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January 16, 2019 | Threat News

Pentagon Sees China Seeking Nuclear Bomber to Compete With U.S.

Bloomberg Politics: China is likely developing a long-range bomber capable of delivering nuclear weapons and a space-based early warning system it could use to more quickly respond to an attack, according to a new report from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. The development of the bomber, when combined with China’s land-based nuclear weapons program and… read more

January 16, 2019 | Threat News

New defense intelligence assessment warns China nears critical military milestone

Defense News: WASHINGTON — In recent years, top defense officials and internal Pentagon reports alike have cautioned about the rise of China as a military power, in large part due to its investments in high-end technologies like hypersonics and its development of indigenous capabilities like stealth fighters and aircraft carriers. But it’s not a piece… read more

January 15, 2019 | Threat News

The Growing Threat of Iranian Missiles

The Cipher Brief: In a series of recent briefings and statements, Trump administration officials have expressed growing alarm about Iran’s missile program, which they characterize as the ‘largest in the Middle East.’ Iran’s program poses a multi-tiered threat to U.S. interests and allies—its increasingly sophisticated medium-range ballistic program, exemplified by the Khorramshahr missile, places a… read more

January 14, 2019 | Threat News

Frigate Admiral Gorshkov to carry out first long voyage this year

TASS: MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. The lead frigate of Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov will make its first long voyage this year, according to a statement released by the Northern Fleet’s press service on Monday. “This year the ship is facing important combat training tasks. The frigate will make its first long voyage. Before this event,… read more

January 14, 2019 | Threat News

North Korea’s Nuclear Program Quietly Advances, Pressuring Trump

Bloomberg: Kim Jong Un told the world this month that North Korea took steps to stop making nuclear weapons in 2018, a shift from his earlier public statements. The evidence shows production has continued, and possibly expanded. Satellite-imagery analysis and leaked American intelligence suggest North Korea has churned out rockets and warheads as quickly as… read more

January 14, 2019 | Threat News

Chinese army sends DF-26 ballistic missiles to northwest region

South China Morning Post: The People’s Liberation Army has sent its DF-26 ballistic missiles to China’s northwest region in an apparent bid to beef up training of its missile force. State broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday that the far-reaching anti-ship ballistic missiles were being used in active training in the country’s northwestern plateau and desert… read more

January 14, 2019 | Threat News

Iranian Cruise Missile to Be Delivered to IRGC: Deputy Defense Minister

Tasnim News Agency: TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh said a homegrown long-range cruise missile dubbed ‘Soumar’ is going to be delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, General Taqizadeh pointed to the latest measures to boost Iran’s military capabilities and said there have… read more

January 11, 2019 | Threat News

Russia’s 5th-generation fighter jet gets advanced stealth coating

TASS: MOSCOW, January 11. /TASS/. A new composite material with enhanced radar wave absorbing properties was used to make the cockpit canopy of the most advanced Sukhoi Su-57 multirole fighter jet and the Tupolev Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying bomber, Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec told TASS on Friday. The innovative glass coating has been developed by… read more

January 10, 2019 | Threat News

Iran defiant amid US warnings against space programme

Al Jazeera: Iran will continue with its aerospace programme despite warnings of more economic and political isolation by the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, adding there was no international law prohibiting the plan. Zarif, who is in New Delhi on a bilateral visit, also told Reuters news agency that leaving… read more

January 10, 2019 | Threat News

Report: Russia Developing 4,500 Kilometer Kalibr-M Range Land-Attack Cruise Missile

Diplomat: On Tuesday, Russia’s state-run TASS news agency reported that Moscow is undertaking the development of a new extended-range variant of its subsonic Kalibr (3M14) land-attack cruise missile. Citing a defense industry source, TASS revealed the existence of a Kalibr-M project. This new missile is slated to be larger than the existing ship-launched Kalibr missile,… read more

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