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July 23, 2018 | Threat News

China adding ‘significant capabilities’ to nuclear forces

WND: China is quietly adding “significant capabilities” to its nuclear forces, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris of the Federation of American Scientists write that the nation’s nuclear force “includes about 280 warheads for delivery by ballistic missiles and bombers” and the “stockpile is likely to grow further over the next decade.” Kristensen is director… read more

July 20, 2018 | Threat News

China’s live-fire drills are ‘tailored for Taiwan separatists’

Taiwan News: TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese media reports that the live-fire military exercises taking place off the coast of Zhejiang Province this week, July 17-23, are “tailored for Taiwan separatists.” The Chinese state backed propaganda blog “Global Times” reported that the drills are designed as a warning to Taiwan Independence forces, while multiple reports… read more

July 20, 2018 | Threat News

Russian MoD: New Air Defense Missile Succesfully Test-Fired in Kazakhstan

Sputnik International: A new air defense missile was successfully test fired from a testing range in Kazakhstan, the Russian Defense Ministry said in an official publication on Friday. “A missile defense unit of the Russian Aerospace Forces has tested a new, modernized air defense missile at the Sary Shagan testing range (Kazakhstan),” the ministry said… read more

July 20, 2018 | Threat News

Russia completes work on Avangard hypersonic missile system

TASS: MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. Russia’s Strategic Missile Force is preparing a position area for accepting the Avangard hypersonic missile system for service as part of the efforts to strengthen the country’s military security, the Defense Ministry announced on Thursday. “The Russian defense industry has completed developing the Avangard missile system with the principally new… read more

July 20, 2018 | Threat News

Russia preparing Plesetsk spaceport infrastructure for Sarmat ICBM flight tests

TASS: MOSCOW, July 20. /TASS/. Specialists are preparing infrastructure at the Plesetsk spaceport in north Russia for the flight tests of the promising Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov said on the single military output acceptance day on Friday. “Work continues to create infrastructure for Yars stationary and mobile [intercontinental ballistic]… read more

July 20, 2018 | Threat News

Chinese media praise new air defense missiles

Asia Times: China’s media has been praising its next generation of air defense systems, with the state-owned military-industrial complex China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp taking the lead. Party mouthpieces have been bragging about the might of the central processing units, or CPUs, and the control systems being mounted on new anti-air missiles. “Metaphorically put,… read more

July 20, 2018 | Threat News

Why Russia’s Iskander Missile Is a Killer

The National Interest: Despite Moscow’s partial withdrawal from Syria, additional Russian forces have appeared in theatre. One unconfirmed report suggests that Russia has deployed the Iskander short-range ballistic missile to the region—a potentially worrying development if true. The weapon would allow Russian forces to strike deep into Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel with virtual impunity—though… read more

July 20, 2018 | Threat News

Russia shows off new weapons after Trump summit

CNN: As European leaders grappled with the fallout from the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit Thursday, Russian authorities took the opportunity to show off some of the new weaponry Putin boasted in March would render NATO defenses “completely useless.” In videos posted on YouTube and in stories on the Russian state-run TASS news agency, Moscow gave… read more

July 20, 2018 | Threat News

Iran is building a massive battle tank fleet

We Are The Mighty: Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Reza Mozaffarinia says Tehran has plans to manufacture or upgrade 700 to 800 battle tanks. In remarks quoted on July 18, 2018, by Iran’s Tasnim news agency, Mozaffarinia did not specify the type of tanks he was referring to or how many would be newly built compared… read more

July 19, 2018 | Threat News

Russian fighters armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles hold drills with strategic bombers

TASS: MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. An air squadron of MiG-31K fighter jets armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles held joint drills with Tu-22M3 long-range bombers in early July, Russian Aerospace Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant-General Sergei Dronov said on Thursday. “Tactical flight drills were held in the first ten-day period of July with the crews of long-range… read more

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