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A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards threatened Israel with destruction on Friday. “The finger is on the trigger and the missiles are ready at any given moment that the enemy conducts something against us, and we will launch them,” said Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami, the deputy ...
The Saudi Royal Defence Forces have intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militias from the Yemeni governorate of ... as Arab and international stability, he said, affirming that the launch of ballistic missiles against populated areas breach the International Humanitarian Law.

An enemy could try to unleash electronic warfare to protect their warships, but these unstoppable missiles will still strike and destroy. The Long Range Anti-Surface Missile (LRASM) is a missile that takes firepower in naval battles to a whole other level. In future naval encounters, the US military can unleash ...
Russian air defenses in Syria, particularly S-300 and S-400 long-range surface to air missile systems, had the best chance of detecting the cruise missile strike. However, it appears that the Russian missiles either did not detect the missiles or intentionally did not engage them. Instead Russia's Ministry of ...
Kim also said the country would halt nuclear tests, and stop test-firing midrange and ICBM missiles. ... When North Korea tested a rocket in November thought by Western officials to have been an intercontinental ballistic missile, an expert told NBC News, "A viable ICBM capable of reaching the West ... Korea
The missile subsequently participated in a massive strike simulation last year as part of a larger barrage of missiles. The Diplomat reported, citing an unnamed U.S. government source, that the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) shot off "four DF-26C intermediate-range ballistic missiles ... Navy
MOSCOW: U.S. military strikes on Syria last week removed any moral obligation Russia had to withhold S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems from its ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, according to RIA state news agency. Lavrov was also quoted ... S-300 missiles
WASHINGTON ― An unidentified air-launched cruise missile, rarely seen, was on display at Iran's Army Day parade on Wednesday. Marked with initials of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, the missile features trapezoidal grid fins ― most commonly associated with U.S. missiles ― and a seeker in the ...
WASHINGTON -- A barrage of missiles against Syria by American, French and British forces most likely will not stop President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons program, a Pentagon assessment has concluded, despite President Trump's "Mission Accomplished!" declaration hours after last ... chemical
Konashenkov's first point was to question why the United States and its allies fired 76 missiles – 57 Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missiles (TLAM) and 19 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range (JASSM-ER) air-launched cruise missiles – at the Barzah Research Center near Syria's capital ... chemical
Russia was set to begin producing a new nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) said to be capable of destroying entire nations by the time ... the RS-28 Sarmat regiment would reportedly be comprised of a command center and two missiles, and then later be upgraded to six missiles. chemical
And while it is clear that Kim will ask for a lot in exchange for doing away with a key component of his deterrence capacity, let's not forget that his father sought to trade missile technology export for cash from the US or from Europe. The best disarmament agreements have been primarily about missiles, not ... chemical
AUSA GLOBAL FORCE SYMPOSIUM: To counter MiGs, Sukhois, Hinds, and missiles, the US Army is rushing anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems into service up to five years ahead of its original schedule. The head of the Army's Air & Missile Defense Cross Functional Team, Brig. Gen. Randall McIntire ... chemical
... reported that one system and 100 Aster 30 missiles were delivered in 2017, with an industry source corroborating for Defense News the number of systems delivered so far. The source was unable to comment on the number of missiles delivered. A typical system comprises four to six missile-launch units. chemical

This ballistic missile defense (BMD) architecture combines ever-improving regional systems; “left-of-launch” capabilities that target missiles before they ascend; and an expanding Ground-Based Midcourse Defense network—Americans' primary defense against incoming Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles ... chemical
That budget for both missiles and fighter jets allows Swiss authorities to decide the final number of fighter jets to be bought while weighing the size of the missile deal, the officer said. The planned procurement of fighter jets and missiles are critical parts of modernizing the national air defense system run by ... chemical
"North Korea is deploying lots of new things, but it's not just about North Korea and it's not just about ballistic missiles anymore. There is a missile-rich threat environment that is getting more powerful and it will hold U.S. forces at risk," Thomas Karako, director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for ... chemical
There's no evidence that Saudi Arabia intercepted any missiles at all. And that raises uncomfortable questions not just about the Saudis, but about the United States, which seems to have sold them — and its own public — a lemon of a missile defense system. Social media images do appear to show that ... chemical
The Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched missile system, capable of rendering useless all existing and prospective anti-missile systems, is also able to destroy large, moving sea-based targets such as aircraft carriers, destroyers and cruisers, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov has confirmed. "This is ... chemical
Russia will begin implementing the contact on the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey in early 2020, Presidential Aide for Military Cooperation ... It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range ones, and can also be used against ground objectives. chemical
President Trump has touted his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as an opportunity to extract a promise “that missile launches will end." But new satellite images of North Korean launch sites indicate that achievement would literally be monumental. Last November, North Korea tested ... chemical
An Israeli soldier walks past an "Iron Dome" battery, a short-range missile defence system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, on March 9, 2014 in the southern Israeli city of Eilat. AFP PHOTO /JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty ... chemical
Mattis flatly states that U.S. missiles defenses would not work against Russian weapons. “And that's why the ones [missile defense sites] are in Eastern Europe,” Mattis said. “They would not work. And the Russian officers are professional enough and are technically skilled enough, they know what their ... chemical
"It will be too early to expect Sarmat to begin batch-production within a year or two. But several pre-series missiles will enter duty in the near future," former Russian air force commander, Viktor Bondarev, chairman of the Federation Council's defense and security committee, told Russian media according to ... chemical
Kinzhal is claimed to be a strategic air-to-surface strike missile. The missile is claimed to have maneuverable flight characteristics not typically seen in hypersonic, solid fuel missiles. Observers of Russian missile programs have voiced skepticism about Russia' performance claims however. According to ... chemical
Roving Sands is a large scale Army Air Missile Defense exercise that allows soldiers to practice their skills at operational ranges that isn't possible at the ... a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, missile system capable of shooting down short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles, ... chemical
Trump is correct that North Korea has not conducted any missile tests since late November, but before this pause, it did a lot. According to a count from CNN, North Korea fired 23 missiles during 16 tests last year. While tensions between the US and North Korea have calmed in recent weeks, it had gotten ... chemical
India successfully tested its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile system from an Indian Navy (IN) ship off the country's east coast on 23 February. Officials said IN personnel from the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) fired the navalised variant of the Indian Army's Prithvi II ... chemical
The building work at the Sohae satellite launch station has taken place roughly 50 metres from the launch pad, stoking fears of further missile activity in the area. The site, which has previously been used for alleged missile testing, is reportedly being bolstered with more working spaces for Kim's military ... chemical
... one of the nation's first lines of defense against incoming ballistic missiles will be an Army National Guard base in a northeastern Ohio city of 11,533 people. Ohio's delegation is in the midst of what one congressman calls a “full-court press” to land a missile-defense site for a military center near Ravenna, ... chemical
In the past, officials with the Missile Defense Agency have argued a new site is unnecessary given the current systems in place. However, the new letter said an East Coast site would offer an additional angle to pursue incoming missiles and “improve the accuracy and reliability of our continental United ... chemical
Earlier in February 2018, President Donald Trump's Administration released a new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that called for development of nuclear sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM), as well as modifying some existing Trident D-5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) with lower yield ... chemical
... nuclear cruise missiles aboard the new Zumwalt class (DDG 1000) of stealthy Navy destroyers, according to the commander of U.S. Strategic Command. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, StratCom chief, said the plan to develop a new, low-yield nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM, or "Slick-em") would not be limited to ... chemical
DRDO is responsible for the development of India's indigenous defense platforms, including nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. The Dhanush uses liquid propellant and is a ship-launched ballistic missile (ShLBM) developed from India's Prithvi-II ballistic missile. It is a single-stage missile capable of ... chemical
The Aviation and Missile Command and its partners – both the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center and the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space – met major milestones in 2017 in the development of the Multi-Mission Launcher. The Army is holding a ... chemical
In its quest for acquiring the Missile Defense System (MDS), India has developed Ballistic Missile System that could intercept missiles in not only endo-atmosphere i.e. within the earth's atmosphere, but can also intercept in the exo-atmosphere. However this advancement of Indian BMD and Air Defence ... chemical
While the Ballistic Missile Defense Review — expected to be released in the coming days — is the last of several reviews to emerge from the Pentagon over the past two months, in many ways it might have the most immediate effect, analysts say. The review will likely call for a major expansion of missile ... chemical
“China's midcourse anti-missile system is powerful enough to shoot down missiles from North Korea and India, though it's not clear whether it could intercept an ICBM from the US if they start firing at each other,” military analyst Zhou Chenming added. “The US...owns 6,800 nuclear warheads, while China ... chemical
The regime made a point of flaunting its nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, including the new long-range missiles potentially capable of reaching the continental United States as well as previously unseen short-range missiles. These weapons are North Korea's strategy for ensuring the survival of leader Kim ... chemical
The Soviet military believed it would be tough to spot mobile missile systems, reducing the Topol's vulnerability compared to silo-based missiles. The US and its allies had no mobile intercontinental missiles at the time, having restricted their developments to MGM-31C Pershing II medium-range missile ... chemical
“China's sea-based anti-missile system aims to defend both its territory and overseas interests, because sea-based defence systems will be set up wherever its warships can go,” said Song Zhongping, a military commentator on Phoenix Television. “The first area it will target is the Asia-Pacific region and ... chemical
North Korea's much anticipated military parade on February 8, the 70th anniversary of the Korean People's Army, was smaller in scale than previous parades, but offered some insights into the North's growing WMD program. While no new long-range ballistic missiles were unveiled, there was one new ... chemical
The most recent missile interception occurred at a time when Pyongyang is gaining a stronger grip on how to launch nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles. Further, the Indian military tested an Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile in mid-January with sufficient range to reach anywhere in China. However ... chemical
Russia delivered the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system to Egypt last year and is currently training local experts to use the missiles, a senior official in Moscow said. “Egypt has been very interested in air defence systems,” said Vladimir Kozhin, presidential aide for military technical cooperation. chemical
India and Russia have jointly developed the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile and plan on exporting the technology to allies. ... Hanoi is currently locked in a territorial dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea, so a purchase of the missiles could be seen as an escalation from the Chinese ... chemical
Both the Agni-I and Prithvi-II are part of the missile arsenal India maintains to uphold its nuclear warfighting doctrine of credible minimum deterrence. As I explained: “India has a No First-Use (NFU) policy and keeps its nuclear warheads de-mated from the actual missiles. India is estimated to possess ... chemical
North Korea's military parade on Thursday featured much of what we've come to expect from Pyongyang — grandiose speeches, choreographed crowds, and a procession of missiles. But it also featured a mystery missile never before seen. While many analysts focused on the big intercontinental missiles like the ... chemical


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