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September 15, 2017 | Other News

Russian Submarines Fire Cruise Missiles at IS Stronghold in East Syria

Real Clear Defense: Russia’s military fired seven cruise missiles Thursday at Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour as pro-government forces closed in on the militants holed up in the eponymous capital. Journalists on a trip organized by the Russian Defense Ministry watched from the deck of Russia’s Admiral Essen frigate… read more

September 15, 2017 | Other News

Kang, Tillerson discuss countermeasures against N.K. missile launch

Yonhap: Top diplomats of South Korea and the United States discussed countermeasures to North Korea’s latest missile provocation during an emergency phone conversation on Friday, a foreign ministry official said. During the phone talks that lasted three to four minutes, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exchanged their views on… read more

September 15, 2017 | Threat News

U.S. nuclear commander assumes North Korea tested H-bomb Sept. 3

CBS: The top commander of U.S. nuclear forces said Thursday he assumes the Sept. 3 nuclear test by North Korea was a hydrogen bomb, suggesting a heightened U.S. concern that the North has advanced to a new level of nuclear firepower, even as it launched yet another ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean.… read more

September 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Raytheon (RTN) Wins $21M Navy Deal for RAM Block 2 Missile

Nasdaq: Missile maker Raytheon Company ‘s RTN business segment, Missile Systems, won a modification contract for providing Navy Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack (GMRP) requirements. Work related to this deal is scheduled to be over by December 2019. Valued at $21.2 million, the contract was awarded by the Naval Sea… read more

September 14, 2017 | Other News

China Sold Trucks Used With North Korean Missiles

The Washington Free Beacon: Chinese military support to North Korea’s missile programs included transfers of rocket transporters, according to a new report by a United Nations panel of experts. The report by the expert panel of the UN Security Council identified Chinese-origin trucks shown in a military parade last April carrying China’s new KN-11 submarine-launched… read more

September 14, 2017 | Threat News

Russian nuclear missile hits mock target 6,000 km away

Press TV: The Russian military has successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ahead of a major military drill slated to begin in a few days. The RS-24 Yars missile was fired from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the northern city of Arkhangelsk, and successfully hit its target at a military range in Kura in Russia’s… read more

September 14, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea threatens to ‘sink’ Japan, reduce US to ‘ashes and darkness’

CNBC: A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test. Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also called for… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon Preps to Destroy Enemy ICBMs in 2030

Scout: A US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency’s first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Making space for missile defense

The Washington Times: The crisis Kim Jong-un’s regime has created worsens with each intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) it launches and every nuclear weapon it detonates. The North Koreans are neither begging for war, as U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said, nor are they trying to extort money from America. This is something different. From the behavior… read more

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan refueling U.S. missile defense ships keeping watch on North Korean threat: source

Reuters: TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s navy 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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