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October 2, 2018 | Threat News

Chinese Warship Passed Dangerously Close To American Destroyer During South China Sea Patrol

The Drive: The U.S. Navy has revealed that a ship from China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy, or PLAN, recently maneuvered dangerously close to the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Decatur in the disputed South China Sea. The announcement followed reports that Chinese officials had decided not to hold a planned high-level meeting with U.S. defense officials,… read more

October 1, 2018 | Threat News

Iran Fires Ballistic Missiles at Syria as Revenge For Ahvaz Attack

Jerusalem Post: The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired six ballistic missiles “east of the Euphrates” in Syria to retaliate for an attack on the IRGC in Ahvaz on September 22. The attack shows Iran’s reach throughout the region and that Iran is willing to strike wherever it pleases and knows that air defense systems… read more

October 1, 2018 | Threat News

India approves S-400 buy from Russia, amid expectations for more bilateral deals

Defense News: NEW DELHI — India has quietly approved a $5.43 billion program to buy five S-400 Triumph air defense systems from Russia, just a week before Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Oct. 5 visit to the country. The program was approved earlier this week by the Indian government’s highest defense approval body, the Cabinet Committee… read more

October 1, 2018 | Threat News

US warship sails by contested island chain in South China Sea in message to Beijing, official says

Fox News: A U.S. warship sailed Sunday near two contested Chinese man-made islands in the South China Sea, the location where Beijing has built up military fortifications despite a pledge not to do so, a U.S. defense official told Fox News. The “guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) conducted a freedom of navigation operation in… read more

September 28, 2018 | Threat News

Iran to U.S.: Bases would not be secure if ‘America does anything wrong’

The Hill: A senior Iranian cleric on Friday claimed that if Washington continues to seek conflict with Tehran, then their bases would no longer be secure. “If America does anything wrong, their bases around Iran would not remain secure,” Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Mohammadali Movahedi Kermani was quoted as saying by the Mizan news… read more

September 28, 2018 | Threat News

Russia plans to arm its most advanced fighter with new hypersonic air-to-air missiles meant to cripple the F-35 stealth fighter

Business Insider: Russia reportedly plans to arm its most advanced fighter jet with a powerful hypersonic air-to-air missile that can take aim at aircraft nearly two hundred miles away, making them a potential threat to critical US air assets. The Su-57 multipurpose fighter jet, a fifth-generation stealth fighter built for air superiority and complex attack… read more

September 27, 2018 | Threat News

Work on Russia’s New S-500 Air Defense System Almost Complete – Deputy PM

Sputnik International: MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Work on the latest Russian S-500 air defense system is almost complete, and their serial production will begin soon, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said on Wednesday. “Our S-300, S-400 and S-500 systems, which are close to serial production, do have better specifications in comparison with all competitors, be it either [US-produced]… read more

September 26, 2018 | Threat News

How Dangerous Is China’s Navy?

The National Interest: The breakneck pace of Chinese naval construction makes the People’s Liberation Army Navy a force to watch. The PLAN is not only in the process of modernizing but also expanding, with shipbuilding schedules not seen since the height of the Cold War. From carriers to corvettes, the Chinese Navy is expanding faster… read more

September 26, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Bastion coastal defense fires supersonic missiles in first Arctic drills

RT News: The Russian Navy has test-fired a supersonic Onyx anti-ship cruise missile for the first time. It was launched from the Bastion missile-defense system, which was recently deployed to the Russian Arctic. A video of the launch shows one P-800 Onyx missile, which can travel at speeds of up to 1,980mph, shooting up in… read more

September 26, 2018 | Threat News

New mobile missile complexes may replace Yars after 2030

TASS: KRASNOYARSK, September 25. /TASS/. Developing the image of new generation ground-based systems that will replace the current systems Yars in the 2030s is a high priority of the Russian space rocket industry, the president of the Union of Space Rocket Industry Employers, Sergei Ponomaryov, told a youth conference in Karsnoyarsk on Tuesday. “There is… read more

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