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February 22, 2017 | Threat News

Senior Yemeni general killed in Houthi missile attack

Gulf News: Aden: Yemen’s deputy chief of staff was killed yesterday when Al Houthi militia battling government forces fired a ballistic missile at an army camp on the Red Sea coast, according to a military source. Army deputy chief of staff Major General Ahmad Saif Al Yafii was killed by a heat-seeking missile on the… read more

February 21, 2017 | Threat News

Russia to Send Iran $1 Billion-Worth of Missile Defense Systems

Daily Caller: Russia’s massive contract to provide Iran with air defense missile systems is worth nearly $1 billion dollars, according to the head of Russia’s Rostec corporation. Iran wants to buy the Russian S-300 air defense missile system, considered one of the most effective anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic missile systems in existence. “The S-300 cost about… read more

February 16, 2017 | Threat News

New Chinese Missile Upgrade Likely Designed With Taiwan In Its Crosshairs

Forbes North Korea’s missile tests may still garner headlines, but China is also upgrading its own strategic weapons arsenal — most recently with a new variant of its short-range, mobile Dongfeng (DF-16) ballistic missile. Earlier this month, the state-run English-language newspaper “China Daily” reported on the most recent public displays of the People’s Republic of… read more

February 16, 2017 | Threat News

Russia’s New RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: A U.S. Missile Defense Killer?

National Interest Russian media recently claimed that the Federation’s new intercontinental ballistic missile will be able to penetrate even America’s most effective defense systems—but are they right? Russia claims the new RS-28 Sarmat heavy ICBM, being introduced as part of its nuclear modernization, can wipe out an area ‘the size of Texas or France’. They may be referring to… read more

February 14, 2017 | Threat News

UN Chief Calls on North Korea to Return to Full Nuclear Compliance

VOA News The U.N. Security Council is set to hold emergency talks Monday about North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the missile test a “further troubling violation” of U.N. resolutions. Guterres said in a statement that Pyongyang “must return to full compliance with its international obligations and to the path… read more

February 14, 2017 | Threat News

Pentagon reveals details on weekend launch of North Korean missile

Fox News The ballistic missile that North Korea claimed it successfully test-fired over the weekend “probably” traveled farther than any other missile of its type launched by the rogue nation, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters on Monday. The launch represented a “clear grave threat to our national security,” Capt. Jeff Davis said. The missile traveled roughly… read more

February 12, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea ‘conducts ballistic missile test’

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, South Korea’s military says, the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president. The missile was launched at 07:55 local time (22:55 GMT Saturday) and flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km, South Korean officials say. Pyongyang has conducted a number of… read more

February 10, 2017 | Threat News

Analysis: Satellite imagery confirms Iranian ballistic missile tests

IHS Jane’s 360: Satellite imagery obtained by Jane’s corroborates reports that Iran carried out ballistic missile tests on 29 January and in July 2016, but provides no evidence that versions of North Korea’s Hwasong-10 were launched. Airbus Defence and Space imagery shows a convoy of vehicles on a road moving west from the main complex… read more

February 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News | Threat News


ABSTRACT The role of missile warfare in the ongoing fighting in Yemen is easy to overlook in the context of the ISIL threat to peace, the presence of al-Qaeda and ISIL militants in Yemen, the humanitarian crisis in this Arabian Peninsula conflict, and “high end” missile threats. Detailed analysis of the role of missiles in… read more

February 9, 2017 | Threat News

Cables reveal Chinese connection to Iran’s ballistic missiles

Washington Times The Trump administration recently imposed sanctions on Iran for its missile test, and the sanctions reveal that Tehran’s missile program is backed by covert assistance from China. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, which enforces U.S. sanctions, said last week that a “Chinese-based network” was helping procure goods for Iran’s ballistic missile program. The sanctions… read more

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