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March 12, 2018 | Threat News

Putin Says Missile Defense and 9/11 Not Linked: ‘An Explanation for the Housewives’

CNS News: (CNSNews.com) – In a NBC News interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin ridiculed a suggestion that the U.S. development of ballistic missile defenses should be seen in the context of a post-9/11 strategic posture reevaluation, telling interviewer Megyn Kelly that that was “an explanation for the housewives watching your program.” Discussing at length one of the biggest… read more

March 8, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Iskander-M missile system to have no rival until at least 2025: military

Xinhua Net: A Russian serviceman walks past Russian Iskander-M missile launchers before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Moscow, May 5, 2016. (REUTERS PHOTO) MOSCOW, March 7 (Xinhua) — Other countries will not be able to create a rival to Russia’s Iskander-M mobile short-range ballistic missile systems before 2025, a Russian military official… read more

March 7, 2018 | Threat News

Iran’s missile production has increased three-fold: Guards commander

Reuters: BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran has increased its missile production three-fold, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Wednesday, according to the Fars news service. The commander did not explain during what time period the production increase had taken place. “In the past we had to do a lot of explaining to various bodies for our… read more

March 6, 2018 | Threat News

North Korea will keep testing missiles and nukes, says defense agency

NBC News: WASHINGTON — North Korea has three long-range missiles, two of which can hit the U.S., and will likely continue its nuclear and missile testing, says the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in a new worldwide threat assessment. Despite sanctions and international condemnation, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “shows no interest… read more

March 6, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Avangard strategic systems enter series production – source

TASS: MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. Russia has begun series production of strategic missile systems Avangard equipped with a glide vehicle, a military-diplomatic source said on Saturday. “It is time for our Western counterparts to perceive new reality. Russian Kinzhals are on duty, while Avangard [systems] have entered series production,” he said. The missiles “which Americans… read more

March 5, 2018 | Threat News

China and the United States Worry About Each Other Missile Defense Intentions. So Why Not Talk?

The Diplomat: Within the space of a week, the United States and China have tested similar ballistic missile defense systems. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, with little publicity, tested a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA variant interceptor at the end of January. The test reportedly failed – the second failure of that interceptor type in… read more

March 5, 2018 | Threat News

France says Iran ballistic missile program a major concern

Reuters: PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign ministry said on Sunday that Iran’s ballistic missile program was a major concern, a day before foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was due to visit Tehran… Read full post. … read more

March 5, 2018 | Threat News

As Putin touts hypersonic weapons, America prepares its own arsenal. Will it be in time?

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed his military has successfully tested a hypersonic cruise missile, the head of the Pentagon’s high-tech workshop says the U.S. is on track for a series of hypersonic prototype tests in the coming years, thanks to a big spending increase in the fiscal year 2019 budget… read more

March 2, 2018 | Threat News

Iran’s New Anti-Tank Missile Looks Awfully Familiar

Popular Mechanics: A state owned Iranian media outlet has reported on a new Iranian anti-tank missile that bears a striking resemblance to the American-made Sidewinder missile. The Azarakhsh (“Lightning”) anti-tank missile appears identical to the famous Sidewinder air-to-air missile, and may in fact be developed from missiles imported before the Iranian revolution in 1979. Iran’s… read more

March 2, 2018 | Threat News

Nuclear missile threat a ‘red line’ for Trump on North Korea

CNN News: Washington (CNN) – The Trump administration is considering military action against North Korea if the rogue regime successfully builds a nuclear missile capable of hitting the United States, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the administration’s latest thinking. Senior national security officials believe a nuclear armed Pyongyang represents an unacceptable risk to… read more

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