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  • N Korea 'fires missile from submarine'

    08/23/2016 2:45:52 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | August 23, 2016
    North Korea fires submarine-based ballistic missile, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version
  • North Korea's new satellite mission aims for the moon, and beyond

    08/04/2016 6:12:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    IBTimes ^ | August 4, 2016 | Nandini Krishnamoorthy
    North Korea's new satellite mission aims for the moon, and beyond The North has asserted that international sanctions cannot stop Pyongyang's satellite programme to put its flag on the moon. By Nandini Krishnamoorthy August 4, 2016 12:10 BST North Korea is now reportedly hoping to see its flag fly up on the moon in a decade's time. The space officials in the Kim Jong-un ruled nation are said to be working on a five-year plan to put more advanced satellites into orbit by 2020. Aiming for the moon and beyond, a senior official at the North's version of NASA told...
  • NATO Takes Over U.S.-Built Missile Shield, Amid Russian Suspicion

    07/08/2016 6:38:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 7/8/16 | reuters
    NATO took command of a U.S.-built missile shield in Europe on Friday after France won assurances that the multi-billion-dollar system would not be under Washington’s direct control. The missile shield, billed as a defense against any strike by a “rogue state” against European cities, is one of the most sensitive aspects of U.S. military support for Europe. Russia says the system is in fact intended by Washington to blunt its nuclear arsenal, which the U.S. denies. “Today we have decided to declare initial operational capability of the NATO ballistic missile defense system,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference....
  • Debris likely from N. Korean missile washes ashore in Japan

    06/18/2016 2:59:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | June 18, 2016 | HAYASHI YANAGAWA
    Debris likely from N. Korean missile washes ashore in Japan By HAYASHI YANAGAWA/ Staff Writer June 18, 2016 at 13:10 JST Metallic casing found on the shores of Yurihama, Tottori Prefecture, is believed to be part of a North Korean missile. (Provided by the Tottori prefectural government) TOTTORI--What appears to be part of the casing of a ballistic missile launched by North Korea has washed ashore in Tottori Prefecture facing the Sea of Japan. Authorities in the western prefecture said June 17 that an employee of an affiliated agency of the prefectural government came across the metallic part around 2...
  • TWA 800: How the CIA Hijacked the FBI Investigation

    06/14/2016 4:25:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    Within hours of the crash of TWA Flight 800 off the Long Island coast on July 17, 1996, the FBI seized control of the investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Although illegal, this was done in full view of an indifferent media. What the media did not see was the CIA’s illegal seizure of the investigation from both the NTSB and FBI. We know about this quiet coup now thanks to a treasure trove of CIA documents recently unearthed through the Freedom of Information Act separately by attorney John Clarke and physicist Tom Stalcup. In a July 30,...
  • N. Korea's missile launch appears to have failed

    05/30/2016 5:54:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/05/3
    N. Korea's missile launch appears to have failed 2016/05/31 09:39 SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- North Korea launched a missile from its east coast in the early morning of Tuesday, but the launch appears to have failed, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. "North Korea attempted to launch an unidentified missile from the region near Wonsan at around 5:20 a.m., but it is presumed to have been unsuccessful," the JCS said in a brief text message. The military is studying details of the launch and is maintaining a high level of combat preparedness, the JCS said. Sources said...
  • Report of Syria Gas Attack and Russian ICBM Over Israel

    06/07/2012 5:08:15 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 5 replies
    ynetnews. ^ | 06.08.12 | Ynet Reporters
    Was UFO a Russian ballistic missile? Russian Defense Ministry says it successfully test-fired intercontinental ballistic missile Thursday; earlier, unidentified flying object reported in Israel, Lebanon, other states in region and Reports from the Syrian cities of Daraa, Hama and Dir al-Zur are claiming that Assad's forces are using unknown gas shells against civilians. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4239820,00.htm
  • Iran touts newly tested long-range missile

    05/09/2016 3:33:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/16 | AFP
    Tehran (AFP) - Iran launched a new long-range missile late last month, a general announced on Monday, trumpeting the accuracy of the latest such weapon to be test-fired in defiance of the West. "A missile with a 2,000-kilometre range was tested two weeks ago," said General Ali Abdolahi, adding that it has a negligible margin of error of just eight metres (yards). "We can guide this ballistic missile. It leaves the Earth's atmosphere, re-enters it and hits the target without error," the armed forces deputy chief-of-staff said, quoted by the website of state broadcaster IRINN. However, several hours later, Defence...
  • Obama Admin Dodges Congressional Inquiry Into Illicit Iranian Missile Tests

    04/28/2016 7:01:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/28/16 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration is dodging a congressional inquiry into its refusal to designate recent Iranian ballistic missile tests as a violation of an international statute barring such tests, prompting frustration on Capitol Hill from lawmakers who accuse the administration of breaking past promises to enforce the missile ban, according to recent communications sent by the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Lawmakers launched an investigation earlier this month into what they describe as Obama administration efforts to mislead Congress about the nature of last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement. The administration’s refusal to say that Iran’s missile tests...
  • Second North Korean missile launch ends in failure

    04/28/2016 5:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2016 | Rick Moran
    he South Korean defense ministry announced that an attempted test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea ended when it exploded almost immediately after liftoff. The launch was the second test of the Musudan intermediate range missile in the last few days that ended in failure. The South Koreans believe that the test was rushed in order to have some sort of technological success prior to a rare meeting of the Party Congress on May 6. From Reuters: "They are in a rush to show anything that is successful, to meet the schedule of a political event, the party...
  • Major Iranian Missile Test to Coincide With U.S. Presidential Inauguration

    04/27/2016 3:40:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/16 | Adam Kredo
    Iran is preparing to conduct a major ballistic missile test in February 2017, following the inauguration of the next U.S. president into the Oval Office, according to a timetable issued by the Islamic Republic. Iran is continuing work on advanced ballistic missile technology and has been engaged in various tests to perfect this work. Iran conducted a test launch earlier this month of its Simorgh space vehicle, which has emerged as a key piece of the Islamic Republic’s goal to perfect intercontinental ballistic missiles that would be capable of striking the United States with a nuclear warhead. The most critical
  • North Korea’s New Nuclear Sub Is Wickedly Unsafe

    04/27/2016 7:19:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Axe
    North Korea’s new sea-launched, nuclear-capable ballistic missile and the submarine that fires it are both technologically backward, unreliable, and wickedly unsafe for the unfortunate souls tasked with operating them. In short, Pyongyang's new undersea nuke—which the hermit regime test-launched off the country's eastern coast on April 23—is a dud by any normal standard.
  • North Korea launches missile from submarine, South Korea says

    04/23/2016 5:39:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2016 | Don Melvin
    North Korea has fired what is believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday. The missile was fired at 6:30 p.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET), South Korean officials said.
  • North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch

    04/16/2016 8:12:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 16, 2016 | Jacob J
    North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch April 16, 2016 08:27 SGT By Jacob J North Korean leader Kim Jong-un suffered a double whammy as a medium-range rocket launch failed and ally China castigated the reclusive regime for its military misadventures. However, the setback will only spur the dictator to adopt a tougher posturing in a bid to shore up power and Pyongyang was more likely than not to carry out a fifth nuclear test, observers have said. South Korean officials and international experts said the chances of North Korea conducting another nuclear test were...
  • US says North Korean missile launch was a 'catastrophic' failure

    04/15/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    KSL ^ | Apr 15th, 2016
    US says North Korean missile launch was a 'catastrophic' failure By The Associated Press | Posted Apr 15th, 2016 @ 6:31pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is describing a North Korean missile launch today as a "catastrophic" failure. The launch was meant to celebrate the birthday of the country's founder. But a South Korean news agency says the missile exploded in the air just a few seconds after liftoff. It was reportedly a new and powerful type of mid-range missile. A Pentagon spokesman says it appears to have been fired from a mobile launcher, since the location of the launch...
  • Kim Jong-Un’s missile suffers ‘catastrophic’ failure, explodes prematurely

    04/15/2016 2:05:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2016 | John Sexton
    U.S. and South Korean authorities say a North Korean attempt to launch a missile failed catastrophically Friday. The AP reports: “It was a fiery, catastrophic attempt at a launch that was unsuccessful,” said Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. He said U.S. officials are still assessing, but it was likely a road-mobile missile, given that it was launched from a location not usually used for ballistic missile launches, on the country’s east coast.[…]U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters during a stop on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, said that while...
  • U.S. sources: Signs of North Korea mobile ballistic missile launch

    04/12/2016 1:21:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    U.S. sources: Signs of North Korea mobile ballistic missile launch By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Updated 1807 GMT (0107 HKT) April 12, 2016 CNN) — U.S. intelligence satellites have spotted signs that North Korea may be preparing for an unprecedented launch of a mobile ballistic missile which could potentially hit portions of the U.S., CNN has learned. Opinion: Impose sanctions on North Korea's enablers Two U.S. officials told CNN that if the regime proceeds with a launch, the latest assessments are the most likely scenario is the launch of the so-called Musudan missile, which the U.S. believes could potentially...
  • US open to ‘new arrangement’ on Iran’s missile tests

    04/07/2016 6:53:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/7/16 | AP and Times of Israel staff
    The United States suggested Thursday it was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes such as Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests. Setting the stage for President Barack Obama’s summit with regional leaders in Saudi Arabia later this month, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to advance a series of proposals aimed at easing Arabs’ concerns about last year’s Iran nuclear deal and the warming of ties between the US and Iran. These include providing new counterterrorism, conventional military, missile defense and cybersecurity capabilities. Washington has...
  • Iranian Foreign Minister: Tehran Will Respond to US Measures by Bolstering Missile Capabilities

    03/29/2016 3:40:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Algemeiner Journal ^ | 3/29/16 | David Daoud
    Iran’s foreign minister said that Tehran would respond to American moves to curtail its missile program by bolstering it, semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif said that instead of limiting them, “Iran’s missile capabilities will be further enforced,” in accordance with President Hassan Rouhani’s orders. Zarif also discounted promises by US presidential candidates to nullify the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, saying they were “following the orders of Zionists, but these are just words and should not be heeded.”
  • Lockheed Martin Restarts Production of Tactical Missile System at Arkansas Facil

    03/29/2016 1:13:56 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 9 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 29 March 2016 | Lockheed Martin
    Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has restarted its Tactical Missile System (TACMS) production line at the company's facility in Camden, Arkansas. For more than 20 years, TACMS (formerly ATACMS) was assembled on-budget and on- or ahead of schedule at the company's facility in Horizon City near El Paso, Texas. In order to consolidate all of Lockheed Martin's Precision Fires missile and rocket production at its Camden Operations, TACMS production was temporarily suspended in 2014 and relocated to Camden. "Restarting the TACMS production is excellent news for our customers seeking deep precision fire support," said Ken Musculus, vice president - Tactical Missiles...
  • You [may] Owe Your Life to This Man [by God's grace].

    03/27/2016 8:19:17 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 16 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | 03/25/2016 | Robert Krulwich
    Temperament matters...The world owes an enormous debt to a quiet, steady Russian naval officer... It’s October 1962, the height of the Cuban missile crisis, and there’s a Soviet submarine in the Caribbean that’s been spotted by the American Navy.. The sub is hiding in the ocean, and the Americans are dropping depth charges left and right of the hull. Inside, the sub is rocking, shaking with each new explosion. What the Americans don’t know is that this sub has a tactical nuclear torpedo on board, available to launch,... The Russian in question, an exhausted, nervous submarine commander named Valentin Savitsky,...
  • Pentagon skips tests on key component of U.S.-based missile defense system

    03/17/2016 9:17:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/17/16 | David Willman
    Against the advice of its own panel of outside experts, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency is forgoing tests meant to ensure that a critical component of the nation’s homeland missile defense system will work as intended. The tests that are being skipped would evaluate the reliability of small motors designed to help keep rocket interceptors on course as they fly toward incoming warheads. (Snip) But in order to stay on schedule for a planned expansion of the GMD system, none of the 40 thrusters that are being installed on 10 new interceptors will undergo hot-fire testing, government officials told the...
  • North Korea conducts yet another missile test

    03/17/2016 6:05:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    North Korea on Friday morning (local time) fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its eastern coast Friday, just days after its leader Kim Jong-Un ordered further nuclear warhead and missile tests, AFP reports. The report was based on South Korea's defense ministry, whose spokesman said the missile was launched from Sukchon in the country's southwest and flew 800 kilometers (500 miles) into the East Sea, also called the Sea of Japan. The spokesman did not confirm the type of missile, but South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited military sources as saying it was a Rodong missile, a scaled...
  • Doomsday Weapon: Russia’s New Missile Shocks and Dazzles US, China [US Missile Defense Useless]

    03/12/2016 5:47:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 03/12/2016
    Russia’s advanced RS-26 intercontinental ballistic missile has raised admiring eyebrows of military experts everywhere, the official Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper wrote. Russia Successfully Test-Fires RS-26 Ballistic Missile In a Chinese television program aired earlier this month a local defense expert hailed the unique characteristics of the Russian ICBM and the fear it had instilled in the hearts of foreign militaries, Rossiiskaya Gazeta wrote.“Russia’s new RS-26 missile travels along a continuously changing trajectory and as such it has no analogues in the world,” the expert said.When asked about the US missile defense system, he said that it was “absolutely useless” against the RS-26.“This one is even better than the famous Topol-M...
  • [VANITY] NORTH KOREA MISSILE

    03/11/2016 5:18:23 PM PST · by Spunky · 206 replies
    Fox Online | 3-11-16 | Self
    I WAS JUST WATCHING FOX NEWS ONLINE ABOUT TRUMPS RALLY BEING CANCELLED AND THEY BROKE IN FOR AN EMERGENCY BROADCAST. THEY SAID NORTH KOREA LAUNCHED A NUCLEAR MISSILE AT 3:45? AND IT IS DUE TO HIT THE LOS ANGELES AREA IN ABOUT 3 HOURS. IT SAID OBAMA WILL BE GIVING A SPEACH ON REGULAR NEWS SHORTLY. THEY SAID TO SHELTER IN PLACE. NOW I WAS WATCHING A STREAMING ONLINE OF FOX NEWS SO I HOPE IT WASN'T SOME NUT WHO BROKE IN AND DID THIS. KEEP LISTENING FOR MORE NEWS.DID ANYONE ELSE HERE THIS?
  • North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles: South Korea

    03/09/2016 9:56:26 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Stella Kim
    North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Thursday morning, a South Korean military official said, in the latest controversial move amid U.S.-South Korean military drills that have angered the rogue state. The two missiles flew about 310 miles at about 5:20 a.m. (3:20 p.m. Wednesday ET) and were fired from North Korea's northern shore, the military official said. Analysts said they were Scud-type missiles. The apparent launch comes after heated rhetoric from North Korea in recent days that has included threats of a preemptive nuclear strike.
  • Kerry calls Zarif, protests Iran's missile tests

    03/09/2016 10:59:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called his Iranian counterpart to protest Tehran's latest round of ballistic missile tests, AFP reported. Iran and the United States have no formal diplomatic ties, but Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif built a close working relationship during negotiations for last year's nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers. The phone call comes several days after claimed to have conducted more ballistic missile tests. Furthermore, during those tests the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards declared that Israel is "in range of most of our missiles." The United States says that a series...
  • Iran space launch to prep long-range nuclear missiles

    02/18/2016 6:54:59 AM PST · by Mr Apple · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Ari Yashar
    US intel officials warn Tehran's upcoming test of space vehicle this month breaches UN nuclear sanctions, paves way to nuclear weapon. US intelligence officials have warned that the anticipated space launch by Iran later this month as part of its "massive" missile drills will likely violate a recent UN nuclear resolution against long-range missile tests.
  • N. Korean Long-range Missile Launch [Video from NK State TV]

    02/10/2016 7:17:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2016/02/11
    N. Korean Long-range Missile Launch [Video from State TV] Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVogypIs2Lk
  • Japan: North Korea launches 'missile'

    02/06/2016 5:03:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 104 replies
    NHK World ^ | 2/6/2016 | NHK
    The Japanese government says North Korea launched what's widely believed to be a long-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The government said the missile was launched at 9:31 AM Japan time from the western coast of North Korea toward the direction of Okinawa Prefecture.
  • N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report

    02/06/2016 1:55:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/06
    N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report 2016/02/06 18:45 TOKYO, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has moved up its plan to launch a long-range rocket to between Feb. 7 and 14, Japanese media reported Saturday, citing a Tokyo government announcement. Earlier this week, Pyongyang informed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its plan to launch a satellite between Feb. 8 and 25. Japan's Kyodo News reported that the North has informed the IMO of its change of plan. Experts earlier expected that the North would likely launch the rocket around Feb. 16, the birthday...
  • U.S.: N. Korea Injecting Fuel into a Missile, Readied For Launch in a Few Days

    02/05/2016 12:56:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | February 5, 2016 | Atsushi Okudera
    /begin my excerpts U.S.: N. Korea Injecting Fuel into a Missile, Readied For Launch in a Few Days Washington = Atsushi Okudera February 5, 2016 15:00 N. Korea, which issued notice to launch a satellite, which is a de-facto ballistic missile launch, have started to inject fuel into its rocket, which was revealed to Asahi Shimbun by a U.S. defense official. It is said to be "readied for launch as early as within a few days." It could be fired in the period starting at Feb. 8, which N. Korea had set. /end my excerpts
  • North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo

    01/27/2016 7:47:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | Ju-min Park and Jack Kim
    North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo SEOUL | By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as within a week, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported early on Thursday, citing an unnamed Japanese government official. The official cited signs of possible preparations for a missile launch, based on analysis of satellite imagery of the North's Tongchang-ri missile test site on its west coast. The report came as U.N. Security Council members discuss fresh sanctions against the North after it conducted its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6....
  • See Answer Reporter Gets When He Asks State Dept Spox Point Blank if U.S. Sold Cuba Hellfire Missile

    01/11/2016 8:15:12 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 8 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    One day after the Wall Street Journal revealed that a dummy U.S. hellfire missile was mistakenly shipped from Europe to Cuba in 2014, the State Department refuses to deny whether or not it was sold to the Cuban government. "I am restricted, under federal law and regulations, from commenting on the specific defense trade, licensing cases and compliance matters," State Department spokesman John Kirby said during a press conference Friday. "What I can say is under the Arms Export Control Act, the State Department licenses both permanent and temporary exports by U.S. companies of regulated defense articles," Kirby added. The...
  • Iran unveils second underground missile, likely to irk U.S. (Emad; nuclear warhead carry capable)

    01/05/2016 10:16:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 1/5/16 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran unveiled a new underground missile depot on Tuesday with state television showing Emad precision-guided missiles in store which the United States says can take a nuclear warhead and violate a 2010 U.N. Security Council resolution. The defiant move to publicize Iran's missile program seemed certain to irk the United States as it plans to dismantle nearly all sanctions on Iran under a breakthrough nuclear agreement. Tasnim news agency and state television video said the underground facility, situated in mountains and run by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, was inaugurated by the speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani. Release of...
  • Defiant Iran pledges to ramp up missile program, in challenge for Obama

    01/01/2016 5:12:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 1/1/2016 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A series of Iranian officials vowed on Friday to expand Tehran's missile capabilities, a challenge to the United States which has threatened to impose new sanctions even as the vast bulk of its measures against Iran are due to be lifted under a nuclear deal. "As long as the United States supports Israel we will expand our missile capabilities," the Revolutionary Guards' second-in-command, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency. "We don't have enough space to store our missiles. All our depots and underground facilities are full," he said in Friday...
  • Rouhani hits back at Obama, expands missile program

    12/31/2015 4:56:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31.12.15 | Ari Yashar
    A day after reports that US President Barack Obama is planning new sanctions on companies taking part in Iran's ballistic missile program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came out swinging Thursday, giving an order to escalate the missile program. Rouhani issued a decree to Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan to accelerate Iran's production of "various types of missiles," reports the Iranian state-run PressTV. According to the report Wednesday, the potential new sanctions would target about 12 companies and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates for their suspected role in developing Iran's ballistic missile program, which...
  • India successfully testfires Indo-Israeli Barak-8 missile

    12/29/2015 11:50:47 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    English.news.cn ^ | 2015-12-30
    NEW DELHI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- India Wednesday successfully testfired a long-range, surface-to-air missile, Barak-8, jointly developed with Israel, from an Indian Navy warship off the coast of the western state of Goa, sources said. "The maiden testfiring of the missile in the Arabia Sea has been successful. It has destroyed an aerial target after being launched from INS Kolkata. The missile was twice testfired onboard Israeli ships and this is the first time that such a test was held onboard an Indian warship," sources said. Indian Navy has described the testfiring as "a quantum jump in Indian air defense...
  • China Tests New ICBM from Railroad Car

    12/22/2015 10:23:10 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 21, 2015 | Bill Getz
    U.S. intelligence agencies recently monitored a Chinese test of a new rail car-based long-range missile capable of hitting targets throughout the United States. The canister ejection test of a DF-41 missile from a rail-mobile launcher was detected on Dec. 5 in western China, said defense officials familiar with reports of the test. Few details were available on the DF-41 launcher ejection test.
  • Aegis Ashore test flight at PMRF

    12/13/2015 1:17:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Hookele - Pearl Harbor - Hickam News ^ | December 11, 2015 | Ho'okele Staff
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, in conjunction with U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. European Command, and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, successfully conducted the first intercept flight test Dec. 9, Hawaii Standard Time, of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system and Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB Threat Upgrade guided missile, launched from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai. During the test, a target representing a medium-range ballistic missile was air-launched from a U.S. Air Force...
  • U.S., Japan test interceptor missile off Southern California

    12/09/2015 6:56:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    wwlp ^ | December 9, 2015, 8:13 pm | ap
    Tuesday's test of a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA was conducted in conjunction with Japan's ministry of defense and with the cooperation of the U.S. Navy. The missile launched from San Nicholas Island in the Point Mugu Sea Range. The flight tested ejection of the missile's kinetic warhead but did not involve launching a target missile or an actual interception attempt.
  • Army preps for missile launch to spur calls across Southwest

    12/09/2015 5:30:44 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    AP via Albuquerque Journal ^ | 12/09/15 | Susan Montoya Bryan
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- An early morning missile test over a remote part of New Mexico is expected to produce a contrail that will be visible across the Southwest on Thursday, and authorities says they're preparing for a flood of phone calls and emails from curious onlookers. The unarmed Juno target missile will be launched between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. MST from an old military depot in western New Mexico. The destination is White Sands Missile Range, some 215 miles away. On its way to White Sands, the missile will drop a booster into a safety zone on private and national...
  • Iran tests another mid-range ballistic missile in breach of UN resolutions

    12/07/2015 12:51:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 7, 2015 | by Jennifer Griffin
    Iran has carried out a new medium range ballistic missile test in breach of two United Nations Security Council resolutions, a senior U.S. official told Fox News on Monday. The missile, known as a Ghadr-110, has a range of 1,800 – 2000 km, or 1200 miles, and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The missile fired in November. Iran appears to be in a race against the clock to improve the accuracy of its ballistic missile arsenal in the wake of the nuclear agreement signed in July.
  • China Again Tests Nuclear Hypersonic Missile [Nuke Capable]

    11/28/2015 3:22:11 PM PST · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Bill Gertz
    China carried out a sixth flight test of its new high-speed nuclear attack vehicle on Monday designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses or carry out global strikes. The ultra-fast maneuvering strike weapon known as the DF-ZF hypersonic glide vehicle was launched atop a ballistic missile fired from the Wuzhai missile test center in central China’s Shanxi Province, according defense officials. The vehicle separated from its launcher near the edge of the atmosphere and then glided to an impact range several thousand miles away in western China, said officials familiar with details of the test. The DF-ZF flight was tracked by...
  • Indo-Israeli Barak 8 Scores Direct Hit on 1st Sea Launch

    11/27/2015 4:57:26 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | Nov 26, 2015
    Israel’s Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) conducted today the first full system flight and intercept test of the Barak 8 missile system developed jointly by Israel and India. Upon the completion of the system verification test series, Barak 8 is expected to achieve initial operational capability next year. The test was conducted from the Israel Navy SAAR 5 missile corvette INS Lahav, the first Israeli vessel to be equipped with the new air and missile defense system. The scenario began with the launch of a target, representing a reference threat. The MF-STAR on INS LAHAV detected the...
  • Navy launches second [Nuclear SLBM] test missile off Southern California coast

    11/09/2015 7:58:58 PM PST · by Southack · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 9, 2015 | W.J. Hennigan
    The U.S. Navy said it launched a second -- and final -- missile in a planned exercise Monday afternoon from a submarine off the Southern California coast. The second test launch of the Trident II (D5) missile from a ballistic submarine in the Pacific Ocean took place Monday afternoon, the Navy said. The blast-off took place to far less fanfare than Saturday night's launch, which provoked residents from San Francisco to Mexico to take to social media, posting photos of an eerie-looking bluish-green plume smeared above the Pacific...
  • Navy launches second test missile off Southern California coast

    11/09/2015 3:28:10 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | W.J. Hennigan
    The U.S. Navy said it launched a second -- and final -- missile in a planned exercise Monday afternoon from a submarine off the Southern California coast. The second test launch of the Trident II (D5) missile from a ballistic submarine in the Pacific Ocean took place Monday afternoon, the Navy said. The blast-off took place to far less fanfare than Saturday night’s launch, which provoked residents from San Francisco to Mexico to take to social media, posting photos of an eerie-looking bluish-green plume smeared above the Pacific. Speculations were wide-ranging, including rumors of an otherworldly alien UFO visit. In...
  • What a Putin Propaganda Bonanza if ISIS Took That Plane Down with American Weaponry...

    11/03/2015 4:03:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 107 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Interesting how they're now saying 'US satellite detects heat flash suggesting a bomb' -if you look at the video you can see the flash at 00:14 with your own eyes... sure looks like it to me, seems to be blowing-out the top of the fuselage: [video] All 224 on-board were soon dead, scattered over 7 sq miles of desert less than 30 minutes after takeoff from Sharm-el-Shiekh. Most had been sucked-out of their seats at 31K feet. Odd sounds were heard in the cockpit, but no distress signal was ever sent. Internal technical problems and pilot error have been ruled out...
  • Russian Airliner With 224 People Aboard Believed Shot Down By Missile Over Central Sinai

    10/31/2015 6:25:29 AM PDT · by Strategy · 100 replies
    Debka ^ | October 31, 2015
    A Russian civilian plane with 217 passengers and 7 crew aboard crashed, and is believed shot down by a missile, over Sinai early Saturday morning, Oct. 31, shortly after taking off from the Sinai resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh for St. Petersburg. Initial reporting on the fate of the plane was confused and is still not completely clear. It was first reported to be missing after contact was lost with Egyptian air control; it was then said to be safely on its way to Russia over Turkey. Russian aviation sources then reported the A321 to be missing over Cypriot air...
  • British diplomat summoned by Russia over 'missile' reports

    10/12/2015 3:10:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/12/15
    Russia summoned Britain's defence attache in Moscow to explain reports that RAF pilots had been authorised to shoot down Russian aircraft in the Middle East, the Foreign Office says. Newspapers said RAF Tornados in Iraq had been fitted with heat-seeking missiles designed for aerial combat. But the Ministry of Defence said there was "absolutely no truth" in this. The Foreign Office said concern about Russian military action in Syria had been reiterated by the attache. Prime Minister David Cameron has previously said Russian military intervention in Syria is helping only to support "the butcher", President Bashar al-Assad. He has also...