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March 27, 2019 | Threat News

Rocket intercepted over Ashkelon as Gaza conflict continues

The Israel Air Force has continued to attack terrorist targets in the southern section of the Gaza Strip in Hamas’s military compound in Rafiah, the IDF Spokesperson said. At the same time, the IDF Spokesman said that a rocket targeting Ashkelon was intercepted by Iron Dome after sirens were heard in the southern city. Also… read more

March 25, 2019 | Threat News

Seven injured as Gaza rocket hits home in central Israel

Seven people have been injured after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in central Israel, officials say. The rocket came down at 05:25 local time (03:25 GMT) in Mishmeret, 20km (12 miles) north of the city of Tel Aviv. This is the furthest a Palestinian rocket has reached in Israel since… read more

March 25, 2019 | Threat News

Vladimir Putin’s so-called missile with unlimited range is too expensive for the Kremlin – and has yet to fly farther than 22 miles

CNBC: WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged a year ago that his country had a new nuclear-powered missile with unlimited range. But the Kremlin will only produce a few of them because the weapon has yet to complete a successful test and is too expensive to develop, according to sources with direct knowledge of… read more

March 22, 2019 | Threat News

Russian Navy to accept latest Tsirkon hypersonic missile for service in 2023 — source

TASS: MOSCOW, March 20. /TASS/. The Russian Navy expects to accept the latest Tsirkon hypersonic missile for service and deploy it on warships and submarines from 2023, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Wednesday. “The state trials of the Tsirkon conducted from the basic sea carriers are planned to be completed in… read more

March 22, 2019 | Threat News

Russian frigate Admiral Kasatonov to be handed over to Russian Navy in December

TASS: KUBINKA /MOSCOW REGION/, March 20. /TASS/. The second (first-serial produced) Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov is expected to be transferred over to the Russian Navy in December 2019, Severnaya Verf Shipyard CEO Igor Ponomarev told TASS on Wednesday. “The frigate Admiral Kasatonov will enter the second round of performance trials in late March-early April… read more

March 22, 2019 | Threat News

Russia moves 20 hypersonic missiles to testing site, signaling another milestone for the weapons program

CNBC: WASHINGTON — Nearly 20 Russian missiles that the U.S. is currently unable to defend against were recently moved to a military testing site, signaling another milestone for the Kremlin’s hypersonic weapons program, according to people who have direct knowledge of American intelligence reports. “This shows they have the ambition to develop these weapons and… read more

March 20, 2019 | Threat News

Russia rearms strategic missile forces

Army Recognition – The Russian military in six years accepted into service 217 strategic ballistic missiles, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told the State Duma defense committee. Since 2012, the Strategic Missile Forces have received 109 RS-24 Yars ICBM and the Navy – 108 ballistic submarine-launched missiles. Russia is actively rearming its strategic nuclear forces, the… read more

March 19, 2019 | Threat News

Russia’s Kazan submarine to fire hypersonic missile first time in 2020

TASS: MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. Russia’s multirole nuclear-powered submarine The Kazan (project 885M) will launch a hypersonic missile Tsirkon for the first time in 2020, a source in the defense-industrial complex has told TASS. “The multirole nuclear-powered submarine The Kazan (project 885M) will start test-launching the missile Tsirkon from surface and submerged positions in 2020,”… read more

March 19, 2019 | Threat News

Russians Use U.S. Navy’s Aegis Ashore as Excuse to Deploy Strategic Bombers to Crimea

USNI News: Russian defense officials say they are deploying “squadrons” of Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire bombers as a counter to U.S. Navy Aegis Ashore missile defense installations in Poland and Romania, according to a report in Russian state-controlled media on Monday. In comments made to the TASS news agency, Russian lawmaker Viktor Bondarev said Russia was… read more

March 18, 2019 | Threat News

Russia Developing Frigate To Carry 48 Kalibr Cruise Missiles

Defense World: Russia has begun developing a modernized frigate under Project 22350, that is capable of carrying 48 Kalibr cruise missiles. “The Northern Design Bureau has completed designing frigates of Project 22350M capable of carrying up to 48 Kalibr cruise missiles,” TASS quoted a source from the design bureau as saying Sunday. The Kalibr missiles… read more

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