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January 18, 2019 | Threat News

Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser to enter trials in 2020 after heavy upgrade

TASS: MOSCOW, January 17. /TASS/. The Project 11442M heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov undergoing repairs and heavy upgrade at the Sevmash Shipyard will enter trials in 2020, the Shipyard’s press office reported on Thursday. “The repair of the Project 11442M cruiser continues in the flooded basin. The repair, modernization and coating of the hull… read more

January 18, 2019 | Threat News

Iran says it will be ready for new satellite launch in a few months

Reuters: LONDON (Reuters) – Iran will be ready for a new satellite launch in a few months’ time after a failed attempt this week, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, ignoring U.S. and European warnings to avoid such activity. Western officials say the missile technology used in such launches could be applied to delivering a nuclear… read more

January 18, 2019 | Threat News

Contract for 14 MiG-35 4++ generation jet fighters to be signed in 2020 — source

TASS: MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. Russian Aerospace Forces will sign a contract for the delivery of another batch of MiG-35 4++ generation multirole jet fighters in 2020, a source in Russia’s aviation industry told TASS. “In 2020, a new contract to supply another batch of 14 MiG-35 fighter jets, presumably within three years, is expected… read more

January 18, 2019 | Threat News

Russia Deploys Nuclear Missiles Near Ukraine Border: Reports

Newsweek: Russia has deployed batteries of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles close the Ukrainian border, according to new satellite images. The photos, taken by ImageSat International, show a deployment of short-range nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missiles near the city of Krasnodar, which is around 270 miles southeast of the Ukrainian border, Fox News reported. ImageSat is a professional… read more

January 16, 2019 | Threat News

Russian Navy Will Soon Deploy 32 “Poseidon” Nuclear Drones Across 4 Submarines

The National Interest: The Russian Navy is on track to deploy up to 32 of its “Poseidon” thermonuclear drones across four submarines, according to Russian state media. Citing a military insider source, TASS reported earlier this week that “Two Poseidon-carrying submarines are expected to enter service with the Northern Fleet and the other two will… read more

January 16, 2019 | Threat News

Russia’s Hypersonic Nuke Is a Warning to America

The National Interest: Bad advice could encourage a reckless U.S. president to pursue a risky foreign policy while wrongly taking comfort that the Pentagon’s missile-defense systems protect the United States from nuclear retaliation. That’s the latest warning from Ted Postol, a scientist and nuclear-weapons expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Statements made by Vladimir… read more

January 16, 2019 | Threat News

Pentagon Sees China Seeking Nuclear Bomber to Compete With U.S.

Bloomberg Politics: China is likely developing a long-range bomber capable of delivering nuclear weapons and a space-based early warning system it could use to more quickly respond to an attack, according to a new report from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. The development of the bomber, when combined with China’s land-based nuclear weapons program and… read more

January 16, 2019 | Threat News

New defense intelligence assessment warns China nears critical military milestone

Defense News: WASHINGTON — In recent years, top defense officials and internal Pentagon reports alike have cautioned about the rise of China as a military power, in large part due to its investments in high-end technologies like hypersonics and its development of indigenous capabilities like stealth fighters and aircraft carriers. But it’s not a piece… read more

January 15, 2019 | Threat News

The Growing Threat of Iranian Missiles

The Cipher Brief: In a series of recent briefings and statements, Trump administration officials have expressed growing alarm about Iran’s missile program, which they characterize as the ‘largest in the Middle East.’ Iran’s program poses a multi-tiered threat to U.S. interests and allies—its increasingly sophisticated medium-range ballistic program, exemplified by the Khorramshahr missile, places a… read more

January 14, 2019 | Threat News

Frigate Admiral Gorshkov to carry out first long voyage this year

TASS: MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. The lead frigate of Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov will make its first long voyage this year, according to a statement released by the Northern Fleet’s press service on Monday. “This year the ship is facing important combat training tasks. The frigate will make its first long voyage. Before this event,… read more

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