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July 29, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Successfully Test-Fires Iskander-M Tactical Missile Systems

International Business Times: Russia’s Central Military District has successfully test-fired Iskander-M operational-tactical missile systems, an official in the Russian armed forces announced Wednesday. The Kremlin has deployed several Iskander missiles to its territories over the past few months amid growing tensions with the West over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Iskander-M, a version of the… read more

July 27, 2015 | Threat News

Steps must be taken quickly to counter military buildup of China, N. Korea

The Japan News: China and North Korea have been steadily expanding their military power. This calls for constant vigilance and surveillance of their activities. Japan’s defense white paper for 2015 was recently released. It condemns “China’s attempts to change the status quo by force” as “coercive” and expresses concern that such moves “demonstrate China’s policy… read more

July 27, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Launches Cutting-Edge Spy Ship to Track U.S. Missile Defense

The Moscow Times: Russia inducted a new-generation spy ship into the Northern Fleet on Sunday during navy day celebrations. The new vessel will be tasked with monitoring U.S. anti-missile defenses on the high seas, a navy spokesman said. The ship is known as the Yury Ivanov, the lead boat of the Project 18280 intelligence ships… read more

July 27, 2015 | Threat News

N.K. rocket threats escalate

The Korea Herald: North Korea’s recent deployment of four multiple rocket launchers on a border island is raising questions whether South Korea is sufficiently prepared to handle threats from these rockets and other artillery targeting Seoul and its surrounding areas. In recent years, defense discourse here has centered on countering the North’s strategic weapons systems… read more

July 27, 2015 | Threat News

Test-firing medium-range ballistic missile doesn’t violate nuclear deal

Kuwait News Agency: Test-firing Iranian medium-range ballistic missiles does not violate the nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers – Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany – in Vienna, said an Iranian official Sunday. UN Security Council Resolution 2231 is very clear as it refers to the missiles designed to carry nuclear… read more

July 23, 2015 | Threat News

Turkey Advances Indigenous Missile Programs

Defense News: The Turkish military does not boast the world’s most advanced gear for precision strikes but a number of local programs are progressing, signaling reduced future dependence on foreign systems. Turkish officials recently reported “critical progress” in three systems they have been developing over the past years. Procurement officials said the first critical firing tests for… read more

July 23, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Plans ‘Adequate Response’ To US Navy’s Missile Shield Expansion, Official Says

International Business Times: The United States Navy’s plan to outfit approximately 50 military ships with missile-defense capabilities will draw an “adequate response” from Moscow, a Russian Defense Ministry official said Wednesday. The NATO alliance’s plan to develop an “anti-missile shield” has been a source of continued tension with Russia in recent months. “We expect some… read more

July 22, 2015 | Threat News

Pentagon chief in Saudi to reassure on Iran

Agence France Presse: US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter landed in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday as part of a regional tour aimed at reassuring Washington’s allies over a nuclear deal with Iran. Carter is to hold talks with King Salman in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, where the kingdom’s rulers base themselves during the hot summer… read more

July 22, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea upgrades missile tower for possible October launch

Reuters: North Korea has erected a new, taller launch tower at its missile base, possibly in preparation for firing a long-range rocket to mark an important national anniversary in October, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday. The 67-metre (220-ft) tower will be able to accommodate the launch of a longer-range missile than the… read more

July 22, 2015 | Threat News

China Pushes Forward Hypersonic Missile Tests

Voice of America: China has conducted four hypersonic weapons tests in just 18 months, a sign of its continued efforts to make advanced weapons. Hypersonic weapon delivery vehicles can reach supersonic speeds more than five times the speed of sound (Mach 5 and above). China confirmed conducting test flights of the new hypersonic missile delivery… read more

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