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September 18, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea’s Hwasong-12 is the ‘most serious missile to watch’

The Straits Times: SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday (Sept 16) declared the intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile operationally ready, a day after test-firing it at a normal angle over Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. This is the missile with which the communist regime had earlier threatened to… read more

September 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan to deploy another PAC3 missile interceptor

NHK World: Japan’s Defense Ministry says it will deploy a missile interceptor, known as PAC3, at a Ground Self-Defense Force post in Hokkaido, northern Japan, as early as Tuesday. The move comes after 2 North Korean ballistic missiles flew over Hokkaido. North Korea test-fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile on August 29th and another missile… read more

September 15, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Growing threat from North Korea fuels debate over billions in missile shield spending

Washington Examiner: With President Trump pledging to spend billions more on missile defense in the wake of North Korea’s continued defiance, familiar battle lines are being drawn between advocates of strengthening U.S. missile defenses and critics who claim the current system is pie in the sky. After meeting with his national security team in Bedminster,… read more

September 15, 2017 | Threat News

U.N. Security Council to meet after North Korea fires another missile over Japan

Reuters: North Korea fired a second missile over Japan far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tension after Pyongyang’s recent test of its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb. The U.N. Security Council was to meet later in the day to discuss the launch at the request… read more

September 15, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Launches Another Missile, Escalating Crisis

The New York Times: North Korea fired another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, a direct challenge to the United States and China just days after a new sanctions resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council that was intended to force the country to halt its accelerating nuclear and missile tests. The missile was… read more

September 15, 2017 | Other News

U.S. Keeps Iran Nuclear Deal in Place but Imposes Other Sanctions

The Wall Street Journal: The Trump administration extended U.S. sanctions relief to Iran as part of its 2015 nuclear agreement, senior U.S. officials said Thursday, but levied new punitive measures over Tehran’s ballistic missile program, cyberattacks and terrorism support. Administration officials announced the decisions simultaneously, moving to keep a modicum of economic pressure on Iran… read more

September 15, 2017 | Threat News

At least 7 missiles developed for Russia’s Iskander-M tactical ballistic complex – chief designer

Russia Today: Several new missile types have been developed for Russia’s cutting-edge Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile complex according to its chief designer. The Defense Ministry has considered adopting the new missiles to enhance the system. While the Army currently operates the missiles (approved in 2011), the development continues and the complex “constantly evolves,” Valeriy Kashin,… read more

September 15, 2017 | Other News

Russian Defense Ministry releases VIDEO of cruise missile launch that hit ISIS in Syria

Russia Today: The Russian Ministry of Defense has released a video featuring the launch of Kalibr cruise missiles from its submarines in the Mediterranean Sea. The video shows the moment the Kalibr missiles were launched from Russia’s ‘Velikiy Novgorod’ and ‘Kolpino’ submarines based in the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday. Seven missiles hit all the planned… read more

September 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

It’s time for Congress to reassess our investment in national missile defense

The Hill: Over the weekend, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg reportedly said North Korea’s nuclear program “is a global threat and requires a global response.” Stoltenberg declined to say whether an attack on Guam would trigger Article 5, NATO’s collective defense pact, which says that an attack against one member is considered an attack against… read more

September 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan refuelling U.S. missile defense ships keeping watch on N Korea

Japan Today: Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force is supplying fuel to U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) ships in the Sea of Japan, in a sign of deepening co-operation between the allies amid the growing threat from North Korea, a source said. By providing fuel to the U.S. Aegis destroyers as well as its own BMD ships,… read more

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