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  • As Ukraine tension flares, Russia test-fires ballistic missile

    03/04/2014 11:31:28 AM PST · by John W · 105 replies
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 5, 2014 - 6:48AM | Reuters
    Russia said it had successfully test-fired an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile on Tuesday, with tensions high over its seizure of control in the Crimea and its threat to send more forces to its neighbour Ukraine. The Strategic Rocket Forces launched an RS-12M Topol missile from the southerly Astrakhan region near the Caspian Sea and the dummy warhead hit its target at a proving ground in Kazakhstan, the state-run news agency RIA cited Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Yegorov as saying.
  • Iran says it test-fires missiles in war of nerves

    07/03/2012 5:05:39 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 7-3-2012 | Marcus George
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday it had successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel as a response to threats of attack, the latest move in a war of nerves with the West. Israel says it could attack Iran if diplomacy fails to secure a halt to its disputed nuclear energy program. The United States also has military force as a possible option but has repeatedly encouraged the Israelis to be patient while new economic sanctions are implemented against Iran. The Islamic Republic announced the "Great Prophet 7" missile exercise on Sunday after a European embargo against Iranian...
  • Iran to test-fire missiles in key oil waterway (part of ongoing war games)

    12/30/2011 12:01:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/30/11 | AFP
    Tehran said it will test-fire missiles in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, a move likely to stoke tensions with Washington already running high over Iran's threats to close the strategic oil waterway if sanctions are enforced. "Shorter- and longer-range, ground-to-sea, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles will be tested on Saturday," the ISNA news agency quoted Iran's navy spokesman, Commodore Mahmoud Mousavi, as saying on Friday. Iran, which has been carrying out war games in the Strait of Hormuz over the past week, has said that "not a drop of oil" would pass through the strait if Western governments follow through...
  • Russia test-fires intercontinental missile (from its boomer)

    12/17/2007 10:45:07 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 205+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo News ^ | December 17, 2007 | Tatyana Ustinova
    Russia test-fires intercontinental missile Mon Dec 17, 1:31 AM ET Russia successfully conducted a test launch on Monday of a new intercontinental ballistic missile, the navy said. A statement said the missile was launched from the Tula nuclear powered submarine in the Barents Sea in the Arctic and hit a designated area in the Kura testing ground on the Kamchatka Peninsula on Russia's Pacific coast. "The launch was conducted from an underwater position as a part of training to test the readiness of the marine strategic nuclear forces," the statement said. A navy spokesman would not say what type of...
  • Russia set to test first serial S-400 SAM system next week-1

    07/10/2007 2:37:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 818+ views
    Russia set to test first serial S-400 SAM system next week-1 14:46 | 05/ 07/ 2007 (Clarifies the official's position in the lead, adds quotes, details, background in paras 4-10) MOSCOW, July 5 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will conduct the first tests of its new S-400 Triumf air defense complex next week prior to its commissioning with the Air Force, an AF air defense chief said Thursday. "The first serial [S-400] complex will be tested next week," Lieutenant General Alexander Gorkov said. "It has been transported to a testing ground together with crews." The S-400 (NATO codename SA-21 Growler) is...
  • Korea: SKorea successfully tests longer-range cruise missile: report(range:1000km)

    10/24/2006 6:05:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 696+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/24/06
    SKorea successfully tests longer-range cruise missile: report Tue Oct 24, 4:20 AM ET South Korea has successfully tested a new longer-range cruise missile which has not only North Korea but also parts of China and Japan within range, a news report has said. The Munhwa Ilbo newspaper, quoting unnamed senior government officials, said the country had succeeded in test-firing a cruise missile with a 1,000 kilometer (620-mile) range. "The missile precisely hit the targeted zone, five meters in diameter, during the test launch," an unnamed official was quoted as saying. The missile had to shuttle 25 times between a launch...
  • N. Korea May Have Fired Up To 12 Missiles(6 confirmed, additonal 6 being investigated)

    07/04/2006 9:42:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 87 replies · 2,573+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/05/06 | Yoo Yong-won
    /begin my translation N. Korea May Have Fired Up To 12 Missiles Six launches including Taepodong-2 were confirmed...the additional launches were being investigated It is possible that N. Korea launched six additional launches of short-range and shore-to-ship missiles, in addition to six launches of Taepodong-2, Nodong, and Scud surface-to-surface missiles, during dawn and morning hours of July 5th. Senior government sources said, "The confirmed launches so far by N. Koreans are one Taepodong launch and five launches of Nodong and Scud missiles, totaling six. However, we have indications that, between 7am and 8:13am, six additional missiles are launched, which we...