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May 28, 2015 | Threat News

Confirmed: Iran to Receive Russian Air Defense Missiles

The Diplomat: Yesterday, Russia confirmed that it will sell S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran, however, without announcing a precise delivery date AFP reports. “The decision on delivering S-300 to Iran has been taken but the realization of the project will take some time. As I understand, the time of delivery has not come… read more

May 28, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea releases new missile footage

UPI: SEOUL, May 27 (UPI) — North Korea released new footage of what it claims is the triumphant lift-off of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. Two minutes of heavily edited footage uploaded to YouTube appeared on the page of North Korea’s state-controlled media outlet Uriminzokkiri on Wednesday, reported South Korean news agency Yonhap. A ballistic missile… read more

May 27, 2015 | Threat News

White Paper Outlines China’s Ambitions

Defense News: TAIPEI, Taiwan — China released its first white paper on military strategy Tuesday, just two weeks after the release of the Pentagon’s annual report to the US Congress on China’s military and security developments. Neither report appears to take blame for the rising tensions in the South China and East China seas. The… read more

May 26, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea leader hails ‘miracle’ missile test

Yahoo News: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has hailed the recent test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) — which was viewed with wary scepticism outside the reclusive state — as a miraculous leap forward. The North’s official KCNA news agency reported Tuesday that Kim hosted a gathering of the scientists and technicians who were… read more

May 20, 2015 | Threat News

N Korea claims progress on nuclear ‘miniaturisation’

BBC: North Korea has repeated its claim to be able to make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile. A defence official said in a statement on Wednesday that its nuclear programme had “long been in the full-fledged stage of miniaturisation”. However, analysts say while there is evidence the programme is advancing, it… read more

May 20, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Threatens to Build More Nuclear Weapons

National Interest: Russia may increase the size of its nuclear arsenal, a senior Russian official revealed on Friday. Speaking at the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference in New York, Mikhail Ulyanov, the Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control at the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that Russia may be forced to increase the… read more

May 18, 2015 | Threat News

China Making Some Missiles More Powerful

New York Times: WASHINGTON — After decades of maintaining a minimal nuclear force, China has re-engineered many of its long-range ballistic missiles to carry multiple warheads, a step that federal officials and policy analysts say appears designed to give pause to the United States as it prepares to deploy more robust missile defenses in the Pacific.… read more

May 18, 2015 | Threat News

Kerry says U.S., China discussing further sanctions on North Korea

Reuters: The United States is discussing with China imposing further sanctions against North Korea as the reclusive country is “not even close” to taking steps to rein in its nuclear weapons program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. Speaking in the South Korean capital, Kerry said Washington had offered the North the… read more

May 14, 2015 | Threat News

Iranian Army to stage missile drill in May: Commander

Press TV: A senior Iranian commander says the Army’s Ground Forces will stage a major missile exercise in the central province of Isfahan in late May. “The exercise, codenamed Beit-ul-Muqaddas 27, will be held in Kashan’s Maranjab [Desert] and Isfahan’s Nasrabad [City] on May 23-24,” Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza… read more

May 12, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea test-launches “Polaris-1” ballistic missile from submarine

Ars Technica: On May 9, a Korean People’s Army Naval Force submarine test-launched a ballistic missile off the eastern coast of North Korea. The test launch, reported by North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper, only traveled about 150 meters, according to South Korean defense officials. But it demonstrated that North Korea had developed the capability of… read more

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