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February 22, 2017 | Threat News

Armenia’s Decision to Deploy Iskander Missiles to Depend on ‘Developments’

Sputnik: YEREVAN (Sputnik) — Iskander missile systems supplied by Russia in 2016 are owned and managed by the Armenian Armed Forces, Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan told Sputnik. “The fact that Iskanders were delivered to Armenia I think is obvious, because everyone clearly saw them. The fact that they belong to the Armenian Armed Forces I can confirm with absolute certainty,” Sargsyan… read more

February 22, 2017 | Threat News

96% of Russian ballistic missile launchers ready for immediate use – defense minister

RT: Ninety-nine percent of Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile launchers are combat-capable, while 96 percent are ready to be used on short notice, ensuring an efficient strategic deterrent, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told MPs. “The intercontinental ballistic missiles launchers are being maintained in a way that allows to ensure a nuclear deterrent,” Shoigu told Russian MPs… read more

February 22, 2017 | Threat News

Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles – U.S. officials

Reuters: China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will… read more

February 22, 2017 | Threat News

Senior Yemeni general killed in Houthi missile attack

Gulf News: Aden: Yemen’s deputy chief of staff was killed yesterday when Al Houthi militia battling government forces fired a ballistic missile at an army camp on the Red Sea coast, according to a military source. Army deputy chief of staff Major General Ahmad Saif Al Yafii was killed by a heat-seeking missile on the… read more

February 21, 2017 | Threat News

Russia to Send Iran $1 Billion-Worth of Missile Defense Systems

Daily Caller: Russia’s massive contract to provide Iran with air defense missile systems is worth nearly $1 billion dollars, according to the head of Russia’s Rostec corporation. Iran wants to buy the Russian S-300 air defense missile system, considered one of the most effective anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic missile systems in existence. “The S-300 cost about… read more

February 16, 2017 | Threat News

New Chinese Missile Upgrade Likely Designed With Taiwan In Its Crosshairs

Forbes North Korea’s missile tests may still garner headlines, but China is also upgrading its own strategic weapons arsenal — most recently with a new variant of its short-range, mobile Dongfeng (DF-16) ballistic missile. Earlier this month, the state-run English-language newspaper “China Daily” reported on the most recent public displays of the People’s Republic of… read more

February 16, 2017 | Threat News

Russia’s New RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: A U.S. Missile Defense Killer?

National Interest Russian media recently claimed that the Federation’s new intercontinental ballistic missile will be able to penetrate even America’s most effective defense systems—but are they right? Russia claims the new RS-28 Sarmat heavy ICBM, being introduced as part of its nuclear modernization, can wipe out an area ‘the size of Texas or France’. They may be referring to… read more

February 14, 2017 | Threat News

UN Chief Calls on North Korea to Return to Full Nuclear Compliance

VOA News The U.N. Security Council is set to hold emergency talks Monday about North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the missile test a “further troubling violation” of U.N. resolutions. Guterres said in a statement that Pyongyang “must return to full compliance with its international obligations and to the path… read more

February 14, 2017 | Threat News

Pentagon reveals details on weekend launch of North Korean missile

Fox News The ballistic missile that North Korea claimed it successfully test-fired over the weekend “probably” traveled farther than any other missile of its type launched by the rogue nation, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters on Monday. The launch represented a “clear grave threat to our national security,” Capt. Jeff Davis said. The missile traveled roughly… read more

February 12, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea ‘conducts ballistic missile test’

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, South Korea’s military says, the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president. The missile was launched at 07:55 local time (22:55 GMT Saturday) and flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km, South Korean officials say. Pyongyang has conducted a number of… read more

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