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May 24, 2018 | Threat News

Trump Calls Off Summit Meeting With North Korean Leader

National Public Radio: President Trump has called off a highly anticipated June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long planned meeting.” Trump’s decision comes hours after… read more

May 24, 2018 | Threat News

Israel to U.N. Security Council: Iran Still Testing Ballistic Missiles

Jerusalem Post: Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon informed the UN Security Council on Thursday that Iran had carried out two ballistic missile tests. The missile launches, he emphasized, were in clear violation of Security Council Resolution 2231, which calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to… read more

May 24, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s submarine successfully test-fires 4 missiles

Xinhua: MOSCOW, May 23 (Xinhua) — Russia’s Project 955 Borei-class strategic nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky has successfully conducted a test salvo launch of four missiles, Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. Four Bulava ballistic missiles from the designated area in the White Sea were fired Tuesday to targets at the Kura range on the Kamchatka Peninsula… read more

May 24, 2018 | Threat News

Here’s What We Know About Russia’s Hypersonic Waverider Weapon

Live Science: Warnings of a Russian hypersonic weapon that the U.S. can’t defend against may have had you running for the bomb shelter last week. But what, exactly, is this weapon, and how does it work? Russian President Vladimir Putin first announced the hypersonic weapon, code-named Avangard, in a speech in March. Last week, U.S.… read more

May 23, 2018 | Threat News

Deep in the Desert, Iran Quietly Advances Missile Technology

The New York Times: When an explosion nearly razed Iran’s long-range missile research facility in 2011 — and killed the military scientist who ran it — many Western intelligence analysts viewed it as devastating to Tehran’s technological ambitions. Since then, there has been little indication of Iranian work on a missile that could reach significantly… read more

May 23, 2018 | Threat News

Iran doesn’t need permission to develop missile defenses: official

AMN: The Iranian Armed Forces do not need permission to develop defensive capabilities, Iran’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Baqeri told parliament this morning. “As a representative of the armed forces in the presence of representatives of the Iranian people, I declare that the armed forces are at the apogee of military and combat readiness and… read more

May 22, 2018 | Threat News

China’s H-6K: The ‘Old’ Bomber That Could ‘Sink’ the U.S. Navy

The National Interest: In recent days, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has stepped up its activities in the South China Sea. For the first time ever, the PLAAF has landed Xian H-6K bombers on Woody Island in the disputed Paracel archipelago. The Pentagon decried the Chinese move as a part of “China’s… read more

May 22, 2018 | Threat News

Russia to demonstrate S-400 air defense missile systems at arms show in Kazakhstan

TASS: MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Russia’s Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer will showcase advanced S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems at the KADEX-2018 arms exhibition in Astana on May 23-26, the company’s press office reported on Monday. “The company’s united exposition in Pavilion No. 5 will feature models, videos and media presentations on long-range S-400 Triumf,… read more

May 22, 2018 | Threat News | Uncategorized

Russia’s New Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Failed in Tests, U.S. Media Report

The Moscow Times: Russia’s unlimited-range missile that Vladimir Putin unveiled earlier this year before his election has reportedly crashed after takeoff in numerous tests. The new nuclear-powered cruise missile, which Putin boasted could hit almost any point in the world and evade a U.S.-built missile shield, will be called ‘Burevestnik,’ the defense ministry said after… read more

May 21, 2018 | Threat News

North Korea’s missile and nuclear programme

BBC: It is now widely believed to have missiles potentially capable of striking long range targets, including possibly the US mainland. It also claims to have developed a hydrogen bomb and to be able to mount it on a missile. But Spring 2018 saw a thaw in tensions on the Korean peninsula, and an announcement… read more

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