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November 7, 2017 | Threat News

Russian Nuclear Forces Can ‘Inflict Unacceptable Damage’ On Enemy and Bypass Missile Defenses, Says Moscow

Newsweek: Russia has upgraded the majority of its strategic nuclear capacities and is now confident it can overcome any missile defense system in the world, the military’s chief of general staff said Tuesday. “On the whole, the proportion of ground-based, airborne and naval strategic nuclear forces with modern military kit has reached 74 percent,” General… read more

November 6, 2017 | Threat News

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for Yemen missile launch, Could be ‘considered as an act of war’

The Washington Times: SANAA, Yemen (AP) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world’s poorest country early Monday after a rebel-fired ballistic missile targeted Riyadh, blaming the launch on Iran and warning it could be “considered as an act of war.” The coalition’s statement ramps… read more

November 6, 2017 | Threat News

Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile fired at Riyadh by Yemen’s Houthi rebels

DW: Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed to have fired the missile in response to Saudi and American “aggression.” The incident came hours before a suicide attack in the southern Yemeni city of Aden killed at least five soldiers. Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces on Saturday evening intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen toward the kingdom’s… read more

November 6, 2017 | Threat News

Iran parades missile during anniversary of US Embassy takeover

CNN: Iran commemorated the 38th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover Saturday with a potent display of a missile as thousands of demonstrators gathered in Tehran to mark the event that triggered the hostage crisis and sparked the decades-old rift in US-Iranian relations. On November 4, 1979, Iranian student revolutionaries climbed over the walls of… read more

November 3, 2017 | Threat News

China, Russia to hold second joint computer-simulated anti-missile drill

Jane’s 360: China and Russia will hold their second joint computer-simulated anti-missile drill later this year, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Beijing announced on 26 October. “Chinese and Russian militaries have been in close collaboration this year. We will continue working together to further bilateral relations,” MND spokesperson Colonel Ren Guoqiang was quoted… read more

November 3, 2017 | Threat News

Recent Tests Show Iran Making Progress on Meeting Its Missile and Space Ambitions

World Politics Review: In mid-October, U.S. President Donald Trump declared that he would not recertify the Iran nuclear agreement, disavowing it but kicking to Congress the decision of whether the United States should reimpose sanctions on Iran and essentially scrap the deal. In doing so, Trump singled out Iran’s continued development of ballistic missiles, and… read more

November 2, 2017 | Threat News

Russia’s New Tu-160 Will Carry Nuclear Cruise Missiles

Scout: New production versions of Russia’s Tu-160M2 Blackjack supersonic strategic bomber are scheduled to enter production in 2022. The Russian Air Force is expected to order between 30 and 50 of the new version of the venerable Soviet-era cruise missile carrier. The original Tu-160 was the Soviet Union’s last strategic bomber program before its 1991… read more

November 2, 2017 | Threat News

Turkey’s S-400 missile deal with Russia to exceed $2B, Rostec official says

The Daily Sabah: The cost of delivering the S-400 missile defense system to Turkey will exceed $2 billion, an official from Russia’s state-run defense company Rostec said Thursday. “The cost of the S-400 deal with Turkey is worth more than $2 billion,” Sergey Chemezov, the CEO of Rostec, was quoted as saying by Russia’s official… read more

November 2, 2017 | Threat News

South Korea spy agency sees signs of planned new missile test by North

Reuters: SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea may be planning a new missile test, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers on Thursday, after brisk activity was spotted at its research facilities, just days before U.S. President Donald Trump visits Seoul. Reclusive North Korea has carried out a series of nuclear and missile tests in defiance of… read more

November 1, 2017 | Threat News

Iran says no need to increase missile range as can already hit U.S. forces

Reuters: LONDON (Reuters) – Iran has no need to increase the range of its ballistic missiles as they could already reach U.S. forces stationed in the region, the head of the Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday. As U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to impose new sanctions against Iran’s missile program, Major-General Mohammad Ali Jafari said… read more

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