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September 21, 2017 | Threat News

Russia & China Confront Trump Over North Korea With Joint War Games

The Daily Beast: As President Donald Trump stood before the United Nations earlier this week and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and its 25 million people, Russian and Chinese warships had assembled in the Sea of Okhotsk north of Japan for a major naval exercise. The two provocative events were not unrelated. The more… read more

September 21, 2017 | Other News

Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach

Reuters: MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is “extremely concerned” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. Lavrov’s comments, made to Russian reporters at the United Nations in New York and published by his ministry… read more

September 21, 2017 | Threat News

New Generation of Chinese Drones Equipped With Anti-Tank Missiles Unveiled

Sputnik News: Chinese drone-maker Tengoen unveiled a new series of armed reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the 14th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China. The UAVs include two fixed-wing models and two vertical take-off and landing models (VTOLs). One platform that was demonstrated is the TB001 “Twin-Tailed Scorpion,” which Tengoen claims is the… read more

September 21, 2017 | Threat News

Russia test-fires strategic missile toward Far Eastern target

Xinhua Net: MOSCOW, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) — Russia test-fired a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday toward a range on the country’s Kamchatka Peninsula, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. The solid-fuel mobile missile, equipped with a multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle, was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia’s Arkhangelsk region.… read more

September 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Boeing Defense CEO: If North Korea launched a missile right now the US would be safe

CNBC News: Top Boeing executive Leanne Caret said Wednesday that the current missile defense system the company has would protect the continental U.S. from an attack. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Caret said “yes” when asked if the missile defense capabilities in place would protect the U.S. She says the system is “doing exactly… read more

September 21, 2017 | Threat News

Turkish state media boasts about new missile, ability to shoot down US aircraft

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Turkey’s state run news agency Anadolu on Wednesday published an infographic showcasing the capabilities of the country’s new Russian-acquired S-400 missile defense system — and its ability to shoot down U.S. aircraft. The graphic from the NATO ally’s news agency explains that the new S-400 can hit targets at 400 km… read more

September 21, 2017 | MDAA in the News

S Korea’s Plan to Assassinate Kim Jong-Un: The Hit Squad That Could End It All

CBN News: North Korea has made sudden progress in its nuclear and missile technology in recent months, and that has experts wondering, how are they doing this? Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows he’s going to comple his nuclear weapons program despite sanctions and objections by world leaders. CBN News has been working… read more

September 20, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Sea-Based X-Band Radar returns to Oahu

Honolulu Star Advertiser: The golf ball is back. The Sea-Based X-Band Radar returned to Pearl Harbor on Friday after spending months at sea likely watching for any North Korean missiles that would have come across the Pacific in the direction of Hawaii and the mainland… Read full post.… read more

September 20, 2017 | Threat News

PAC-3 interceptors relocated to Hakodate due to North Korean missile threat

The Japan Times: An anti-missile battery was deployed Tuesday to Hakodate, Hokkaido, placing it near the flight paths of ballistic missiles recently launched by North Korea. The battery was moved to a Ground Self-Defense Force camp in the city from an Air Self-Defense Force base about 70 km away, apparently because the interceptors only cover… read more

September 19, 2017 | Other News

China, Russia Helped North Korea’s Missile Program

TruNews: U.S. officials are certain the rocket fuel used by North Korea in its Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles came from China and Russia, and now it may be too late to stop Kim Jong-un’s advances. This fuel, unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine, or UDMH, is extremely expensive to manufacture but is appealing for use in military rockets… read more

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