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August 16, 2017 | Threat News

UPDATE 2-North Korea likely can make missile engines without imports -U.S.

Reuters: WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – North Korea likely has the ability to produce its own missile engines and intelligence suggests it does not need to rely on imports, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The assessment disputes a new study by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies that said that the engines for… read more

August 16, 2017 | Threat News

Missile-launcher warship to join North Fleet

The Iran Project: IRNA – Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hibibollah Sayyari said Separ missile-launcher warship would join North Fleet by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2018). Sayyari made the remarks in a gathering attended by naval forces in Anzali in northern province of Gilan. He added the Iranian navy is… read more

August 15, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea holds off on Guam missile plan as China urges ‘brakes’ on rhetoric

Reuters: SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea’s leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North’s state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea’s president said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means. Signs of an easing in tension on… read more

August 15, 2017 | Threat News

Iranian drone flies too close to U.S. forces for second time in a week

The Navy Times: For the second time in a week, an Iranian drone flew too close for the Navy’s comfort in the Persian Gulf. The latest incident took place in the early evening on Sunday, when a QOM-1 drone came within 1,000 feet of U.S. jets operating from the carrier Nimitz, Naval Forces Central Command… read more

August 14, 2017 | Threat News

High Levels of Activity at North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard

38 North: Recent commercial satellite imagery reveals several developments suggesting that North Korea may be accelerating the development of the sea-based leg of its nuclear forces. Of particular interest in the imagery is that netting or tarps have been suspended above both the fore and aft decks of the SINPO-class submarine obscuring any activity taking… read more

August 14, 2017 | Threat News

Iran’s Defense Ministry to continue missile activities: General

PressTV: Briefing a group of lawmakers on his future plans on Saturday, Hatami said that the current situation is special as the enemies have imposed sanctions on Iran’s military field in a bid to weaken it. “The enemy is stationed in the region, bringing weapons to the region and trying to damage the country’s defensive… read more

August 14, 2017 | Threat News

Images indicate possible precision-guided version of China’s KD-20 LACM

Jane’s 360: An image appearing on a People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF)-linked webpage suggests that China has developed a new optical precision-guided version of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) CJ-10K/KD-20 land attack cruise missile (LACM). In mid-July the ‘Blue Sky’ web page, sponsored by the Society of the People’s Liberation Army… read more

August 14, 2017 | Threat News

Iran increases missile spending to counter US sanctions

DW: Iran’s parliament has voted to boost spending on ballistic missiles and the armed forces in response to recent US sanctions. The Trump administration, while sticking to Iran nuclear deal, is piling up pressure on Tehran. Iranian parliament passed a bill Sunday to boost its military spending, with 240 lawmakers in the 244-strong house approving… read more

August 14, 2017 | Threat News

Experts aren’t convinced North Korea nuke could make it to U.S. intact

Japan Times: WASHINGTON – U.S. intelligence officials are pretty sure North Korea can put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental missile that could reach the United States. But experts aren’t convinced the bomb could make it all that way intact. They cite lingering questions about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear know-how. “I don’t… read more

August 14, 2017 | Threat News

N. Korea seems to be prepared for fresh ICBM test: expert

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Yonhap) — Recent satellite photos suggests that North Korea is preparing for fresh submarine-based missile tests, an expert has said, amid heightened tension between the U.S. and North Korea over the communist state’s successful launch of an inter-continental ballistic missile. Referring to photographs posted on Aug. 11 on 38… read more

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