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  • Japan puts missile defences on alert as North Korea warns of satellite launch

    05/29/2023 4:44:19 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/29/2023 | Hyunsu Yim and Nobuhiro Kubo
    Japan put its ballistic missile defences on alert on Monday and vowed to shoot down any projectile that threatens its territory, after North Korea notified it of a planned satellite launch between May 31 and June 11. The nuclear-armed North says it has completed its first military spy satellite and leader Kim Jong Un has approved final preparations for the launch. It would be the North's latest step in a series of missile launches and weapons tests in recent months, including one of a new, solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile. Tokyo expects North Korea to fire the rocket carrying its satellite...
  • Ukraine has squeezed out of the US Patriot missile system a capability that the Pentagon did not think possible, military analyst says

    05/28/2023 4:11:18 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | may 27 2023 | Alia Shoaib
    The Patriot is the main air defense system that the US has in its arsenal, with the capability to track 100 targets from 60 miles away. Last week, Fabian Hoffmann, a doctoral research fellow at the Oslo Nuclear Project, told UK's Sky News that after Ukraine recently claimed to have repelled multiple Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missiles, Russia has "never looked weaker." "This is a truly remarkable development," he said Hoffmann added, in a tweet, "The fact that Ukraine was able to defend this attack is amazing, in my opinion, whether the final interception rate is 90% or 100%."
  • First Image Of Storm Shadow Cruise Missile Appears From The Warzone As Ukraine Hits Russian Military With Anglo-French Weapon

    05/14/2023 7:47:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Eurasian Times ^ | 13/5/23 | Sakshi Tiwari
    Within days of confirmation by the UK Defense Secretary that the country had sent long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles to Ukraine, its first use had already been recorded and widely shared on social media. A missile attack on the Luhansk region in the eastern Ukrainian region on May 12 was carried out by Anglo-French-made Storm Shadow cruise missiles, the representative office of the Lugansk People’s Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes of Ukraine reported on its Telegram channel. “According to updated information, on May 12, 2023, during a rocket attack on...
  • Zelesnky Pops in to International Criminal Court Russia’s Medvedev Threatened to Missile Strike

    05/04/2023 6:25:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 05/04/2023 |
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday he was convinced that Russian President Putin would face an international war crimes court when Ukraine wins the war that has been raging for over a year. In a speech titled “No Peace without Justice for Ukraine” given in The Hague, the city that hosts the International Criminal Court, Zelenskyy said that Putin “deserves to be sentenced for these criminal actions right here in the capital of the international law.”
  • ‘Goal achieved’ in deadly Ukraine missile strikes that leave at least 22 dead: Kremlin

    04/28/2023 10:43:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/28/2023 | Lee Brown
    The Kremlin celebrated bringing fresh hell to Ukraine on Friday with a wave of early morning missile strikes that killed at least 22 civilians, including four young kids. “The strike has achieved its goal,” Defense Ministry spokesman Lt. Gen. Igor Konashenkov crowed of the first large-scale cruise missile bombardment in nearly two months. “All the designated facilities have been hit,” the Kremlin official said, claiming without evidence that the struck buildings housed Ukrainian military reserve units awaiting deployment. Images instead showed deadly devastation in a number of cities across Ukraine, including a nine-story apartment block in Uman with a huge...
  • Japan Is Ready to Shoot Down a North Korean Spy Satellite And Deployed Patriot And SM-3 Vessels

    04/25/2023 10:56:49 PM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies
    Defense Express ^ | April 25, 2023 | Defense Express
    North Korea announced about the launch of a reconnaissance satellite, while Japan stated its readiness to destroy a missile carrier, since there is no certainty that it will not be a ballistic missileTokyo has decided to be straightforward with Pyongyang and has officially announced that the country is ready to shoot down any missile that will be launched from North Korea and pose a threat to Japan's security. For this purpose, the Kongō and Atago-class Aegis destroyers have been deployed, which are armed with the Standard Missile 3 SAM. Also, and Patriot PAC 3 systems have been deployed in Okinawa.This...
  • Zelensky condemns Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian apartment building

    04/10/2023 12:49:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/10/2023 | JULIA MUELLER
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned a Russian missile strike that he said killed two people, including a child, in a Zaporizhzhia apartment building on Sunday. “Tonight, the Russian army shelled Zaporizhzhia with S-300 missiles. They hit a house, an apartment building. Three people were inside. A man, a woman and a child — a girl, her name was Iryna, she would have turned 11 this year. She died. The man died too,” Zelensky said in an address to Ukrainians, adding that the woman is in critical condition. “This is how the terrorist state spends this Palm Sunday. This is how...
  • Russia says it will no longer share info with US about missile tests (no more advance warning!)

    03/31/2023 8:45:34 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 29 | Mark Moore
    ​Russia said Wednesday it will no longer give the United States advance notice of its missile tests — a month after suspending its participation in the most recent nuclear arms agreement between the two countries. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters that Russia will halt the information exchange after suspending “implementation” of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty​ (START)​. “There will be no notifications at all,” Rybakov said, according to Russian news agencies.
  • North Korea launches ICBM capable of hitting California

    02/19/2023 3:35:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    With all of the attention currently being paid to Russia and China threatening to drag us into world war 3, apparently North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was feeling a bit left out. Yesterday, the diminutive tyrant decided to launch one of his country’s latest and most advanced ICBMs. The nuclear-capable Hwasong-15 was sent on a nearly vertical trajectory, rising more than 3,500 miles in a flight that lasted more than an hour before falling back down into the ocean between their country and Japan. Kim described the test as a demonstration of his “fatal nuclear attack capacity” and analysts believe...
  • UFO shot down by $400,000 US missile may have been a $12 hobby balloon: report

    02/19/2023 3:09:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/17/2023 | Katherine Donlevy
    One of the UFOs shot down last weekend by the US Air Force with a $400,000 missile may have simply been a $12 balloon belonging to an Illinois enthusiast club, a report said. The Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade told Aviation Week on Thursday that it fears one of its diligently tracked gasbags that recently went missing was the mystery object taken out by the military over Canada on Saturday.The Pico Balloon — silver-coated, cylindrically shaped object — reported its last position at 38,910 feet off the west coast of Alaska on Friday.By Saturday, based on the balloon’s projected path,...
  • Military probing whether cancers linked to nuclear silo work in US

    01/24/2023 4:51:50 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | January 24, 2023 | Associated Press
    Washington -- Nine military officers who had worked decades ago at a nuclear missile base in Montana have been diagnosed with blood cancer and there are “indications” the disease may be linked to their service, according to military briefing slides obtained by The Associated Press. One of the officers has died. All of the officers, known as missileers, were assigned as many as 25 years ago to Malmstrom Air Force Base, home to a vast field of 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile silos. The nine officers were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a January briefing by U.S. Space...
  • US to start training Ukrainians on Patriot system on US soil next week (This Week).

    01/19/2023 4:57:36 PM PST · by know.your.why · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/10/2023 | Liz Friden , Caitlin McFall | Fox News
    U.S. armed forces will begin training up to 100 Ukrainian soldiers on the sophisticated Patriot missile system next week at Fort Sill, Okla., a defense official confirmed for Fox News Tuesday. The training is expected to take several months, though it will still be an expedited process in comparison to roughly year-long program the Patriot missile system traditionally takes. "The longer those troops are off the line – they're not actually engaged in combat – and so [the U.S. is] trying to work with Ukrainians to see what we can do to accelerate the training timeline," Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen....
  • Adviser to Zelensky who said a Ukrainian Missile was Responsible for the Hit Building in Dnipro has Resigned

    01/17/2023 9:30:42 AM PST · by JonPreston · 19 replies ^ | 1/17/23 |
    One of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's top advisers has asked to be fired after a statement that sparked widespread outrage, Ukrainian media reported this morning.Commenting on a Russian missile strike on an apartment block in the city of Dnipro on January 14, 2022, which killed dozens of civilians, Oleksii Arestovych said the missile hit the building after being hit by a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile.This is also the version announced yesterday by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who stated that Russia is not shelling civilian objects, but only overt or covert military targets.
  • Santa’s Sleigh Mistakenly Shot Down By Ukrainian Missile

    12/23/2022 1:08:37 PM PST · by DFG · 21 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 12/23/2022 | Babylon Bee
    KYIV — Somber news came out of war-torn Ukraine today as reports confirmed Santa Claus's sleigh had been mistaken for a hostile Russian aircraft and was shot down by a Ukrainian surface-to-air missile as it flew over the greater Kyiv area early this morning. It has long been suspected that Santa Claus frequently makes test flights over this region in the days leading up to Christmas, but there have been reports of Ukrainian military personnel being overly eager to try out their new missiles provided by the United States. "One of our reconnaissance teams observed something unidentifiable on the radar...
  • U.S. Air Force successfully tests hypersonic missile that travels five times the speed of sound

    12/16/2022 8:33:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/2022 | Pilar Arias
    412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB executed the ARRW test flightThe Air Force successfully fired an air-to-ground hypersonic missile that reached speeds more than five times the speed of sound in a test off the southern California coast, officials said Monday. The test of the All-Up-Round AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon on Friday was the first launch of a full prototype operational missile, the Air Force said in a press release. The missile was released from a B-52H Stratofortress and detonated in the terminal area, showing "all objectives were met," according to the release. "The ARRW team successfully designed and...
  • Harris blasts North Korea over latest missile launch: ‘Brazen violation

    11/18/2022 6:24:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2022 | CHLOE FOLMAR
    Vice President Harris on Friday lashed out at North Korea after its most recent missile launch during an appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, calling the move a “brazen violation” of U.N. security resolutions. North Korea launched what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), according to multiple reports, a rocket with the potential to reach across continents, early on Friday.
  • Tucker Carlson: Zelenskyy ‘Kept Lying On Television’ About Missile Being Launched By Russia

    11/17/2022 8:57:31 AM PST · by NeverCheney · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/22 | HAROLD HUTCHISON
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Wednesday of “lying” about the origins of a missile that killed two people in Poland Tuesday. “[Zelenskyy] was commanding the U.S. to lead the Third World War immediately. So as we said, this was not a minor AP story. The only problem was it was completely and utterly wrong. Zelensky, the unnamed intel officer, and the Associated Press had all been trafficking in dangerous misinformation,” Carlson said. “That became clear within a few hours, when pictures of the exploded missile surfaced on social media. People who know a lot about...
  • Zelensky on missile blast in Poland: ‘I don’t know 100 percent … what happened’

    11/17/2022 8:12:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/2022 | Jared Gans
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was not completely sure what happened with the missile blast that killed two people in Poland near the border with Ukraine. Zelensky previously insisted that the rocket was not Ukrainian and wanted evidence if Ukraine’s air defense was responsible. But he softened his position at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum in Singapore on Thursday, saying that Ukrainian military leaders told him that the crater from the blast site suggested that a Ukrainian anti-air rocket could not be solely responsible.
  • Russia Praises Biden as ‘Restrained and Professional’ in Response to Poland Missile Incident

    11/16/2022 11:30:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/2022 | FRANCES MARTEL
    The Kremlin’s top spokesman offered rare words of praise for the United States and leftist President Joe Biden in particular on Wednesday, expressing appreciation for a “restrained and … professional” response to a missile landing in Poland on Tuesday night and killing two people. Explosions in Przewodów, a Polish town near the border with Ukraine, erupted on Tuesday night and were later confirmed to be the result of two missiles of unknown origin making contact with the town. Polish authorities confirmed that the missiles killed two people and summoned the Russian ambassador, as early reports indicated that missiles may have...
  • Joe Biden: It's 'Unlikely' that the missile that hit Poland was fired from Russia

    11/15/2022 8:58:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    MSN via Associated Press ^ | 11/15/2022 | SEUNG MIN KIM and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press
    NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday it was “unlikely” that a missile that killed two in NATO-ally Poland was fired from Russia, but he pledged support for Poland's investigation into what it had called a “Russian-made” missile. Biden spoke after he convened an “emergency” meeting of the Group of Seven and NATO leaders in Indonesia Wednesday morning for consultations on the attack that killed two people in the eastern part of Poland near the Ukraine border. “There is preliminary information that contests that," Biden told reporters when asked if the missile had been fired from Russia....