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June 19, 2017 | Threat News

Russia tests missile interceptor in Kazakhstan

TASS Russian News Agency: MOSCOW, June 16. /TASS/. Russian military personnel on Friday carried out a successful launch of a missile interceptor from the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan, the Defense Ministry said. “On Friday, June 16, a joint crew of Russia’s air and missile defense force and representatives of the manufacturer successfully tested a… read more

June 19, 2017 | Threat News

Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

The Washington Post: TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s ballistic missile strike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria served both as revenge for attacks on Tehran earlier this month and a warning that Iran could strike Saudi Arabia and U.S. interests in the Mideast, an Iranian general said Monday. The launch, which hit Syria’s eastern city… read more

June 14, 2017 | Threat News

Putin deploys missile defense system in Siberia that has ‘no match among Western militaries’ amid rising concerns of war breaking out in North Korea

The Daily Mail: Russian President Vladimir Putin is deploying his new state-of-the-art Buk-M3 missile defense system in eastern Siberia in response to concerns over war breaking out in North Korea. The move follows a warning by US defense secretary Jim Mattis this week that Kim Jong Un’s regime is the world’s ‘most urgent and dangerous… read more

June 13, 2017 | Threat News

This new ramjet engine could triple the range of Chinese missiles

Popular Science: China’s developing a hypersonic weapon that has triple the range of existing Chinese air-to-air missiles. The premise: a ramjet engine that can turn already deadly missiles into weapons that have greater range, maneuverability, and speed. In a May 31 report, the Science and Technology Daily announced that the 4th Research Institute of the… read more

June 13, 2017 | Threat News

Suspected North Korean drone photographed US missile defense system

The New York Post: SEOUL, South Korea — A suspected North Korean drone photographed a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea before it crashed near the border where it was found last week, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The finding came four days after North Korea tested new anti-ship missiles in a continuation of… read more

June 13, 2017 | Threat News

Pentagon chief declares North Korea the new top threat to U.S. security

The Washington Post: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared North Korea the “most urgent and dangerous threat to peace and security,” before the House Armed Services Committee on Monday night, moving Kim Jong Un’s regime past Russia as the No. 1 threat that the United States faces. The statement was included in the defense secretary’s prepared… read more

June 12, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea ‘Not Far’ From Testing Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

NDTV: North Korea says it has moved closer to test-firing an intercontinental ballistic missile with the potential of hitting the U.S. mainland. “U.S. President Donald Trump has said the world will never see North Korea reach the final stage of developing nuclear weapons that could reach the U.S., but recent strategic weapon tests have proved… read more

June 12, 2017 | Threat News

The North Korean threat: US missile defense isn’t optional

The Washington Examiner: The United States has the strongest military in the world, but we must devote more resources to strengthening our missile defense capabilities. A strong missile defense program will preserve the peace and complete the promise of President Ronald Reagan of a defensive shield to protect America from nuclear attack. As Reagan said… read more

June 9, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile

The Washington Post: SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday it has test-launched a new type of cruise missile capable of striking U.S. and South Korean warships “at will,” as South Korea found a suspected North Korean drone near the tense border between the rivals. The missiles are the fourth new missile system North… read more

June 8, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea fires suspected land-to-ship missiles as South Korea delays THAAD

Reuters: North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea’s military said, a day after the South postponed full deployment of a controversial U.S. anti-missile system designed to deter a North Korean attack. The launches, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world… read more

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