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August 31, 2017 | Threat News

Russia sends cruise missile-carrying submarines to Syria coast

The New Arab: Two of Russia’s most high-tech submarines are sailing to the eastern Mediterranean, likely heading for the Moscow’s naval base in Syria. Kolpino and Veliky Novgorod submarines are capable of carrying cruise missiles, and have been described as “invisible” to enemy radars. “The Black Sea fleet’s new large diesel and electric submarines, Kolpino… read more

August 31, 2017 | Threat News

Iran air defense improved but not game-changing, analysts say

The National: Iran this week showcased two new components of what it hopes will become a more effective air defence network – a development that might eventually have significant implications, and be key in its quest to weaken the conventional military superiority of the US and its regional allies. Analysts said the announcements that Iran’s… read more

August 30, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea leader urges more missile launches targeting Pacific

Military Times: SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more weapons launches targeting the Pacific Ocean to advance his country’s ability to contain Guam, state media said Wednesday, a day after Pyongyang for the first time flew a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload over Japan. Tuesday’s aggressive… read more

August 30, 2017 | Threat News

ASDF anti-missile drills at U.S. bases overshadowed by North Korean launch

Japan Times: North Korea’s missile launch over Hokkaido on Tuesday overshadowed what was meant to be a symbolic moment of Japan-U.S. solidarity, having come just hours before Air Self-Defense Force anti-missile drills at two U.S. bases in Japan… Read full post.… read more

August 29, 2017 | Threat News

Russia’s new ‘invisible’ cruise missile submarines enter Mediterranean near Syria

Newsweek: Russia’s two new cruise missile-armed submarines have entered the Mediterranean Sea, amid state media reports they could be used in Moscow’s operation in Syria. The two diesel-powered vessels are officially passing Mediterranean waters only on their way from the Baltic Sea, in the north of Europe, to the Black Sea, in Europe’s southeast. Before… read more

August 29, 2017 | Threat News

DM: Iran Working on Heavy Fighter Jets

Tasnim News Agency: TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled plans for manufacturing heavy fighter jets inside the country. Production of heavy warplanes is on the agenda of the Defense Ministry, General Hatami said in a TV talk show on Monday night, saying preparations for the production of such a homegrown… read more

August 28, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea talks tough as South says nuclear test may be coming

CNN: North Korea kept up its bellicose rhetoric against the United States on Monday as South Korean officials said Pyongyang may be preparing its sixth nuclear weapon test. Seoul’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) told South Korean lawmakers at a closed door parliamentary session that it has detected signs of North Korea preparing for another nuclear… read more

August 28, 2017 | Threat News

Iran starts study into S-300 missile

Tehran Times: Second Brigadier General Abolfazl Sepehri-Rad on Sunday said the S-300 system is currently in service in Iran, fully integrated into Iran’s air defense network. The air defense missile system has been stationed in temporary locations across the country, the commander added, saying it is ready for any practical operation. Iran took delivery of… read more

August 28, 2017 | Threat News

Iran says S-300 air defense system now ‘fully integrated’

Times of Israel: Iran’s advanced S-300 air defense system, delivered by Russia after years of delay, is now “fully integrated” into the air defense network, a senior Iranian air force commander told the country’s state media Sunday. In an interview with the Tasnim news network, Gen. Abolfazl Sepehri Rad, deputy commander of the Khatam al-Anbia… read more

August 28, 2017 | Threat News

Missile defense to begin at 3 US bases in Japan

ABC News: Japan’s military will practice deploying anti-missile batteries at three U.S. bases in Japan as concern grows about the North Korean missile threat. The exercises will take place Tuesday at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo and at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in western Japan. They will be repeated on Sept. 7 at… read more

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