fear China’s Underwater Atomic Arsenal?

The National Interest: By the end of this year, China’s nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs, or “boomers”) may take their first deterrent patrols.  How does this change the balance of power in the Pacific? In practical terms, the expansion of the Chinese submarine nuclear deterrent doesn’t have much effect on the United States. As was… read more

October 29, 2015 | Threat News

Missile Defense Essential for Countering Iranian Threat

The Daily Signal: Recently, Iran conducted a successful test of a new precision-guided, long-range ballistic missile—dubbed “Emad.” This test is an outright violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231, which states that “Iran is called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons,… read more

October 29, 2015 | Threat News

Russian Military in Kamchatka to Master Advanced Pantsir-S Defense Systems

Sputnik: According to spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District, the personnel of a surface-to-air missile regiment located in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East will undergo special training to master advanced Pantsir-S air defense systems. The personnel of a surface-to-air missile regiment located in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian… read more

October 28, 2015 | Threat News

Russia tests new intercontinental ballistic missile — Defense Ministry

TASS: A Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-27 Mod. 2) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was launched from Russia’s Plesetsk cosmodrome to test the reliability of a batch of missiles in the type, Russian Strategic Missile Force spokesman Col. Igor Yegorov told journalists on Wednesday. “A joint crew of the Strategic Missile Force and Aerospace Forces performed… read more

October 27, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Conducts Missile Drill In Barents Sea Near Norway As Aircraft Carrier Allegedly Prepares To Travel To Syria For ISIS Fight

International Business Times: Russia conducted firing drills in the Barents Sea near Norway Monday, testing a missile amid speculation that the country’s only aircraft carrier could be preparing to travel to Syria to fight the Islamic State group. The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry’s Northern Fleet told the Russian News Agency TASS that the… read more

October 27, 2015 | Threat News

Iranian Military Chief Threatens Israel With Long-Range Missile Attack, Destruction

The Algemeiner: The commander of Iran’s ground forces threatened Israel with a missile attack — and destruction in less than 25 years, Iran’s Arabic-language, state-run Al-Alam News Network reported on Monday. “If Israel makes any move, we will respond with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s long-range missiles,” said Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan. He added… read more

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