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  • Cathay Pacific crew saw North Korean missile from plane, airline says

    12/04/2017 7:29:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Cathay said in a statement that it had been in contact with relevant authorities, industry bodies and other airlines about what was seen from Cathay Pacific flight 893, and at the moment there were no plans to change flight routes. "Though the flight was far from the event location, the crew advised Japan ATC (Air Traffic Control) according to procedures. Operation remained normal and was not affected," the statement said. ... On July 28, an Air France flight passed just east of the splashdown site of a missile test, roughly five to 10 minutes before the weapon hit the water....
  • Ex-NATO commander: North Korea likely getting help with nukes, rockets from China or Russia

    12/03/2017 6:33:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/17 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Ex-NATO commander: North Korea likely getting help with nukes, rockets from China or Russia Retired Adm. James Stavridis, a former NATO supreme allied commander, in an interview on Sunday said North Korea is likely receiving outside help from allies like China, Russia or Iran as it races to develop its weapons arsenal. “You’ve got to think that at least part of it is coming from either China or Russia and I have no evidence of that, but the idea that [North Korean leader Kim Jong Un] would simply be developing this on an indigenous basis within his own population of...
  • The US May Add THAAD Missile Systems On The West Coast

    12/03/2017 4:51:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Two congressmen told Reuters the Pentagon was looking into new locations to deploy Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, systems. ... North Korea's latest missile test showed yet another step forward for the country's missile program; it went higher than any previous test. That being said, the North doesn't seem to have mastered re-entry.  A U.S. official told CNN the most recent missile likely broke up as it came back into the Earth's atmosphere.
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong Un visits factory that produced tyres for missile truck

    12/03/2017 12:43:23 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03 December 2017
    Kim Jong Un visits factory that produced tyres for missile truck North Korea's leader had tasked the factory to make the tyres for the "great event in November", says the country's state media. Kim Jong Un inspects the tyres at the factory Kim Jong Un has thanked workers at a factory that built the tyres for a huge vehicle used to transport North Korea's new intercontinental ballistic missile which was tested this week. The visit came after a public rally and fireworks in Pyongyang to celebrate the launch of the Hwasong-15 ICBM, in violation of international sanctions. At the Amnokgang...
  • What’s next after North Korea’s successful launch of rocket that can strike US?

    12/02/2017 4:22:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    SCMP ^ | 01 December, 2017 | Minnie Chan
    What’s next after North Korea’s successful launch of rocket that can strike US? Analysts predict first submarine-based launch and expect China to strengthen defence as a result PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 December, 2017, 9:56pm UPDATED : Friday, 01 December, 2017, 11:29pm North Korea is poised to intensify its rocket-testing programme – including the first test of a submarine-launched missile – following the successful trial of a rocket that can hit the US mainland, according to military analysts. On Wednesday Pyongyang tested its new Hwasong-15 an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Analysts now expect further tests, including an upgraded, submarine-based version of...
  • North Korean Missile Lands In Waters Off Japan’s Coast: Japanese PM

    11/28/2017 12:18:30 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/28/17 | Tucker Higgins
    North Korea fires a missile that appears to have crashed into Japan's exclusive economic zone, the Japanese prime minister's office said. The South Korean military conducted a "precision missile-firing drill" as a response to the launch, a South Korean military official told NBC. President Donald Trump was briefed on the situation while the missile was in the air, the White House said in a statement. North Korea fired a missile that was believed to have crashed into the waters off Japan, the Japanese prime minister's office said early Wednesday local time (Tuesday afternoon ET). Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered an...
  • Indian Air Force - World's First To Possess Lethal Combination Of BRAHMOS and Sukhoi-30

    11/22/2017 2:41:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Agencies
    New Delhi -- The reach of a weapon possessed dictate the size of a nation's "area of influence". Every country also attempts to acquire technologies and weaponry to keep pace with its "area of interest" in pursuance of the larger national aim. And the effort of matching the "area of interest" with the "area of influence" is considered as balanced growth in military modernization. The great visionaries of Indian Defence Forces along with the scientific fraternity, fully supported by the Government, have constantly been making efforts to remain prepared to march ahead with the growing national ambitions. The Indian Air...
  • NK Submarine Missile Program Moves Ahead, Missile Ejection Testing (Satellite Imagery)

    11/21/2017 3:29:01 PM PST · by gaijin · 3 replies
    38 North (SAIS) ^ | Nov. 16th, 2017 | Joseph S. Bermudez
    Commercial satellite imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard from November 5 indicates that North Korea is on an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine. The continued movement of parts and components into and out of the parts yards adjacent to the construction halls indicates an ongoing shipbuilding program. The presence of what appear to be sections of a submarine’s pressure hull in the yards suggests construction of a new submarine, possibly the SINPO-C ballistic missile submarine (SSB)[1]—the follow-on to the current SINPO-class experimental ballistic missile submarine (SSBA).[2] A probable launch canister support, or launch...
  • US Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian

    11/10/2017 5:38:38 AM PST · by McGruff · 19 replies
    AP ^ | November 10, 2017
    The ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels that targeted the Saudi capital was from Iran and bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who oversees the Air Forces Central Command in Qatar, made the comments at a news conference in Dubai. Harrigian said authorities were investigating how the missile was smuggled into Yemen amid a Saudi-led coalition controlling the country’s airspace, ports and borders.
  • [N. Korea] N.K. missiles mounted on TEL being transported in 3 to 4 regions

    10/14/2017 1:52:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | October. 14, 2017
    N.K. missiles mounted on TEL being transported in 3 to 4 regions Posted October. 14, 2017 07:33, Updated October. 14, 2017 08:00 South Korean and American intelligence agencies are gearing up for North Korea's another provocation as the transport and deployment of transporter-erecter-launcher (TEL) has been spotted in three to four regions in North Korea. According to a government source Friday, a U.S. satellite recently captured images of North Korean ballistic missiles mounted on TEL being transported out of a hangar to somewhere in areas near Pyongyang and North Pyongan Province. Korean and U.S. military officials are keeping an eye...
  • Turkey is still interested in Patriot defense systems, Turkish official says

    10/10/2017 3:56:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 10-8-2017 | RAGIP SOYLU
    The Turkish government is still in talks with Washington about the possible sale of Patriot missile defense systems, a senior Turkish official said Friday. Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Öztürk Yılmaz, who visited Washington last week, told a group of Turkish journalists on Friday that Turkey contacted Americans about the Patriot systems two to three weeks ago. The Turkish official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed Yılmaz's remarks and said that Turkey was routinely conducting this kind of talks and Turkish expectations on the deal has not changed. "For us, technology transfer and joint production...
  • Russia: North Korea to Test Missile It Says Could Reach West Coast of the U.S.

    10/06/2017 5:10:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo UK ^ | 10/06/17 | John Haltiwanger
    North Korea claims it has a missile that could reach the West Coast of the United States and plans to test it in the very near future, according to Russian lawmakers who visited the reclusive nation this week.  “They are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile. They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the West Coast of the United States,” Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian Duma’s international affairs committee, told the RIA news agency, Reuters reports.  “In general, [North Korea’s] mood is rather belligerent,” Morozov added. “The situation, of course, demands...
  • North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: South Korean broadcaster

    09/30/2017 5:21:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 30, 2017
    North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: South Korean broadcaster SEOUL (Reuters) - Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions. The report cited an unnamed intelligence source saying South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials detected missiles being transported away from North Korea’s Missile Research and Development Facility at Sanum-dong in the northern part of Pyongyang. The report did not say when or where they had been moved. The missiles...
  • US officials say that Iran missile launch a fake: Video released was more than seven months old

    09/26/2017 7:54:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2017 | Rick Moran
    US officials have determined that the launch of a new medium range ICBM by Iran on Friday was a fake. Experts say that the video released by Iran depicting the launch was from a failed test last January Fox News: The video released by the Iranians was more than seven months old – dating back to a failed launch in late January, which resulted in the missile exploding shortly after liftoff, according to two U.S. officials. President Trump had originally responded to the reported launch in a late-Saturday tweet, saying, “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching...
  • Pak nukes hidden at nine places, at risk of being stolen by terrorists

    09/24/2017 2:50:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Monday, September 25, 2017 | Sachin Parashar, TNN
    HIGHLIGHTS o The short-range weapons meant to be used early in a conventional conflict with India are at a risk of landing up with terrorists. o According to the report, Pakistan has stored its nuclear forces at nine different locations across the country. o The report adds that Pakistan has a rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal of 130-140 warheads. o Pakistani military personnel stand beside a Shaheen III surface-to-surface ballistic missile. (Representative image/Reuters) NEW DELHI: Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi last week yet again flaunted+ his country's tactical or nonstrategic nuclear weapons, saying they were meant to deter the Indian Army's...
  • Iran tests new ballistic missile hours after showing it off at military parade

    09/23/2017 2:23:57 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep 23 | Hilary Clarke and Shirzad Bozorgmehr
    Iran tested a new ballistic missile that is reportedly capable of carrying multiple warheads, the nation's state-run broadcaster announced Saturday. Iran unveiled the ballistic missile Friday at a military parade in Tehran and successfully tested it the same day, Press TV reported. It said Iran released footage of the test-launch. Called the Khorramshahr missile, the weapon has a range of 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) and can carry multiple warheads, according to Press TV. "The Khorramshahr missile has become smaller in size and more tactical and it will be operational in the near future," the broadcaster said. The missile was launched...
  • In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade

    09/22/2017 7:31:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 22, 2017 7:01 AM EDT | Amir Vahdat
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country’s president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary. The unveiling came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war. The move was a direct challenge to President Donald Trump, who in August signed a bill imposing mandatory penalties on those involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. Though Iran has long boasted of having missiles in...
  • Russian Helicopters May Have Fired on Bystanders at Zapad Military Drills [video of event at link]

    09/19/2017 11:12:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep 19, 2017 — 11:47 — Update: 15:18
    Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a helicopter accidentally fired on bystanders at the Zapad 2017 military exercises, the online news portal cited a source as saying on Tuesday. The week-long drills in Western Russia and neighboring Belarus kicked off last week, with around 13,000 troops, hundreds of tanks, aircraft, warships and other military hardware participating. The incident reportedly took place at the Luzhsky range near St. Petersburg either on Monday or Sunday. President Vladimir Putin visited the range on Monday. The unnamed source told that there appeared to have been a technical glitch on board...
  • North Korea fires 2nd missile over Japan in a month, sparking US condemnation

    09/14/2017 10:48:48 PM PDT · by topher · 36 replies ^ | 14-Sept-2017 | FoxNews
    Published September 14, 2017 Fox News Now Playing Report: North Korea fires missile North Korea launched another missile Friday, the rogue nation's first missile launch since its massive nuclear test more than a week ago, prompting U.S. officials to issue a sharp round of condemnation. The missile was launched eastward early Friday from Sunan, the site of Pyongyang's international airport. It flew over northern Japan before landing in the Pacific Ocean, according to U.S. Pacific Command. President Donald Trump, who last month vowed "fire and fury" if North Korea ramped up its nuclear threats, didn't immediately comment. However, Defense Secretary...
  • China's North Korea stance: laggard or leader?

    09/12/2017 7:03:01 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 1 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 11, 2017 | Peter Ford, Michael Holtz
    PUTTING IT IN PERSPECTIVE - Beijing's caution risks undermining its growing reputation as a global player. But seeming weakness is a price it appears willing to pay now, in the interests of a long-term leadership goal: to take over America's old mantle as the dominant power in Asia. PARIS AND BEIJING—Is China’s courage failing? Exasperated and embarrassed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, Beijing is nonetheless shrinking from using all the influence it has to stop them. China reportedly refused to back US proposals for an oil embargo against Pyongyang, for example, forcing Washington to soften the UN Security...