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  • N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report

    02/06/2016 1:55:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/06
    N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report 2016/02/06 18:45 TOKYO, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has moved up its plan to launch a long-range rocket to between Feb. 7 and 14, Japanese media reported Saturday, citing a Tokyo government announcement. Earlier this week, Pyongyang informed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its plan to launch a satellite between Feb. 8 and 25. Japan's Kyodo News reported that the North has informed the IMO of its change of plan. Experts earlier expected that the North would likely launch the rocket around Feb. 16, the birthday...
  • U.S.: N. Korea Injecting Fuel into a Missile, Readied For Launch in a Few Days

    02/05/2016 12:56:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | February 5, 2016 | Atsushi Okudera
    /begin my excerpts U.S.: N. Korea Injecting Fuel into a Missile, Readied For Launch in a Few Days Washington = Atsushi Okudera February 5, 2016 15:00 N. Korea, which issued notice to launch a satellite, which is a de-facto ballistic missile launch, have started to inject fuel into its rocket, which was revealed to Asahi Shimbun by a U.S. defense official. It is said to be "readied for launch as early as within a few days." It could be fired in the period starting at Feb. 8, which N. Korea had set. /end my excerpts
  • North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo

    01/27/2016 7:47:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | Ju-min Park and Jack Kim
    North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo SEOUL | By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as within a week, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported early on Thursday, citing an unnamed Japanese government official. The official cited signs of possible preparations for a missile launch, based on analysis of satellite imagery of the North's Tongchang-ri missile test site on its west coast. The report came as U.N. Security Council members discuss fresh sanctions against the North after it conducted its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6....
  • See Answer Reporter Gets When He Asks State Dept Spox Point Blank if U.S. Sold Cuba Hellfire Missile

    01/11/2016 8:15:12 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 8 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    One day after the Wall Street Journal revealed that a dummy U.S. hellfire missile was mistakenly shipped from Europe to Cuba in 2014, the State Department refuses to deny whether or not it was sold to the Cuban government. "I am restricted, under federal law and regulations, from commenting on the specific defense trade, licensing cases and compliance matters," State Department spokesman John Kirby said during a press conference Friday. "What I can say is under the Arms Export Control Act, the State Department licenses both permanent and temporary exports by U.S. companies of regulated defense articles," Kirby added. The...
  • Iran unveils second underground missile, likely to irk U.S. (Emad; nuclear warhead carry capable)

    01/05/2016 10:16:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 1/5/16 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran unveiled a new underground missile depot on Tuesday with state television showing Emad precision-guided missiles in store which the United States says can take a nuclear warhead and violate a 2010 U.N. Security Council resolution. The defiant move to publicize Iran's missile program seemed certain to irk the United States as it plans to dismantle nearly all sanctions on Iran under a breakthrough nuclear agreement. Tasnim news agency and state television video said the underground facility, situated in mountains and run by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, was inaugurated by the speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani. Release of...
  • Defiant Iran pledges to ramp up missile program, in challenge for Obama

    01/01/2016 5:12:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 1/1/2016 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A series of Iranian officials vowed on Friday to expand Tehran's missile capabilities, a challenge to the United States which has threatened to impose new sanctions even as the vast bulk of its measures against Iran are due to be lifted under a nuclear deal. "As long as the United States supports Israel we will expand our missile capabilities," the Revolutionary Guards' second-in-command, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency. "We don't have enough space to store our missiles. All our depots and underground facilities are full," he said in Friday...
  • Rouhani hits back at Obama, expands missile program

    12/31/2015 4:56:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31.12.15 | Ari Yashar
    A day after reports that US President Barack Obama is planning new sanctions on companies taking part in Iran's ballistic missile program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came out swinging Thursday, giving an order to escalate the missile program. Rouhani issued a decree to Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan to accelerate Iran's production of "various types of missiles," reports the Iranian state-run PressTV. According to the report Wednesday, the potential new sanctions would target about 12 companies and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates for their suspected role in developing Iran's ballistic missile program, which...
  • India successfully testfires Indo-Israeli Barak-8 missile

    12/29/2015 11:50:47 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    English.news.cn ^ | 2015-12-30
    NEW DELHI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- India Wednesday successfully testfired a long-range, surface-to-air missile, Barak-8, jointly developed with Israel, from an Indian Navy warship off the coast of the western state of Goa, sources said. "The maiden testfiring of the missile in the Arabia Sea has been successful. It has destroyed an aerial target after being launched from INS Kolkata. The missile was twice testfired onboard Israeli ships and this is the first time that such a test was held onboard an Indian warship," sources said. Indian Navy has described the testfiring as "a quantum jump in Indian air defense...
  • China Tests New ICBM from Railroad Car

    12/22/2015 10:23:10 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 21, 2015 | Bill Getz
    U.S. intelligence agencies recently monitored a Chinese test of a new rail car-based long-range missile capable of hitting targets throughout the United States. The canister ejection test of a DF-41 missile from a rail-mobile launcher was detected on Dec. 5 in western China, said defense officials familiar with reports of the test. Few details were available on the DF-41 launcher ejection test.
  • Aegis Ashore test flight at PMRF

    12/13/2015 1:17:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Hookele - Pearl Harbor - Hickam News ^ | December 11, 2015 | Ho'okele Staff
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, in conjunction with U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. European Command, and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, successfully conducted the first intercept flight test Dec. 9, Hawaii Standard Time, of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system and Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB Threat Upgrade guided missile, launched from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai. During the test, a target representing a medium-range ballistic missile was air-launched from a U.S. Air Force...
  • U.S., Japan test interceptor missile off Southern California

    12/09/2015 6:56:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    wwlp ^ | December 9, 2015, 8:13 pm | ap
    Tuesday's test of a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA was conducted in conjunction with Japan's ministry of defense and with the cooperation of the U.S. Navy. The missile launched from San Nicholas Island in the Point Mugu Sea Range. The flight tested ejection of the missile's kinetic warhead but did not involve launching a target missile or an actual interception attempt.
  • Army preps for missile launch to spur calls across Southwest

    12/09/2015 5:30:44 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    AP via Albuquerque Journal ^ | 12/09/15 | Susan Montoya Bryan
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- An early morning missile test over a remote part of New Mexico is expected to produce a contrail that will be visible across the Southwest on Thursday, and authorities says they're preparing for a flood of phone calls and emails from curious onlookers. The unarmed Juno target missile will be launched between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. MST from an old military depot in western New Mexico. The destination is White Sands Missile Range, some 215 miles away. On its way to White Sands, the missile will drop a booster into a safety zone on private and national...
  • Iran tests another mid-range ballistic missile in breach of UN resolutions

    12/07/2015 12:51:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 7, 2015 | by Jennifer Griffin
    Iran has carried out a new medium range ballistic missile test in breach of two United Nations Security Council resolutions, a senior U.S. official told Fox News on Monday. The missile, known as a Ghadr-110, has a range of 1,800 – 2000 km, or 1200 miles, and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The missile fired in November. Iran appears to be in a race against the clock to improve the accuracy of its ballistic missile arsenal in the wake of the nuclear agreement signed in July.
  • China Again Tests Nuclear Hypersonic Missile [Nuke Capable]

    11/28/2015 3:22:11 PM PST · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Bill Gertz
    China carried out a sixth flight test of its new high-speed nuclear attack vehicle on Monday designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses or carry out global strikes. The ultra-fast maneuvering strike weapon known as the DF-ZF hypersonic glide vehicle was launched atop a ballistic missile fired from the Wuzhai missile test center in central China’s Shanxi Province, according defense officials. The vehicle separated from its launcher near the edge of the atmosphere and then glided to an impact range several thousand miles away in western China, said officials familiar with details of the test. The DF-ZF flight was tracked by...
  • Indo-Israeli Barak 8 Scores Direct Hit on 1st Sea Launch

    11/27/2015 4:57:26 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | Nov 26, 2015
    Israel’s Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) conducted today the first full system flight and intercept test of the Barak 8 missile system developed jointly by Israel and India. Upon the completion of the system verification test series, Barak 8 is expected to achieve initial operational capability next year. The test was conducted from the Israel Navy SAAR 5 missile corvette INS Lahav, the first Israeli vessel to be equipped with the new air and missile defense system. The scenario began with the launch of a target, representing a reference threat. The MF-STAR on INS LAHAV detected the...
  • Navy launches second [Nuclear SLBM] test missile off Southern California coast

    11/09/2015 7:58:58 PM PST · by Southack · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 9, 2015 | W.J. Hennigan
    The U.S. Navy said it launched a second -- and final -- missile in a planned exercise Monday afternoon from a submarine off the Southern California coast. The second test launch of the Trident II (D5) missile from a ballistic submarine in the Pacific Ocean took place Monday afternoon, the Navy said. The blast-off took place to far less fanfare than Saturday night's launch, which provoked residents from San Francisco to Mexico to take to social media, posting photos of an eerie-looking bluish-green plume smeared above the Pacific...
  • Navy launches second test missile off Southern California coast

    11/09/2015 3:28:10 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | W.J. Hennigan
    The U.S. Navy said it launched a second -- and final -- missile in a planned exercise Monday afternoon from a submarine off the Southern California coast. The second test launch of the Trident II (D5) missile from a ballistic submarine in the Pacific Ocean took place Monday afternoon, the Navy said. The blast-off took place to far less fanfare than Saturday night’s launch, which provoked residents from San Francisco to Mexico to take to social media, posting photos of an eerie-looking bluish-green plume smeared above the Pacific. Speculations were wide-ranging, including rumors of an otherworldly alien UFO visit. In...
  • What a Putin Propaganda Bonanza if ISIS Took That Plane Down with American Weaponry...

    11/03/2015 4:03:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 107 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Interesting how they're now saying 'US satellite detects heat flashsuggesting a bomb' -if you look atthe video you can see the flash at 00:14 with your own eyes... sure looks like it to me, seems to be blowing-out the top of the fuselage: [video] All 224 on-board were soon dead, scattered over 7 sq miles of desert less than 30 minutes after takeoff from Sharm-el-Shiekh. Most had been sucked-out of their seats at 31K feet. Odd sounds were heard in the cockpit, but no distress signal was ever sent. Internal technical problems and pilot error have been ruled out...
  • Russian Airliner With 224 People Aboard Believed Shot Down By Missile Over Central Sinai

    10/31/2015 6:25:29 AM PDT · by Strategy · 100 replies
    Debka ^ | October 31, 2015
    A Russian civilian plane with 217 passengers and 7 crew aboard crashed, and is believed shot down by a missile, over Sinai early Saturday morning, Oct. 31, shortly after taking off from the Sinai resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh for St. Petersburg. Initial reporting on the fate of the plane was confused and is still not completely clear. It was first reported to be missing after contact was lost with Egyptian air control; it was then said to be safely on its way to Russia over Turkey. Russian aviation sources then reported the A321 to be missing over Cypriot air...
  • British diplomat summoned by Russia over 'missile' reports

    10/12/2015 3:10:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/12/15
    Russia summoned Britain's defence attache in Moscow to explain reports that RAF pilots had been authorised to shoot down Russian aircraft in the Middle East, the Foreign Office says. Newspapers said RAF Tornados in Iraq had been fitted with heat-seeking missiles designed for aerial combat. But the Ministry of Defence said there was "absolutely no truth" in this. The Foreign Office said concern about Russian military action in Syria had been reiterated by the attache. Prime Minister David Cameron has previously said Russian military intervention in Syria is helping only to support "the butcher", President Bashar al-Assad. He has also...
  • Iran reportedly test fires new long-range ballistic missile

    10/11/2015 7:04:03 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Fox News
    Iran has test fired a new guided long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile, according to the countrys semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday. The report didnt elaborate on the range of the missile or the specifics of the test firing. It said the new missile is precision guided and can be controlled until the moment of impact. The Emad missile is able to strike targets with a high level of precision and completely destroy them. Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan reportedly told Irans state news agency IRNA. Dehghan said the weapon would be deployed to missile units in the near future.
  • Iran test-fires new generation long-range ballistic missiles, state media report

    10/11/2015 5:16:07 AM PDT · by Netz · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2015 | Tim Hume
    (CNN)Iran has successfully test-fired a new long-range surface-to-surface missile, state-run IRNA reported on Sunday. The Emad (Pillar) missile, designed and built by Iranian experts, is the country's first long-range missile that can be precision-guided until it reaches its target, said Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan, Iran's defense minister. "To follow our defense programs, we don't ask permission from anyone," he said, according to IRNA. The new rocket is "capable of scrutinizing the targets and destroying them completely," IRNA reported. Improved accuracy Anthony Cordesman, a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, wrote in October last year that the Emad...
  • UAE says death toll rises to 45 soldiers killed in Yemen attack - state news agency

    09/04/2015 12:18:18 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    Rueters via Eleconomista ^ | 9-4-2015 | Reuters
    Forty-five soldiers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were killed on Friday while taking part in a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen against Houthi forces
  • N. Korea shows signs of missile tests

    08/20/2015 11:31:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/21
    N. Korea shows signs of missile tests SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is preparing for the test-firing of short and mid-range and ballistic missiles, a government source said Friday. "The North is showing signs of lifting off a Scud missile near Wonsan and a Rodong missile in the North Pyeongan Province," the source said, citing detection results of its joint radar system with the United States. "It seems that (the North) is weighing the timing of the firing under its strategic intention to increase military tension on the Korean Peninsula to the highest level," the source noted.
  • US military tests ballistic missile interceptor off Hawaii

    08/04/2015 2:00:04 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Associated Press, Hawaii News Now ^ | Monday, August 3, 2015 | Audrey McAvoy
    HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. military says it has successfully tested an interceptor that can shoot down ballistic missiles as well as airplanes. The Missile Defense Agency said Monday the destroyer USS John Paul Jones tested the technology during a series of flight tests off the Hawaiian island of Kauai over the past week. Raytheon Missile Systems spokeswoman Heather Uberuaga says the tests used a modified version of the SM-6 missile the Navy already uses.
  • North Korea test-fires three short-range missiles into the sea

    06/14/2015 5:04:03 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 14 replies
    The Straits Times , Singapore ^ | Jun 14, 2015 | Staff
    SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea on Sunday test-fired three short-range missiles into the sea, South Korea's Defence Ministry said, weeks after claiming a successful submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test. The North fired three KN-01 missiles from a site near its eastern city of Wonsan, a ministry spokesman told AFP. "The missiles appear to have a range of nearly 100km," he said, adding the test lasted 26 minutes and began around 4.30pm. "We are closely monitoring the movements of the North's military and maintaining full readiness against potential provocations."
  • Man drives down U.S. 1 in Boca with missile; no one blinks an eye

    06/03/2015 8:34:06 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 29MAY2015 | Frank Cerabino
    What happens if you put a 9-foot-long missile in the passenger seat of your convertible and drive for an hour on busy South Florida streets on the day the President of the United States is visiting? Nothing at all. Some people were a little horrified, but nobody did anything, Boca Raton businessman Tom Madden said. Madden drove from Dania Beach to Boca Raton on Thursday morning with the business end of an Israeli Air Force air-to-surface missile rising from the passenger seat of his topless Volvo. I drove 35 miles an hour on U.S. 1 all the way, Madden said,...
  • ...Russian armys rocket launch test goes terribly wrong when missile drops straight back down...

    04/23/2015 12:25:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies
    Mailonline, London Daily Mail ^ | 22 April 2015 | Kate Pickles
    What goes up, must come down! Russian armys rocket launch test goes terribly wrong when missile drops straight back down and explodes in front of them [Whole title.] S300 barely takes off before plunging back to the ground Minute-long clip shows people dashing for cover as rocket hits ground Mishap comes shortly after footage of crash killing missile engineers Embarrassing footage has emerged of a missile launch going spectacularly wrong in Russia. The minute-long clip shows the S300 rocket barely managing to take off before plummeting back down to earth. A small thud can be heard and bits of debris...
  • Americas First Strategic Cruise Missile Was Totally Useless (Snark)

    04/14/2015 6:41:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 13, 2015 | Thomas Newdick
    One of the most enduring symbols of the Cold Wars destructive potential is the intercontinental ballistic missile. But during the 1950s, the U.S. Force developed a strategic cruise missile known as the Snark. The Snark was highly unusual at the time. Almost forgotten today, the flying branch developed the missile as a nuclear-armed pilotless bomber that would herald a new era of robotic warfare.
  • Russia lifts ban on S-300 missile system delivery to Iran

    04/13/2015 7:37:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 4-13-2015 | BBC
    Russia has lifted a ban on supplying Iran with a sophisticated air defence missile system, the Kremlin has said. Delivery of the S-300 system was cancelled in 2010 after the UN imposed sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme. But the Russian president gave the go-ahead after Tehran struck a deal with world powers curbing nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.
  • Malmstrom tests second Minuteman III missile this week at Vandenberg

    03/30/2015 3:39:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle today at 3:53 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The test reentry vehicle impacted in a pre-established test area in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam approximately 40 minutes after launch. All test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent. The launch team, under the direction of the 576th...
  • Russian Vid shows Stealthy Shipping Containerization of Missiles, UAV's, Command Modules

    03/24/2015 5:37:26 PM PDT · by gaijin · 17 replies
    Some five years ago Russia marketed a disturbing new missile product; the modularized "klub" missile in 3 variants; anti-ship, anti-sub and land attack. Fair enough, but the scary part was the innovative packaging --they were presented in the form of ready-to-fire units fully integrated into common shipping containers, complete with vertical launch system, booster unit with thrust vectoring, etc. Conceivably a totally innocuous-looking transport ship could be packing Armageddon, or close, and make it's hostile intentions detectable only at the last possible moment as it approached an unwitting target --the dream scenario of any bad actor. The Russians appear to...
  • CHINA SHOWS OFF ITS DEADLY NEW CRUISE MISSILES

    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...
  • Hezbollah Fires Antitank Missile at IDF Vehicle Near Border

    01/28/2015 3:14:25 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/28/2015 | Gil Ronen
    An antitank missile has been fired at an IDF vehicle from the Har Dov area (Shebaa Farms) in a Hezbollah ambush Wednesday morning, and there are reportedly seven casualties, who are receiving treatment. A helicopter has been taking casualties to a hospital. The IDF is certain that none of its soldiers was abducted. Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for the attack, through journalist Rassan Ben Jiddo, who is close to the terrorist militia. ZAKA emergency services initially said that three people were hurt. The IDF spokesman said that an antitank missile was fired at an IDF vehicle that was moving along...
  • 'Bullet-looking missile thing' turns heads along highway south of Boulder

    12/18/2014 8:39:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    dailycamera.com ^ | Joe Rubino
    It's fair to assume that question was on the minds of many people who traveled along Colo. 128 south of Boulder this week if they happened to catch a glimpse of what appeared to be a large, silver projectile perched alongside the highway and pointed north toward town.
  • New tactical rockets keep Russia at forefront of missile development

    12/10/2014 7:16:13 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | December 10, 2014 | Dmitry Litovkin
    The KH-35U Uran Russias principal new defense product is the winged KH-35U Uran missile. Its special feature is its unique self-guided head, which is immune to enemy radar interference. It works in two modes: active, when the missile turns on its guiding head for a split second to find the target, and passive, when it does not scan the space around it to detect the target, but merely perceives the impulses emitted by the target. The Americans were very interested in this characteristic and wanted to purchase KH-35U self-guided missile heads for their Harpoon anti-ship missiles. The KH-35U attacks the...
  • The V-22 Osprey Finally Gets The Missiles And Rockets It Needs

    12/10/2014 4:50:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | December 09 2013 | Tyler Rogoway
    The Osprey has always lacked firepower in its forward hemisphere. Beyond its ramp-mounted gun, various concepts have been tested and fielded in an attempt to provide fire towards where the aircraft is headed, not just where it has been. This issue is compounded by the fact that the Osprey outruns traditional helicopter gunship escorts, but a solution may have finally arrived. Now, the Bell and Boeing consortium that manufacturers the Osprey is looking to overcome this handicap in a big way, through rocket and missiles pods mounted on the Osprey's cheeks. The results of which could change the way the...
  • Syria Claims Israel Attacked Missile Sites

    12/09/2014 6:51:29 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 1 replies
    CbnNews.com ^ | December 08, 2014 | unknown
    Members of both the Syrian government and opposition rebel groups claim Israel attacked targets near Damascus Sunday night. The report came from the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, affiliated with the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon. According to the report, Israel struck Hezbollah drones and anti-missile batteries at an air base and at the Damascus International Airport. Israel refuses to confirm or deny, saying it doesn't comment on foreign reports. But some analysts believe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telegraphed a warning earlier Sunday when he noted at the weekly cabinet meeting that "a great deal is happening in the Middle East."...
  • Russian Navy successfully tests new missile

    11/28/2014 7:30:57 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 28, 2014 | By Vladimir Isachenkov
    The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development. The Defense Ministry said the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine test-fired a Bulava missile from an underwater position in the Barents Sea. The missile's warheads reached designated targets at a testing range in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. The Bulava suffered many failures during a decade of tests, raising doubts about the fate of Russia's most expensive and ambitious weapons program since the Soviet collapse. But a series of recent launches has been successful...
  • China unveils man portable copy of the Israeli Spike and US Javelin missile

    11/13/2014 10:40:03 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Nov 13, 2014
    The Red Arrow 12, a man portable guided missile system. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update A man portable guided missile system, the Red Arrow 12 is similar to the Israeli Spike MR, another version of the missile seems a copy of the US Javelin. The missile uses an IR or TV imaging seekers for all weather day/night operation. The missile uses soft launch techniques to enable safe firing from enclosure. Once aimed at the target, the fire and forget system controls the missile through an autonomous flight to hit the target, enabling the operator to seek shelter. The missile can neutralise...
  • Israeli-Indian aerial defence system passes first test

    11/10/2014 5:39:24 PM PST · by cold start · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 November 2014
    An aerial defence system developed jointly by Israel and India passed its first trial simulating combat conditions on Monday, state-owned manufacturer Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said. The Barak 8 system is designed to shoot down incoming aircraft or missiles from land or sea platforms. Defence industry sources have said the value of the project is $1.4 billion and highlights burgeoning Israeli-Indian defence ties. The Indian partner in the project signed in 2006, the government Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), confirmed the successful test in Israel of Barak 8's Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM). An Indian government statement...
  • Obama Just Handed Over a Bunch of Anti-Tank Missiles to ISIS

    11/04/2014 8:21:01 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 67 replies
    Front Page ^ | Nov 3, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Who could have predicted this would happen? Oh everyone. Im not even going to bother with an I Told You So. Everyone outside the D.C. bubble was predicting this. Two of the main rebel groups receiving weapons from the United States to fight both the regime and jihadist groups in Syria have surrendered to al-Qaeda. The US and its allies were relying on Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front to become part of a ground force that would attack the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). For the last six months the Hazm movement, and the SRF...
  • China to buy 5,000 Russian air-to-air missiles: Japanese report

    10/28/2014 10:29:56 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-10-29
    China is likely to purchase 5,000 R-73 and R-77 air-to-air missiles from Russia, writes Toshiyuki Roku, retired commander of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's Air Development and Test Command, in an article for the Tokyo-based Japan Military Review. Since China's domestic air-to-air missiles such as the PL-12, the SD-10A and the PL-9C were designed based on technology from Ukraine and are still unable to compete against US counterparts, the People's Liberation Army realizes that it needs the more advanced Russian missiles to go head to head against the US and Japan in any potential future air combat, Roku wrote. He...
  • Russian Strategic Bombers Near Canada Practice Cruise Missile Strikes on US

    09/08/2014 5:51:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales. The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near Iceland, Greenland, and Canadas northeast. Analysis of the flight indicated the aircraft were conducting practice runs to a pre-determined launch boxan optimum point for firing nuclear-armed cruise missiles at U.S. targets, said defense officials familiar with intelligence reports. Disclosure of the nuclear bombing practice comes as a Russian general last week called for Moscow...
  • Army Hypersonic Missile Fails in Second Test (Chinese Hypersonic Weapons Worked.)

    08/25/2014 8:27:59 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon, Drudge Report ^ | August 25, 2014 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Advanced Hypersonic Weapon test aborted shortly after launch (linked at Drudge Report) The Armys test of an advanced hypersonic weapon failed shortly after takeoff early Monday, the Pentagon said in a statement. The failure is a setback for a key part of the Pentagons strategic weapon program of building arms that can attack any point on earth in 30 minutes. The missile carrying the weapon was intentionally blown up shortly after launch, the Pentagon said. Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after liftoff to ensure public safety, the Pentagon said in a brief...
  • Army Hypersonic Missile Fails in Second Test

    08/25/2014 12:43:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/25/2014 | Bill Gertz
    The Armys test of an advanced hypersonic weapon failed shortly after takeoff early Monday, the Pentagon said in a statement. The failure is a setback for a key part of the Pentagons strategic weapon program of building arms that can attack any point on earth in 30 minutes. The missile carrying the weapon was intentionally blown up shortly after launch, the Pentagon said. Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after liftoff to ensure public safety, the Pentagon said in a brief statement. There were no injuries to any personnel. Program officials are conducting...
  • China's second test of nuclear-armed hypersonic glider fails

    08/21/2014 10:15:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Minnie Chan
    The People's Liberation Army has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, two sources close to the military said, as China attempts to find a way to deliver nuclear weapons at immense speed to evade defence systems. The test was carried out on August 7 at a missile and satellite launching centre in Shanxi province, about 300km from its capital Taiyuan, said the sources, who asked not be named. It was the second time the system had failed, the two sources said. The vehicle broke up soon after it was launched. It is designed to be...
  • Indian missiles languish in South Korea due to Gaza conflict

    08/11/2014 12:25:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | August 11, 2014 | Ajai Shukla
    The surface-to-air missiles were to be sent to Israel for testing The eponymously named Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM), being co-developed by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), is already two years late. Now, because of Israel's invasion of Gaza, the delay will get longer. Business Standard has learnt that four LR-SAM rocket motors, built in India and despatched to Tel Aviv for trials, have been lying in Seoul, South Korea, for close to a month. The DRDO confirms that the rockets, filled with highly combustible propellant, were despatched on a commercial...
  • The Best Air-to-Air Missile in the World Is in Sweden

    07/25/2014 6:15:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 24, 2014 | Thomas Newdick
    The air force of neutral Sweden may not be one of the big-hitters in terms of global power projection. Indeed, it has barely even undertaken combat operations. When Swedish jets went into action over Libya in 2011, during Operation Unified Protector, the government only allowed them to fly reconnaissance missions. The previous time Swedish fighters deployed in combat was almost 50 years earlier, during the Congo crisis. However, Sweden always has taken its air defense very seriouslyand has a proven track record of developing innovative, often indigenous solutions to meet its air-power needs. Now, the Swedish air force is about...
  • Anderson Cooper: 'TWA Flight 800 Was Shot Down'

    07/22/2014 5:16:41 AM PDT · by libstripper · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jul. 22, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    Some truths CNN reveals only accidentally. One such truth Anderson Cooper shared on the night of July 17. In speaking about the shoot down of Malaysian airliner MH 17 earlier that day, Cooper referred back to July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800 was shot down off the coast of Long Island in New York.