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January 18, 2019 | Other News

North Korea Obscures Leaders’ Visits to Missile Development Sites, Report Says

The New York Times: Over the years, outside analysts have closely followed visits by North Korean leaders to factories, farms and military units to discern the regime’s policy priorities. The sleuthing is challenging: The North Korean state news media often withhold the locations of these sites and their purposes, identifying them only by the names… read more

January 18, 2019 | Other News

US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat of new Chinese missiles

The Independent: The US Navy could still send an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait in spite of Chinese military technology advances which pose a greater threat to American warships than ever before, the US chief of naval operations has said. Such an operation would inevitably increase the risk of military conflict between the world’s… read more

January 18, 2019 | Other News

China’s advancing military is determined to fight for Taiwan, a worrying new report has warned

News.com.au: The US has warned China’s rapid military gains could have dangerous consequences for the rest of the world, particularly Taiwan. As tensions between Beijing and Washington continue to rise, the Pentagon has published a new report warning of a possible attack on the smaller island nation. “Beijing’s longstanding interest to eventually compel Taiwan’s reunification… read more

January 18, 2019 | Threat News

Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser to enter trials in 2020 after heavy upgrade

TASS: MOSCOW, January 17. /TASS/. The Project 11442M heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov undergoing repairs and heavy upgrade at the Sevmash Shipyard will enter trials in 2020, the Shipyard’s press office reported on Thursday. “The repair of the Project 11442M cruiser continues in the flooded basin. The repair, modernization and coating of the hull… read more

January 18, 2019 | Threat News

Iran says it will be ready for new satellite launch in a few months

Reuters: LONDON (Reuters) – Iran will be ready for a new satellite launch in a few months’ time after a failed attempt this week, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, ignoring U.S. and European warnings to avoid such activity. Western officials say the missile technology used in such launches could be applied to delivering a nuclear… read more

January 18, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Perry County sailor honored as Navy Missile Defender of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Lt. j.g. McKenzie Anderson, a training officer from Shermans Dale, Pa. serving on the USS Porter was honored as the Navy’s Missile Defender of the Year. Anderson was recognized at the annual Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance awards on Jan. 11, along with recipients of the same honor within their respective branches of the… read more

January 18, 2019 | Threat News

Contract for 14 MiG-35 4++ generation jet fighters to be signed in 2020 — source

TASS: MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. Russian Aerospace Forces will sign a contract for the delivery of another batch of MiG-35 4++ generation multirole jet fighters in 2020, a source in Russia’s aviation industry told TASS. “In 2020, a new contract to supply another batch of 14 MiG-35 fighter jets, presumably within three years, is expected… read more

January 18, 2019 | Threat News

Russia Deploys Nuclear Missiles Near Ukraine Border: Reports

Newsweek: Russia has deployed batteries of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles close the Ukrainian border, according to new satellite images. The photos, taken by ImageSat International, show a deployment of short-range nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missiles near the city of Krasnodar, which is around 270 miles southeast of the Ukrainian border, Fox News reported. ImageSat is a professional… read more

January 18, 2019 | Other News

Germany urges Russia to destroy missile to save nuclear treaty

Yahoo: Moscow (AFP) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday called on Russia to destroy a controversial missile system Washington says breaches a key arms control treaty. “We believe Russia can save this treaty,” Maas said after talks with Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov, referring to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF). “It affects… read more

January 18, 2019 | Missile Defense News

Fort Hood unit holds color casing ceremony for upcoming Qatar deployment

tdtnews: FORT HOOD — The headquarters element of Fort Hood’s 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, around 80 soldiers, is deploying to Qatar for nine months. The brigade’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, including brigade commander Col. Curtis King, held a color-casing ceremony outside its headquarters building Thursday, signifying the start of the deployment. “This ceremony is… read more

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