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October 25, 2017 | Threat News

S. Korea, U.S., Japan carry out missile warning exercise on sea

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) — South Korea, the United States and Japan kicked off a joint missile warning exercise on Tuesday, which would enable them to detect and track missiles in the event of a ballistic missile launch from North Korea, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The trilateral exercise began… read more

October 25, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Has Tested a New Solid-Fuel Missile Engine

The Diplomat: North Korean ballistic missile scientists carried out a static test of a new type of solid-fuel engine early last week, a U.S. government source with knowledge of North Korea’s ballistic missile programs told The Diplomat. According to the source, the test took place at North Korea’s solid-fuel engine testing site in Hamhung, on the… read more

October 24, 2017 | Threat News

Russia to test new generation of intercontinental missile that can ‘beat US defense systems’

The Independent: Russia is preparing to test-launch its new generation of nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which it has claimed will be able to penetrate the US’ defensive shield. Delayed several times, the tests of the RS-28’s launch and first few seconds of flight are to be carried out at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, in Russia’s… read more

October 23, 2017 | Threat News

Russian defense contractor delivers second regiment set of S-400 missile systems

TASS: MOSCOW, October 23. /TASS/. Almaz-Antey contractor has delivered the second regiment set of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems to Russia’s Defense Ministry this year, the company’s press office reported on Monday. “The delivery ceremony took place at the Kapustin Yar practice range in the Astrakhan Region in south Russia. The acceptance/delivery trials have… read more

October 20, 2017 | Threat News

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Say Missile Program Will Accelerate Despite Pressure

Jerusalem Post: Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Thursday its ballistic missile program would accelerate despite U.S. and European Union pressure to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. In a significant US policy shift on Oct. 13, President Donald Trump disavowed Iran’s compliance with a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and launched… read more

October 20, 2017 | Threat News

Concerns mount over spread of hypersonic technology

Defense Systems: Advances in hypersonic missiles capable of sustained flight and maneuverability are raising proliferations concerns because of their ability to defeat current missile defenses, a capability that would “further compress the timelines for response by a nation under attack,” a new report warns. Hypersonic missiles are defined as air vehicles capable of flying faster… read more

October 20, 2017 | Threat News

Turkey’s New Missiles

Foreign Affairs: On September 12, 2017, Turkey signed and made a deposit toward a $2.5 billion agreement to purchase Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft missile system. Russia will sell Turkey two batteries and transfer the technology for Ankara to produce two of its own, while Turkey will supply the batteries’ target-identification software. As Pentagon officials have noted, the… read more

October 20, 2017 | Threat News

Raytheon May Have A Quick Fix For Seoul’s Vulnerability To North Korean Attack

Forbes: One of the most vexing challenges U.S. military planners face in figuring out what to do about the growing nuclear threat posed by North Korea is the vulnerability of South Korea’s capital to non-nuclear retaliation. Seoul is a mere 35 miles from the demilitarized zone separating the two countries, putting it within range of… read more

October 19, 2017 | Threat News

India To Purchase Only 2 Types Of Missiles For Its S-400 System: Report

Bharat Shakti: Russia’s S-400 Air-Defence systems even though consists of four missile system to cover the entire range of air defense envelope but India has decided to procure only two missile type. According to latest media reports India has decided to procure only very-long-range 40N6 (400 km) and the long-range 48N6 (250 km) surface-to-air missiles… read more

October 19, 2017 | Threat News

The Sinpo-C-Class: A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction

The Diplomat: U.S. military intelligence has detected a new diesel-electric submarine under construction at North Korea’s Sinpo shipyard, on the country’s east coast, according to a U.S. government source with knowledge of North Korea’s weapons programs who spoke to The Diplomat. According to current U.S. intelligence estimates, the submarine’s submerged displacement is thought to be… read more

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