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October 15, 2015 | Threat News

Yemen Houthis say fire missile in retaliation for Saudi ‘war crimes’

Yahoo News: Yemen’s Houthi forces fired a ballistic missile on Thursday in retaliation for attacks by a Saudi-led coalition, a source in the Iranian-allied group said, and a Houthi-linked television station said a Scud missile had been fired at a Saudi air base. Al-Masirah television reported that the Scud, a powerful Cold War-era weapon, had… read more

October 15, 2015 | Threat News

Iran reveals huge underground missile base with broadcast on state TV

The Guardian: Iranian state television broadcast unprecedented footage on Wednesday of an underground tunnel packed with missiles and launcher units, which officials said could be used if “enemies make a mistake”. The pictures were released just three days after Iran tested a new long-range missile that the US said may have breached a UN Security… read more

October 14, 2015 | Threat News

N.K. displays model of SLBM at flower exhibition

Yonhap News: North Korea has displayed a model of a submarine-launched ballistic missile at a flower exhibition to celebrate its key anniversary, Pyongyang’s state broadcast showed Tuesday. Unlike earlier expectations, the North did not showcase the SLBM, which it claimed it successfully fired off in May at its military parade Saturday to mark the 70th… read more

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

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