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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

June 16, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea’s Serious New Nuclear Missile Threat

Gatestone Institute: China continues to transfer, through its own territory, nuclear weapons technology involving both North Korea and Iran. In April, North Korea launched a ballistic missile from a submerged platform. The North Korean underwater launch test was closely related to the further development of a missile-firing submarine capable of hitting the U.S. — “a… read more

June 16, 2015 | Threat News

Putin says Russian military will receive new 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles this year

The Globe and Mail: Russia’s military this year alone will receive 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of piercing any missile defences, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blunt reminder of the nation’s nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. Putin made the statement at the opening of an arms show at… read more

June 16, 2015 | Threat News

These maps show how Iran’s ballistic missiles could be a wild card in the Middle East

Business Insider: Iran and a US-led group of countries may be close to finalizing a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program. But even after a deal is signed, Iran will still have access to potentially threatening high-end weapons in the form of its ever-developing ballistic missile arsenal. In a statement to the House Subcommittee on the… read more

June 15, 2015 | Threat News

Chinese Army conducts fourth test launch of WU-14 hypersonic missile

Army Technology: The Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted another test launch of its new hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) amid escalating tensions with the US over the disputed South China Sea. Dubbed WU-14, the weapon reportedly performed maneuvers that demonstrated its ability to penetrate missile defence systems. It is said to be the fourth… read more

June 15, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Test Fires 3 Short Range Missiles

Voice of America: North Korea on Sunday test-fired three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, just weeks after claiming a successful submarine-based ballistic missile test. South Korea’s Defense Ministry says the North fired three KN-01 missiles from its eastern border town of Wonsan around 0730 UTC. It says the missiles flew about 100 kilometers… read more

June 11, 2015 | Threat News

Iran satellite launches tied to ballistic missile program, UN experts say

Fox News: Iran has launched a space satellite using technology that could “contribute to” the development of a ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons, according to a United Nations-appointed panel of experts monitoring the issue. Tehran intends to launch more such satellites, the panel said. The most recent launch came last February 15, the… read more

June 11, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Developing Advanced Version Of Oka Tactical Ballistic Missile Scrapped Under INF Treaty

International Business Times: Russia is currently developing an advanced version of a ballistic missile, which was scrapped under a treaty signed between the former Soviet Union and the United States nearly three decades ago, during the Cold War, to eliminate nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with intermediate ranges. The upgraded version of… read more

June 11, 2015 | Threat News

Experts: Nuclear Talks Ignore Iran’s Missiles at World’s Peril

Voice of America: Three weeks before a deadline for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, the failure to address the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program in any agreement could be a dangerous omission, a panel of experts told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday. When Iran and the P5+1 group – the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and… read more

June 10, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Successfully Test-Fires Defense Shield Anti-Missile System

International Business Times: The Russian military has successfully test-fired a short-range anti-missile system, the Russian defense ministry announced Tuesday. The latest move comes four days after Pentagon officials said that the United States was considering deploying missiles in Europe to counter potential threats from Russia. “The launch was aimed at confirming the performance characteristics of… read more

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