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  • Russia to rely increasingly on non-nuclear deterrent

    02/21/2017 6:49:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2017 9:26 AM EST | Vladimir Isachenkov
    Russia will continue to see the development of its nuclear forces as a top priority, but the military will rely increasingly on conventional weapons to deter any aggression, the Russian Defense Minister said Tuesday. Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday that weapons such as the long-range Kalibr cruise missiles carried by navy ships, long-range cruise missiles carried by Russian strategic bombers and the land-based short-range Iskander missiles will play an increasingly important role as a non-nuclear deterrent. Those missiles can carry nuclear or conventional warheads. Shoigu pointed to the new missiles’ debut in the Syrian conflict, saying they have proven themselves well....
  • Carrier Disposal Proves Difficult to Navy

    02/20/2012 10:16:12 PM PST · by U-238 · 60 replies
    Naval Open Source INTelligence ^ | 2/20/2012 | Naval Open Source INTelligence
    flight decks that once thundered and boomed with jet aircraft are silent. The passageways and compartments where thousands of sailors worked, ate and slept are empty. The once meticulously swept and kept decks are worn and torn, some covered in bird droppings. The names of the Navy’s seven decommissioned non-nuclear aircraft carriers conjure up well-earned reputations as Cold War bulwarks. And while at least some are the objects of preservation efforts, chances are slim more than one will survive as a museum ship. The rest are taking up valuable pier space, and the only thing the Navy wants now is...
  • Bibi's Choice (Israel to Attack Iran with Land Based Missiles instead of Airstrike?)

    07/04/2009 1:00:27 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 71 replies · 3,921+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/13/2009 | Peter Berkowitz
    snip Conversations over the last few weeks with more than a dozen members of Israel's larger national security community--right and left, scholars and military men and women, some coming out of the army and others the air force, some with decades of experience in military intelligence and others in clandestine operations, some former Knesset members and others former, current, and soon-to-be advisers to prime ministers--suggest it is fair to conclude that the professionals agree with the public that Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons is a game changer. Among them, there is a consensus that Israel has the technological capacity to...
  • Israel could use ballistic missiles against Iran-report

    03/17/2009 8:26:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,101+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 17, 2009 | Dan Williams
    JERUSALEM, March 17 (Reuters) - Ballistic missiles could be Israel's weapon of choice against Iranian nuclear facilities if it decides on a pre-emptive attack and deems air strikes too risky, according to a report by a Washington think-tank. Israel is widely assumed to have Jericho missiles capable of hitting Iran with an accuracy of a few dozen metres (yards) from target. Such a capability would be free of warplanes' main drawbacks -- limits on fuel and ordnance, and perils to pilots. Extrapolating from analyst assessments that the most advanced Jerichos carry 750 kg (1,650 lb) conventional warheads, Abdullah Toukan of...
  • Pentagon pressing for new rapid-strike weapon: report [submarine-launched Trident-2 missile.]

    05/28/2006 5:04:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 689+ views
    Pentagon pressing for new rapid-strike weapon: report 19 minutes ago The Pentagon is seeking congressional approval for development of a new weapon able to strike distant targets an hour after they are detected, a newspaper reported on Monday. The International Herald Tribune said the weapon would be a non-nuclear version of the submarine-launched Trident-2 missile and be part of a president's arsenal when considering a pre-emptive attack. The report quoted military officials as saying it could be used to hit terrorist camps, enemy missile sites, suspected caches of weapons of mass destruction and other urgent threats. General James Cartwright, head...