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January 30, 2019 | Threat News

China Tests ‘Guam Killer’ Missile, Claims It Could Strike Moving Carrier

Military – China has test-fired its so-called “Guam killer” ballistic missile, claiming the weapon could strike a moving aircraft carrier, according to a report by the state-run Global Times tabloid. China Central Television on Thursday broadcast footage of the Chinese military launching a pair of DF-26 anti-ship missiles during a live-fire exercise in northwest China, according… read more

January 29, 2019 | Threat News

Iran rejects talks on missiles, but says no plan to increase range

Reuters: LONDON (Reuters) – Iran on Tuesday dismissed pressure from France and other Western powers for talks over its ballistic missile program, but said it had no plans to increase the range of the weapons. France said last week it was ready to impose further sanctions on Iran if no progress was made in talks… read more

January 29, 2019 | Threat News

Ballistic missile can hit moving ships, China says, but experts remain skeptical

CNN: Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese state-run media has offered a pointed defense of the capabilities of its so-called “Guam killer” missile, challenging an earlier CNN report that doubted its ability to hit moving ships at sea. A slickly produced short video touting the missiles’ advanced technology was first televised in China on Thursday. This was followed… read more

January 24, 2019 | Threat News

Russia Shows Off Parts Of Its Controversial Cruise Missile System, But Not The Missile Itself

The Drive: For the first time ever, Russia has publicly displayed the launch canisters for the 9M729 ground-launched cruise missile and its associated transporter erector launcher, or TEL, and offered new details about the complete system. The United States says the missile violates the terms of an important arms control agreement and has called on… read more

January 24, 2019 | Threat News

China releases video of DF-26 ballistic missile launch

Defense Blog: The video also was posted to the Twitter page of a Chinese military expert on 23 January. The DF-26 is one of the most sophisticated and advaneced Chinese intermediate-range ballistic missile deployed by the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force. China’s DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile has a maximum range of 4,000 km (2,500 miles)… read more

January 23, 2019 | Threat News

China’s hypersonic weapons can sink U.S. aircraft carriers, state media says

UPI: Jan. 22 (UPI) — China plans to deploy midrange ballistic missiles capable of destroying U.S. aircraft carriers by 2020, according to multiple state media reports. China Times and others reported Tuesday the Dongfeng-17 is a midrange rocket that could be used to sink an entire U.S. aircraft carrier, if it is fired eight times.… read more

January 22, 2019 | Threat News

Chinese missile manufacturers report strong increases in 2018

Jane’s 360: China’s two biggest missile manufacturers – the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) – have reported strong growth in 2018. In a statement issued recently, CASC said its revenues in 2018 increased year on year by 8.6% to CNY251.3 billion (USD36.9 billion) while… read more

January 21, 2019 | Threat News

Report finds another undisclosed North Korea missile site, says there are 19 more

NBC News: WASHINGTON — With a second U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit looming in February, researchers have discovered a secret ballistic missile base in North Korea — one of as many as 20 undisclosed missile sites in the country, according to the researchers’ new report. The Kim regime has never disclosed the existence of the Sino-ri… read more

January 21, 2019 | Threat News

China and Russia Warn of ‘Arms Race’ in Response to Donald Trump’s U.S. Missile Defense Plan

Newsweek – Chinese and Russian officials have warned of a potential arms race breaking out in response to the new missile defense plan introduced by the United States. President Donald Trump introduced the 2019 Missile Defense Review on Thursday, vowing to instate a global missile shield that could “detect and destroy any missile launched against… read more

January 21, 2019 | Threat News

Russia conducted another successful test of an anti-satellite missile, according to a classified US intelligence report

CNBC: Russia conducted another successful flight test of its new anti-satellite missile system last month, according to two people with direct knowledge of a classified U.S. intelligence report. The anti-satellite missile flew for 17 minutes and 1,864 miles before successfully splashing down in its target area. The latest revelation comes on the heels of the… read more

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