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  • US hindering completion of Egypt-France Rafale deal: La Tribune

    02/19/2018 6:19:28 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | February 18, 2018 | Taha Sakr
    The French weekly financial newspaper La Tribune reported on Friday that a deal between Cairo and France over the sale of 12 Rafale jet fighters to Egypt has been blocked because the US is refusing to export a component of a cruise missile that is part of the plane. French sources quoted in the report asserted that the delay in the deal is due to the shortage of the American component of the scalp missiles and not a funding issue as in the past. La Tribune noted that Dassault Aviation and MBDA declined to confirm reports about the Scalp cruise...
  • 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...
  • Hot take--Mother Jones editor in chief: Those missiles we lobbed at Syria were totes racist

    04/11/2017 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/11/17 | Robert Laurie
    The official missile of the Washington Redskins If you’re a bleeding-heart leftist who’s incapable of making a tough call, you probably would never bomb someone because you think it’s the height of insensitivity. After all, the person managing the chemical weapons on the receiving end of your attack could be a member of a protected racial group, a potential illegal immigrant voter, or possibly even transgender. You just never know.
  • Thank you, Mr Trump! First images of damage at Assad's burnt-out airbase emerge as tearful Syrians

    04/07/2017 5:13:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 169 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2017 | Martin Robinson
    Complete Headline: Thank you, Mr Trump! First images of damage at Assad’s burnt-out airbase emerge as tearful Syrians cheer US missile raid US missiles appear to have shattered hangars, destroyed at least nine Syrian jets, weapons and a fuel store Images from al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs also shows a cratered runway and part of a Tomahawk Many Syrians react with joy at Donald Trump's decision to attack Assad target after chemical weapons row Russians warned ahead of the strike using a special military-to-military hotline and convoy seen leaving These are the first images of the carnage caused by Donald...
  • Dozens of U.S. Missiles Hit Air Base in Syria

    04/06/2017 7:13:33 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 137 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2017 | MICHAEL R. GORDON, HELENE COOPER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President Trump said Thursday night that the United States had carried out a missile strike in Syria on Thursday night in response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack this week that killed more than 80 civilians. A senior military official said that 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles had hit Al Shayrat airfield in Syria. The missiles were aimed at Syrian fighter jets and other infrastructure but did not target anything that may have had chemical weapons. He said that no Russian planes were at the airfield and that the cruise missiles did not target any Russian facilities.
  • Syria decries 'aggression' as US launches cruise missiles

    04/06/2017 8:21:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 164 replies
    AP on ^ | 4/6/17 | Zeina Karam and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
    BEIRUT (AP) — The United States fired cruise missiles into central Syria early Friday morning, striking an Assad government-controlled air base where U.S. officials say the Syrian military launched a deadly chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier this week. Syrian state TV called the attack an "aggression" that lead to "losses." About 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles hit the Shayrat air base, southeast of Homs, a small installation with two runways, where aircraft often take off to bomb targets in northern and central Syria. The U.S. missiles hit at 3:45 a.m. Friday morning and targeted the base's airstrips, hangars,...
  • U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base After Chemical Weapons Attack

    04/06/2017 6:18:08 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 206 replies
    The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was the Syrian government's use of banned chemical weapons blamed for having killed at least 100 people on Tuesday, U.S. military officials told NBC News. The U.S. military fired at least 50 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Ash Sha'irat in Homs province in western Syria, the officials said.
  • Video Shows Russia Firing Cruise Missiles At IS

    11/22/2015 12:48:24 PM PST · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | Nov. 20, 2015 | Staff
    Russian ground crew write the words "For Paris" on bombs to be dropped on militant targets in the wake of the terror attacks.

    03/10/2015 6:57:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies
    Popular Science ^ | MARCH 10, 2015 | Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
    DH-10 Launch Xinhui, via China Defense Forum This clear image of a TEL vehicle launching a DH-10 provides us with a detailed look at the cruise missile; while the tailfins have deployed, the air intake and wings have not. The debris is from the breaking open of the canister, while the short cylinder attached to the missile's rear is its integrated rocket booster that brings the missile into flight before the turbofan engine starts. A DH-10 land attack cruise missile (LACM) launches out of its canister, heading for parts unknown. Weighing about 1-1.5 tons (about the same size as the...
  • Pentagon to launch blimps to guard against cruise missiles

    01/24/2014 9:22:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 80 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | David Martin
    THE PENTAGON -- The Pentagon has discovered a gap in the defenses of Washington, D.C., and it's about to test a solution. But depending on your point of view, the solution is either vital for national security or a threat to American privacy.
  • Russian supersonic missiles behave like wolves

    08/08/2013 4:24:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 48 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | August 8, 2013 | Viktor Litovkin
    Russian supersonic missiles behave like wolves August 8, 2013 Viktor Litovkin, special to RBTH Yakhont anti-ship cruise missile at the 3rd International Airspace Show in Moscow. Source: RIA Novosti Large-scale construction of the next-generation Project 885 Yasen-class submarine armed with Onyx supersonic missiles is starting in Russia. These ships will compete with the latest American Seawolf-class nuclear submarines and will be world leaders in terms of fire power. Large-scale construction of the next-generation Project 885 Yasen-class multi-purpose nuclear attack submarine, armed with Onyx supersonic cruise missiles, is starting in Russia. The ships will compete with the latest American Seawolf-class nuclear...
  • Mossad behind "Artic Sea" hijacking says Russian press

    08/22/2009 3:37:02 PM PDT · by drzz · 54 replies · 5,610+ views
    Indian press agency ^ | 08 23 2009 | drzz
    Moscow, Aug 21 (DPA) A Russian newspaper claimed Friday that suspected pirates who boarded the freighter Arctic Sea were actually agents of the Israeli secret service trying to stop it from smuggling arms into Iran. According to Russian media, the Arctic Sea may have been carrying illegal X-55 cruise missiles destined for Iran hidden among its cargo of lumber. Men acting on behalf of the Israeli Mossad secret service commandeered the ship to divert the weapons away from Israel's regional enemy, the daily Novaya Gazeta said. Citing Moscow publicist Yulia Latynina, the daily pointed to the surprise visit of Israeli...
  • US man guilty of selling missile secrets

    08/09/2010 9:09:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 8/9/10 | Staff
    A former B-2 stealth bomber engineer was found guilty on Monday of selling sensitive military technology to China, the United States Justice Department said in a statement. Noshir Gowadia, 66, was convicted of five offences following trial in a federal court in Hawaii. Gowadia had been accused of passing on design information which would allow cruise missiles to avoid infra-red detection. (Snip) "Mr Gowadia provided some of our country's most sensitive weapons-related designs to the Chinese government for money,"
  • China supplied technology, components for range of new Iran

    05/08/2010 8:44:01 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 523+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/8/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Iran is producing a range of Chinese-origin missiles. Industry sources said China has transferred technology and equipment for the production of missiles in Iran. They said the missiles included anti-ship, air-to-ground and other weapons. "It has been very successful in offering Iran technology and capabilities that are actually wanted, as opposed to those that might be nice to have," Robert Hewson, editor of Jane's Air-Launched Weapons, said. The renamed Chinese-origin missiles have included the Nasser-1 anti-ship weapon, regarded as a variant of Beijing's C-704. Iran has also been producing the Nour, identified as an upgraded variant of China's C-802 cruise...
  • US military testing high-tech dirigibles in Utah

    04/14/2010 10:31:31 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 867+ views
    Associated Press Via Space War ^ | 4/15/2010 | Mike Stark
    The U.S. military has begun testing massive high-tech dirigibles — designed to provide battlefield commanders with a bird's-eye view of cruise missiles or other threats — in the skies over the Utah desert. An unmanned 242-foot-long balloon was launched Wednesday morning about 80 miles west of Salt Lake City. It stayed aloft for about three hours before it was pulled back down as planned, according to Paula Nicholson, a spokeswoman for Dugway Proving Ground. Vast tracts of military-owned desert were chosen for the testing because of their remoteness and resemblance to the mountainous, arid environment of Afghanistan, the military said...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...

    04/04/2010 8:19:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 557+ views ^ | April 4, 2010, 10:30 IST | n/a “Al-Qaeda urges UK fanatics to build DIY cruise missiles” Sunday, April 4, 2010,10:30 [IST] SNIPPET: “London, Apr 4(ANI): Fears of a terror attack during the UK General Election have been further fueled by reports that the Al-Qaeda has urged British fanatics to build DIY cruise missiles to attack passenger jets. According to reports, an Al-Qaeda website explains how to build missiles with solid fuel engines using operating manuals for the Russian 107mm Katyusha rocket. Numerous links are also available for guides to make explosives, including C4 plastic explosive, acetone peroxide and TNT. The same site was used to explain...
  • IAF might get missile-armed Sukhois by 2012

    02/05/2010 1:35:54 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 307+ views
    Central Chronicle ^ | 02/04/2010 | Central Chronicle
    Indian Air Force's multi-role Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighters could be armed with supersonic cruise missiles by 2012, giving them the capability to strike ground targets from stand-off distance. "The work to adopt the missile for deployment on fighter is being carried out by the Rosoboronexport, the Sukhoi Design Bureau and NPO Mashinostroyeniya (Russian partner in BrahMos JV)," a top official of the aircraft manufacturer has said, adding that the missiles could be mounted on the aircraft in two years. With this, India would get the capability to fire these missiles from land, sea as well as air. BrahMos are already...
  • Russia could double number of bombers on strategic patrols

    12/28/2009 1:49:48 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 1,038+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/22/2009 | RIA Novosti
    The number of strategic bombers performing routine patrols could be doubled if the Russian General Staff makes such a decision, the commander of Russia's strategic aviation said Tuesday. Russia resumed strategic bomber patrol flights over the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans, the Black Sea and along the borders of the Commonwealth of Independent States in August 2007, following an order from then-president Vladimir Putin. "As a rule, up to four strategic bombers perform patrol flights simultaneously. However, under specific circumstances and on orders from the General Staff, their number could be increased to up to eight aircraft," Maj. Gen. Anatoly...
  • China And Air Launched Missiles

    12/13/2009 9:26:35 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 622+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 12/12/2009 | The Strategy Page
    China continues adapting its ground launched cruise missiles to operate from aircraft. The latest missile to get this treatment is the DH-10. This weapon is similar to early U.S. cruise missiles, and has a range of 1,500-3,000 kilometers and uses GPS, along with terrain mapping. The DH-10 was first shown publicly in the recent 60th anniversary (of the communists taking control of China) on October 1st.) The aircraft carried version is called the CJ-10. This is believed to be based on some American cruise missile technology. Earlier, China had taken the Russian Kh-31 air-to-ground missile (which they bought 200 of...