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December 21, 2018 | Threat News

Russian cutting-edge frigate starts sea trials

TASS: ST. PETERSBURG, December 21. /TASS/. The second Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov built at the Severnaya Verf Shipyard in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia has entered sea trials, the Shipyard’s press office told TASS on Friday. “The frigate Admiral Kasatonov has taken to the sea for trials. They will last until the New Year,”… read more

December 21, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s defense ministry to sign long-term contract for modernized Tor-family systems

TASS: IZHEVSK, December 21. /TASS/. Russia’s defense ministry plans to sign in 2019 a long-term contract for Tor multiple missile launcher systems with the Izhevsk-based Kupol Electromechanical Plant, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivorucho said on Friday. “Next year, we plan to sign a big long-term contract (till 2027) for new Tor-family systems, including their Arctic… read more

December 21, 2018 | Threat News

Russia again successfully tests ship-based hypersonic missile — which will likely be ready for combat by 2022

CNBC: WASHINGTON — Russia has conducted another successful test of its ship-based hypersonic missile, a weapon the United States is currently unable to defend against, according to two people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. The people, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity, said Russia has carried out five total… read more

December 20, 2018 | Threat News

Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser enters Barents Sea for combat training missions

TASS: MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. The Russian Northern Fleet’s flagship heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky has entered the Barents Sea for accomplishing combat training missions, the Fleet’s press office reported on Wednesday. This is the warship’s first sortie in the new combat training period, the press office said. “The cruiser’s crew will practice some… read more

December 19, 2018 | Threat News

China Flight Tests New Submarine-Launched Missile

Washington Free Beacon: China carried out a flight test of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile last month that will carry multiple nuclear warheads capable of targeting most of the United States, according to American defense officials. The launch in late November was the first time the Chinese military flight tested the Julong-3, or JL-3 missile… read more

December 19, 2018 | Threat News

Over 30 Yars, Avangard ICBMs to assume combat duty in Russia next year

TASS: MOSCOW, December 18. /TASS/. The Russian Strategic Missile Force will make operational 31 Yars and Avangard intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) next year, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at the ministry’s year-end enlarged board meeting attended by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. “The Defense Ministry is set to accomplish several priority tasks in 2019,” Shoigu… read more

December 19, 2018 | Threat News

Putin: Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty

Associated Press: MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday rejected the U.S. claim that Russia developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty, arguing that Russia has no need for such a land-based weapon because it already has similar missiles on its ships and aircraft. Washington warned this month it… read more

December 19, 2018 | Threat News

Russia completes rearming air defense forces in Crimea with S-400 missile systems

TASS: MOSCOW, December 18. /TASS/. Russia has completed rearming air defense forces in Crimea with the advanced S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems, Commander of the Southern Military District Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov said at the Defense Ministry’s year-end board meeting on Tuesday. “This year, we have completed rearming air defense units stationed in Crimea with the… read more

December 18, 2018 | Threat News

Avangard hypersonic missile systems to enter combat duty in Dombarovsky division in 2019

TASS: MOSCOW, December 17. /TASS/. First Avangard hypersonic missile systems will enter combat duty in 2019 at the Dombarovsky missile division based in the Orenburg Region in the south Urals, Strategic Missile Force Commander Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper. “First complexes are planned to be put on combat duty… read more

December 18, 2018 | Threat News

Here Are The Weapons China and Russia Will Use to Threaten U.S. Dominance

Newsweek: A new government report has shed light on the future weapons that pose the greatest threat to the U.S., and on which adversaries are most likely to one day target Americans. In a report detailing the most pressing long-term threats to the U.S., the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned that America’s rivals are working… read more

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