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September 2, 2015 | Threat News

Brookes: Iran, North Korea a match made in nuke heaven

Boston Herald: Of the myriad of mind-blowing flaws contained in the Iran nuclear deal — a subject that has dominated the foreign policy debate across the country this summer — there’s one angle that hasn’t gotten enough attention. It’s the possibility that Iran could outsource its nuclear program. In other words, Tehran could play along… read more

September 1, 2015 | Threat News

Russia says Iran’s S-300 lawsuit impedes deliveries of missile defense systems

Trend News Agency: Moscow is waiting for Tehran to withdraw its lawsuit over the non-delivery of the S-300 missile defense systems before starting to work on supplying Iran with the equipment, a high-ranking Russian governmental source told journalists in Moscow Monday, Irna reported. In 2007, Russia and Iran signed an $800-million deal for the delivery… read more

August 31, 2015 | Threat News

Military parade to lift curtain on China’s ‘game-changing’ missiles, fighter fleet

CNN: (CNN)On Thursday, 12,000 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops, between 100 – 200 aircraft and about 500 pieces of military equipment will participate in a military parade in the Chinese capital commemorating the 70th anniversary of the surrender of regional rival Japan to end World War II. The parade is designed to send various messages… read more

August 28, 2015 | Threat News

What Japan’s Defense White Paper Says About North Korea

The Diplomat: The 2015 defense white paper, compiled by the Japanese Ministry of Defense titled “Defense of Japan 2015,” highlights Tokyo’s growing concern over the radicalization of North Korea’s military in the face of Kim Jong-un’s personnel politics, including  the dismissal of a number of senior military officers and the execution of Vice-Chairman Jang Song-thaek. “This in… read more

August 25, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Test Fires Topol Ballistic Missile

Space Daily: Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces on Saturday launched a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile to test its advanced components and technical characteristics, the forces’ press service said. The RS-12M Topol (NATO reporting name SS-25 Sickle) is a single-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile that has a maximum range of 10,000 kilometers (6,125 miles) and can carry a… read more

August 25, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Engages in Military Drills on Europe’s Doorstep

The Diplomat: Russia and its military partners across Asia have been busy practicing. While the Russian Navy is engaging in exercises with China in the Sea of Japan (which The Diplomat’s Franz-Stefan Gady covered here), its air force has been exercising with units from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the Collective Security Treaty… read more

August 24, 2015 | Threat News

Iran unveils new short range ballistic missile

Yahoo News: Tehran (AFP) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the country’s latest domestically produced surface to surface missile on Saturday, saying such weapons are necessary for defence in the Middle East. The Fateh (Winner) 313 ballistic missile has a 500-kilometre (300 miles) range and features more advanced sensors and technology, according to Sepah News,… read more

August 21, 2015 | Threat News

N. Korea shows signs of missile tests

Yonhap: SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) — North Korea is preparing for the test-firing of short and mid-range and ballistic missiles, a government source said Friday. “The North is showing signs of lifting off a Scud missile near Wonsan and a Rodong missile in the North Pyeongan Province,” the source said, citing detection results of its… read more

August 21, 2015 | Threat News

IRGC to launch “huge ballistic missile exercise”

Trend News Agency: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is preparing to launch a “huge missile exercise”. IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced Aug.21 that a huge ballistic missile exercise would be carried out in near future, Fars News Agency reported. According to the report, there have been rumors that the IRGC has stopped… read more

August 21, 2015 | Threat News

Coming to a War Near You: Hypersonic Weapons

National Interest: There is a great deal of talk about hypersonic weapons and their possible impact on the battlefield. Some consider them the ultimate weapon of war, others feel they are merely an evolutionary development along a predictable track. So just how dangerous could these weapons become in the future? Who is developing them? Would… read more

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