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June 29, 2015 | Threat News

Iran, Russia bodies sign civilian missile MoU

Mehr News Agency: Russia’s biggest defense contractor, Almaz-Antey said it had signed a non-military agreement with Iran’s Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation. In a report issued by Russia’s Almaz-Antey press service on Friday, the Russian company has agreed with Iran’s Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation to promote innovative non-military Russian products in the Islamic Republic as well as… read more

June 26, 2015 | Threat News

Russia tests Hypersonic Strike vehicle

MINA: Moscow is developing a new, ultra-high speed strategic attack vehicle similar to China’s hypersonic weapon, according to military analysts. However, unlike high-profile strategic bomber flights and large-scale nuclear war games that U.S. military commanders have called provocative, details about the Russian hypersonic vehicle remain one of Moscow’s closely held military secrets. The Russians have… read more

June 26, 2015 | Threat News

Russia To Ready Prototype Of New Heavy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile By October

International Business Times: Russia is currently working on a prototype of the Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which is likely to be ready by October, a source in the country’s military-industrial complex told TASS news agency on Friday. The production of the prototype was previously expected to be completed by June. According to the… read more

June 23, 2015 | Threat News

Russian company shows new man-portable air-defense missile

United Press International: A next-generation man-portable air defense system from KBM R&P Corp. has made its public debut in Russia. The system is called Verba, and it is operational with several brigades and divisions of the Russian Army, according to KBM R&P Corp. “As a weapon system on the whole, the Verba MANPADS outperforms its… read more

June 23, 2015 | Threat News

Russia and Belarus to Conduct S-400 Air Defense Drills in East Siberia, 40 Jets and Helicopters to be Involved

International Business Times: Russia and Belarus will take part in joint exercises in east Siberia to test Moscow’s advanced S-400 missile defense system, according to a Russian officer speaking Monday. The exercise, which will see as many as 40 jets and helicopters used, is the latest in a series of military operations in which Russia partners… read more

June 22, 2015 | Threat News

Carter: NATO Must Stand Together Against Russia Aggression

New York Times: Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Germany and other NATO allies to stand together in the face of Russian aggression and other security threats in the region, but insisted no one is looking for another Cold War or new hot conflict with Moscow. Speaking not far from Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, Carter… read more

June 22, 2015 | Threat News

What a Yemeni Missile Teaches Us About the Iran Deal

Defense One: One may be forgiven for not noticing that Saudi Arabia on June 6 used Patriot missiles to intercept a Scud-class missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Besides adding the Saudis to the very short list of states that have intercepted a ballistic missile fired in anger, the episode holds several lessons about… read more

June 17, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea: The Other Anti-Access Threat?

The Diplomat: When we think about anti-access warfighting concepts, we typically think of China. Think again. The technologies that make an anti-access approach to coercion and combat possible have proliferated throughout Asia, including to North Korea. The strategists, policymakers, and contingency planners who make up the U.S.-South Korea alliance must begin thinking about North Korea… read more

June 17, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea’s New Anti-Ship Missile: Pyongyang’s Homegrown Naval Technology

International Business Times: The Rodong Sinmun newspaper called the new missiles “ultra-modern” and “highly intelligent” and said they will be soon be deployed for use by the military’s naval units. The new missile is reportedly capable of hitting a target up to 120 km away, or roughly 75 miles. South Korea’s defense ministry has been watching the… read more

June 17, 2015 | Threat News

As Putin talks more missiles and might, cost tells another story

New York Times: They call it “Russia’s military Disneyland,” and the underlying idea that Russia will soon field a high-tech, modernized army was indeed part fantasy. But the bristling array of armaments underlined how military competition had overtaken diplomacy in East-West relations. In a sprawling park 30 miles outside Moscow, PresidentVladimir V. Putin welcomed the… read more

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