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April 3, 2018 | Threat News

Russia and China are Testing Missiles that Could Blast US Satellites Out of Space

Newsweek: Russia and China have both tested powerful, advanced missile systems capable of taking out targets in outer space, including U.S. satellites. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced Monday that Russia tested an upgrade for its A-135 anti-ballistic missile system, a sophisticated missile shield designed to block Moscow from air and space attacks, in Kazakhstan.… read more

April 2, 2018 | Threat News

Hypersonics in enemy hands are immeasurable threat to America

The Hill: In the movie “The Graduate,” the older and wiser Mr. McGuire puts his arm around young Ben Braddock’s shoulders and offers one word of advice about the future: “Plastics.” If the same scene took place today, he would solemnly intone: “Hypersonics. They’re the future.” Or are they? Hypersonic weapons are an emerging threat,… read more

April 2, 2018 | Threat News

Russia successfully tests new air defense missile — media

TASS: MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. A new Russian upgraded air defense missile has been successfully tested at Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan, the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper reported on Monday. “A new modernized air defense interceptor missile has successfully accomplished its task hitting a hypothetical target at the stated time,” the paper quotes Major General Andrei Prikhodko,… read more

April 2, 2018 | Threat News

Saudi forces say Houthi missile intercepted over Saudi city: state media

Reuters: RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi air defense forces intercepted a missile fired by Houthi fighters in neighboring Yemen at the southern Saudi city of Najran on Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition said. In a statement carried by state news agency SPA the coalition said that according to initial findings an Indian resident was injured by falling… read more

March 30, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Most Powerful Intercontinental Ballistic Missile to Enter Service in 2021

The Diplomat: The first regiment of Russia’s Strategic Rocket Force armed with the super-heavy thermonuclear-armed intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-28 Sarmat (NATO designation: SS-X-30 Satan 2) is expected to deploy by 2021, according to a Russian defense industry source. “Under the government-run program for armaments extending till 2027 Sarmat is to be produced serially starting… read more

March 30, 2018 | Threat News

Russia tests its new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile

CNBC: Russia tested its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the second time on Friday, the country’s defense ministry said in a tweet. The nuclear weapon called Sarmat will replace the current Soviet-era missile called Veovoda. Russia’s ministry of defense tweeted a video showing the ICBM taking off. It’s the second test of Sarmat. The… read more

March 29, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Tagil missile unit rearmed with advanced Yars systems — commander

TASS: MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. The Tagil unit of the Russian strategic missile forces has been completely rearmed with Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-29 Yars) ground-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems, commander of the Russian strategic missile forces Sergei Karakayev said on Thursday. “We have completed rearming of the Tagil and Novosibirsk missile units with… read more

March 28, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s state arms seller rolls out export version of Buk-M3 air defense missile system

TASS: MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport (part of hi-tech corporation Rostec) has started promoting the export version of Buk-M3 ‘Viking’ medium-range air defense missile systems on foreign markets, the company’s press office reported on Wednesday. “That’s good news for us and our foreign partners. The ‘Viking’ complex preserves the best characteristics… read more

March 27, 2018 | Threat News

Russia, China eclipse US in hypersonic missiles, prompting fears

The Hill: Russia and China are outpacing the United States in the development of super-fast missile technology, Pentagon officials and key lawmakers are warning. Russia says it successfully tested a so-called hypersonic missile this month, while China tested a similar system last year expected to enter service soon. “Right now, we’re helpless,” Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.),… read more

March 27, 2018 | Threat News

China reveals sale of advanced missile-tracking technology to Pakistan

Jane’s 360: China has revealed the sale of an advanced missile-tracking system to Pakistan that may enhance the South Asian country’s ability to develop multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology for its medium- to long-range missile systems. In a 14 March statement the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced that its Institute of Optics… read more

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