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August 2, 2018 | Threat News

China Launches 14th Type 052D Guided Missile Destroyer

The Diplomat: China has reportedly launched the 14th Type 052D Luyang III-class guided-missile destroyer — dubbed the “Chinese Aegis”—at the Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai in early July, according to Satellite imagery captured on 16 July and published by East Pendulum. Satellite imagery shows a stretched Type 052D variant afloat in a fitting-out basin together with… read more

August 2, 2018 | Threat News

The Scary Way Russia or China Could ‘Shoot Down’ the Air Force

The National Interest: A new generation of Russian and Chinese-built long-range air-to-air missiles could threaten the critical nodes that enable U.S. air operations. Those nodes include the AWACS, various intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets, aerial refueling tankers and electronic attack aircraft. While often overlooked in favor of advanced anti-ship and surface-to-air missile systems when… read more

August 1, 2018 | Threat News

Russian Navy Commissions New Stealth Frigate

The Diplomat: The Russian Navy has commissioned the long-delayed Admiral Gorshkov, lead ship of the Admiral Gorshkov-class (Project 22350) of guided missile frigates, on July 28 during a ceremony at the Severnaya Verf shipyards in St. Petersburg, a day before the service’s traditional grand naval parade. The new warship is expected to be deployed with… read more

August 1, 2018 | Threat News

UN panel finds further evidence of Iran link to Houthi missiles

Khaleej Times: Yemen’s Houthi rebels are still arming themselves with ballistic missiles and drones that “show characteristics similar” to Iranian-made weapons, a report by a UN panel of experts has found. In a confidential report to the Security Council, the panel said it “continues to believe” that short-range ballistic missiles and other weaponry were transferred… read more

July 31, 2018 | Threat News

Iran Has Cloned America’s Phoenix Missile

The National Interest: Iran has begun mass production of a long-range air-to-air missile. And if it looks familiar, it should. The Fakour 90 is Tehran’s knockoff of the U.S. AIM-54 Phoenix missile, once the prime weapon of the U.S. Navy’s F-14 Tomcat fighter. Before the Shah of Iran was deposed by Islamic revolutionaries, the U.S.… read more

July 31, 2018 | Threat News

U.S. spy agencies: North Korea is working on new missiles

Washington Post: U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intelligence. Newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, indicates that work is underway on… read more

July 31, 2018 | Threat News

Russia Wants a New 18,000 Ton Nuclear-Powered Guided Missile Destroyer

The National Interest: Russian Navy officials are claiming that they will complete detailed design work on the new Leader-class nuclear-powered guided missile destroyer by 2022, after which point the vessel will be built. However, analysts continue to remain skeptical about Russia’s prospects of building the massive new vessels, which have been estimated to displace anywhere… read more

July 30, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s X-31 supersonic missile destroys target ship in Caspian Sea

Pravda Report: In addition to Su-34 fighters, Su-30SM, Su-24 and Su-34 and Su-25 attack aircraft also took part in military exercises that took place in the Caspian Sea about a week ago. In total, more than ten ships of the Caspian fleet and about 50 aircraft were involved in the drills. A target vessel was… read more

July 30, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s newest Kalibr cruise missile-capable corvettes may be offered to China & India – govt

RT: Russia will offer its newest corvettes – armed with battle-proven Kalibr cruise missiles – to foreign customers, including China, India and Vietnam, the deputy prime minister said unveiling a range of other military novelties. Cutting-edge Karakurt-class corvettes, capable of launching Kalibr cruise missiles, may be exported to a number of Asia-Pacific countries, Deputy Prime… read more

July 30, 2018 | Threat News

China Will Soon Be Able to Destroy Every Satellite in Space

The National Interest: China will soon be able to destroy every satellite in space, a senior U.S. military official has said. According to Breaking Defense , Lt. Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of the 14th Air Force, said this week that China’s amassing formidable anti-satellite capabilities. Raymond claimed that Beijing is already capable of holding every… read more

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