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August 13, 2018 | Threat News

North Korean ICBM Efforts Hampered by Test Ban

The Wall Street Journal: North Korea’s moratorium on missile test flights has precluded it from trying out the technology it would need to strike the U.S. with a nuclear-tipped ICBM, a top U.S. military officer said Friday. While North Korea has demonstrated that it has nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, it hasn’t shown that it has mastered… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia towards Jazan

Arab News: JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia said its air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemen by Houthi militia toward the southern province of Jazan, reported the Saudi Press Agency. Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the missile was spotted at 7:05 p.m. coming from within the Yemeni territory of Amran governorate headed toward the… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

Iran Unveils New Short-Range Fateh Ballistic Missile

Jerusalem Post: Iran has unveiled a new generation of short-range Fateh missiles just days after the Islamic Republic fired a Fateh 110 ballistic missile, the first launch of a ballistic missile in over a year. The new generation of Fateh missiles was unveiled by Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Amir Hatami who said that the new agile… read more

August 13, 2018 | Threat News

Iran test-fires ballistic missile for first time in 2018, officials say

Fox News: EXCLUSIVE –  For the first time in more than a year, Iran test-fired a ballistic missile in a brazen display of defiance months after President Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark nuclear deal and days before his administration slapped new sanctions on the Islamic Republic, three U.S. officials with knowledge… read more

August 10, 2018 | Threat News

Think Space Force is a joke? Here are four major space threats to take seriously

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced the Trump administration is laying the groundwork a new Space Force and eventually a separate military branch, dedicated to space. While the merits of a new organization are debatable, U.S. national security space systems are vulnerable to a wide array of threats, ranging from cyberattacks… read more

August 7, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber to Be Rolled Out on August 16

The Diplomat: The first prototype of Russia’s upgraded Tupolev Tu-22M3M long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber will be rolled out on August 16 with ground testing to begin shortly thereafter, according to Russian aerospace and defense company Tupolev. Furthermore, the head of Tupolev, Alexander Konyukhov, recently told Interfax news agency that the maiden flight of… read more

August 6, 2018 | Threat News

WATCH China Test-Launch Sky Star-2 Hypersonic Waverider Vehicle

Sputnik News: A video of Sky Star-2’s testing, conducted Friday by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics in China’s northwest, has emerged online, with the hypersonic vehicle said to have successfully separated from its launch vehicle and engaged in high-altitude maneuvering during its ten minute flight. Waveriders are a hypersonic aircraft design using the shock… read more

August 6, 2018 | Threat News

China tests hypersonic aircraft that can ‘break any missile defense system’

Global Times: China has successfully tested its first waverider hypersonic flight vehicle, a weapon that can carry nuclear warheads and break through any current generation anti-missile defense system due to its high speed and unpredictable trajectory, Chinese experts said on Sunday. Designed by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics under China Aerospace Science and Technology… read more

August 6, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s sole aircraft carrier to be upgraded to carry generation 4++ fighter jets

TASS: MOSCOW, August 6. /TASS/. Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will be upgraded to carry deck-based generation 4++ MiG-29K/MiG-29KUB fighter jets, Head of the Nevskoye Design Bureau (the developer of the warship’s modernization project) Sergei Orlov told TASS on Monday. “MiG-29K/MiG-29KUB, Su-33 planes and some types of helicopters will be based on the warship.… read more

August 3, 2018 | Threat News

Iran readying massive military exercise in Persian Gulf, officials say

CNN: Washington (CNN)Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard is expected to soon begin a major naval exercise that could demonstrate its ability to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial conduit for global energy supplies, US officials say. The exercise in the Persian Gulf could begin as soon as the next two days, according to two… read more

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