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May 22, 2018 | Threat News

Russia to demonstrate S-400 air defense missile systems at arms show in Kazakhstan

TASS: MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Russia’s Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer will showcase advanced S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems at the KADEX-2018 arms exhibition in Astana on May 23-26, the company’s press office reported on Monday. “The company’s united exposition in Pavilion No. 5 will feature models, videos and media presentations on long-range S-400 Triumf,… read more

May 22, 2018 | Threat News | Uncategorized

Russia’s New Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Failed in Tests, U.S. Media Report

The Moscow Times: Russia’s unlimited-range missile that Vladimir Putin unveiled earlier this year before his election has reportedly crashed after takeoff in numerous tests. The new nuclear-powered cruise missile, which Putin boasted could hit almost any point in the world and evade a U.S.-built missile shield, will be called ‘Burevestnik,’ the defense ministry said after… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

North Korea’s missile and nuclear programme

BBC: It is now widely believed to have missiles potentially capable of striking long range targets, including possibly the US mainland. It also claims to have developed a hydrogen bomb and to be able to mount it on a missile. But Spring 2018 saw a thaw in tensions on the Korean peninsula, and an announcement… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

New Russian Kalibr cruise missile-capable corvette heads for sailing tests

RT: Cutting-edge corvette ‘Uragan’ has been deployed to Lake Ladoga for tests before joining Russia’s Baltic Fleet. The ship will boast Kalibr and Onyx missiles, as well as modern electronic equipment. The ‘Uragan’ corvette has been towed to Lake Ladoga from the Pella shipyard in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

Russia to modernise some Kh-22 air-to-surface missiles

Jane’s 360: Russia plans to modernise some retired Kh-22 (AS-4 ‘Kitchen’) air-to-surface missiles and return them to operational status, according to a 15 May report in Izvestia. Ministry of Defence sources told the newspaper a total of 32 missiles will be refurbished under a three-year contract worth RUB300 million (USD4.8 million). Developed by Raduga design… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

Putin: New nuclear weapons to enter duty in next few years

Naples Herald: MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military will soon receive new nuclear weapons, which are far ahead of any foreign designs, President Vladimir Putin said Friday. Speaking at a meeting in Sochi, Putin said delivery of the new Avangard hypersonic vehicle will begin next year, while the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile will enter… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

Armenian Air Defense Forces to be equipped with Tor missile system Armenian air defense forces will soon be replenished with Russian Tor missile systems, Public Television broadcasted in a special issue of the Armed Forces program. Armenian forces reportedly participated in Combat Commonwealth fire exercises conducted in Russia. Over the past 26 years, air defense forces have been constantly modernized, while the key place is… read more

May 18, 2018 | Threat News

Israel Activates Iron Dome Missile Defense After False Alarm Triggers Rocket Sirens on Syrian Border

Haartz: The Israel Defense Forces activated its Iron Dome missile defense system Thursday after a false alarm caused rocket sirens to sound in several communities in the Golan Heights in northern Israel. Residents in the area reported hearing an explosion. The IDF’s Spokesman said an investigation is underway… Read full post. … read more

May 17, 2018 | Threat News

Russian missile cruiser holds firing drills in Barents Sea

TASS: MOSCOW, May 17. /TASS/. The cruiser Marshal Ustinov has fired its main missile system to hit sea targets at the Northern Fleet’s practice ranges in the Barents Sea, Fleet spokesman Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga said on Thursday. “During the combat exercise, the combat team of the missile and artillery unit of the cruiser… read more

May 17, 2018 | Threat News

Putin: Ships armed with Kalibr missiles to be permanently on duty in Mediterranean

TASS: SOCHI, May 16. /TASS/. Russian naval ships armed with cruise missiles Kalibr will be permanently on duty in the Mediterranean, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his opening remarks at a meeting with top officials of the Defense Ministry and defense-industrial complex on Wednesday. “A total of 102 voyages by surface ships and submarines… read more

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