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February 7, 2018 | Threat News

Russia deploys nuclear-capable missile system in Kaliningrad: reports

DW: Russia said on Tuesday that it had the right to put weapons anywhere it chose on its own territory after reports that Moscow had deployed nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad drew criticism from its neighbors and NATO. Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea, and the missiles would be able to reach large parts… read more

February 6, 2018 | Threat News

North Korea ‘months away’ from ability to hit U.S. with nuclear weapon: U.S. envoy

Reuters: GENEVA (Reuters) – North Korea is only months away from obtaining the capability to hit U.S. territory with a nuclear weapon and must be disarmed, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday, dismissing Pyonyang’s diplomatic thaw with South Korea as a “charm offensive” that fooled no one. In a diplomatic showdown at a U.N.-sponsored Conference… read more

February 6, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Aerospace Forces Expected to Show Interest in BrahMos-A

Aviation Week Network: The development of the BrahMos-A air-launched cruise missile opens possibilities for its promotion on both global and domestic Indian markets. Moreover, the integration of the ALCM into the Su-34 (Fullback) frontline bombers and Su-35S (Flanker-E+) multi-role fighter jets of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) is not ruled out, says Boris Obnosov, director… read more

February 6, 2018 | Threat News

China says test of midcourse missile interceptor successful

The Japan Times: BEIJING – China said Tuesday that it successfully tested a midcourse anti-missile defense system within its own territory, a move that comes amid tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and China’s own military developments in the South and East China seas. The Defense Ministry said in a brief statement on its… read more

February 6, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s newest anti-air missile shows how its air defenses outpace America’s

Business Insider: Just before the end of January, Russia announced that its Pantsir-S1 mobile surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapons system would be equipped with a new type of missile to help it defend against smaller, low-flying targets. Called the “gvozd” (the Russian word for “nail”), the missile is a small armament designed to take… read more

February 5, 2018 | Threat News

Russia strikes back as Syrian rebels take credit for shooting down fighter jet, killing pilot

Washington Post: ISTANBUL — Syria’s former al-Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility Saturday for the downing of a Russian warplane in northern Syria, apparently using a surface-to-air missile to target the aircraft. The pilot was killed after he ejected and exchanged gunfire with militants on the ground, the Russian Defense Ministry and a monitoring group said. Hayat… read more

February 2, 2018 | Threat News

N.Korea warns against U.S.-S.Korea military drills after Olympics

Reuters: SEOUL, Feb 2 (Reuters) – North Korea has warned if the United States goes ahead with delayed military exercises with South Korea after the Winter Olympics it will not “sit idle”, the North’s foreign minister said in a letter to the United Nations. North Korea has not tested a missile since late November 2017… read more

February 1, 2018 | Threat News

China Wants New Nuclear Weapons to Keep Up with US and Russia Military Power

Newsweek: The Chinese military has expressed its desire to enhance its nuclear weapons to keep up with the U.S. and Russia, two leading powers that have increasingly committed to modernizing their own arsenals. In a commentary featured Tuesday in the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of the People’s Liberation Army, military experts Li Xianrong and… read more

February 1, 2018 | Threat News

Russian Navy Launches Arctic Missile Defense Drill

Newsweek: Russia has sent ships to the subarctic waters of the Barents Sea to practice anti-missile combat on on their first artillery fire drill of the year. Russia’s northernmost forces have operated a specialist command since 2014, geared specifically towards establishing a firmer foothold around the Arctic Ocean. The Kremlin has laid claim over the… read more

January 31, 2018 | Threat News

North Korea to parade dozens of long-range missiles before Winter Olympics

CNN: Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korea is planning to show off dozens of long-range missiles at a February 8 parade, the day before the Winter Olympics is set to begin in South Korea, two diplomatic sources with deep knowledge of North Korea’s intentions told CNN Wednesday. The display of “hundreds” of missiles and rockets would be… read more

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