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January 23, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Tu-95 Bomber Now Has Cruise Missiles That Can “Retarget”

The National Interest: The Russian development is significant—even if the Kremlin does not yet have the ability to retarget cruise missile while the weapons are in flight (there are indications that X-101 can be retargeted while in flight and that such a capability at the very least in development). “This is an important advance for… read more

January 22, 2018 | Threat News

Saudi Air Defense intercepts ballistic missile fired by Houthis toward Najran

Arab News: JEDDAH: Saudi air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias from Yemen’s Saada toward the city of Najran on Saturday. “The hostile action taken by the Houthi forces proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting Houthi armed groups in clear defiance of UN Resolution 2216 and Resolution 2231,”… read more

January 19, 2018 | Threat News

North Korea to test submarine-launched ballistic missiles using new submersible barge

The Independent: North Korea appears to be preparing for future rocket tests by developing a second submersible barge from which to launch ballistic missiles, according to new satellite imagery. Its other test barge, which was obtained in 2014 and based at Sinpo South Shipyard, has been used to support the development of strategic submarine-launched ballistic… read more

January 19, 2018 | Threat News

Russia launched a powerful new frigate — but there are still lingering problems for the program’s future

Business Insider: Just before the end of 2017, the Russian Navy commissioned its newest frigate, the Admiral Makarov. The ship, which will be based in Sevastopol, is an Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate, a multi-purpose ship that is certainly loaded for bear. Each frigate in the Admiral Grigorovich class is armed with eight Club-N land-attack cruise missiles,… read more

January 19, 2018 | Threat News

China’s new missiles likely to threaten all of Taiwan

Asia Times: The People’s Liberation Army has taken delivery of the first batch of equipment for an advanced Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, probably bringing the entire island of Taiwan within range of Chinese forces for the first time. Russia’s TASS news agency reported that a control station, radars, fuel and other auxiliary equipment for… read more

January 18, 2018 | Threat News

Russia starts shipping S-400 air defense missile system to China: TASS cites source

TASS: MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. Moscow has begun the delivery of the S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems to China under the 2014 contract, a source close to the Russian system of military cooperation told TASS on Thursday. “The implementation of the contract has begun, the first shipment has been sent to China,” the source… read more

January 17, 2018 | Threat News

Yemen’s Houthis fire ballistic missile at Saudi airport

Xinhuanet: SANAA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — Yemen’s Houthi movement on Tuesday said it fired a ballistic missile toward a regional airport in Saudi border province of Jizan, Saba news agency reported. Houthis said the missile is a short-range one, giving no further details. However, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV channel reported that the Saudi defense forces… read more

January 17, 2018 | Threat News

Russia fumes at Japan missile deployment

Straits Times: Russia has blasted a decision by Japan to deploy a new US-made land-based missile system, prompting Japanese defence chief Itsunori Onodera to reassure Moscow yesterday that the new Aegis Ashore system would “purely be for defensive purposes”. Last month, Japan confirmed its purchase of two Aegis Ashore batteries comprising computers, radars and missiles… read more

January 16, 2018 | Threat News

Russian military conducts massive missile drills

ABC News: The Russian military is conducting massive drills involving truck-mounted intercontinental ballistic missile launchers. The Defense Ministry said maneuvers involving Topol-M and Yars missile launchers began Monday. Those types of nuclear-tipped ICBMs are mounted on heavy all-terrain vehicles, making it more difficult for an enemy to spot them. The ministry said the drills are… read more

January 16, 2018 | Threat News

China Sent Nuclear Missile Attack Submarine to Disputed Islands, Japan Says

Newsweek: A foreign submarine spotted cruising through waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea last week was actually a Chinese nuclear missile attack submarine, Japan said on Monday. Itsunori Onodera, Japan’s defense minister, told reporters that the unidentified submarine was “China’s Shang-Class nuclear-powered attack submarine,” a vessel that is able to carry several… read more

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