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

September 12, 2017 | Other News | Uncategorized

After U.S. Compromise, Security Council Strengthens North Korea Sanctions

The New York Times: UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Security Council on Monday ratcheted up sanctions yet again against North Korea, but they fell significantly short of the far-reaching penalties that the Trump administration had demanded just days ago. While the sanctions were described in Washington and other capitals as the most extensive yet,… read more

September 5, 2017 | Missile Defense News | Uncategorized

Royal Navy tests new missile defense system on Japan-bound ship amid rising nuclear tensions with North Korea

Mirror: The Royal Navy has been testing its new air missile defence system on a boat headed for Japan as tensions with North Korea continue to escalate. Images and footage show the Sea Ceptor missiles being fired from HMS Argyll, a Type 23 frigate, off the coast of Scotland. The tests have been carried out… read more

August 17, 2017 | Other News | Uncategorized

Bannon Interview Deepens Confusion Over U.S Strategy for North Korea

The New York Times: BEIJING – Conflicting messages from the Trump administration on Thursday deepened more than a week of uncertainty over how it will confront North Korea’s nuclear program, with blunt remarks by a top White House adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, undercutting the United States’ top military official as he sought to persuade China… read more

August 1, 2017 | Threat News | Uncategorized

NHK video casts doubt on North Korean ICBM re-entry capabilities and effectiveness

Japan Times: Video captured Friday of North Korea’s latest test of a powerful long-range missile appears to show the weapon’s re-entry vehicle “breaking up” over waters just off Hokkaido — a possible sign that the nuclear-armed country has yet to master technology critical to the warhead’s survival when returning to Earth, a report has found.… read more

July 25, 2017 | Uncategorized

Sailor error led to failed US Navy ballistic missile intercept test

Defense News: A U.S. Missile Defense Agency review of a failed ballistic missile intercept test showed that a mistaken input into the combat system by a sailor on the destroyer John Paul Jones caused the missile to self-destruct before reaching the target. A tactical datalink controller, in charge of maintaining encrypted data exchanges between ships… read more

New Threats: Pentagon Revs Up Missile Defense for 2018

Scout.com: With missile threats dominating the headlines, missile defense, modernization and posture continue to anchor strategic funding for the United States in recent budget requests. Citing recent geopolitical and missile operations by Russia, China and North Korea, Rob Soofer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear and missile defense policy, alerted Congress to a Pentagon… read more

April 21, 2017 | Uncategorized

A tiny detail from North Korea’s military parade may show how close it is to long-range nukes

Business Insider: A close review of photos from North Korea’s recent military parade shows that the Kim regime may be closer to building a functional nuclear missile that can threaten the US mainland than previously thought. While some experts doubt that all the missile launcher tubes driving around Pyongyang really held missiles or posed a… read more

January 6, 2017 | Uncategorized

U.S. Sees ‘Qualitative Improvement’ in North Korea Capability

Military Times: WASHINGTON — North Korea’s weapons capabilities have shown a “qualitative improvement” in the past year, the No. 2 U.S. diplomat said Thursday. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who met with his counterparts from key U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, said the North conducted nuclear and missile tests with unprecedented intensity during… read more

December 15, 2016 | Uncategorized

Beefing the Defense Against Chinese ‘Carrier Killer’ Ballistic Missiles

Defense Updates:\ The U.S. Navy yesterday performed a first intercept test of a medium range ballistic missile target using the new Standard Missile 6 dual mission (SM-6 Dual I) interceptor. The missile was launched by USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), an Aegis baseline 9.C1 equipped destroyer, supporting the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) AEGIS Missile… read more

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