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October 20, 2015 | Threat News

Iran to Build Own Missile Defense Based on Knockoff of Russia’s S-300

Sputnik: Iran plans to deploy a missile defense system built around an indigenous analogue of Russia’s S-300 missile system before 2017, Russian media reported on Tuesday. Iran Upgrades Homegrown Air Defense Missile System In April the Iranian army displayed the Bavar 373 — a self-developed version of the advanced Russian S-300 missile system — during… read more

October 19, 2015 | Threat News

Moscow to deliver upgraded S-300 missiles system to Tehran

Financial Express: A high-ranking Russian official has confirmed that Moscow was working to upgrade the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system it plans to deliver to Iran. Vladimir Kozhin, President Vladimir Putin’s aide on military and technical cooperation, on Thursday told Iranian state-owned news agency Press TV that the Russian-built S-300 air defense system will be… read more

October 15, 2015 | Threat News

Increased missile threats from the Iran deal

The Washington Times: An Iranian official recently boasted thatIran’s ballistic missiles can reach American military bases. This is not news. But it does remind U.S. policymakers why the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will increase the threats facing our armed forces, especially since the agreement will provide Iran with greater opportunities to advance its… read more

October 15, 2015 | Threat News

Yemen Houthis say fire missile in retaliation for Saudi ‘war crimes’

Yahoo News: Yemen’s Houthi forces fired a ballistic missile on Thursday in retaliation for attacks by a Saudi-led coalition, a source in the Iranian-allied group said, and a Houthi-linked television station said a Scud missile had been fired at a Saudi air base. Al-Masirah television reported that the Scud, a powerful Cold War-era weapon, had… read more

October 15, 2015 | Threat News

Iran reveals huge underground missile base with broadcast on state TV

The Guardian: Iranian state television broadcast unprecedented footage on Wednesday of an underground tunnel packed with missiles and launcher units, which officials said could be used if “enemies make a mistake”. The pictures were released just three days after Iran tested a new long-range missile that the US said may have breached a UN Security… read more

October 14, 2015 | Threat News

N.K. displays model of SLBM at flower exhibition

Yonhap News: North Korea has displayed a model of a submarine-launched ballistic missile at a flower exhibition to celebrate its key anniversary, Pyongyang’s state broadcast showed Tuesday. Unlike earlier expectations, the North did not showcase the SLBM, which it claimed it successfully fired off in May at its military parade Saturday to mark the 70th… read more

October 14, 2015 | Threat News

S. Korea cautious over modified N.K. ballistic missile

Yonhap News: South Korea’s military said Sunday it is too early to judge whether North Korea’s modified intercontinental ballistic missiles could carry a nuclear warhead. On Saturday, North Korea displayed KN-08 ICBMs with round warheads in a massive military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party. Previous displays of the missiles… read more

October 14, 2015 | Threat News

Russia’s small ships pack plenty of cruise missile heat

Fox News: The small naval ships used in Russia’s cruise missile attack on Islamic State positions in Syria last week have generated plenty of buzz among defense experts. “It’s unique that they are putting [these missiles] on small ships,” Eric Wertheim, author of the Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, told… read more

October 14, 2015 | Threat News

Fearing escalation, Israel deploys Iron Dome in Beersheba

Israel Times: Israel has deployed Iron Dome missile defense batteries in the southern cities of Beersheba and Ofakim, it was announced Saturday, amidst concerns of increased rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip. According to Ynet, the two batteries join those deployed in Sderot and Netivot in recent weeks as tensions with Palestinians have increased. A… read more

October 14, 2015 | Threat News

Iran test-fires new generation long-range ballistic missiles, state media report

CNN: Iran has successfully test-fired a new precision-guided, long-range missile, state-run media reported on Sunday. The Emad (Pillar) surface-to-surface missile, designed and built by Iranian experts, is the country’s first long-range missile that can be precision-guided until it reaches its target, said Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan, Iran’s defense minister. “To follow our defense programs, we… read more

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