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January 14, 2019 | Threat News

North Korea’s Nuclear Program Quietly Advances, Pressuring Trump

Bloomberg: Kim Jong Un told the world this month that North Korea took steps to stop making nuclear weapons in 2018, a shift from his earlier public statements. The evidence shows production has continued, and possibly expanded. Satellite-imagery analysis and leaked American intelligence suggest North Korea has churned out rockets and warheads as quickly as… read more

January 14, 2019 | Threat News

Chinese army sends DF-26 ballistic missiles to northwest region

South China Morning Post: The People’s Liberation Army has sent its DF-26 ballistic missiles to China’s northwest region in an apparent bid to beef up training of its missile force. State broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday that the far-reaching anti-ship ballistic missiles were being used in active training in the country’s northwestern plateau and desert… read more

January 14, 2019 | Threat News

Iranian Cruise Missile to Be Delivered to IRGC: Deputy Defense Minister

Tasnim News Agency: TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh said a homegrown long-range cruise missile dubbed ‘Soumar’ is going to be delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, General Taqizadeh pointed to the latest measures to boost Iran’s military capabilities and said there have… read more

January 11, 2019 | Threat News

Russia’s 5th-generation fighter jet gets advanced stealth coating

TASS: MOSCOW, January 11. /TASS/. A new composite material with enhanced radar wave absorbing properties was used to make the cockpit canopy of the most advanced Sukhoi Su-57 multirole fighter jet and the Tupolev Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying bomber, Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec told TASS on Friday. The innovative glass coating has been developed by… read more

January 10, 2019 | Threat News

Iran defiant amid US warnings against space programme

Al Jazeera: Iran will continue with its aerospace programme despite warnings of more economic and political isolation by the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, adding there was no international law prohibiting the plan. Zarif, who is in New Delhi on a bilateral visit, also told Reuters news agency that leaving… read more

January 10, 2019 | Threat News

Report: Russia Developing 4,500 Kilometer Kalibr-M Range Land-Attack Cruise Missile

Diplomat: On Tuesday, Russia’s state-run TASS news agency reported that Moscow is undertaking the development of a new extended-range variant of its subsonic Kalibr (3M14) land-attack cruise missile. Citing a defense industry source, TASS revealed the existence of a Kalibr-M project. This new missile is slated to be larger than the existing ship-launched Kalibr missile,… read more

January 10, 2019 | Threat News

China’s reaction to US Navy operation: We have missiles

CNN: Hong Kong (CNN) – China claims to have deployed missiles “capable of targeting medium and large ships” days after the latest US Navy “freedom of navigation” operation near contested islands in the South China Sea, state media announced. The deployment of the DF-26 ballistic missiles in China’s remote northwest plateau, originally announced Tuesday on… read more

January 9, 2019 | Threat News

Waters Off Syrian Coast Closed Off for Russian Navy Missile Drills

Sputnik International: Russia maintains a naval presence off the Syrian coast, consisting of about ten vessels of various classes, including warships and submarines which have been used to rain precision Kalibr cruise missiles down on terrorist targets in the Arab Republic. An area of international waters off the coast of Syria in the Mediterranean Sea has been closed off for… read more

January 9, 2019 | Threat News

Russian cutting-edge frigate completes shipbuilders’ sea trials

TASS: MOSCOW, January 9. /TASS/. The second Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov built at the Severnaya Verf Shipyard in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia has successfully completed shipbuilders’ sea trials, Russian Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo said on Wednesday. “The newest Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov built for the Russian Navy at the Severnaya Verf Shipyard… read more

January 8, 2019 | Threat News

Two Russian nuclear subs to complete sea trials this summer — source

TASS: MOSCOW, January 8. /TASS/. Russia’s newest nuclear submarines, Prince Vladimir (Project 955A, the Borei-A class) and Kazan (Project 885M, the Yasen-M class) will complete the manufacturer’s sea trials in summer, a source in the Russian shipbuilding industry told TASS on Tuesday. “At present, the sea trials of the two submarines were suspended due to… read more

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