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March 5, 2019 | Threat News

China’s military is going from strength to strength under Xi Jinping

CNN: Hong Kong (CNN)Under Chinese President Xi Jinping, a revolution has been taking place inside Beijing’s armed forces. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has grown and modernized rapidly since China reopened to the world in the 1980s, but under Xi that pace has accelerated with a focus on fighting and winning future wars. Xi has also… read more

March 5, 2019 | Threat News

North Korea Still Using Uranium-Enrichment Facility, U.N. Agency Says

Wall Street Journal: North Korea is still using a uranium-enrichment facility at the heart of last week’s summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the United Nations atomic agency said. In a quarterly report released Monday, Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said a five-megawatt reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear… read more

March 4, 2019 | Threat News

New regiment set of S-400 air defense missile systems arrives for Russia’s Baltic Fleet

TASS: KALININGRAD, March 4. /TASS/. A new regiment set of Russia’s most advanced S-400 long-range surface-to air missile systems has arrived for the Baltic Fleet under the defense procurement plan, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday. “The new S-400 Triumf air defense missile system has arrived at its permanent base in the Kaliningrad Region… read more

March 1, 2019 | Threat News

Iran Shows off Unusual Ship-Killing Torpedo/Missile Combination

Popular Mechanics: Footage of a new Iranian missile that can be launched from a submarine appears to be genuine, according to an authority on submarines and submarine-launched weapons. The new ship-killer is designed to leave a submarine encapsulated in a torpedo. The missile then separates from the torpedo, homing in on enemy ships. The new… read more

March 1, 2019 | Threat News

New Russian missile threat to homeland

Washington Times: The commander of the military’s Northern Command warned this week that Moscow is deploying conventionally armed missiles that for the first time are capable of striking targets deep inside the United States. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, who is also commander of the U.S.-Canadian North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), stated in prepared congressional testimony that while… read more

March 1, 2019 | Threat News

Russia’s Latest Diesel-Electric Attack Sub to Commence Sea Trials in 2019

TASS: Russia second Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK), christened Kronstadt, will undergo a series of trials in 2019, the commander in chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Korolyov, told reporters during a visit to the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering in St. Petersburg this month. “Serial production of the non-nuclear Lada-class submarines continues. This… read more

February 28, 2019 | Threat News

Trump-Kim summit breaks down after North Korea demands end to sanctions

BBC – A summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended without agreement after the US refused North Korean demands for sanctions relief, the US president has said. “It was all about the sanctions,” Mr Trump told reporters. “They wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn’t do that.”… read more

February 28, 2019 | Threat News

Russia to beef up Baltic Fleet with tank regiment and coastal defense missile battalion

TASS: MOSCOW, February 27. /TASS/. A tank regiment and a coastal defense missile battalion will be set up in Russia’s Baltic Fleet in 2019, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. “In accordance with the approved action plan for 2019, basic efforts in the Western Military District will be focused on implementing 142 organizational measures,”… read more

February 27, 2019 | Threat News

Iran’s and Hezbollah’s missiles against Israel

Modern Diplomacy: The “precision project” of Iranian missiles, especially the Zelzal model (where the word “zelzal” means earthquake in Farsi), currently operating in the Lebanon, has reached a severe critical point. The “Party of God” is currently the most important non-State military actor in the world, which is certainly even more powerful than the Lebanese… read more

February 26, 2019 | Threat News

Putin says Russia isn’t afraid of another missile crisis with US

New York Post – President Vladimir Putin said Russia wouldn’t back away from a second Cuban Missile Crisis if tensions between the two countries escalate, and suggested Moscow would have the upper hand in a nuclear conflict with the United States. “They [the tensions] are not a reason to ratchet up confrontation to the levels… read more

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