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November 8, 2018 | Threat News

Strike-Capable Wing Loong II Drone Enters Service With China’s PLAAF

The Diplomat: The Chinese-designed next-generation medium-altitude long-endurance and strike-capable Wing Loong II (also known as Gongji-2 or GJ-2) unnamed aerial vehicle (UAV) has officially entered service with China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), the service revealed at this year’s Airshow China exhibition. The airshow is taking place from November 6 to 11 in Zhuhai in Guangdong… read more

November 7, 2018 | Threat News

Image shows ground-launched variant of China’s YJ-12 anti-ship missile

Jane’s 360: An image has emerged on online forums confirming that a ground-launched variant of China’s YJ-12 ramjet-powered, radar-guided anti-ship missile is in service with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as part of a coastal defence system. The missile is shown in the picture being launched from a five-axle transporter-erector-launcher (TEL) at an undisclosed location.… read more

November 7, 2018 | Threat News

Russia Military Creates Ship Groups with Long-Range Missiles in Four Seas, Where Tensions with US are High

Newsweek: The Russian military has revamped its missile capabilities over the past year, establishing new units tasked with overseeing the use of precision and long-range weapons. The Russian Ministry of Defense’s official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda published an article Tuesday recapping a “landmark” year for the Russian armed forces. Detailing various defense achievements, the article revealed… read more

November 6, 2018 | Threat News

New precision strike missile system appears at AirShow China 2018

Army Recognition: A brand new integrated precision strike missile system has been launched this week at AirShow China 2018, held from 6 to 11 of November in Zhuhai. This platform integrates target reconnaissance, command and control, precision strike and damage assessment into a single vehicle. This new precision strike vehicle can fire a wide range… read more

November 6, 2018 | Threat News

Russian MoD to Receive Drones Capable of Reaching Continental Europe – Report

Sputnik International: MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia is finishing the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) capable of reaching any point in continental Europe if they start from the Kaliningrad region, or Canada if they fly from Chukotka, the Russian Armed Forces’ official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (“Red Star”) reported on Tuesday. Over the past six years, almost… read more

November 6, 2018 | Threat News

Iran’s Missiles Keep Getting Better and Better (As in More Advanced and Deadly)

The National Interest: Iran is continuing to develop increasingly long-range ballistic missiles — and is firing some shorter-range missiles in combat — despite demands from the U.S. government that the Islamic republic totally give up any weapons that could, in theory, carry a nuclear warhead. On Sept. 8 and Oct. 1, 2018, Iran launched Zulfiqar,… read more

November 6, 2018 | Threat News

China Reveals Short-Range Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Designed To Dodge Enemy Defenses

The Drive: China is hardly a stranger to developing medium- and intermediate-range anti-ship ballistic missiles with maneuvering warheads to help exert authority over its broad territorial claims and deny opponents access to wide areas during potential regional conflicts. Now the Chinese have unveiled a new, short-range ballistic missile that could arm shore batteries, its future… read more

November 5, 2018 | Threat News

Russia Sends New Frigate With Cruise Missiles to Mediterranean

The Moscow Times: Russia said it deployed its new frigate with long-range Kalibr cruise missiles to the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, a few months after Moscow had reinforced its naval forces off Syrian coast. “The Black Sea Navy Fleet’s frigate Admiral Makarov left [Navy base] Sevastopol and laid a course for the Black Sea straits.… read more

November 5, 2018 | Threat News

China to showcase new Sea Eagle submarine-launched cruise missile

Defense-Blog: The CM-780UN See Eagle is a newest Chinese submarine-launched anti-ship and coastal anti ship and land attack cruise missiles. The new Sea Eagle missile weapon system is launched from submarine via the standard horizontal torpedo launcher and is suitable for all kinds of submarines. It is used to attack large-medium-sized surface, ship, and fixed… read more

November 5, 2018 | Threat News

Undeterred by US sanctions, Iran puts latest air defense gear to test in massive drill

PressTV: Dubbed the Defenders of Velayat Skies 2018, the two-day drills kicked off on Monday and will feature joint operations by the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Aerospace Force and the Iranian Air Force, which is the aviation branch of Iran’s Army. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy commander… read more

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