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September 19, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea warns sanctions will ‘speed up its nuclear program’

9 News: Stricter international sanctions will only lead North Korea to speed up its nuclear program, according to Pyongyang. The news comes as US and Chinese leaders agreed to “maximize the pressure” on the regime of Kim Jong Un. “The increased moves of the US and its vassal forces to impose sanctions and pressure on… read more

September 19, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea is Developing Nuclear Submarine: Report

India News: Pyongyang, September 19: Japanese media has claimed that King-Jong-un led North Korea is secretly developing nuclear-capable submarines. The outlets say that the information came from an anonymous but reliable source. The war-machine will be fully operational by 2020. If the North Korean regime manages to develop nuclear submarines, it will be a major… read more

September 19, 2017 | Other News

Israel Shoots Down Iranian-made Hezbollah Drone Over Syria Border

Haaretz: The Israel Defense Forces shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah on Tuesday afternoon after the drone entered the demilitarized zone along the border between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights. The Israel Air Force’s aerial defense command fired a Patriot missile and destroyed the drone. The interception of the drone took… read more

September 19, 2017 | Threat News

Iran claims it has developed ‘the father of all bombs’

The Express Tribune: Iran claims it has developed ‘the father of all bombs’ Iran has manufactured a 10-tonne bomb comparable in scale to the United States’ ‘mother of all bombs’ which was dropped in Afghanistan in April earlier this year. Airspace Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said, “These bombs are at… read more

September 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Defense bill passes Senate with provisions for Alaska missile defense, icebreakers

Alaska Dispatch News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Monday passed a $692 billion defense authorization bill that included provisions to bolster missile defense systems in Alaska and approval for building up to six Arctic icebreakers. The Alaska provisions are a mark of success for the state’s lawmakers, who have long pushed for the provisions.… read more

September 19, 2017 | Other News

Korean peninsula draws range of military drills in show of force against North Korea

Reuters: BEIJING/SEOUL – The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s nuclear threat is likely to loom large. The flurry of military drills came after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile… read more

September 18, 2017 | Threat News

China’s missile forces get a new tech-focused commander

South China Morning Post: Lieutenant General Zhou Yaning, 59, has taken over as chief of the Rocket Force, replacing General Wei Fenghe, who retired. The Rocket Force was known as the Second Artillery Corps until 2015 when it was renamed as part of President Xi Jinping’s sweeping military overhaul. Zhou made his first public appearance… read more

September 18, 2017 | Other News

S. Korea’s direct investment in China plunges 44 pct amid THAAD row

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) — South Korean companies’ investment in China declined 43.7 percent in the first seven months of this year amid a prolonged diplomatic dispute over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system, central bank data showed Sunday. Their direct investment totaled US$1.75 billion in the January-July period, down… read more

September 18, 2017 | Threat News

Iskander-M missile hits target in Kazakhstan at Zapad-2017 drills

TASS: MOSCOW, September 18. /TASS/. Modernized Iskander-M missile has been successfully launched at the maximum range during the Zapad-2017 exercises, hitting a target in Kazakhstan, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. The launch was carried out at the Kapustin Yar firing range in southern Russia’s Astrakhan region of the Defense Ministry. “Today, a successful… read more

September 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Northrop Grumman to Purchase Missile Maker Orbital for $7.8 Billion

The Street: The purchase is expected to close in the first half of 2018 barring any regulatory hurdles. “The acquisition of Orbital ATK is an exciting strategic step as we continue to invest for profitable growth. Through our combination, customers will benefit from expanded capabilities, accelerated innovation and greater competition in critical global security domains,”… read more

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