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December 8, 2017 | Threat News

Iran ‘fully determined’ to boost missile power, senior cleric says PanARMENIAN.Net – Tehran interim Friday Prayer Leader Ayatolllah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami said the Islamic Republic of Iran is fully determined to upgrade its missile power aimed at “confronting whatever threat posed by Israel”, IRNA reports. Addressing the worshippers at Tehran University, Ayatollah Khatami said “in a world where wolves rule and there is no… read more

December 7, 2017 | Threat News

World’s ‘Deadliest’ Missile BrahMos to Achieve Hypersonic Speed Within 7 Years

Sputnik News: New Delhi (Sputnik) — The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, an Indo-Russian joint venture product, is expected to achieve hypersonic speed in next seven to 10 years. “We are working on increasing the speed of the missile in a phased manner. The current BrahMos missiles have a speed of Mach 2.8. In two years… read more

December 7, 2017 | Threat News

China confirms test of powerful DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile

The Washington Times: China’s People’s Liberation Army has confirmed the latest flight test of the newest and most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile known as the DF-41. “It is a normal practice for China to develop missiles as scheduled, and it is not against any specific country, region or target,” Senior Col. Wu Qian, a Chinese… read more

December 6, 2017 | Threat News

Analysis: Reported link between Houthi and Iranian ballistic missiles

FDD’s Long War Journal: On November 30, Reuters cited select quotes from a confidential UN sanctions report noting shared “design characteristics” between a projectile Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired at Riyadh in early November and an Iranian short-range ballistic missile (SBRM). Known as the Burkan-2H in the Houthi arsenal and the Qiam-1 in the Iranian arsenal, the claim,… read more

December 6, 2017 | Threat News

Russia excludes rail-mobile ICBM system from armament, focuses on Sarmat missile

TASS: MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. The work on the Barguzin rail-mobile ballistic missile system has been excluded from Russia’s new state armament plan for 2018-2027 due to lack of financing, a source in the Russian defense ministry told TASS on Wednesday. Instead, Russia has decided to focus on developing Sarmat and Rubezh intercontinental ballistic missiles, the… read more

December 5, 2017 | Threat News

Inhofe Wants $100M Commitment to U.S. Nuclear Defense System Against North Korea

Public Radio Tulsa: Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe wants funding for a nuclear missile defense system that could be operational within a year and a half. Inhofe and Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan told the Senate Appropriations Committee they support the Trump administration’s request for $4 billion to spend on missile defense. North Korea’s launched an… read more

December 4, 2017 | Threat News

Exclusive: Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites – officials

Reuters: SIMI VALLEY, Calif (Reuters) – The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack. West Coast defenses… read more

December 4, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea’s Military Capabilities, In Review

Defense One: Introduction The United States and its Asian allies regard North Korea as a grave security threat. It has one of the world’s largest conventional military forces, which, combined with its escalating missile and nuclear tests and aggressive rhetoric, has aroused concern worldwide. But world powers have been ineffective in slowing its path to… read more

December 1, 2017 | Threat News

China, Russia to strengthen air defense, anti-missile cooperation

Xinhua Net: BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) — China and Russia will strengthen their cooperation in air defense and the anti-missile field, according to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense Thursday. “The militaries of China and Russia will hold a joint anti-missile drill based on computer simulations from Dec. 11 to 16 in Beijing,” said Wu… read more

December 1, 2017 | Threat News

Russian Missile Defense System Could Launch a New Arms Race

The Daily Beast: Russia has tested a new missile-defense system. And while details of the new interceptor are difficult to confirm, it’s possible Moscow has take a huge step toward deploying a missile shield similar to America’s own, much-more-sophisticated shield. Even under the most generous assumptions, however, the Russian missile-defense probably shares a fundamental weakness… read more

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