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May 11, 2017 | Threat News

Iran may be hiding a missile program under the guise of satellite launches

Business Insider: Iran’s communications minister recently announced plans to put two satellites into space, but the impending launch may be cover for ballistic missile research. Mahmoud Vaezi announced on Monday that the two supposedly home-made satellites will be launched into orbit in the coming months. The launches may seem innocuous, but such space technology could be… read more

May 10, 2017 | Threat News

Iran to Launch Two New Satellites, Likely Cover for Illicit ICBM Program

The Washington Free Beacon: Iran is preparing to launch two new domestic satellites into space, according to a new announcement by Iranian military leaders that is stirring discussion among U.S. national security insiders who say the move is likely cover for the test firing of advanced intercontinental ballistic missile technology that could be used as… read more

May 10, 2017 | Threat News

Chinese Company May Have Helped North Korea Secure Missile Materials For Nearly A Decade

The National Interest: North Korea appears to have built up its weapons program with a little bit of outside help. While China claims that it fully implements U.N. sanctions against North Korea, one Chinese state-owned company maintained a joint venture with a sanctioned North Korean company for nearly a decade, reports the Wall Street Journal. China’s Limac… read more

May 10, 2017 | Threat News

Iran top leader vows to enhance missile capability

Xinhua Net: Iran will increase its missile capability despite the enemies’ propaganda against it, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday, according to his official website. “The hype over Iran’s missile capability is because of their (enemies) spite and anger about this element of power in Iran,” Khamenei said to commanders of the Islamic… read more

May 5, 2017 | Threat News

Pentagon eyes Iran-North Korea military connection

Fox News: When Iran attempted to launch a cruise missile from a “midget” submarine earlier this week, Pentagon officials saw more evidence of North Korean influence in the Islamic Republic – with intelligence reports saying the submarine was based on a Pyongyang design, the same type that sank a South Korean warship in 2010. According… read more

May 5, 2017 | Threat News

New activity seen at test stand of N. Korea’s SLBM development site: 38 North

Yonhap News Agency: Recent satellite imagery indicates new activity at the test stand of North Korea’s main submarine-launched ballistic missile development shipyard in a move that suggests the communist nation is planning to accelerate its SLBM program, a website monitoring the North said Thursday. The April 29 imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard shows a… read more

May 4, 2017 | Threat News

Russia’s New Tsirkon Cruise Missile

The Jamestown Foundation: Since Russia’s entry into the conflict in Syria in September 2015, the top brass and defense ministry have devoted increasingly more attention to the procurement of high-precision weapons systems. The Russian military has used various types of conventional cruise missiles during its operations in Syria, which has provided ample opportunity to combat… read more

May 4, 2017 | Threat News

Iran Conducts Failed Missile Launch in Strait of Hormuz

Voice of America: An Iranian submarine has made an unsuccessful missile launch attempt in the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. military official confirmed to VOA on Wednesday. The Yono-class submarine attempted to launch a cruise missile early Tuesday, the military official said. Last month, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the region and pledged support… read more

May 3, 2017 | Threat News

Iran Claims Enhanced Missile Precision

AEI: During the course of negotiations which culminated in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the corollary United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, Iran achieved a change in language with regard to its ballistic missile program. UN Security Council Resolution 1929 from 2010 declared that the Security Council “decides that Iran shall not… read more

May 3, 2017 | Threat News

Here’s what’s driving North Korea’s nuclear program — and it might be more than self-defense

The Los Angeles Times: In North Korea, missiles and nuclear bombs are more than a means of national defense — they are, for broad segments of the public, objects of near-religious devotion. In Pyongyang, the country’s capital, missiles feature constantly in newspapers and on television. They emerge from flower pots in floral exhibitions; loom large… read more

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