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  • South China Sea tension rises amid US blacklisting, report of Beijing missile fire 'warning'

    08/26/2020 2:01:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    FOXnews ^ | 8/26/20 | Bradford Betz
    The U.S. on Wednesday announced it blacklisted Chinese officials and business executives involved in the military buildup of the disputed South China Sea, further ratcheting up tensions in the region ahead of the November election -- the same day that Beijing reportedly fired missiles including an "aircraft-carrier killer" into the sea as a "warning" to the U.S. China had claimed a U-2 spy plane entered a no-fly zone without permission during a naval drill in the Bohai Sea, a military source told the South China Morning Post. The Pentagon has given few details, but said a U-2 flew "within the...
  • Japan Rethinking How to Counter Chinese, North Korean Missile Threats

    08/20/2020 8:07:32 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 20 replies
    U. S. Naval institute ^ | August 19, 2020 8:53 PM | John Grady
    Japan is looking at offensive counter-strike as one way of deterring China’s and North Korea’s expanding missile threats, as Tokyo re-examines its future defense needs after backing away from building two Aegis Ashore sites, an author of a recent report on emerging defense technologies said Wednesday. Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi, a visiting professor at Pusan National University, said that option surfaced when Japan shelved its plans to build the sites to supplement its ship-borne ballistic and land-based Patriot missile defense systems. “What do we need to defend ourselves better” is the question the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is asking itself....
  • Florida airport is evacuated after live French S-530 air-to-air MISSILE is found in a shipping container - and Air Force bomb squad are called to remove it

    08/19/2020 8:33:17 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 88 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Aug 18 2020 | James Gordon
    A contractor who was working at a Florida airport opened up a container to find a live missile. The shocking find happened on Friday afternoon at Lakeland Linder International Airport east of Tampa. It's not known how the missile arrived at the airport which is mainly used for private jets and no longer for any kind of military use.
  • The United States’ Minuteman III Nuclear ICBMs Are Headed Into the History Books

    08/15/2020 11:02:40 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 77 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 24, 2020 | Caleb Larson
    The land-based leg of the United States’ nuclear triad is the Minuteman III. The Minuteman family has served with distinction as the bedrock of America’s land-based strategic nuclear force since the early 1960s. There are approximately 440 Minutemen currently in the United States’ nuclear arsenal. It is also the United States’ longest-range missile, and tops out at about 13,000 kilometers, or just over 8,000 miles, giving the United States a truly global reach. The missiles are overseen by the U.S. Air Force, with the majority of the missiles about evenly distributed in the United States’ north and west, at missile...
  • An Iranian Missile Accidentally Struck An Iranian Ship Killing 19 Sailors

    05/11/2020 8:21:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2020 | John Sexton
    It has been just over five months since Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet killing 176 people after mistaking it for an attacking aircraft. Yesterday, Iran’s Navy had another incident with a missile during a military training exercise. An Iranian ship fired an anti-ship missile at a floating target. But instead of hitting the unmanned target, the missile hit the Iranian support ship which was deploying the targets, killing 19 Iranian sailors an injuring more than a dozen more. The friendly fire incident involving the Konarak vessel occurred on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off the southern coast...
  • How the US is going all out in its effort to outmaneuver and out-missile China in the Pacific

    05/06/2020 10:31:56 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 6 May 2020 | DAVID LAGUE (REUTERS)
    As Washington and Beijing trade barbs over the coronavirus pandemic, a longer-term struggle between the two Pacific powers is at a turning point, as the United States rolls out new weapons and strategy in a bid to close a wide missile gap with China... Now, having shed the constraints of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, the Trump administration is planning to deploy long-range, ground-launched cruise missiles in the Asia-Pacific region. The Pentagon intends to arm its Marines with versions of the Tomahawk cruise missile... The Pentagon also intends to dial back China's lead in what strategists refer to as...
  • 64 Troops Now Being Treated for TBI Following Iran Missile Attack

    01/31/2020 9:08:43 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 28 replies ^ | 1/30/2020 | Oriana Pawlyk
    The U.S. military is now treating 64 troops for traumatic brain injury symptoms following Iran's ballistic missile attack on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq earlier this month, defense officials said Thursday. "The Department of Defense remains committed to providing the American people timely and accurate information about the care and treatment of our service members," said Army Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell, a Pentagon spokesperson. CNN was first to report the increase. The latest news marks the fourth time the Defense Department has amended its statement regarding the injuries. Of the 64, 39 service members have returned to duty, officials...
  • Living here's a blast! Cold War-era nuclear missile silo which housed an Atlas E ICBM is transformed into a vast 18,000sq-ft underground castle and could be yours for $3.2 million

    01/17/2020 6:23:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2020 | Sophie Tanno
    A couple turned their unusual vision into a reality by converting a Cold War era nuclear missile silo into a vast 18,000-square-foot castle. Their extraordinary creation 25 miles west of Topeka in Kansas is now on the market for $3.2 million (£2.5 million). Underground missile silos are used for the storage and launching of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The structures typically store the weapons some metres below ground, for safety reasons. This property housed an Atlas E intercontinental ballistic missile with a 4 megaton warhead in its protective underground cavern.
  • Navy may arm new destroyer with conventional missile able to hit anywhere on Earth in an hour

    01/15/2020 11:08:45 PM PST · by knighthawk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15 2020 | Kris Osborn | Warrior Maven
    ARLINGTON, Va. - The Navy’s newest destroyer may fire a not-yet-to-be fielded Conventional Prompt Strike conventionally-armed missile engineered to hit anywhere on earth within an hour, service program managers said. The weapon, now being considered by Navy weapons developers for the emerging USS Zumwalt, will bring new attack options to the stealthy destroyer being prepared for combat as soon as 2021, Capt. Kevin Smith, Zumwalt-class destroyer Program Manager said Jan. 15 at the Surface Naval Association Annual Symposium. “This would be the perfect platform for Conventional Prompt Strike,” Smith said. The Conventional Prompt Strike weapons program, which emerged [in] the...
  • Iran says it has arrested person who filmed video of missiles striking Ukrainian plane

    01/15/2020 8:41:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/15/2020 | By Greg Norman |
    Iran has announced the arrest of a person who recorded a video last week showing missiles striking the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed outside of Tehran – but it may be a case of mistaken identity. The person, who was detained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, is expected to face charges related to national security following the military mishap that downed the plane, according to Iranian media reports. Yet the London-based journalist who first posted that person’s footage on Twitter, the BBC says, is claiming that authorities have arrested the wrong individual. The plane was headed to Kiev and was shot...
  • Sardar Hajizadeh: I wish I had died and not seen the plane crash / We accept all responsibility + Video

    01/11/2020 1:30:03 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    Fars News Iran ^ | 1/11/2020 | beheaded? "When I was convinced that this had happened, I really wished I had died, wishing I had died and not witnessed such an incident," the Army Corps Commander said. According to Fars Defense News Agency, Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh, at a news conference to describe the size of the incident, targeted the Ukrainian airliner: I heard about the missile strikes against US bases, and when I realized that this had happened, I really wished I had died, wishing I hadn't seen such an accident. He added: "We have sacrificed our...
  • Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV, citing a military statement, says the country ‘unintentionally
  • Iran's Fars News says Iran will announce the reason for the crash of the Ukrainian airliner tomorrow

    01/10/2020 3:34:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    SkyNews twitter ^ | 1/10/2020 | ?
    None. Just an announcement. I was going to post from Iran's Fars News, but it's all in Arabic.
  • Breaking: Pentagon, Iraqi Officials Tell Newsweek, CBS: Iran Shot Down The Ukraine Flight

    01/09/2020 2:04:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    The mystery surrounding Ukrainian International Flight 752 turns out to be not so mysterious after all. Both Newsweek and CBS now report that US and Iraqi officials have evidence that the Iranians mistakenly targeted the flight with anti-aircraft fire during their missile attack on American positions in Iraq. Their assessment is not just based on the photos, but also on comms intel that shows Iranian military forces lighting up the flight on its radar before it burst into flames: The Ukrainian flight that crashed just outside the Iranian capital of Tehran was struck by an anti-aircraft missile system, a...
  • Michael Pregent: Iran fears US war – May have deliberately missed hitting Americans in missile attacks

    01/08/2020 6:26:08 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 8, 2020 | Michael Pregent
    Iranian missile attacks on two joint U.S.-Iraqi military bases Wednesday morning didn’t kill or injure any Americans, according to initial reports – and that appears to have been a deliberate move by Iran to avoid a retaliatory strike by U.S. forces. Iran had to strike back at the U.S. in some way after an American drone attack ordered by President Trump killed Iranian terrorist Gen. Qassem Soleimani and other terrorists Friday morning in Iraq. But the leaders of the Iranian regime are smart enough to know that if they had killed Americans in their retaliatory attack, Trump would have responded...
  • #Breaking First footage of the Ukrainian airplane while on fire falling near #Tehran

    01/07/2020 9:30:47 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 94 replies
    Twitter ^ | Ali Hashem
    #BREAKING an Ukrainian plane carrying 180 passengers crashed close to Imam #Khomeini airport near #Tehran
  • Iran is targeting 21 US military bases with missiles, says Iranian general

    01/06/2020 12:11:37 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 67 replies
    American Military News ^ | DECEMBER 02, 2019 | RYAN MORGAN
    An Iranian general says that Iran has 21 U.S. military bases in the sights of its missile launchers, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute TV monitoring project (MEMRI TV). Iranian Gen. Allahnoor Noorollahi made his threatening remarks during a speech in the southern Iranian city of Bushehr last week. In his speech, Noorollahi touted Iran as the world’s fourth-leading power in missile technology, behind the U.S., Russia, and China. “Unfortunately, some Gulf countries have become a military camp for our enemy,” Noorollahi’s translated remarks read. “I must say this: 21 of their bases constitute targets...
  • Hellfire Missile and a Reaper Drone (cool names for our weapons)

    01/04/2020 5:08:51 AM PST · by vespa300 · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Jan. 3 2020 | Vanessa Allen
    How Qassem Soleimani was targeted by 230mph laser guided Hellfire missile fired from near-silent US MQ-9 Reaper drone after years of intelligence tracking his whereabouts
  • Reports: Iran is secretly transporting missiles into Iraq that may have nuclear capability

    12/05/2019 2:41:45 PM PST · by numberonepal · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-05-2019 | PHIL SHIVER
    Iran has been taking advantage of recent political unrest in Iraq by secretly stockpiling short-range missiles inside the country, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The buildup is part of Iran's widening effort to assert dominance in the Middle East and could pose a threat to American troops as well as allies in the region such as Israel and Saudi Arabia, U.S. sources told the Times. Both Iraq and Iran have been gripped by deadly protests in recent months, with more than 1,000 people reported dead as a result of protests in Iran. But public unrest has not seemed to...
  • You Can Own This Former ICBM Silo in the Arizona Desert

    11/15/2019 10:17:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | November 15, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    If you’re looking for someplace different to live, and by that we mean really, really different, there’s really nothing quite like a former underground nuclear missile silo in the middle of the Arizona desert. A former Titan II missile complex, the complex is a fixer upper and ready to become one of the few homes that once stood ready to pummel America’s enemies with the destructive force of 9,000,000 tons of TNT.