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  • Japan to intercept any North Korea missile deemed a threat

    04/05/2014 8:39:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/05/2014 | Nobuhiro Kubo
    Japan will strike any North Korean ballistic missile that threatens to hit Japan in the coming weeks after Pyongyang recently fired medium-range missiles, a government source said on Saturday. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order, which took effect on Thursday and runs through April 25, the day that marks the founding of North Korea's army, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Following the order, meant "to prepare for any additional missile launches," a destroyer was dispatched to the Sea of Japan and will fire if North Korea launches a missile that Tokyo deems in danger of striking...
  • Obama to Kill Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile Programs Cornerstone of U.S. Naval power eliminated

    03/24/2014 11:23:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 124 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama is seeking to abolish two highly successful missile programs that experts say has helped the U.S. Navy maintain military superiority for the past several decades. The Tomahawk missile program—known as “the world’s most advanced cruise missile”—is set to be cut by $128 million under Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal and completely eliminated by fiscal year 2016, according to budget documents released by the Navy. In addition to the monetary cuts to the program, the number of actual Tomahawk missiles acquired by the United States would drop significantly—from 196 last year to just 100 in 2015. The...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea fires 10 short-range missiles toward East Sea

    03/16/2014 4:15:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/03/16
    (LEAD) N. Korea fires 10 short-range missiles toward East Sea 2014/03/16 20:01 SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) -- North Korea fired off 10 short-range missiles toward the East Sea late Sunday, a source in Seoul said, the latest show of force in response to the on-going joint South Korea-U.S. military drills. The launches began at 6:20 p.m. and lasted about 10 minutes. The fired rockets flew about 70 kilometers before landing in the East Sea, according to the source
  • Islamic Terror Group Hezbullah has acquired and deployed Russian cruise missile

    03/01/2014 9:22:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 3/1/14 | Pamela Geller
    Let’s all give thanks to Obama and his magical “reset” button. The whole world is on fire. Hope and change. Lots of change. “Israeli Navy reports Hizbullah has acquired and deployed Russian cruise missile,” Special to WorldTribune.com, February 28, 2014 (thanks to Christian) TEL AVIV — Israel has determined that the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah acquired an advanced Russian cruise missile.
  • Air Force brass: Culture of fear led to cheating

    02/01/2014 3:47:53 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | January 31, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS
    A worrisome culture of fear that made launch officers believe they had to get perfect test scores to be promoted fueled a widening cheating scandal within the military's nuclear missile corps, according to Air Force officials. (snip) Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said the scandal hasn't affected the safety or reliability of the military's nuclear mission. (snip) All 92 officers — nearly 17 percent of the force — have been decertified and taken off the job while the scandal is being investigated. That means other launch officers and staff must fill in, performing 10 24-hour shifts per month, instead...
  • China High-Speed Missile To Dominate U.S. Defenses

    01/30/2014 11:12:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 30, 2014 | IBD EDITPRIALS
    National Security: While the administration guts the U.S. military, Pentagon experts warn that as soon as five years from now our missile defenses might pose little problem for China's new hypersonic strike vehicle. Behaving as the world power they are becoming, the Chinese are building state-of-the-art hypersonic missiles that Pentagon officials warn could overpower U.S. defenses in five years. As we recently mentioned, China's defense ministry has confirmed the Jan. 9 test of a hypersonic glide vehicle, known as the WU-14. It was designed to evade our missile and other defense systems, such as the Aegis sea-based missile defense guarding...
  • China's New Hypersonic Missile Can Scream Past US Air Defenses

    01/15/2014 3:42:39 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 62 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Gizmodo
    Just what we need, another arms race. China's stepping up its bid for ballistic missile superiority, having just successfully test-fired the country's first hypersonic missile delivery vehicle, one capable of penetrating American air defenses to potentially deliver nuclear warheads. The Pentagon is not amused. The WU-14 hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) is part of China's extremely secretive missile development program, which has been quietly modernizing the country's conventional and nuclear missile systems. The missile test itself was not broadcast among any public channels but was detected, an anonymous Pentagon official confirmed with the Washington Free Beacon, flying at extremely high speeds...
  • Missile defense buster: China tests new hypersonic glide vehicle

    01/14/2014 12:29:47 PM PST · by kronos77 · 24 replies
    China has successfully tested its first hypersonic missile delivery vehicle capable of penetrating US missile defense system and delivering nuclear warheads with record breaking speeds, Pentagon officials have confirmed. The new hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), dubbed the WU-14 was allegedly spotted flying at record-breaking speeds during a flight test over China on January 9, an anonymous Pentagon official told the Washington Free Beacon. The new weapon delivery system is reportedly designed to be launched as the final stage of China’s intercontinental ballistic missile, which would approach its target at a velocity of up to 10 times the speed of sound....
  • ...Hezbollah capable of pinpoint missile strikes throughout Israel

    01/12/2014 5:26:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander said Saturday that Hezbollah in Lebanon has upgraded its capabilities in recent years and is now able to carry out pinpoint missile strikes on targets throughout Israel. Speaking in an interview with Iran's Fars News Agency, Commander of the IRGC's Aerospace Force, Brig-Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said, "Based on our information, Hezbollah’s power has so much increased in recent years that they can attack any target in any part of the occupied territories with a high precision capability and with a very low margin of error.” Hajizadeh added that Hezbollah "has always shown that...
  • White House: Iranian Ballistic Missile Test Not a Deal Killer

    12/11/2013 4:12:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    The White House says that an Iranian ballistic missile test would not invalidate a recently signed nuclear accord meant to temporarily halt some of Iran’s most controversial nuclear work. The White House clarified its stance just days before Iran is scheduled to launch another ballistic missile some 75 miles into the atmosphere. The statement contradicts recent remarks indicating that such a test would in fact violate and nullify the weeks-old agreement, which provides Iran with some $7 billion in relief from economic sanctions in exchange for a partial six-month freeze of its uranium enrichment program.
  • Russia 'Reprimanded' Israel, US over Missile Launch

    09/09/2013 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 9/9/13 | Ari Soffer
    The Russian Defense Ministry reportedly reprimanded Israeli and US diplomats, following a joint Israeli-American naval exercise last Tuesday which involved the launch of a number of ballistic missiles, triggering Russian missile defense systems in the region and briefly provoking alarm in the Kremlin. According to the RIA Novosti news site, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov personally reprimanded the Israeli and American attaches to his country, over actions that "could have a negative effect on security in the region and the world."
  • Israel claims joint US missile launch in Mediterranean for 'target practice'

    09/03/2013 3:41:01 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 10 replies
    Russia’s early warning radars detected the launch of two ballistic rockets in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry stated. Israel later claimed responsibility for firing the target test rockets. The launch took place at 06:16 GMT Tuesday, according to Russia's Ministry of Defense. The trajectory of the missiles is reported to have been from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea towards the eastern landmass. Both rockets have allegedly fallen into the sea, RIA Novosti news agency reported. Russia’s President Putin has already been informed about the incident by Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. The Syrian embassy in Moscow currently...
  • Russians Inspect Missile Defense Base in California

    08/22/2013 5:25:15 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | August 22, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    Russian officials this week carried out a secret inspection of the U.S. strategic missile defense base in California as part of the New START arms treaty, according to Obama administration officials. The inspection of five missile defense interceptors is the only one allowed under the 2010 arms accord. The treaty requires cuts of U.S. and Russian deployed strategic warheads to 1,550. A defense official said the visit was a treaty verification visit hosted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. A State Department official declined to comment on the inspection but confirmed it was related to New START. “Implementation activities under...
  • Sequestration Endangers Missile Defense Program... JLENS program faces cuts as Iran, North Korea

    07/02/2013 3:59:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/2/13 | Adam Kredo
    Deep cuts to the U.S. defense budget have led lawmakers to consider slashing funds for a key military program that was nearing completion, effectively rendering it useless in the near term after years of multi-billion-dollar development. While the Pentagon has invested billions into many cutting edge defense systems over the years, several of them are now seeing their budgets slashed as Congress grapples with the fallout from massive defense cuts known as sequestration. While the funding cuts are believed to be a way for the Pentagon to cut corners in a tough budgetary environment, insiders warned that programs are being...
  • Brand-new TWA 800 film to finally spill beans? (exposed corruption behind original investigation)

    06/20/2013 6:12:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 102 replies
    WND ^ | June 19, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    Seventeen years after the Paris-bound TWA Flight 800 blew up off the coast of Long Island, producers Tom Stalcup and Kristina Borjesson have released a new documentary –simply titled “TWA Flight 800” – that has the very real potential to re-open the investigation into the plane’s destruction. Kudos, in particular, to Stalcup. A Ph.D. physicist by background, he has dedicated the last 16 years of his life to exposing what is arguably the most flagrant government cover-up in American peacetime history. Borjesson has likewise been involved from the beginning. As a producer at CBS in 1996 when TWA 800 was...
  • India to have shield from missiles of 5,000 km range

    06/16/2013 12:32:26 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Sunday, June 16, 2013 | PTI
    The capability is being developed by DRDO as part of the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) shield. (Reuters) New Delhi - India's missile defence system is set to get a big boost as it is developing capability to intercept enemy missiles fired from a distance of up to 5,000km, in effect tackling any possible threat from countries such as China. The capability is being developed by DRDO as part of the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) shield, whose first phase is ready for deployment possibly in Delhi. Development of the first phase of the BMD programme has been completed, DRDO chief Avinash...
  • A+ A A- Iran Deploys Long-Range Missile Launchers – The Hawk is Set to Take Flight

    05/29/2013 4:49:30 AM PDT · by arthurus
    Right Side News ^ | 28 May 201 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilto
    Iran is upping the war ante with a supposedly “massive” deployment of missile launchers just in time for their presidential elections next week. In an unsurprising, Hawk launch bettertestosterone fueled show of claimed strength, these launchers are being dispersed to parts unknown and in numbers unknown. Two dozen trucks have been spotted without missiles at an outdoor site. These surface-to-surface missile launchers have a range of approximately 1200 miles and although Iran will not specify Israel as the intended recipient, I think we all know who these gifts are meant for. They can easily reach Israel and U.S. bases in...
  • Too late to stop Iran's nuke program?

    05/21/2013 6:18:37 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/20/13 | Reza Kahlili
    American weapons expert calls 'Quds' facility 'very scary' One of the America’s foremost experts on nuclear weapons calls Iran’s secret “Quds” nuclear facility very scary and a sign the Islamic regime might be close to taking on the world. In an exclusive March 20 report with updates on March 24, March 25 and April 10, WND revealed the vast “Quds” site. Iranian scientists are trying to perfect nuclear warheads at this underground facility previously unknown to the West. According to WND’s source, an officer who has been assigned to the regime’s Ministry of Defense, the site, approximately 14 miles long...
  • Pentagon plans to share missile secrets with Russia opposed by Republicans

    05/14/2013 4:16:00 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon held internal talks on declassifying sensitive missile defense technology that it plans to share with Russia as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to assuage Moscow’s opposition to European defenses. Republicans in both the House and Senate plan to block any technology declassification for missile defense technology in the current defense authorization bill and other legislation. Legislative mark up on the authorization bill begins this week. Critics say giving Russia classified data would undermine the effectiveness of missile defenses, which have cost taxpayers more than $100 billion since the 1980s. Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Pentagon’s...
  • North Korea missiles moved away from launch site: U.S. officials

    05/07/2013 2:32:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 6, 2013 | Phil Stewart
    North Korea missiles moved away from launch site: U.S. officials By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON | Mon May 6, 2013 6:53pm EDT (Reuters) - North Korea has taken two Musudan missiles off launch-ready status and moved them from their position on the country's east coast, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, after weeks of concern that Pyongyang had been poised for a test-launch. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea last month that it would be a "huge mistake" to launch the medium-range missiles, but the prospects of a test had put Seoul, Washington and Toyko on edge.
  • Flexible No Longer House leader calls on Kerry to disclose missile defense offer to Russians

    04/25/2013 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/25/13 | Bill Gertz
    A senior House Republican this week called on Secretary of State John Kerry to make public a U.S. offer of cooperation with Russia on missile defenses made recently in Moscow. Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.), chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, stated in a letter sent Tuesday to Kerry that he is concerned about the offer disclosed in statements this week by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “Unfortunately, for the second time in as many weeks, Secretary Kerry has alluded to making deals with foreign countries regarding our missile defense,” Rogers said in a statement. “I suggest...
  • One of North Korea' missiles gone missing... seeking attention?

    04/19/2013 11:28:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 2013.04.20
    One of North Korea' missiles gone missing... seeking attention? /begin my excerpts 2013.04.20 13:41 While N. Korea continues to threaten missile launches, one of two Musudan missiles escaped from our surveillance. JTBC reports on Apr. 19 that this may be a ploy to raise tension and regain attention. N. Korea's missile units are on the move again. One of two Musudan missiles which were seen in Dong-han Bay at East Sea has gone missing. /begin my excerpts
  • Exclusive: How North Korea Tipped Its Hand (salvaged missile front examined)

    04/15/2013 6:04:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apr 15, 2013 | Eli LakeApr
    Exclusive: How North Korea Tipped Its Hand by Eli Lake Apr 15, 2013 4:45 AM EDT The U.S. recovered the front section of the rocket used in North Korea’s satellite launch in December, which gave away the status of the regime's nuclear arms program. When North Korean engineers launched a satellite into space on December 12, it seemed like business as usual, with the familiar cycle of condemnations from the west and statements of defiance from the Hermit Kingdom. But that launch also led many U.S. intelligence analysts to assess that Pyongyang possessed the ability to miniaturize the components necessary...
  • Is April 15th North Korea Launch day?

    04/14/2013 1:03:20 PM PDT · by politisite · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/14/2013 | Reuters
    Since April 15th (Later on today United States Time) is Kim il Sung 101st birthday, we think today would be the day for the DPRK to launch if they intend to. New Secretary of State Kerry is in the region trying to come up with his first victory since taking office. But the DPRK is not backing down. NORTH KOREA UNBENDING Pyongyang, which was preparing to celebrate the birth date of state founder Kim Il-Sung on Monday, reiterated it had no intention of abandoning its atomic arms programs. "We will expand in quantity our nuclear weapons capability, which is the...
  • North Korea Missile Test Delayed By Windows 8, Kim Jong-Un To Declare War On Microsoft?

    04/13/2013 2:37:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 04/11/13
    North Korea Missile Test Delayed By Windows 8, Kim Jong-Un To Declare War On Microsoft? /snip The New Yorker is claiming the North Korea missile test was delayed by Windows 8 since previously their computers were running on Windows 95. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) says they are “working with Windows 8 support to resolve the issue” and the North Korea missile test has “been delayed indefinitely.” It’s said “Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is furious about the Windows 8 problems” and may declare war on Microsoft. /snip
  • Bomb North Korea, Before It’s Too Late

    04/13/2013 2:25:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    NYT ^ | April 12, 2013 | JEREMI SURI
    April 12, 2013 Bomb North Korea, Before It’s Too Late By JEREMI SURI AUSTIN, Tex. SINCE February, the North Korean government has followed one threatening move with another. The spiral began with an underground nuclear test. Then the North declared the armistice that ended the Korean War invalid. The young dictator Kim Jong-un followed with a flurry of threats to attack civilian targets in South Korea, Japan and the United States.
  • (LEAD) N. Korea has likely not moved mobile missile launchers: source(tactical deception?)

    04/13/2013 2:17:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/04/13
    2013/04/13 14:53 KST (LEAD) N. Korea has likely not moved mobile missile launchers: source SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- North Korea did not appear to move vehicles suspected to be mobile launchers for its medium-range missiles over the past two days, a government source said Saturday, in an indication that Pyongyang's missile launch is not imminent. According to intelligence sources, the North had moved two Musudan intermediate missiles, which had been concealed in a shed in the eastern port city of Wonsan, in and out of the facility earlier this week in an apparent bid to interfere with Seoul's intelligence...
  • N. Korean missile launchpad moved into firing position (launcher raised)

    04/10/2013 10:34:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies
    N. Korean missile launchpad moved into firing position Published time: April 11, 2013 01:38 Edited time: April 11, 2013 05:27 A North Korean missile launcher has moved into the firing position with rockets facing skyward, Kyodo reports, citing a Japan defense official. The Japanese government is on high alert, citing indications that Pyongyang might soon launch ballistic missiles at its island neighbor. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Thursday morning that so far Tokyo was responding by “gathering a variety of information ... with a sense of tension,” according to Kyodo.
  • Top admiral: US can intercept a North Korean missile

    04/09/2013 11:31:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    NBC ^ | 2013/04/09 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    Top admiral: US can intercept a North Korean missile By Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, NBC News If North Korea decides to launch a missile, the United States is ready to respond and is capable of intercepting it, a top U.S. military commander told Congress on Tuesday. The Commander of U.S. Pacific Command also said that he cannot recollect a more tense time between the U.S., South Korea, and North Korea since the end of the Korean War. Responding to Sen. John McCain's statement that he doesn't know a time of greater tension in the decades since the war, Admiral...
  • North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South

    04/09/2013 5:00:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 60 replies
    Express ^ | April 9, 2013
    North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South NORTH Korea has completed preparations for a mid-range missile launch from its east coast, officials in Seoul have revealed just hours after foreigners living in South Korea were warned to quit the country. North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement monitored in Seoul that foreign nationals should find out in advance where they can take shelter as well as examine evacuation plans to leave the country. "We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war," said the KCNA news agency,...
  • US delays missile test over North Korea tensions

    04/06/2013 11:11:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Sunday, April 7, 2013 | PTI
    Washington - The Pentagon has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test due to take place in California next week amid soaring nuclear tensions with North Korea, an official has said. The defense official told AFP that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel rescheduled the Minuteman 3 test at Vandenberg Air Force Base for some time next month due to concerns the launch "might be misconstrued by some as suggesting that we were intending to exacerbate the current crisis with North Korea." "We wanted to avoid that misperception or manipulation," the US official added. "We are committed to testing our ICBMs to ensure...
  • W.H. 'would not be surprised' if North Korea launches missile

    04/05/2013 12:38:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/5/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday that the administration wouldn't be surprised if North Korea followed through on threats to launch a missle. "We've obviously seen the reports that North Korea may be making preparations to launch a missile. We're monitoring this situation cclosely, and we would not be surprised to see them take such an action," Carney said during a press briefing. "We have seen them launch missiles in the past and the United Nations Security Council has repeatedly condemned them as violations of the North’s obligations under numerous Security Council resolutions, and it would fit their...
  • North Korea to Launch Missile within Days

    04/04/2013 11:59:42 AM PDT · by politisite · 44 replies
    Politisite ^ | 4/4/2013 | Albert N. Milliron
    The United States intelligence gathering has determined that the DPRK is planning on launching a Missile in the coming days to show Seoul and Washington that it will not back down to provocative acts. North Korea has moved assets to the east of the Korean peninsula and indications are that it will test fire a missile. This from the Voice of America
  • North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports

    04/03/2013 7:21:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2013/04/03
    North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports SEOUL | Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:13pm EDT (Reuters) - North Korea has moved what appears to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Thursday, quoting multiple government sources privy to intelligence from U.S. and South Korean authorities. It was not clear if the missile was mounted with a warhead or whether the North was planning to fire it or was just putting it on display as a show of force, one South Korean government source was quoted as saying.
  • 500+ Injured, Major Havoc Wreaked as Russians Reportedly Intercept Meteorite with Missiles

    02/15/2013 2:51:13 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 59 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    ATTN MODERATOR: This article is NOT copied, but authored 100% by myself (and x-posted at Reaganite Republican) with the exception of one small quote from Russia Today near the bottom (duly noted and linked) All orginal Russian info/data sources noted and linked at the bottom, as always... _________________________________________________________ Some pretty serious damage was delivered upon six Russian towns -and hundreds injured- when a hefty meteorite streaked across the sky, approached the Earth's surface in Chelyabisk Oblast (region) of the southern Ural Mountains near the border with Kazakhstan, then exploded early this morning, cca 9:30-10AM local time. Fragments fell and windows shattered as many...
  • India test-fires ballistic missile from underwater platform

    01/27/2013 9:32:59 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, January 27, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Moving a step closer to completing its nuclear triad, India today successfully test-fired a ballistic missile, wit a strike range of around 1500 kilometres, from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal. "The medium range K-5 ballistic missile was test-fired successfully today from an underwater pontoon and all parameters of the test firing were met," DRDO chief VK Saraswat told PTI from the undisclosed test area. Nuclear triad is the ability to fire nuclear-tipped missiles from land, air and sea. Saraswat said that the development phase of the K-5 missile, which is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), was over and...
  • Military Tests Missile System at Vandenberg Air Force Base

    01/27/2013 8:38:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    KTLA ^ | 1/26/13 | Paul Martella
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (KTLA) — The 30th Space Wing and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted a flight test of the Ground-Based Mid-course Defense system Saturday. The missile test was designed to demonstrate the latest version of the advanced kill vehicle.
  • India test-fires manoeuvrable version of BrahMos missile

    01/09/2013 11:09:22 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 9 Jan 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a highly manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a naval warship off the coast of Vizag in the Bay of Bengal. "At 9.30 am, the missile blasted off in a pre-designated war scenario taking a 'double-manoeuvre in S-form' hitting the designated target ship just one meter above water line. The sheer velocity and power of the hit made the missile rip through the ship's hull," BrahMos Aerospace CEO Sivathanu Pillai said on Wednesday. This is the 34th launch of BrahMos after the successful October launch from INS Teg...
  • Benghazi Report: Al Qaida is Alive and Well

    12/21/2012 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Nightwatch
    Republic of Korea: For the record. Pak Ku'n-hye (Park Geun-hye) of the New Frontier Party won South Korea's presidential election on 19 December, media reported. She is the daughter of Park Chung-hee and the first woman elected to be president of the Republic of Korea. That should confound the North! North Korea-Iran: According to a Japanese news service, an Iranian lawmaker told the service that North Korea informed Iran in October of its plan to launch a satellite. The head of an Iranian parliamentary delegation to North Korea, Hamid Reza Taraghi, revealed talks took place mid-October with the North's delegates...
  • Mystery man seen next to N. Korean leader likely to be arms development official: Seoul

    12/18/2012 3:26:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2012/12/18
    Mystery man seen next to N. Korean leader likely to be arms development official: Seoul SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Yonhap) -- A mystery man seen standing next to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in recent commemoration ceremonies is likely to be the head of the country's arms development center, a Seoul official said Tuesday. Wild media speculation emerged over the identity of the middle-aged man after he was seen standing next to Kim during the country's commemoration ceremonies for late leader Kim Jong-il on Sunday and Monday. North Korean figures' positions at official events are key signs indicating their ranks and...
  • Israel pips US in anti-tank guided missile supply to India

    11/29/2012 12:37:42 AM PST · by IndianChief · 3 replies
    The times of India ^ | Nov 29, 2012, 01.25 AM IST | Rajat Pandit, TNN
    NEW DELHI: Israel has upstaged the US in the ongoing race to bag the huge deal to supply third-generation anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) to the Indian Army, in a project which could well be worth $1 billion eventually. Defence ministry sources said the plan to go in for the American FGM-148 Javelin ATGMs has "virtually been shelved" because of Washington's reluctance to provide full military knowhow - licensed "transfer of technology (ToT)'' - to allow India to indigenously manufacture the "tank killers'' in large numbers after an initial off-the-shelf purchase. Instead, the Army has already completed extensive trials of the...
  • Check Out Israel’s Newest Missile Defense System: ‘David’s Sling’

    11/25/2012 10:06:22 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 25, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    (TheBlaze/AP) — Israel successfully tested its newest missile defense system Sunday, the military said, a step toward making the third leg of what Israel calls its “multilayer missile defense” operational. The “David’s Sling” system is designed to stop mid-range missiles. It successfully passed its test, shooting down its first missile in a drill Sunday in southern Israel, the military said. The system is designed to intercept projectiles with ranges of up to 300 kilometers (180 miles). Israel has also deployed Arrow systems for longer-range threats from Iran. The Iron Dome protects against short-range rockets fired by militants in the Gaza...
  • PHOTO: Hamas missile launch pad next to mosque, playground. Civilian factories, gas station also

    11/15/2012 3:54:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/15/12 | Aaron Klien
    TEL AVIV – A missile launch site in the Gaza Strip was set up by Hamas just half a block from a mosque and children’s playground, according to aerial photographs provided to KleinOnline by the Israel Defense Forces today. Israel yesterday struck the site in question – a Fajr-5 missile launch pad established in the heavily populated Zeitoun district of Gaza to fire long range rockets into the Jewish state. The photograph of the launch site, posted above, shows a children’s playground and a mosque located about a half a block away as well as two civilian factories and a...
  • Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari killed by Israeli strike

    11/14/2012 6:45:43 AM PST · by dan_s · 49 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/14/2012 | Haaretz
    Hamas confirms Ahmed Jabari killed when a missile hit two cars near the Gaza port; Palestinians report another person was killed.
  • 4 Soldiers Wounded by Missile, One Very Seriously

    11/10/2012 12:41:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Gaza terrorists hit an IDF jeep with an anti-tank missile early Saturday evening. The IDF Spokesman announced that four soldiers were hurt. IDF Radio said that on soldier was very seriously wounded and another soldier suffered moderate-to-serious wounds. Both were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. Two other soldiers were in light to moderate condition, suffering from shrapnel wounds. They were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. The jeep reportedly caught fire. It had been driving along the border between Gaza and Israel, opposite the Zeitoun neighborhood in central Gaza, east of Gaza City. Voice of Israel public radio...
  • Iran test-fires missiles, sinks warship-sized target

    09/25/2012 11:16:34 AM PDT · by SpinnerWebb · 16 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | 9/25/2012 | AP
    (CBS/AP) TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has test-fired four missiles designed to hit warships during a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian military commander said. The missiles were fired simultaneously and hit a "big target" the size of a warship, sinking it within 50 seconds, Gen. Ali Fadavi of the powerful Revolutionary Guard was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.
  • India Test Fired China specific ,God of Fire - Agni 3 and Agni 4 Ballistic Missiles

    09/21/2012 9:16:10 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 8 replies
    Close on the heels of the success of Agni-IV trial, India on Friday test-fired nuclear weapons capable Agni-III ballistic missile for its full range of 3,000 km from the Wheeler Island , off the Odisha coast. The 17-metre tall, surface-to-surface long range missile was picked up from the production lot and fired by the Strategic Force Command personnel from a rail mobile launcher at 1.20 p.m. After a flight duration of around 15 minutes, it impacted the pre-designated target in the Indian Ocean with a two digit accuracy and met the mission objectives, according to official sources. After accelerating to...
  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable Babur missile with 700 km range

    09/17/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Monday, September 17, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Babur cruise missile with a range of 700 km that could hit targets deep inside India, with the military saying the launch had consolidated and strengthened the country's deterrence capability. The "fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System" of the National Command Authority, which controls Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, was deployed during the test which was conducted at an unspecified location, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations. "The test consolidates and strengthens Pakistan's deterrence capability and national security," it said. The missile was launched from a multi-tube missile launch vehicle...
  • Missile Defense Enters the 2012 Presidential Campaign

    09/12/2012 4:41:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Austin Bay
    In an interview broadcast last week on a Kremlin-bankrolled television channel, Russian President Vladimir Putin re-introduced high-tech and high-stakes defense policy to the U.S. presidential election. After assuring the audience that Russia will work "with whichever president is elected by the American people," Putin turned to the issue of missile defense and declared that if Mitt Romney became president, "the (U.S. and NATO) missile defense system will definitely be directed against Russia." Putin then slipped in a plug for President Barack Obama's re-election, saying that "in principle" he and Obama could resolve U.S.-Russian missile defense (MD) disagreements. However, he opined...
  • Putin Says Missile Deal Is More Likely With Obama

    09/06/2012 7:33:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/06/12 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    Putin Says Missile Deal Is More Likely With ObamaBy DAVID M. HERSZENHORN Published: September 6, 2012 VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia sauntered into American presidential politics on Thursday, praising President Obama as “a very honest man” and chastising the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, for describing Russia as “without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe.” **SNIP** Mr. Putin said he believed that if Mr. Obama is re-elected in November, a compromise could be reached on the contentious issue of American plans for a missile defense system in Europe, which Russia has strongly opposed.