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  • Army Tests Hypersonic Weapon over the Pacific

    11/17/2011 9:49:00 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 28 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 17 November 2011 | No Byline
    HONOLULU (AP) The Army on Thursday conducted its first flight test of a new weapon capable of traveling five times the speed of sound. The Army launched the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon from the military's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai at about 1:30 a.m. The weapon's "glide vehicle" reached Kwajalein Atoll some 2,300 miles away in less than half an hour, said Lt. Col. Melinda Morgan, a Pentagon spokeswoman. Earlier this year, the Congressional Research Service said in a report the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon is part of the military's program to develop "prompt global strike" weapons that...
  • A War Prevented: Pope John XXIII and the Cuban Missile Crisis

    11/12/2011 1:17:11 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 11, 2011 | Ronald J. Rychlak
    The Holy See is the oldest continuing international organization in the world. Its Secretary of State office was established in 1486, and that is also when its first permanent representatives were established in Venice, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, and France. Today, the Holy See maintains diplomatic relations with 176 states. It is also the only Permanent Observer State at the United Nations, and it participates in various internationals conventions and agreements. While it is officially neutral, it is not silent.The Holy See’s diplomatic prowess was tested severely during the twentieth century. Nevertheless, it played a crucial role in maintaining...
  • Report: Israel improving nuclear abilities

    10/31/2011 11:42:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 10.31.11
    Report: Israel improving nuclear abilities The Guardian quotes report claiming Israel extending Jericho III missile's range, developing ICBM capabilities, expanding nuclear-tipped cruise missile enabled submarine fleet Ynet Israel is extending its Jericho III missile's range, developing intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capabilities and expanding its nuclear-tipped cruise missile enabled submarine fleet, The Guardian, quoting an independent committee report, said Monday. According to the British newspaper, the report was prepared for the Trident Commission, an independent cross-party initiative set up by the British American Security Information Council (BASIC). "In the case of Israel, the size of its nuclear-tipped cruise missile enabled submarine...
  • Russia denies new facility in Serbia is for spying

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Russia has denied news reports that the emergency relief center it is creating in Serbia will be used to spy on neighboring Romania, where U.S. anti-ballistic missile interceptors are likely to be installed. Those reports began two years ago when Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced that Serbia and Russia had agreed to create the joint "emergency response center" at the airport in Nis, central Serbia. But during a ceremony opening it on Monday, Sergey Shoigu, Russia's minister for emergency situations, said the speculation that Russia is creating a military installation in Serbia is "a pure fabrication."...
  • Missile info leak suspected in MHI cyber-attacks (Japan)

    10/12/2011 8:40:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | Oct. 13, 2011
    Missile info leak suspected in MHI cyber-attacks The Yomiuri Shimbun Information on a domestically developed air-to-ship missile may have been leaked in cyber-attacks on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., according to sources close to the case. The information on the Type 80 missile is suspected to have been leaked in one of the about 300,000 illegal accesses to the server installed at MHI's Nagoya Guidance and Propulsion Systems Works in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, the sources said. The nation's largest comprehensive heavy machinery maker, however, denied any information had been compromised. "We haven't yet confirmed any data leak on our products and...
  • IRGC Unveils Latest Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile (Iran)

    09/22/2011 8:31:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    FARS News Agency ^ | 2011-09-22
    IRGC Unveils Latest Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy displayed its latest supersonic anti-ship ballistic missile during the annual military parades in Southern Tehran on Thursday. The smart missile, named "Persian Gulf", traverses at supersonic speed and destroys targets 300km in distance. Military experts said that 'Persian Gulf' is deemed as a step ahead in the IRGC Navy missile capability not just because of its higher velocity, but because the IRGC Navy missiles mainly belonged to the cruise class, "while Persian Gulf is a ballistic missile which flies vertically after being launched from a...
  • S.Korea to deploy Israeli missiles at border island-media

    09/06/2011 5:48:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06 Sep 2011 | Jeremy Laurence
    S.Korea to deploy Israeli missiles at border island-media 06 Sep 2011 10:24 SEOUL, Sep 6 (Reuters) - South Korea has agreed to purchase precision-guided missiles from an Israeli company as part of efforts to increase security near a tense border with North Korea off the west coast, South Korean media reported on Tuesday. Yonhap news agency quoted a military source as saying Seoul had recently agreed to buy Spike NLOS missiles, and that they should be deployed late next year. About 50 missiles will be placed on Baengnyeong and Yeonpyeong islands in the Yellow Sea, the source added. Four South...
  • Iran shows off new cruise missile

    08/23/2011 9:06:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 08/23/2011 | NASSER KARIMI
    Iran shows off new cruise missile By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press 7 hours ago TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran's president claimed on Tuesday the country's military can cripple enemies on their own ground as Tehran put a new Iranian-made cruise missile on display, the latest addition to the nation's growing arsenal. The state TV reported that the new missile, showcased at a ceremony in Tehran, is designed for sea-based targets, with a range of 124 miles (200 kilometers) and is capable of destroying a warship. The TV said it can travel at low altitudes and has a lighter weight...
  • Here Is The Michele Bachmann Corn Dog Picture Everyone Is Freaking Out About

    08/16/2011 4:15:56 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 134 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 15th | Glynnis MacNicol
    <p>Add the Telegraph to the list of media organizations snapping unnecessarily bad (inappropriate?) pictures of Michele Bachmann.</p> <p>Michele Bachmann, Iowa born and the favorite to win the Straw Poll, arrived half an hour late for her slot and then spoke for just over two minutes, saying that Iowans were "going to send the signal" to the rest of America just as they had in 2008. "This is where Barack Obama got his start. This is where he's going to come to his end, in Iowa."</p>
  • Japan: NKorea seeks new missile, China navy active

    08/01/2011 8:22:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/1/11 | Eric Talmadge - AP
    TOKYO (AP) North Korea is developing a new mid-range ballistic missile that could reach as far as the U.S. territory of Guam, Japan's Defense Ministry said in an annual report released Tuesday. Japan is also concerned with China's increasing naval activity in the waters surrounding its shores .. The North Korean missile called the Musudan is based on Russian technology acquired in the 1990s and is designed for launch from mobile platforms, the ministry said in its 2011 white paper. Tuesday's report was the first time Japan has officially mentioned the missile by name.
  • India Successfully Test Fires Quick-response Missile

    07/21/2011 8:54:48 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    RTT News ^ | 7/21/2011
    India Successfully Test Fires Quick-response Missile 7/21/2011 10:15 AM ET (RTTNews) - India has successfully test-fired a quick-response, short-range missile. The first test-firing of indigenous single-stage missile "Prahaar" at 8:20 am on Thursday has been a success, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) spokesperson Ravi Gupta told reporters. It "fills the vital gap between multi-barrel rockets and medium range ballistic missiles," he added. Having a range of 150 kilometers, the 7.8 meters long modern weapon is comparable to ATACMS missile of the United States, according to him. DRDO chief VK Saraswat, who witnessed the launch operations at a defense base...
  • Romanians find 64 stolen missile warheads

    07/18/2011 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, July 18, 2011 3:41 PM EDT | ALINA WOLFE-MURRAY
    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Romanian authorities said Monday they had found dozens of small, old rocket warheads stolen from a train carrying military equipment from Romania to Bulgaria stashed near a railway station in a village north of Bucharest. Authorities promised that the 64 warheads posed no danger to the public but offered varying explanations why. The Romanian national police said there was no risk because they were not attached to rockets. Spokesman Florin Hulea declined to provide further details. Two daily newspapers cited officials close to the investigation as saying the warheads did not contain explosives. The papers, Evenimentul...
  • William Hague concerned over Iranian missile tests

    06/30/2011 8:57:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/29/11
    Foreign Secretary William Hague has said Iran has been testing missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. He told Parliament the covert ballistic missile tests and rocket launches contravened a UN resolution. The Iranians openly test-fired 14 surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 2,000km (1,250 miles) on Tuesday as part of a 10-day programme of military exercises. Its Foreign Ministry said none of these missiles had had nuclear capability. But Britain believes Iran has also conducted at least three secret tests of medium-range ballistic missiles since October.
  • Czechs withdraw from US missile-defense plans

    06/16/2011 7:07:07 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 6 replies
    HotAir ^ | 6/16/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Count the Czech Republic out of any American missile-defense system in Europe. The Czechs formally withdrew from the missile-defense partnership with the US, prompting one lawmaker in Prague to complain that the current administration doesnt take the Czech Republic seriously. They see the Obama administration as more concerned with appeasing Russia
  • China, Iran Deny N.Korean Missile Link

    05/18/2011 7:49:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/18/11
    China, Iran Deny N.Korean Missile Link China and Iran are dismissing a report that says North Korea is still selling ballistic missile technology. The foreign ministries from both countries on Tuesday rejected the allegations made in a United Nations panel's report. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told reporters China's own expert never signed-off on the panel's report, and said it has yet to be adopted by the UN Security Council. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast also rejected the report's, which says Iran bought North Korean nuclear technology. He said Iran does not need technological help from other countries....
  • 200 North Korean Engineers Reportedly in Iran

    05/17/2011 7:24:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 05/16/11 | Chris Green
    200 North Korean Engineers Reportedly in Iran By Chris Green [2011-05-16 14:40 ] North Korea has more than 200 engineers working in Iran on nuclear programs and missile development, according to a report in a Japanese newspaper. Citing a source, the article in todays Mainichi Shimbun claims, The more than 200 engineers are divided between 12 locations including Natanz, where there are uranium enrichment facilities. They carry passports in other names so as not to reveal their immigration records or movements, it adds. The newspaper alleges that since the export of weapons became more difficult in the face of UN...
  • Missile from Gaza hits Israeli school bus; 2 hurt

    04/07/2011 1:06:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/7/11 | Aron Heller - AP
    JERUSALEM An anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck a school bus in southern Israel Thursday, wounding two people, one of them critically, and prompting fierce Israeli retaliation that killed five Palestinians. Israel unleashed airstrikes and tank fire against Hamas targets across the border. It was the heaviest assault on the coastal territory since a broad military offensive two years ago. Besides the dead, more than 30 Palestinians were wounded, said Palestinian health official Adham Abu Salmiya. He said one of the dead was a 50-year-old civilian who was sitting outside his home when he was struck by...
  • Second missile test misses mark; MND vows to investigate (Taiwan)

    03/24/2011 6:08:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Taipei Times ^ | Mar 24, 2011 | Rich Chang
    Second missile test misses mark; MND vows to investigate By Rich Chang / Staff Reporter Thu, Mar 24, 2011 - Page 3 Mechanical problems and human error were behind another less-than-stellar air defense missile test on Monday, on the heels of an equally unsatisfactory major missile exercise earlier this year. Minister of National Defense Kao Hua-chu (高華柱) said mechanical problem and operational shortcomings were responsible for the poor performance of Monday’s missile tests, adding that the military would continue to investigate the causes of the malfunctions. Missile performance is “unstable,” Kao told reporters in the legislature yesterday. The missile exercise...
  • Anti-tank missile defense system stops attack on IDF tank

    03/01/2011 10:55:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies ^ | 3/1/11 | BEN HARTMAN
    "Trophy" system is activated for the first time during an IDF operation; force identifies and kills the Gazan gunman. A special missile defense system deployed in IDF armored units stopped an anti-tank missile fired by terrorists near the Gaza security fence, the first time the system has been used during an IDF operation. The IDF Spokesperson's office reported that the Windbreaker system managed to identify and disable the missile, and that no damage was caused to the tank or its crew. Shortly thereafter, IDF troops identified an armed man in their proximity and opened fire, killing the gunman at the...
  • Chinese Missile Launch off of LA in 1983!

    02/23/2011 6:32:19 PM PST · by upstanding · 20 replies
    Blue Thunder ^ | 1983 | Blue Thunder (Hat Tip to ARFCOM)
    Those wascally Chinese missiles just keep showing up. Here we have a screen cap from the 1983 feature film "Blue Thunder," in which we discover evidence that the Chinese who (according to numerous Internet experts and many "military" friends-of-friends-of-friends) launched a missile off of the Los Angeles coast last November DID THE SAME THING 27 YEARS AGO!!! During the filing of a major Hollywood film! Approximately the same local time and general location within Los Angeles and taking very much the same trajectory. And just look at that missile plume! It's most definitely a missile. Oh wait a second...