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January 26, 2015 | Threat News

China Rapidly Develops DF-41 Missile

Want China Times: China only spent five years developing its DF-41 solid-fueled road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, which has a long enough range to strike the continental United States, according to Military Parade, a Moscow-based Russian-language website covering defense issues, on Jan. 15. The country reportedly spent just US$1.1 billion to design the DF-41, which can… read more

January 23, 2015 | Threat News

Iranian Commander Vows to Avenge Israeli Airstrike

NYT: TEHRAN — Iran’s highest Revolutionary Guards commander issued a threat against Israel after the death of an Iranian general in an Israeli helicopter strike along the border with Syria, saying that “destructive thunderbolts” awaited. The commander, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said in a statement distributed by the state news media on Tuesday that the fact… read more

January 22, 2015 | Threat News

The Real Military Threat from China: Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles

National Interest: During the 1982 Falklands War, Argentina possessed a measly total of five Exocet anti-ship cruise missiles with which to face down the Royal Navy in the South Atlantic. Had that number been more like 50 or 100, that conflict might well have had a very different ending. This important lesson has not been… read more

January 20, 2015 | Threat News

PLA’s DF-21 Missile Deployed to Changbai Mountains: Experts

Want China Times China’s Dong-Feng 21 ballistic missile may have been deployed at the Changbai Mountains in the northeastern region of the country as a deterrent against Japan and Taiwan, reports the International Herald Leader, a newspaper under the auspices of the official news agency Xinhua. Before the New Year, state broadcaster CCTV aired footage… read more

January 20, 2015 | Threat News

Russia may send S-300 missile system to Iran: RIA

Reuters Russia may fulfill the delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems, long delayed after Western pressure, following a meeting between Iran and Russia’s defense ministers in Tehran, RIA state news said on Tuesday. “A step was taken in the direction of cooperation on the economyand arms technology, at least such defensive systems such as the… read more

January 15, 2015 | Uncategorized

India: Govt sacks DRDO chief and architect of Agni missile Avinash Chander

Times of India: NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday removed chief of top Defence Research and Development Organization Avinash Chander, 15 months before his contract was to end. The appointments committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi “approved the termination” of the contract of Avinash Chander with effect from January 31, an official… read more

January 15, 2015 | Threat News

Top Expert: North Korea Could Have 20 Nuclear Weapons By The Time Obama Leaves Office

Business Insider: Within the next two years North Korea could have enough fissile material to build a nuclear arsenal of about 20 weapons, according to Siegfried S. Hecker, a senior fellow an affiliated member at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Hecker, a former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory who has visited… read more

January 15, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea appears to be equipping sub to fire missiles, group says

CBS (AP): WASHINGTON (AP): Recent satellite imagery appears to show that a North Korean submarine is being equipped to fire missiles, posing a potential new threat to its neighbours, a US research institute has said. The finding published by 38 North, the website of the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International… read more

January 15, 2015 | Threat News

The North Korean Threat: Nuclear, Missiles and Cyber

U.S. State Department Testimony Sung Kim Special Representative for North Korea Policy  Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Washington, DC January 13, 2015 Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me today, along with my colleagues from Treasury and DHS, to testify about North Korea. I particularly appreciate… read more

January 14, 2015 | Uncategorized

Russia to Merge Air, Space Forces in 2015: Defense Ministry

MOSCOW, January 13 (Sputnik) – Russia will create an Air-Space Force from the merger of its Air Force and Space Forces in 2015, the country’s Armed Forces General Staff chief, Valery Gerasimov, said Tuesday. “A new type of armed forces will be created in 2015, the Air-Space Forces, by combining two already existing types of military armed forces: the Air Force and… read more

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