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February 25, 2019 | Threat News

Cruise Missile Launched From Submarine In Iran During Velayat-97 Navy Drill

Defense World: Iran has, for the first time, launched a cruise missile from submarine during the annual “Velayat-97” military drill in the Strait of Hormuz. A video of a green submarine on the surface of water launching an orange missile was released by Fars news agency. It said other submarines have the same capability. It… read more

February 25, 2019 | Threat News

After Putin’s warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.

Reuters: MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes. The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David,… read more

February 25, 2019 | Threat News

Iranian Hackers Drew Worryingly Close to Israel’s Missile Alarm

Iranian hackers came worryingly close to Israel’s missile warning system, sending the military scrambling to protect alerts from being compromised, its top cyber defense chief said. After detecting the hackers in 2017 and monitoring them to discern their intent, the military blocked them when it became clear what their target was, said Brigadier General Noam… read more

February 22, 2019 | Threat News

Iran Starts Gulf War Games, To Test Submarine-Launched Missiles

RFE/RL: Iran on February 22 opened large-scale naval drills at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, state media reported, adding that the maneuvers will feature submarine cruise-missile launches for the first time. State agency IRNA said that more than 100 vessels were participating in the three-day drills held in an area stretching from the Strait… read more

February 22, 2019 | Threat News

China’s Military Seeks New Islands to Conquer

Bloomberg: A Defense Department report warns that China’s military buildup is reaching the point where it can attempt to “impose its will on the region and beyond.” Visiting recently with senior officials from two U.S. allies in the region, Japan and Singapore, gave me a visceral feeling of how things look on the ground (and at sea).… read more

February 22, 2019 | Threat News

North Korea sees nuclear weapons as key to its survival

CBS News: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sees nuclear weapons, not alliances, as the “ultimate guarantor” of survival, according to former top CIA analyst Jung Pak, who joined CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett for lunch on this week’s episode of “The Takeout.” That, she told Garrett, complicates the question of what “denuclearization”… read more

February 21, 2019 | Threat News

Iranian TV Report On Underground ‘Missile Cities’: Ballistic Missiles Ready To Launch 24/7, Some Aimed At U.S. Aircraft Carriers

On February 10, 2019, IRINN TV (Iran) aired a report on Iran’s underground “missile cities” that provide missiles for Iran’s launchers and silos. The reporter said that the ballistic missiles are the “residents” of these cities and that they are “keepers of the calm” that are “ready to roar.” He also said that the “cities”… read more

February 21, 2019 | Threat News

Russia Tests ‘Satan 2’ Nuclear Missile and Drone That Travels Under Water Amid Threats to Target U.S.

Newsweek – Moscow tested two nuclear-capable weapons just ahead of a speech in which Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of a potential ballistic response to missile threats against his country. In his annual State of the Nation speech Wednesday, Putin criticized the United States’s recent decision to abandon the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty and… read more

February 20, 2019 | Threat News

Putin confirms development of Russia’s hypersonic cruise missile called Tsirkon

CNBC – Russia has confirmed it is building a new hypersonic missile that can be launched from ships or submarines and travel at almost 2 miles per second. Russian President Vladimir Putin used his state of the nation address on Wednesday to publicly confirm that the cruise missile was well under development. “This is a… read more

February 20, 2019 | Threat News

Chinese PLA Rocket Force Launch New DF Ballistic Missiles In Promotional Video

Defense World – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force released a promotional video on Tuesday showcasing the country’s DF intermediate-range ballistic missile being fired from various platforms. According to Global Times, the minute-long video was posted on the Chinese PLA Rocket Force’s newly registered Weibo and WeChat accounts, showcasing rare scenes of the… read more

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