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March 15, 2018 | Threat News

China Kicks off Work on 6th Type 055 Guided-Missile Destroyer

The Diplomat: China has reportedly begun construction of its sixth Type 055 guided-missile destroyer on order for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), according to commercial satellite imagery analyzed by IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly. The destroyer is being built at the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning province. “The imagery shows that the pier side assembly of… read more

March 15, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s advanced Avangard hypersonic missile system to enter service by 2019

TASS: MOSCOW, March 15. /TASS/. Russia’s most advanced Avangard hypersonic strategic missile system is expected to come into service no later than 2019, a source in the Russian defense sector told TASS on Thursday. “After the first series of glide vehicles is produced and a controlling launch of a missile with this armament is carried… read more

March 15, 2018 | Threat News

Iran vows constant boost to missile program

Xinhua Net: TEHRAN, March 15 (Xinhua) — Iran has reaffirmed the need to continue boosting its defense capabilities including the missile program, Tasnim news agency reported Thursday. In a press statement, the Iranian Assembly of Experts denounced what it calls the U.S. attempt to undermine Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement. It also dismissed the West’s repeated… read more

March 14, 2018 | Threat News

Russia just announced it will test its allegedly unstoppable new ‘Satan 2’ nuclear missile

Business Insider: A top Russian General announced on Tuesday that Russia’s military will conduct a second test of its new, most powerful nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile amid rising tensions with NATO. “The first launch of this missile took place at the end of December last year. At the moment preparations are in full swing at… read more

March 13, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Avangard hypersonic missile system

TASS: MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. On March 12, 2018, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper that Russia’s Defense Ministry had signed a contract on the serial production of the most advanced Avangard hypersonic missile complex. The Avangard is a strategic intercontinental ballistic missile system equipped with a… read more

March 13, 2018 | Threat News

Russia getting ready for more tests of newest intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat

TASS: MOSCOW, March 13. /TASS/. Preparations for more pop-up tests of Russia’s newest inter-continental ballistic missile Sarmat are underway at the Plesetsk cosmodrome, the chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov told the media on Tuesday. “The first launch of this missile took place at the end of December last year. At the moment preparations… read more

March 13, 2018 | Threat News

Russian missile flagship conducts live firing drills in Caspian Sea

TASS: ROSTOV-ON-DON, March 13. /TASS/. The Caspian Fleet’s flagship – the Tatarstan – has conducted live firing exercises at sea, head of the Southern Military District’s press service Vadim Astafyev told TASS. “The crew of the Tatarstan missile ship has successfully hit air, sea and shore targets with various types of shipboard weapons, including the… read more

March 12, 2018 | Threat News

Russia test-fires Kinzhal hypersonic missile

UPI: March 11 (UPI) — A Russian jet successfully test-lauched a hypersonic missile Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Kinzhal hypersonic missile was launched from an MiG-31 interceptor jet, which departed from an airfield in the Southern Military District, Russia’s TASS News Agency reported. A MiG-31 fighter crew of the Russian Aerospace Forces made… read more

March 12, 2018 | Threat News

Russia to begin implementing S-400 missile deal with Turkey in early 2020

TASS: MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Russia will begin implementing the contact on the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey in early 2020, Presidential Aide for Military Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told the Rossiya 24 TV channel. “Turkey expressed a wish to accelerate its implementation and we managed to find the most appropriate solution… read more

March 12, 2018 | Threat News

Mattis, Pompeo dismiss Putin’s touting of Russian nuclear weapons

The Washington Post: MUSCAT, Oman — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent speech highlighting nuclear weapons that he claimed could be used to attack the United States was “disappointing but unsurprising” and does not alter the Pentagon’s strategic plan to counter Moscow, according to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Mattis, speaking late Saturday on a military plane… read more

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