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June 7, 2017 | Threat News

RUSSIA’S HYPERSONIC MISSILE SYSTEM MAY REPRESENT A ‘QUANTUM LEAP IN TECHNOLOGY’

Newsweek: Russia has reportedly carried out a test of Zircon, a hypersonic missile system, one year ahead of schedule. The system, which could possibly render Western anti-aircraft defense “obsolete,” can travel up to 4,6000 mph, according to the state-controlled Sputnik news agency. The system could be installed on PyotrVeliky, Russia’s nuclear-powered missile strike ship, The… read more

June 7, 2017 | Threat News

China Missiles Can Send Nukes to Western Pacific, U.S. Says

Bloomberg Politics: China’s deployment of missiles able to deliver nuclear warheads to U.S. bases on Guam were among the military advancements highlighted in an annual Pentagon report. The intermediate-range Dongfeng-26 rockets could also be used for conventional strikes against ships in the Western Pacific, the U.S. Department of Defense said in its annual assessment of… read more

June 6, 2017 | Threat News

U.S. again calls on China to ramp up pressure on nuclear-armed North Korea

Japan Times: SYDNEY/SEOUL – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday China should do more on the issue of North Korea, which has stepped up its nuclear and missile programs in defiance of U.S. pressure and United Nations resolutions. North Korea has become a security priority for Washington since Pyongyang vowed to accelerate… read more

June 6, 2017 | Threat News

By 2020 All Missile Units of Russia’s Ground Forces to be Equipped With Iskander

Sputnik News: By the end of 2020, all missile units of Russia’s Ground Forces will be equipped with the Iskander-M mobile ballistic missile system, while the rocket artillery brigades will have the Tornado-S state-of-the-art multiple launch rocket system, according to chief of missile and artillery troops Maj. Gen. Mikhail Matveevsky. “By 2020, we are planning… read more

June 5, 2017 | Threat News

As China pulls trade from North Korea, Russia gets cozy with Kim Jong Un

USA Today: As China responds to President Trump’s call to pressure North Korea to curb its rogue weapons programs, Russia has stepped in to help the hermit nation stay connected to the rest of the world. Trade between Russia and North Korea increased by 73% during the first two months of 2017 compared to the… read more

June 5, 2017 | Threat News

Watch Out, America: North Korea Wants Carrier-Killer Missiles

The National Interest: North Korea says its latest missile test was aimed at demonstrating its capability to sink American aircraft carriers, South Korean media reported. On Monday, North Korea conducted its latest ballistic test in Wonsan, in the eastern part of the country. The missile, believed to be a version of its Scud extended-range (ER)… read more

June 5, 2017 | Threat News

The Nuclear Posture Review, New START, and the Russian Nuclear Buildup

Real Clear Defense: In April 2017, the Russian UN Mission Charge d’affaires Petr Ilyichev declared, “Currently we are systematically getting to the full-scale implementation of the New START [Treaty].”[1] Unfortunately, Russians actions contradict this statement. For example, in May 2017, President Vladimir Putin announced, “The Strategic Missile Force is smoothly switching over to Yars mobile… read more

June 5, 2017 | Threat News

Russia tests Zircon hypersonic missile system, which it says makes U.S. defenses obsolete

The Washington Times: Russia declared today its first test of a hypersonic missile, a year ahead of schedule. Defense analysts proclaimed the test made U.S. missile defense systems obsolete. American missile defense has been a thorn in the side of the Kremlin since the days of Ronald Reagan’s SDI, or Strategic Defense Initiative. One could… read more

June 1, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Says It Is Ready for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Tests

Latin American Herald Tribune: SEOUL – North Korea said on Wednesday it is ready to test launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), one day after the United States successfully tested a defense system to intercept such projectiles. The North Korean army is ready to conduct a real ICBM test at any time and place if ordered… read more

May 31, 2017 | Threat News

Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

KCBD: MOSCOW (AP) – Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group’s positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement came as Syrian government troops pushed ahead in their offensive against IS and militants in central and northern Syria. Moscow said in a… read more

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