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  • China Unveils Doomsday Bomb While U.S. Military Concentrates on Diversity

    10/02/2019 6:45:56 PM PDT · by amorphous · 79 replies
    The Sun ^ | 2 October, 2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    While China unveiled a new doomsday nuclear bomb that can strike the US within 30 minutes with ten warheads, a top US General declared gender and race diversity to be a warfighting necessity against the homogeneous forces of China and Russia. Were truly screwed. Billed as the ultimate doomsday weapon, the fearsome super nuke was displayed during Chinas 70th anniversary parade in Tiananmen Square. The Dongfeng-41 is a 7,672 mph intercontinental ballistic missile that is said to have the furthest range of any nuclear missile and could reach the US in 30 minutes, reports the Sun.
  • N Korea fires (Update: SLBM!) off eastern coast; one falls in Japan's exclusive economic zone

    10/01/2019 7:03:00 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 2 October 2019 | Tong Hyong-Kim
    SEOUL, South Korea North Korea fired projectiles (Update: Apparently SLBM launch out of Wonsan) toward its eastern sea (Sea of Japan Wednesday) , South Korea's military and Japan's government said, in an apparent display of its expanding military capabilities ahead of planned nuclear negotiations with the United States this weekend. .... excerpt
  • MDA conducts THAAD intercept test using remote launcher

    09/03/2019 10:50:56 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    janes.com ^ | september 3, 2019 | Robin Hughes
    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Ballistic Missile Defense Operational Test Agency, and elements of the US Army E-62 Battery - 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - on 30 August conducted the first intercept test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) rapidly-deployable ballistic missile defence weapon system using a remote launcher kit (RLK) developed by the MDA. During the test, designated Flight Test THAAD-23 (FTT-23), a THAAD system deployed at Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, detected, tracked, and intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile threat representative target using a THAAD launcher...
  • Breaking: Missile fired from Lebanon at Israeli town

    09/01/2019 6:42:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/9/19 | David Rosenberg
    A projectile was fired from Lebanese territory into northern Israel, landing in the town of Avivim, near the Israel-Lebanese border, the IDF reported Sunday afternoon. According to the preliminary IDF report, the projectile was an anti-tank missile, and was fired at an army vehicle near the border. There are currently no reports of injuries. The missile was fired days after the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah vowed to attack Israel following an alleged Israeli attack on a facility in Beirut. A report by Kuwait's Al Rai claimed that Hezbollah planned to strike Israeli targets within 72 hours, beginning last Friday. The...
  • U.S. Tests First Ground-Launched Cruise Missile Since INF Withdrawal

    08/21/2019 10:45:15 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 20, 2019 | Bill Gertz
    Flight test of Tomahawk variant, intermediate-range missile judged a success The U.S. military conducted the first test of a ground-launched cruise missile since the United States withdrew from the landmark 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia this month. The flight test of the missile took place Sunday afternoon from San Nicolas Island, off the coast of Los Angeles. "The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers [310 miles] of flight," the Pentagon said in a brief statement. "Data collected and lessons learned from this test will inform the Department...
  • US cruise missile test will start a new arms race, says China

    08/20/2019 8:54:42 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) ^ | August 20, 2019 | Lee Jeong-ho
    The United States withdrew from the INF Treaty this month, accusing Moscow of having broken the agreement by developing its nuclear-capable SSC-8 missiles with an estimated range of 2,600km and placing some in western Russia. Washington is also believed to be preparing for another test in November of an intermediate-range ballistic missile that it wants to deploy in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Reuters on Tuesday. This could signal an escalation of tension in the coming months. Earlier this month, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper expressed a wish to station intermediate-range missiles in the Pacific region within months....
  • Russian nuclear agency says five killed in accident at test site

    08/10/2019 5:55:51 AM PDT · by John W · 36 replies
    Reuters via NBC News ^ | August 10, 2019 | Reuters
    MOSCOW Russia's state nuclear agency Rosatom said on Saturday that five of its staff members were killed in an accident during tests on a military site in northern Russia. The accident occurred during the engineering and technical support of isotope power sources on a liquid propulsion system, Rosatom said in a statement. The statement did not give details of the isotope power sources. A further three staff members suffered injuries, including burns, and were receiving medical treatment in specialized facilities, it said.
  • Israel's Successful Testing of Arrow 3: A critical component in Israels defense.

    08/05/2019 9:28:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/05/2019 | Joseph Puder
    The Start-Up nation that has become a technological powerhouse has once again displayed its inventive capacity to provide protection for the people of Israel. Earlier last month, in Alaskas air space, Israel successfully tested the Arrow 3 interceptor, its latest anti-ballistic missile-missile. The testing of the Arrow 3 system in Alaska proved that it is able to intercept and destroy an incoming ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead in the outer atmosphere before it dangerously splits and flies toward its target. The test, conducted at the Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, was a joint effort between the Israel Missile...
  • Did A Deadly Fire Break Out On A Secret Russian Spy Sub 'Losharik'.

    07/03/2019 6:18:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Radio Free Europe via Global Security ^ | July 02, 2019 | Mike Eckel
    Did A Deadly Fire Break Out On A Secret Russian Spy Sub? Here's What We Know About 'Losharik' By Mike Eckel July 02, 2019 It's one of the more unique, more capable, and more distinctive vessels in Russia's naval fleet. And it now appears to hold the distinction of being the latest Russian naval ship to suffer a catastrophic -- and, so far, unexplained -- incident. Russia's Defense Ministry said on July 2 that a submarine operated by its main naval research and development unit had suffered a fire on board, killing 14 sailors. The ship was reportedly operating in...
  • Northrop And Raytheon Have Been Secretly Working On Scramjet Powered Hypersonic Missile

    06/19/2019 5:58:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 77 replies
    thedrive.com/the-war-zone ^ | June 18, 2019 | Joseph Trevithick
    Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have revealed that they have been working together on a scramjet-powered hypersonic cruise missile, which uses an engine that is entirely 3D-printed. Their design is competing against one from Lockheed Martin under the Defense Advanced Research Project's Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept program, or HAWC. The two companies publicly announced their partnership at the 2019 Paris Air Show on June 18, 2019, but they have been working together secretly for years on HAWC, according to Aviation Week. DARPA began the HAWC program in 2014, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). "We have a...
  • 26 wounded in missile attack by Houthi rebels at Saudi airport: report

    06/12/2019 8:02:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/12/2019
    The attack on Wednesday comes as Japan's prime minister is expected in Iran to mediate between Tehran and Washington amid escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf regions. Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki says a projectile struck the arrival hall of Abha's airport in the southern part of the kingdom near its border with Yemen on Wednesday. That's according to Saudi Arabia's state-run Al-Ekhabriya news channel. He says three women and two children are among the 26 hurt in the attack. Eight have been hospitalized and the rest sustained minor injuries. The Houthis earlier on Wednesday claimed they'd launched a cruise missile...
  • Kim Jong Un calls for 'full combat posture'

    05/10/2019 9:37:05 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 86 replies
    Singapore Straits Times ^ | 11 May 2019 | Singapore Straits Times
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for a "full combat posture" as state media yesterday released photos showing missiles being fired during a long-range strike drill conducted by Pyongyang. The photos came a day after it tested two short-range missiles. Analysts said the regime may have developed a new missile that is easier to hide, harder to strike down and capable of hitting all of South Korea.
  • We Need to Talk About the 'Flying Ginsu': The Ultimate Missile?

    05/10/2019 12:58:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | May 10, 2019 | by WarIsBoring
    The United States has developed an awesome new weapon for killing high-value targets without causing extensive collateral damage, and it has already proven itself in at least five countries. A game-changer? The United States has developed an awesome new weapon for killing high-value targets without causing extensive collateral damage, and it has already proven itself in at least five countries. The missile, which is dubbed the R9X Flying Ginsu, is a non-explosive missile which kills the enemy target with kinetic energy and six blades. The missile was developed for the express purpose of reducing civilian casualties, and is known for...
  • The last nuclear base of the Ukraine

    05/10/2019 5:54:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies
    EnglishRussia.com ^ | 5may17 | team
    A photographer from New Zealand Amos Chapple managed to get to the territory of a secret underground nuclear base located 185 kilometers away from Kiev. This place is considered the last nuclear base of Ukraine: it had been functioning until 1991 when the country, following the collapse of the USSR, was deprived of all nuclear weapons.Lets visit the bunker from where the Soviet army was threatening to the west with intercontinental nuclear missiles.In the Soviet time they could launch nuclear missiles in the direction of America from here, but now this place is free from weapons. However the base is...
  • N. Korean Launch Could Possibly Be Ballistic Missile, and UN Resolutions Violation (Photos)

    05/05/2019 8:42:49 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 69 replies
    Asahi Shimbun (top Japanese major daily -- in Japanese) ^ | 5 May 2019 | Reporter Takeshi Muta (in Seoul, South Korea)
    Original in Japanese: 北朝鮮の飛翔体、弾道ミサイルか 国連制裁違反の可能性 ("North Korean Launch, Could Possibly Be Ballistic Missile, and Possible UN Violation") Two paragraph synopsis from the original Japanese--my translation (breaking): "Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the launch of projectiles yesterday from the east coast of North Korea into the Sea of Japan. Now based on photo analysis of the launch from images provided by official North Korean news sources, South Korean military specialists have analyzed the vehicle, and a viewpoint is emerging the launch yesterday was, in fact, likely a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions against North Korea launching such ballistic missiles." "...
  • (BREAKING) N. Korea Launches Short Range Missile Toward Japan Sea (90 min. ago)

    05/03/2019 6:48:06 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 180 replies
    Basically leading with short dispatches saying the North Koreans did this at around 0906 am local Saturday (8:06 pm eastern USA) in Korea/Japan, about 90 minutes ago, into the Sea of Japan, traveling 70 to 200 kilometers from a launch site near Wonsan on DPRK east coast. (Report in Japanesebecause fast breaking) Conservative Sankei Shimbun news, Tokyo
  • China's top secret 11,509mph hypersonic rocket system .

    04/25/2019 2:47:26 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 52 replies
    The Sun ^ | 25th April 2019 | By Jon Lockett
    CHILLING photos have been leaked onto the internet which some fear show China's top secret 11,509mph hypersonic rocket system aimed at dodging US defences. Images of the impressive Jia Geng No 1 rocket have emerged on Chinese media and could rock Donald Trump's defence chiefs at the Pentagon. The pictures are said to show a prototype missile measuring 8.7 meters (28.5 feet) from tip to tail and weighing in at nearly four tonnes. It appears equipped with supersonic combustion ramjets - or scramjets - which suck in air at supersonic speeds leading to a much higher velocity. Scramjets can theoretically...
  • Satellite Photos Show Evidence of Iranian Rocket Launch. But Did It Fail?

    02/08/2019 10:38:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Space.com ^ | February 7, 2019 02:49pm ET | By Sarah Lewin,
    Satellite images from the company DigitalGlobe reveal a likely launch of an Iranian satellite between Feb. 5 and 6. Industry experts have suggested the launch failed just after liftoff... A previous Iranian launch failed on Jan. 15, according to a report from AP News. That imaging satellite, called Payam ("message"), failed during operation of the rocket's third stage. This was a newer, larger rocket than that used for the Doosti launch. The U.S. government has criticized Iran's space program for possibly helping the nation develop nuclear weapon capabilities, according to the AP. Iranian officials have classified both failed launches as...
  • Iran reveals missile, shows off underground factory

    02/07/2019 12:39:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 7, 2019 | by Parisa Hafezi
    DUBAI - Irans Revolutionary Guards inaugurated a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 1,000 km (621 miles), the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday, ignoring demands Western demands that Tehran halt its missile program. Fars published pictures of an underground missile factory called underground city, saying the Dezful missile was a version of the Zolfaghar missile that has a 700 km range and a 450 kg (992 lb) warhead. Iran says it has missiles with the range of up to 2,000 km, which puts Israel and U.S. military bases in the region within reach. The EU has stepped...
  • EXCLUSIVE: IAF Arming Su-30s With ASRAAMs, May Standardise Missile Across Fleet

    01/31/2019 4:23:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Livefist Defence ^ | 01/31/2019 | Shiv Aroor
    In an ambitious, unprecedented move, the Indian Air Force is currently in the final stages of a move that could ruffle feathers in Russia mating a British missile system with its Russian-origin Su-30 MKI fighters, something it has never done before. Top IAF sources tell Livefist that a pair of HAL-built Su-30 MKI jets have undergone requisite software modifications to deploy the MBDA ASRAAM heat-seeking close combat air-to-air missile. What the IAF intends to do is fully replace the Su-30 MKIs current close combat missile the Russian-built Vympel R-73 with the ASRAAM in phases. For a...