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December 10, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Could Block Access to Baltic Sea, US General Says

Defense One Russia has moved ballistic missiles to and conducted nuclear strike drills from its Kaliningrad exclave, prompting Pentagon fears that Moscow could block access to the Baltic Sea. There is a “significant amount of capability” in Kaliningrad, including anti-ship weapons, air defenses, and electronic warfare equipment, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army… read more

December 10, 2015 | Threat News

French Technology Helping Russian Hypersonic Missile

The Washington Free Beacon Russia is using French missile technology to develop a new, ultra-high speed nuclear attack missile, the House Armed Services Committee disclosed this week. At a hearing Tuesday on U.S. and foreign long-range, rapid attack capabilities, known in the Pentagon as prompt global strike, the chairman of the strategic forces subcommittee, Rep.… read more

December 10, 2015 | Threat News

S-400 Missile Defense Systems Activated in Northwestern Russia

Sputnik MOSCOW – Russia’s S-400 Triumf missile defense systems have been activated in the country’s northwest to protect air borders, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Western Defense District’s press service said Thursday. “In bringing the military activation of the S-400 systems online, there is a need to check their integration into the existing system of aerospace defense in the Western Military District in the… read more

December 9, 2015 | Threat News

Russia to Test Short-Range Sosna Missile Defense System Starting 2016

Sputnik State trials of the new Russian short-range Sosna missile defense system will begin in early 2016 so that the Russian Defense Ministry can deliver the complex by the middle of the year, a deputy head of the system’s designers said Wedesday. KUWAIT (Sputnik) – According to Ignatov, the system was developed in line with… read more

December 9, 2015 | Threat News

France says ‘very attentive’ to Iran U.N. ballistic missile curbs

Reuters France will pay close attention to ensure Iran respects a U.N. Security Council resolution banning it from ballistic missile tests, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday after U.S. officials said Tehran had conducted a new launch in November. Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile on Nov. 21 in a breach of two U.N.… read more

December 9, 2015 | Threat News

Russia says it hit Islamic State with submarine-launched missile for first time

Reuters Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia had for the first time struck Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles fired from a submarine in the Mediterranean. “The targets were two large terrorist positions in the territory of Raqqa,” Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin in a televised meeting, adding that the… read more

December 8, 2015 | Threat News

Russia deploys S-400 missile defense systems in Arctic

RT Two cutting-edge S-400 missile systems have been deployed to Russia’s Arctic region north of the polar circle over the past year, a military source has revealed. The news comes as Russia reasserts its military presence in the Arctic. The surface-to-air missile systems have been deployed to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago and to the Yakutian… read more

December 8, 2015 | Threat News

US Experts Warn of North Korea’s SLBM Development

Voice of America WASHINGTON— U.S. experts warn that North Korea’s pursuit of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) could pose serious security threats to the United States and its allies despite speculation that Pyongyang’s latest attempt to launch such a missile might have failed. In May, North Korea conducted its first SLBM test and it appeared… read more

December 8, 2015 | Threat News

Iran Test-Fires Another Mid-Range Ballistic Missile, Possibly Breaching UN Sanctions: Reports

International Business Times Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile in November, possibly breaching United Nations sanctions, according to media reports. Fox News, which reported the alleged development Monday, said that the test was conducted Nov. 21 near Chabahar, a port city near Iran’s border with Pakistan. According to unnamed U.S. officials cited by Fox News… read more

December 7, 2015 | Threat News

Deliveries of S-300 Missiles to Iran Under Way – Putin’s Aide

The Moscow Times Russia has begun deliveries of its advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran, presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin was quoted by the state-run TASS news agency as saying Thursday. “The contract is in action … it has begun,” said Kozhin, who advises President Vladimir Putin on military-industrial trade with foreign nations. The head… read more

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