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October 31, 2017 | Threat News

Russia to Launch Its Most Powerful Ballistic Missile Sub in November

The Diplomat: The Russian Navy is slated to launch the first advanced variant of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Project 955A Borei II-class (“North Wind”), or the Dolgorukiy-class, in November, the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Korolev said in an interview with Russian media. “In the near future, the Severodvinsk-based Sevmash Shipyard… read more

October 31, 2017 | Threat News

China Imports Russian S-400 Missiles

Chosunilbo World: China recently imported S-400 Triumf missile systems from Russia, the state-run Global Times reported last week, enough to arm several artillery units. The deal was originally made in July 2014, and Russia said in July last year that it would deliver them to China before 2018. First deployed in 2007, the S-400 is… read more

October 31, 2017 | Threat News

Iran Guard: Supreme leader limiting ballistic missile range

ABC News: Iran’s supreme leader has restricted the range of ballistic missiles manufactured in the country to 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles), the head of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday, which limits their reach to only regional Mideast targets. The comments by Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari to reporters mark the first acknowledgement that Ayatollah Ali… read more

October 30, 2017 | Threat News

Iran will keep building missiles, Rouhani says

CNN: Iran’s missile program is not in breach of its nuclear deal and will continue despite objections from the United States, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday. Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump announced that he would no longer make regular certifications that the lifting of sanctions under the deal — known as the Joint Comprehensive… read more

October 27, 2017 | Threat News

Russia Test Fires 4 Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles

The Diplomat: Thursday, the Russian military test fired three intercontinental-range ballistic missiles (ICBM) as part of a routine exercise of the Russian strategic nuclear forces, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in an October 26 statement. “A squad of the Strategic Missile Force fired a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from Plesetsk towards the Kura… read more

October 26, 2017 | Threat News

Russia to Test Deadliest Nuke Twice Before Year’s End

The Diplomat: Russia will test launch its deadliest nuclear weapon currently under development, the new super-heavy thermonuclear-armed intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-28 Sarmat (NATO designation: SS-X-30 Satan 2) twice before the year’s end, according to Russian defense ministry sources. The missile is expected to be fired from a silo at the Plesetsk space center, located… read more

October 26, 2017 | Threat News

Belarus and Russia sign contract on battery of Tor-M2 air defense missile systems

TASS: MINSK, October 25. /TASS/. Belarus and Russia’s Almaz-Antey defense contractor have signed a deal on the delivery of another battery of Tor-M2 air defense missile systems, the Belarusian Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday. “Our country will get the new armament as part of the agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus… read more

October 26, 2017 | Threat News

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’

CNN: Pyongyang (CNN)A senior North Korean official has issued a stern warning to the world that it should take “literally” his country’s threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground. The official, Ri Yong Pil, told CNN in an exclusive conversation in Pyongyang that the threat made by North Korea’s foreign minister last month should… read more

October 26, 2017 | Threat News

China, Russia to hold anti-missile drill: spokesperson

Xinhua News: BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese and Russian militaries will hold a joint anti-missile drill based on computer simulations this year, according to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense. “Chinese and Russian militaries have been in close collaboration this year. We will continue working together to further bilateral relations,” said Ren Guoqiang, the… read more

October 25, 2017 | Threat News

U.S. military strike won’t destroy all N. Korean nuclear capabilities: U.S. expert

Yonhap News Agency: WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (Yonhap) — A preventive military strike by the United States would not remove all of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities, a renowned American expert on the North Korean issue has said, while proposing economic sanctions as the most viable tool to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.… read more

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