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  • Submarine-Launched Variant of China's YJ-18 Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile Emerges

    10/02/2017 5:53:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Monday, 02 October 2017
    Pictures have emerged in China of a new submarine-launched variant of the YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship missile. The pictures show two slides from a presentation given by a retired People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) Rear Admiral at a Univertisty in August. Launch capsule of the YJ-18 submarine launched variant The first picture shows a launch capsule (the vehicle for the underwater part of the launch) which appears similar in shape and size to the Russian Kalibr capsule. The second image shows the missile breaking the surface during a test launch. While some open sources refer to the submarine...
  • South Korea Fires Taurus as Interest in Standoff Missiles Grows

    09/27/2017 9:42:01 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    AIN online ^ | September 26, 2017 | Chen Chuanren
    A South Korean F-15K Slam Eagle launched the Taurus KEPD missile on September 12. (Photo: Republic of Korea Air Force) Amidst nuclear tensions with neighboring North Korea, the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) conducted its first live test of the Taurus KEPD 350 air-launched cruise missile on September 12. A ROKAF Boeing F-15K Slam Eagle released the missile, which struck a target near the Korean city of Gunsan after traveling 400 km (248 miles). South Korea signed an order for 177 KEPD 350Ks from Taurus Systems, an MBDA Deutschland-Saab Dynamics joint venture, in November 2013, after the U.S. denied...
  • Watch Russia's Only Operational Battlecruiser Launch A Massive "Shipwreck" Anti-Ship Missile

    09/19/2017 8:08:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 53 replies
    The Drive ^ | SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Russia's most powerful surface combatant, the nuclear powered Kirov class battlecruiser Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great), is a fascinating vessel to say the least. The ship is the manifestation of the Soviet Union's top naval weapons technology during the waning years of the Cold War. You can read all about it in this past profile I did on the class. Although she has received some light upgrades in recent years, Pyotr Veliky will be leaving the fleet in the next couple of years to undergo a deep refit. Her long mothballed sister ship, the Admiral Nakhimov, is finishing a similar...
  • Poland eyes French missile-armed submarines: defence minister

    09/14/2017 6:59:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    IAR, PAP ^ | 14.09.2017
    Poland is interested in buying French weaponry, especially missile-equipped submarines, officials said after talks between the two countries defence ministers. We want to conclude this contract as soon as possible, preferably still this year," Polands Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said, referring to a possible submarine deal. He was speaking after talks with Frances Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly in Paris on Wednesday,. The strength of the French offer is that the submarines would come together with cruise missiles as part of a single deal, Macierewicz told Polands PAP news agency. But there are still details that need to be worked...
  • BULLSEYE!South Korea tests its new cruise missile that could wipe out Kim Jong-un from 300 miles ...

    09/13/2017 8:18:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The Sun ^ | 13th September 2017 | Jenny Awford
    SOUTH Korea has tested an advanced cruise missile that could wipe out Kim Jong-un from 300 miles away as the North Korean nuke crisis intensifies. The show of force prompted North Koreas ruling party to threaten Seoul and the US with miserable destruction. AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS The Taurus missile hit a target off the country's western coast Dramatic footage shows the moment South Korea's Air Force fired the Taurus missile from an F-15 fighter jet and hit a target off the country's western coast on Tuesday. Live-fire drills are being carried out to strengthen South Koreas pre-emptive strike capability against North...
  • Krylov Center Presented Long-Range Corvette Concept with 24 Caliber CMs (new Russian toy)

    08/27/2017 5:45:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    MIL.TODAY ^ | 24 August 2017
    The Krylov State Scientific Center for the first time presented the advanced corvette concept at the Army-2017 forum. Thanks to improved seaworthiness, the ship can operate in ocean zone and carry up to 24 Caliber cruise missiles, Valentin Belonenko, the concept developer heading the naval ships advanced designing department at the Krylov Center, told Mil.Today. According to Belonenko, the corvette-subclass multirole ship combines seaworthiness, fire power and the capability to operate in littoral, long-range sea and ocean zones. Estimated displacement of the ship is 2,000-2,500 tons. "This corvette is armed nearly like a frigate. Commissioning of Calibers helped to perform...
  • Russian Navy Udaloy I-class ASW Destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov to Receive Kalibr Missiles

    08/22/2017 12:47:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Tass ^ | 22 August 2017
    The 'Marshal Shaposhnikov' Project 1155 large anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ship being upgraded at JSC Dalzavod Ship Repairing Center will get the ability to use Kalibr cruise, anti-ship and anti-submarine guided missiles, the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) writes in its official blog quoting the Dalzavod`s acquisition plan for 2017 published online. Russian Navy Udaloy I class ASW Destroyer Marshal ShaposhnikovThe 'Marshal Shaposhnikov' ASW Destroyer seen during its upgrade at JSC Dalzavod Ship Repairing Center. Picture taken on 26.06.2017 by johnkey68 via forums.airbase.ru The point 601-EP of the document says that JSC Design Bureau of Special Machine-Building (KBSM,...
  • Navy, Raytheon Close to Finalizing Maritime Strike Tomahawk Missile Deal

    08/16/2017 7:48:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Sam LaGrone
    A Tomahawk cruise missile hits a moving maritime target Jan. 27, 2015 after being launched from the USS Kidd (DDG-100) near San Nicolas Island in California. US Navy Photo TUCSON, ARIZ. The Navy and Raytheon are close to signing a deal to integrate a new sensor into the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile to allow the missile to attack moving targets at sea, the head of the Navys Tomahawk program told USNI News on Tuesday. Once the deal is complete, Raytheon will start work to craft and install a sensor to convert a yet-to-be-determined number of Block IV TLAMs into...
  • India defies missile-exporting China with cruise missile sale to Vietnam

    08/14/2017 8:43:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    World Tribune ^ | August 14, 2017
    Indias sale to Vietnam of a short-range, supersonic anti-ship missile has opened a new conflict in an already tense situation with China, an analyst said. Vietnam will receive the BrahMos which is considered one of the most effective and lethal anti-ship missiles in the world, with speeds reaching Mach 2.8 to 3.0. About half of Chinas worldwide arms exports go to one country Pakistan, for the primary reason of containing India, said Hoover Institution Fellow and Geostrategy-Direct correspondent Maochun Miles Yu in a Facebook post. Now India is playing the same game by arming one of Chinas arch...
  • North Korea Launches Warship-Killing Cruise Missiles In Latest Provocation

    06/07/2017 7:08:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's military said, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the reclusive state, which said it would continued to pursue its nuclear and missile program without delay. The warship-killing cruise missiles were launched Thursday morning from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 200km, South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff...
  • French naval cruise missile enters service

    06/06/2017 5:39:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Mer et Marine ^ | 06/06/2017
    The French Navy now has at its disposal a new sea-based deep-strike capability. The first MdCN naval cruise missiles quietly entered service in February as part of the combat systems carried by the forces first FREMM multimission frigates. FREMM frigate Provence ( FRENCH NAVY) Six FREMMs to carry cruise missiles by 2019 The French fleet will soon count three FREMM frigates armed with MdCN cruise missiles, the first of their type to be developed in Europe. The Aquitaine and Provence followed by the Languedoc which is scheduled to enter service in a few weeks. By 2019, these three will be...
  • Japan to look into deployment of cruise missiles to combat North Korea threat

    05/06/2017 12:37:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Kyodo ^ | Saturday, 06 May, 2017
    Japan has started contemplating future deployment of cruise missiles in response to North Koreas repeated ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests, a government official said on Friday. The government is eager to set aside spending to study the potential acquisition of a capability to strike enemy launch sites, possibly in a draft state budget for fiscal 2018, the official told Kyodo News, speaking on condition of anonymity. However, there are concerns within the government and ruling parties that adoption of strike capability would run contrary to Japans exclusively defence-oriented posture and trigger a backlash from opposition parties. According to the...
  • South Korean Warships To Get A New Pre-emptive Strike Weapon

    04/20/2017 9:16:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    South Korea has developed a new pre-emptive strike weapon in the face of North Korean threats. The weapon, a tactical ship-to-ground guided missile, will enhance South Koreas ability to strike North Koreas critical military facilities in the event of a crisis on the peninsula. South Korea will begin mass-producing the missiles next year, reports the Yonhap News Agency, citing the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the South Korean arms procurement agency. The missiles, which can be fired using either inclined or vertical launch systems, will boost the firepower of the Souths next-generation frigates. The inclined launch units will be used...
  • From Nazi Germany to Argentina - A Proposal for the Worlds First Small, Supersonic Cruise Missile

    03/27/2017 7:14:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Zona Militar ^ | MARCH 27, 2017 | GONZALO RENGEL
    @aleklicho art Argentina was almost the first country to develop a small, supersonic cruise missile. Way back in 1960. On May 30 of that year, Dr. Reimar Horten — a former warplane designer for Nazi Germany — met with officials at the Aerotechnical Institute of Argentina’s Military Aircraft Factory, or FMA, to propose what he described as “supersonic flying bomb.” Horten had emigrated to Argentina after World War II, leaving behind his brother, an equally accomplished aeronautical engineer. Although Horten cast his flying bomb as a logical evolution of Germany’s wartime V-1 buzz bomb, in concept it had more in common with today’s supersonic...
  • Russia builds 'unstoppable' 4,600mph missile that could destroy Royal Navy's new carriers

    03/26/2017 6:53:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 94 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | Mar 25, 2017 | SEAN RAYMENT
    Russia has developed an unstoppable hypersonic missile capable of destroying the Royal Navys most sophisticated warships, the Sunday People can reveal. Kremlin military chiefs claim they have built an anti-ship cruise missile capable of travelling at between five and six times the speed of sound - 3,800 mph to 4,600mph. Now experts fear the missile, called the Zircon, could sink the Royal Navy s two new 6bn state-of-the air aircraft carriers in a single strike. The missile flies more than twice the speed of a snipers bullet and is almost impossible to stop. The cruise missile is powered by a...
  • Vietnam Eyes Israel's Delilah Standoff Missile, and F-16s Could Be Next

    03/24/2017 5:38:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Drive ^ | March 10, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    China's militarization of its man-made islands in the South China Sea and the resulting anti-access/area-denial bubbles that will cover massive swaths of that body of water in the not-so-distant future, has Vietnam shopping for weaponry that can counter Beijing's grand plans. Hanoi has already forward-deployed Israeli-built GPS-guided Extra multiple launch rocket systems to their own islands in the South China Seaa weapon system that could rain down rockets on China's outposts with little warning. Now, Vietnam is looking towards Israel once again for its weapons needs, this time to provide an standoff multi-role cruise missile that can strike targets over...
  • Trump tells Reuters he wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make US 'top of the pack'

    02/23/2017 12:38:51 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 FEB 16 | Jonathan Ernst
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet. On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure...
  • This is How Russia Could Use Bastion Systems Against Ground Targets in Syria

    11/16/2016 5:25:17 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 15.11.2016
    The use of Russias Bastion coastal missile systems in Syria was the first combat use of this system against ground targets. It was aimed at testing the capabilities of the system in real combat conditions, said Konstantin Sivkov, president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems. Earlier on the day, Russian Defense Minister said Bastion systems had been deployed to Syria. The minister said they had conducted strikes on terrorist targets in Syria. "These complexes are able to destroy both sea and ground targets at a distance of 350 kilometers at sea and almost 450 kilometers over land," Shoigu said at...
  • Taiwan Reportedly Plans to Upgrade Supersonic Hsiung Feng III Missiles

    10/22/2016 5:27:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Global Taiwan Brief ^ | October 20, 2016 | Russell Hsiao
    Against the backdrop of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military modernization and growing precision strike capabilities, some media reports indicate that Taipei may have plans to produce 10 to 60 Hsiung Feng III (HF-3; 雄風三型, “Brave Wind III”) supersonic missiles with a range above 162 nautical miles under projects codenamed “God’s Spear” (神戈計劃) and “Coiled Dragon” (蟠龍計畫), respectively. According to the media, an “HF-3 extended range model missile” (雄三增程型飛彈) project may be in the works and a testing phase is slated for completion by the middle of 2017, to enter mass production in 2018. The missiles could be deployed in...
  • China's biggest ever stealth warship takes shape: New pictures reveal progress '

    10/21/2016 8:15:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 21 October 2016 | STACY LIBERATORE
    Asia's most powerful warship has been shrouded in mystery since construction began last year at the Jiangnan Changxing shipyards. Known as a Type 005 destroyer, the vessel is said to be armed with electromagnetic railguns that can shoot down missiles and attack land targets. Now, leaked images give a glimpse of the battle ship's progress - there appears to be four portals on the stern for sensors and weapons - along with up to 128 vertical launch system cells for missiles. Construction of this 175 meter long ship began in 2015, but officials have been very careful not to reveal...