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October 14, 2015 | Threat News

S. Korea cautious over modified N.K. ballistic missile

Yonhap News: South Korea’s military said Sunday it is too early to judge whether North Korea’s modified intercontinental ballistic missiles could carry a nuclear warhead. On Saturday, North Korea displayed KN-08 ICBMs with round warheads in a massive military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party. Previous displays of the missiles… read more

October 14, 2015 | Threat News

Russia’s small ships pack plenty of cruise missile heat

Fox News: The small naval ships used in Russia’s cruise missile attack on Islamic State positions in Syria last week have generated plenty of buzz among defense experts. “It’s unique that they are putting [these missiles] on small ships,” Eric Wertheim, author of the Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, told… read more

October 14, 2015 | Threat News

Fearing escalation, Israel deploys Iron Dome in Beersheba

Israel Times: Israel has deployed Iron Dome missile defense batteries in the southern cities of Beersheba and Ofakim, it was announced Saturday, amidst concerns of increased rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip. According to Ynet, the two batteries join those deployed in Sderot and Netivot in recent weeks as tensions with Palestinians have increased. A… read more

October 14, 2015 | Threat News

Iran test-fires new generation long-range ballistic missiles, state media report

CNN: Iran has successfully test-fired a new precision-guided, long-range missile, state-run media reported on Sunday. The Emad (Pillar) surface-to-surface missile, designed and built by Iranian experts, is the country’s first long-range missile that can be precision-guided until it reaches its target, said Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan, Iran’s defense minister. “To follow our defense programs, we… read more

October 9, 2015 | Threat News

With Naval Strikes into Syria, Russia Is Now Messaging with Missiles

Council on Foreign Relations: The Russian Navy’s initial firing of twenty-six cruise missiles from ships in the Caspian Sea into Syria yesterday generated little effect on the Syrian battlefield—but that may not be the primary objective. Russian President Vladimir Putin capitalized on this opportunity to showcase this new sea-based, long range precision strike capability as a… read more

October 8, 2015 | Threat News

U.S. officials say Russian missiles heading for Syria landed in Iran

CNN: A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday. Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran. One official said there may be casualties, but… read more

October 8, 2015 | Threat News

Russia fires missiles from warships into Syria

Chicago Tribune: Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week. The missiles flew nearly 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) over Iran and Iraq and struck… read more

October 8, 2015 | Threat News

U.S. says ready to defend against North Korean nuclear threat

Reuters: The U.S. government believes North Korea has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon against the U.S. homeland and stands ready to defend against any such attacks, a high-level U.S. military official said on Wednesday. Admiral Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said he agreed with… read more

October 6, 2015 | Threat News

Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Tongchang-ri) 3D Panorama: Launch Control Center (Exterior)

38 North: 38 North announces the release of a new 3D panorama of facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (also referred to as Tongchang-ri). Based on satellite imagery of the site and photos of the facility, this panorama presents a reconstruction of the Sohae Launch Control Center exterior. The next release will model the interior of the Launch… read more

October 6, 2015 | Threat News

China Launches Powerful Long March 6 Rocket Capable Of Carrying 20 Warheads

International Business Times: China has launched its first Long March 6 rocket into orbit with 20 small satellites, making it the third country to use a mulit-payload technology, South China Morning Post reported Monday. The successful launch was expected to put China in a better bargaining position with the United States as China prepares to test… read more

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