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January 30, 2018 | Threat News

Iran Resumes Building Missile Plants in Lebanon, Israeli Army Warns in Rare Article in Arab Media

Haaretz: Israeli defense officials believe that Iran has resumed building a precision weapons factory in Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis, wrote in an article published Sunday. It was particularly unusual that the article was published on several Lebanese-owned websites and Arabic publications – including Voice of Beirut, Sputnik and Israeli… read more

January 30, 2018 | Threat News

Pentagon: China, Russia Soon Capable of Destroying U.S. Satellites

The Washington Free Beacon: China and Russia are developing anti-satellite missiles and other weapons and will soon be capable of damaging or destroying all U.S. satellites in low-earth orbit, according to the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. The Joint Staff intelligence directorate, known as J-2, issued the warning in a recent report on the growing threat of… read more

January 30, 2018 | Threat News

Asia’s Nuclear Powers Switch Focus to New Missile Technologies

The News Lens: If the Cold War was one long arms race, the modern era could be accurately described as an arms jog. Countries are defined less by how many nuclear warheads they have, and more by what they can do with them. This is particularly the case in the Pacific, where a significant missile… read more

January 30, 2018 | Threat News

New missile variant ‘could keep US carriers out’

Asia Times: Media reports suggest that a new variant of China’s mighty DF-21D missile has just gone through pre-deployment tests by a specialist brigade of the People’s Liberation Army’s Rocket Force, and that it has ramped-up assault capabilities that could put an aircraft-carrier strike group out of action. State broadcaster China Central Television and Sina… read more

January 26, 2018 | Threat News

China Upgrades Its Ballistic Missiles

Sputnik News: A Chinese military spokesman has stated that the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force has completed upgrades to its ballistic missiles. “The survival ability and mobility of the strategic missiles of the Rocket Force are enhanced,” an unnamed military expert told the Global Times on Thursday. A Chinese Ministry of National Defense spokesman told… read more

January 26, 2018 | Threat News

Russia May Sell Missile System to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey, Fueling All Sides of Middle East Conflicts

Newsweek: Qatar’s diplomat in Moscow has said his country was in serious talks to purchase an advanced Russian anti-aircraft missile system also sought by a number of other regional powers, some of which were at odds with one another. Qatari envoy Fahad bin Mohammed al-Attiyah told Russia state media Thursday that the tiny oil-rich monarchy… read more

January 25, 2018 | Threat News

Missile Defense Vs. China, Russia: Decentralize, Disperse, & Hide

Breaking Defense: WASHINGTON: China or Russia could all too easily detect and destroy US Army missile defenses, exposing American forces to devastating attack, a forthcoming study finds. Patriot and THAAD units are big groups of big objects — launchers, radars, command posts — that emit lots of heat and radio/radar waves, are hard to camouflage,… read more

January 25, 2018 | Threat News

Russia Kicks off Flight Tests of First Upgraded Supersonic Nuclear-Capable Bomber

The Diplomat: Russia’s first upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M2 long-range supersonic strategic bomber purportedly began flight trials last week, a Russian defense industry source revealed on January 24. “The 804th plane made using Soviet aircraft breakthroughs took to the skies for the first time last week and has been performing evaluation flights since then. The missile-carrying aircraft… read more

January 24, 2018 | Threat News

India, Russia fail to finalize S-400 air-defense deal

Defense News: NEW DELHI ― India’s ongoing negotiations with Russia for the $5 billion-plus purchase of five S-400 Triumf long-range surface-to-air missile systems are in deadlock yet again. Indian Ministry of Defence officials, top brass with Russian arms export agency Rosoboronexport, and Almaz-Antey, the original equipment manufacturer and designer, have failed to reach a settlement… read more

January 24, 2018 | Threat News

CIA believes North Korea weapons aimed at coercion, not just defense: Pompeo

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA believes North Korea’s missile program is aimed at coercion, not just self-defense, and that Pyongyang’s next logical step would be to develop an arsenal of weapons and the capability to fire multiple missiles at the United States, the agency’s director Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Speaking at the American… read more

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