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  • Missile attack reported at Damascus military air base

    09/02/2018 12:19:09 AM PDT · by firebrand · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 2, 2018 | TOI Staff
    Large explosions were reported at a Syrian military air base early Sunday in an attack widely attributed to Israeli warplanes. However, Syria denied an attack had taken place. The reported strike occurred just after midnight at Mazzeh air base near Damascus, a key regime facility thought to have been targeted by Israel in the past. The military airport of Mazzeh, in the west suburbs of Damascus, was hit by a “possible Israeli missile, which hit a munitions store setting off successive explosions,” the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahmane told AFP.
  • Russian Nuclear-Powered, Invincible Missile, Lost Somewhere At Sea

    08/22/2018 4:48:36 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 41 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/22/18 | L Todd Wood
    Russia’s vaunted, invincible nuclear-powered missile has been lost as sea, creating a possible environmental incident due to inherent radiation leaks. A nuclear-powered Russian missile remains lost at sea after a failed test late last year, and Moscow is preparing to try to recover it, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. Crews will attempt to recover a missile that was test launched in November and landed in the Barents Sea, which is located north of Norway and Russia. The operation will include three vessels, one of which is equipped to handle radioactive material from the weapon’s...
  • Russia is preparing to search for a nuclear-powered missile that was lost at sea

    08/21/2018 12:54:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug. 21, 2018 | Amanda Macias
    Moscow is preparing to recover a nuclear-powered missile lost at sea, according to sources with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged earlier this year that the new missile had unlimited range. The missile was tested four times between November and February, each resulting in a crash, according to sources who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. Crews will attempt to recover a missile that was test launched in November and landed in the Barents Sea, which is located north of Norway and Russia. The operation will include three vessels, one of which...
  • Ukraine Conducts First US-Supplied Javelin Rocket Launchers.

    07/23/2018 2:22:09 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 17 replies
    https://www.liveleak.com ^ | 7-22-18 | Unknown
    Ukrainian president Poroshenko thanks Donald Trump ..... wonder that Putin has to say about this ? "Finally this day has come! Today, for the first time in Ukraine, the launch of Javelin missile complexes took place. This is a very effective defensive weaponry, which is used in the event of Russian offensive on the positions of Ukrainian troops," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.
  • The Rampage: Supersonic missile developed to destroy high quality targets [Israel]

    06/14/2018 9:14:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.jpost.com ^ | June 12, 2018 19:54 | By Anna Ahronheim
    The missile can be fitted to the Israel Air Force’s F-15, F-16 and F-35 fighter jets and is meant to be dropped outside areas protected by air-defense systems. With tensions still high between Israel and Iran, a new supersonic air-to-surface missile designed for the annihilation of high quality targets has been developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel Military Industry Systems (IMI). Dubbed “The Rampage” after a popular video-game, it is an accurate supersonic, long-range air-to-ground assault missile with a warhead, rocket engine and advanced navigation suit which allows for precision targeting at a very low mission cost compared...
  • INDIA GETS NEW NUCLEAR SUBMARINE MISSILES, JOINING ONLY RUSSIA, CHINA, U.S. AND FRANCE

    05/17/2018 4:58:57 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/17/2018 | Tom O'Conner
    India has equipped its latest nuclear-powered submarine with a new nuclear-capable missile that can hit targets up to 435 miles away, a capability enjoyed by only four other countries on Earth. Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the military's feat during the annual Defence Research Development Organisation award ceremony Monday in New Delhi, where she recognized scientists A. Joseph and M. Ugender Reddy for their role in developing the K-15 Sagarika, also known as B-05. Sitharaman revealed that the advanced missile was officially put into service with the INS Arihant nuclear submarine. "It is an indigenous missile with several innovative designs...
  • VIDEO: USS Milwaukee Launches Hellfires in LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module Test

    05/16/2018 3:52:24 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 7 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 16, 2018 | Megan Eckstein
    The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) conducted a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia May 11, firing four longbow hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft targets. US Navy photo. The Navy completed the first phase of its Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) developmental testing for the Littoral Combat Ship program, with a May 11 live-fire test of the missile off USS Milwaukee (LCS-5). Milwaukee fired four AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) targets in a complex warfighting environment, according to a Navy news release. The SSMM consists...
  • Syria Strike Puts Lockheed Martin's Stealthy New Missile to Test

    04/14/2018 5:39:31 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 123 replies
    Yahoo News linking to Bloomberg ^ | April 14, 2018 | Anthony Capaccio
    Direct Link to Bloomberg Article: New Lockheed Missile First Use
  • Russia Will Bomb U.S. Missile Launch Sites If Trump Attacks Syria, Ambassador Warns

    04/11/2018 9:42:05 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 360 replies
    Newsweak Prog Prop via Yahoo Noose ^ | April 11, @018 | David Brennan
    Moscow will shoot down any U.S. missiles fired at Syria and retaliate against American launch sites, the Russian ambassador to Lebanon has warned. Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin made the comments on Tuesday while speaking on the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV channel, Reuters reported. President Donald Trump is currently considering military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following Saturday’s suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma near the capital city of Damascus. Medical relief groups say the attack killed dozens of civilians.
  • Strikes Hit Syrian Airfield, State Media Report

    04/08/2018 7:05:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 139 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/08/18
    A military airport in Syria has come under missile attack, the country's state media has reported. Its air defence system was activated, the reports said. Syrian TV said loud explosions had been heard near the T4 airfield in the city of Homs in the early hours of Monday. Details are still emerging and the reports have not been independently verified.
  • N Korea Looks To Be Preparing A Launch That Could Torpedo Talks And Bring A Full On War With The US

    04/03/2018 10:05:18 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI ^ | 4-3-2018 | Alex Lockie
    Despite a visible and encouraging thaw in relations between North and South Korea, Pyongyang appears to be readying a move that could torpedo upcoming talks with the US, and potentially bring about an all-out war. The launch in question isn't a missile launch, which has often stoked tensions before, but a satellite launch, and it demonstrates how fraught talks between the US and North Korea have become. Time and time again, the US and North Korea have entered into talks with the goal of denuclearization, but more often than not, North Korea blows up the deal by launching a satellite...
  • Riyadh Just Came Under Ballistic Missile Attack Resulting In These Crazy Videos

    03/25/2018 6:03:30 PM PDT · by taildragger · 70 replies
    The Drive ^ | 03/25/18 | Tyler Rogoway
    Saudi Arabia's capital just came under ballistic missile attack, during which Patriot missile interceptors were launched to intercept. Although it looks like at least one Patriot hit one missile, a missile fragment, or even another missile itself, came careened into the ground, resulting in this amazing video: The trajectory of the projectile as it approaches the ground is a bit puzzling, it almost looks like it is turning while under control, but it could just be the result of the intercept. Then there is this amazing video of the Patriot missile launches, and it looks like one missile either intercepted...
  • Q Anon: (3/12/18) Continued from Friday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/12/2018 12:17:08 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,189 replies
    qanon.pub ^ | 3/12/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3638382/posts I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior...
  • Supersonic Round Features 100-Mile Rang

    02/07/2018 10:00:42 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 24 replies
    thomasnet.com ^ | Feb. 7 2018 | Jeff Reinke
    Supersonic Round Features 100-Mile Range The Department of Defense recently announced plans to test-fire a hypervelocity projectile or HVP that will reach speeds of Mach 6 (4,600 mph) with the ability to hit targets up to 100 miles away. In development for more than a decade, it was initially developed for use with the infamous railgun. However, with that weapon system facing cost and application issues, the new HVP could be fired from 155 mm howitzers or the deck guns found on Navy destroyers and cruisers. Described as a defensive weapon, some analysts think it could be a low-cost alternative...
  • Hawaii Governor Couldn’t Remember Twitter Password As Fake Missile Alert Wreaked Havoc On State

    01/23/2018 11:46:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/23/2018 | Eric Lieberman
    Hawaii Democratic Gov. David Ige said Monday that one of the reasons it took so long to inform the public that a ballistic missile alert in the state was in fact a false alarm was because he couldn’t remember his Twitter password. Ige was notified two minutes after the alert was sent to mobile devices across the state, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, but was unable to send out communications stating the illegitimacy of the original alert for 17 minutes. “I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords, so certainly that’s one...
  • Worker who sent out Hawaii missile alert re-assigned

    01/14/2018 9:34:09 PM PST · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 14, 2018 | 7:24pm | Max Jaeger
    The Hawaii public employee who plunged the state into chaos by accidentally sending out an incoming-missile emergency alert Saturday has been re-assigned, according to reports. The unnamed emergency-department worker will not be fired because he made an honest mistake, said Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Rapoza to the Washington Post. “Part of the problem was it was too easy — for anyone — to make such a big mistake,” Rapoza said. “We have to make sure that we’re not looking for retribution, but we should be fixing the problems in the system. … I know that it’s a very,...
  • The false alarm in Hawaii revealed an abdication of leadership by Trump (Washington Post)

    01/14/2018 10:14:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2018 | By Philip Bump
    On a normal day, there aren’t many people heading to Google to figure out how to survive a nuclear strike. But Saturday was not a normal day. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Eastern, searches for “how to survive nuclear” peaked in the U.S., from being almost nonexistent to being almost twice as common as “how to make pasta.” The increase was centered in Hawaii, where about 90 minutes earlier, a warning had gone out over the state’s emergency alert system: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL”. You can see when that alert went...
  • Who pushed the button? Anger in Hawaii over Civil Defense bungle that told terrified islanders a...

    01/13/2018 5:07:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 106 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Keith Griffith and Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Who pushed the button? Anger in Hawaii over Civil Defense bungle that told terrified islanders a MISSILE was rocketing towards them causing thousands to flee to bomb shelters and pray for their lives Anger is spreading in Hawaii after a Civil Defense bungle on Saturday morning, when a mistaken alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile sent thousands fleeing for shelter. Panicked Hawaiians ran for their lives and even lowered loved ones through manhole covers after receiving the alert at 8.07am local time. It read: 'BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A...
  • North Korea accidentally crashed a missile into its own city last April: report

    01/04/2018 5:34:02 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/4/2018 | Bradford Betz
    An intermediate-range missile launched by North Korea last April crashed into a town near Pyongyang, possibly causing an explosion and casualties, The Diplomat reported on Wednesday. The IRBM was launched April 28, 2017 near Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province and was the third in a series of failed launches that month, the report said. The missile crashed into the city of Tokchun after one minute of powered flight, the report said. The explosion caused "considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings," the report said, citing a U.S. government source with knowledge of the program. The secretive...
  • When a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City

    01/03/2018 8:41:52 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | January 03, 2018 | Ankit Panda and Dave Schmerler
    When a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City Early last year, a North Korean IRBM crashed in a populated area. What does that tell us? By Ankit Panda and Dave Schmerler January 03, 2018 What happens when a North Korean ballistic missile test fails in flight and explodes in a populated area? On April 28, 2017, North Korea launched a single Hwasong-12/KN17 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province (the Korean People’s Army’s Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 447 in Ryongak-dong, Sunchon City, to be more precise). That missile failed shortly after launch...