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July 5, 2017 | Threat News

Russian Sub Fires Cruise Missile In Arctic Barents Sea

NewsWeek: Russia’s nuclear-powered submarine has carried out anti-ship cruise missile fire at a distance in the Arctic Barents Sea, as part of Moscow’s ongoing strategy to shore up defenses in its far north. The Smolensk vessel, part of Russia’s historic and highly staffed North Fleet, was underwater when it fired an anti-ship missile, hitting a… read more

July 5, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea missile launch marks a direct challenge to Trump administration

The Washington Post: North Korea’s latest test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile marks a direct challenge to President Trump, whose tough talk has yet to yield any change in Pyongyang’s behavior as the regime continues its efforts to build a nuclear weapon capable of striking the mainland United States. The missile — launched Tuesday… read more

June 29, 2017 | Threat News

Russia’s latest seaborne air defense missile system undergoes sea trials

Tass: ST. PETERSBURG, June 28. /TASS/. Russia’s latest Pantsyr-ME seaborne air defense missile and artillery system has already been mounted on the Project 1241 (Molniya) missile boat and is undergoing trials in the Black Sea, Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau Head Alexander Shlyakhtenko told TASS on Wednesday. “Now the seaborne Pantsyr will undergo the entire… read more

June 28, 2017 | Threat News

(LEAD) N. Korea is clearly advancing H-bomb development: Hecker

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, June 27 (Yonhap) — North Korea clearly has the ability to produce tritium internally, a basic element for making hydrogen bombs, although the country has yet to weaponize it, an American nuclear expert said Tuesday. “The evidence is quite clear that North Korea is able to produce tritium, which is necessary… read more

June 27, 2017 | Threat News

Missile threats surging worldwide, DOD study finds

Stars and Stripes: Technology for ballistic and cruise missiles is advancing in countries from North Korea and Iran to Russia and China, increasing potential threats to the U.S. even if they don’t carry nuclear warheads, according to a new Pentagon report. “Many countries view ballistic and cruise missile systems as cost-effective weapons and symbols of… read more

June 27, 2017 | Threat News

Russia successfully test-fires sub-launched ICBM across Eurasia

Press TV: The Russian military says it has successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a nuclear-powered submarine in the Barents Sea near Norway. “The strategic Borey-class nuclear submarine, Yuri Dolgoruky, has successfully fired the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from a designated area in the Barents Sea to the Kura Missile Test Range in… read more

June 26, 2017 | Threat News

Missile Threats Are Surging Worldwide, U.S. Defense Study Finds

Bloomberg: Technology for ballistic and cruise missiles is advancing in countries from North Korea and Iran to Russia and China, increasing potential threats to the U.S. even if they don’t carry nuclear warheads, according to a new Pentagon report. “Many countries view ballistic and cruise missile systems as cost-effective weapons and symbols of national power,”… read more

June 23, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Conducts ICBM Rocket Test, But Could Take Time To Have Missile Ready

International Business Times: In what appeared to be part of the program developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), North Korea carried out another test of a rocket engine, according to a U.S. official. On condition of anonymity, the official said Thursday the U.S. believed the drill could be the smallest stage of an ICBM rocket… read more

June 19, 2017 | Threat News

Russian Missile Defense to Track US-Led Coalition Aircraft in Syria – MoD

Sputnik News: From June 19, Russia is halting all interactions with the US within the framework on the memorandum of incident prevention in Syrian skies, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday following the US-led coalition’s downing of a Syrian army’s jet near Raqqa. Russian missile defense will intercept any aircraft in the area of… read more

June 19, 2017 | Threat News

Nothing can prevent Iran from pursuing defense right: Qassemi

Press TV: The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has defended the country’s “completely legitimate” missile defense program, emphasizing that nothing can prevent the Islamic Republic from exercising its right to defense. “Missile defense programs of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely legitimate and are not even at odds with [the United Nations Security Council] Resolution… read more

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