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  • Macron announces coalition to provide Ukraine with long-range missiles

    02/27/2024 8:21:48 AM PST · by Mariner · 41 replies
    Ukrainska Pravda ^ | February 27th, 2024 | Ivashkiv Olena
    French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the creation of a coalition to provide Ukraine with "medium- and long-range missiles and bombs".Source: Le MondeDetails: Macron said Western leaders decided to "create a coalition for deep strikes, and therefore for [supplying Ukraine with] medium- and long-range missiles and bombs."He also called on European countries to produce more munitions.
  • Biden administration is leaning toward supplying Ukraine with long-range missiles

    02/19/2024 4:25:56 AM PST · by JonPreston · 90 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/19/24 | Courtney Kube
    If Republicans continue to block U.S. military aid to Ukraine, the White House could turn to an ally to provide Kyiv with ATACM missiles capable of striking Russian-held Crimea.MUNICH — After months of requests from Ukrainian officials, the Biden administration is working toward providing Ukraine with powerful new long-range ballistic missiles, according to two U.S. officials.Late last year, the U.S. began to supply Ukraine with Army Tactical Missile Systems, known as ATACMS, but so far it has provided only the older medium-range ATACMS. Now, the U.S. is leaning toward sending the longer-range version of the missile, the officials said, which...
  • Russia Denies Izhevsk 'Emergency' As Videos Show Fireball Over ICBM Plant

    02/08/2024 1:32:04 PM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies
    MSN --- Newsweek ^ | 2 8 | Isabel van Brugen
    Russian authorities denied an emergency in Russia's Udmurt Republic, as videos show a huge fireball over a weapons plant that produces nuclear weapons components and ballistic missiles. Massive explosion was reported on Wednesday on the grounds of the Votkinsk weapons factory, which produces weapons including the RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) & strategic ballistic missiles for the Topol-M and Iskander systems. The factory is located some 30 miles from the capital of the Udmurt Republic, Izhevsk. Videos filmed by residents showed a huge fireball over the area and a massive glow in the sky. Locals reported hearing explosions before...
  • DIA Report on Iranian Arms Used by Houthi Forces

    02/08/2024 12:14:56 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | FEBRUARY 7, 2024 | U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE STAFF
    This product provides a visual comparison of Iranian missiles and weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and those displayed and employed by Houthi forces in Yemen to attack civilian infrastructure across the region. Photographs of weapons displayed and fired by Iran and the Houthis, as well as those illegally smuggled aboard boats from Iran, strongly suggest their Iranian origin. Iranian aid has enabled the Houthis to initiate a campaign of missile and UAV attacks against commercial ships in the Red Sea since November 2023. As of mid-December 2023, several of the largest global shipping firms had suspended transit through the Red...
  • Britain’s warships have gym where land attack missiles should be

    02/04/2024 6:09:54 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2/3/2024 | Danielle Sheridan
    Royal Navy destroyers have been fitted with treadmills where land attack cruise missiles should be, prompting warnings that the Navy is falling further behind the United States. The Type 45 warships were designed to accommodate the Mark 41 Vertical Launching System fitted in their bows, allowing them to fire cruise missiles. However, the space has only ever been used as a gym for crew because the Navy did not procure the weapons due to a lack of funds. It comes after The Telegraph revealed HMS Diamond cannot attack Houthi targets on land because it lacks the firepower, although the warship...
  • EXCLUSIVE Long-range missiles strike civilian targets across Europe. Baltic states are invaded. AI-controlled tanks rule the battlefield. As NATO warns of Russian attack in 20 years, a terrifying prediction of how it will unfold

    01/21/2024 1:10:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/20/24 | David Averre, Rachael Bunyan, Chris Jewers
    Almost two full years into Russia's invasion of Ukraine and with the Middle East teetering on the brink of disaster following Hamas' October 7th attacks on Israel, the threat of a wider war looms large on the horizon. Prime ministers, defence secretaries and military chiefs have claimed that the threat of a major conflict is greater now than at any other time since the Cuban Missile Crisis. European governments one after the other have issued grave warnings to their citizens to start preparing for a fight. And now, NATO countries are gearing up for one of their largest-ever drills, with...
  • Report: Several injured in Pakistani attack in Iranian territory

    01/17/2024 11:16:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/1/24
    Several explosions were heard in southeastern Iran on Thursday morning, according to local media. The Mehr news agency reported that several people were injured in an attack by drones and missiles. According to the report, the attack was carried by the Pakistani army in Iranian territory, and follows an Iranian attack in Pakistani territory...
  • Ships and aircraft search for 2 Navy SEALs missing after mission to confiscate Iranian missile parts

    01/15/2024 5:08:03 PM PST · by Reverend Wright · 28 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | Jan 15, 2024 | Lolita Baldor
    As they were boarding it in rough seas, around 8 p.m. local time, one SEAL got knocked off by high waves and a teammate went in after him. Both are missing. The team boarding the small boat was facing about a dozen crew members. The crew members, who were taken into custody, had no paperwork, which allowed a search of the vessel. The weapons were confiscated, and the boat was sunk, a routine procedure that usually involves blowing open holes in the hull.
  • 2 Navy SEALs lost at sea were helping seize Iranian warheads being sent to Houthis

    01/16/2024 7:39:01 AM PST · by nuconvert · 52 replies
    The two Navy SEALs who went missing off the coast of Somalia last week were helping seize Iranian weapons bound for the Houthis, the US said in a statement on Tuesday. The Navy SEALs carried out a "complex boarding" of a dhow, operating out of the USS Lewis B. Puller and assisted by helicopters and unmanned aerial drones, CENTCOM said. (excerpt) Among what was seized were propulsion, guidance, and warheads for medium-range ballistic missiles and anti-ship cruise missiles, as well as air-defense-associated components, it said. (excerpt) The Associated Press earlier reported, citing unnamed US officials, that the pair were climbing...
  • US, partners condemn arms transfers between North Korea and Russia

    01/09/2024 8:23:52 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 9, 2024 | Kanishka Singh
    A joint statement by the United States and its partners on Tuesday condemned arms transfers between North Korea and Russia, including what it termed as Russia's procurement of North Korean ballistic missiles and Moscow's use of those against Ukraine on Dec. 30 and Jan. 2. WHY IT IS IMPORTANTBoth Moscow and Pyongyang have drawn closer since the beginning of the Ukraine conflict, though they deny making any arms deals. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met President Vladimir Putin in Russia's Far East region last September and senior Russian officials have made several visits to Pyongyang. Last week the White...
  • China purges top army brass after US intel revealed they'd filled missiles with WATER instead of fuel and had a huge silo bunker with the wrong lids due to military corruption

    01/09/2024 2:42:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail & Reuters ^ | 1/09/24 | Stephen M. Lepore
    China's recent 'purge' of several top Army officials came after an embarrassing mishap where they'd mistakenly filled missiles with water instead of fuel, according to United States intelligence. The news comes days after a startling New Year's message from ruler Xi Jingping, who warned that 'all Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Strait' will be 'reunified.' The communist country's top lawmakers ousted nine senior military officers from the national legislative body on Friday, state media reported, a step that typically precedes further punishment. Many of those removed were from the Rocket Force - a key arm of the Chinese...
  • Missile hits Red Sea container ship, US destroyers shoot down two more

    12/30/2023 7:15:42 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 30, 2023
    An American destroyer shot down two anti-ship ballistic missiles fired from Yemen Saturday as it responded to a call for help from a container ship that was hit separately, the US Central Command (Centcom) said. Centcom said the US destroyers Gravely and Laboon responded to a request for assistance from the Maersk Hangzhou, a Singapore-flagged, Denmark-owned and operated container ship that reported being struck by a missile while transiting the Red Sea. While responding, missiles were launched toward the ships from territory controlled by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, Centcom said.
  • U.S. Navy Shoots Down 12 Houthi Drones and Five Missiles in One Day

    12/27/2023 10:34:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/27/2023 | JOHN HAYWARD
    U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said Tuesday that the Iran-backed Houthi terrorists of Yemen launched a massive barrage of drones and missiles at Israel, only to see their weapons intercepted and destroyed by the guided missile destroyer USS Laboon and F/A-18 fighters from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier battle group. CENTCOM said U.S. forces “shot down twelve one-way attack drones, three anti-ship ballistic missiles, and two land attack cruise missiles in the Southern Red Sea that were fired by the Houthis over a 10 hour period.”
  • North Korea: We’re Prepared to Nuke America if It Makes a ‘Wrong Decision’

    12/20/2023 2:26:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Dec 2023 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Communist dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un declared through state media on Wednesday that the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was necessary to “clearly show what action the DPRK [North Korea] has been prepared and what option the DPRK would take when Washington makes a wrong decision against it.”
  • Large explosion at Iran's aviation and space force headquarters in Tehran

    12/18/2023 1:12:53 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 43 replies
    Large explosion at Iran's aviation and space force headquarters in Tehran. These headquarters supply missiles and UAVs to regime proxies in the region.
  • Civilization Has to Go Medieval on Terrorists

    12/18/2023 11:25:50 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18 Dec 2023 | Stephen Green
    "Remember we have only to be lucky once, you will have to be lucky always," the IRA warned the world after an assassination bombing at Brighton's Grand Hotel barely missed killing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1984. The same story is being told today in the vital lanes of the Red Sea, where Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels are waging a missile war against the world's shipping — and major shippers are getting out before their luck runs out. Oil giant BP is just the latest firm to announce it will "pause" all shipments through the Red Sea due to...
  • How does Hamas get its weapons? A mix of improvisation, resourcefulness and a key overseas benefactor

    11/01/2023 1:21:32 PM PDT · by libh8er · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 10.12.2023 | Brad Ledon
    ...And it has been almost completely cut off from the rest of the world for nearly 17 years, when Hamas seized control, prompting Israel and Egypt to impose a strict siege on the territory, which is ongoing. Israel also maintains an air and naval blockade on Gaza as well as a vast array of surveillance. Which begs the question: How did Hamas amass the sheer amount of weaponry that enabled the group to pull off coordinated attacks that have left more than 1,200 people dead in Israel and thousands more injured – while continuing to rain rocket fire down on...
  • First on CNN: US Navy warship near Yemen intercepts multiple missiles, US officials say

    10/19/2023 11:51:49 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/19/2023 | CNN
    A US Navy warship operating in the Middle East intercepted multiple projectiles near the coast of Yemen on Thursday, two US officials told CNN. One of the officials said the missiles were fired by Iranian-backed Houthi militants, who are engaged in an ongoing conflict in Yemen. Approximately 2-3 missiles were intercepted, according to the second official. The officials said it was unclear what the missiles were targeting. It’s possible the missiles were fired at the USS Carney or launched towards another target.
  • January 2023---US has moved (300,000) munitions stored in Israel for use by Ukraine (what the...??)

    10/09/2023 6:25:57 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/23/2023 | CNN
    The United States has transferred American munitions stored in Israel for use in Ukraine and plans to send more soon, US and Israeli officials told CNN Wednesday. A US official told CNN they have moved “some” of the 300,000 155-millimeter shells that the US and Israel agreed would be transferred, and that there are plans to move the remaining amount in the coming weeks. Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Richard Hecht told CNN that the Americans notified the Israelis a while ago they were transferring munitions. Hecht said the munitions are US-owned, that their movements are “American business” and that they...
  • Biden Promised Zelensky Long-Range ‘ATACMS’ Missiles During White House Meeting: Report

    09/24/2023 6:47:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/24/2023 | Kurt Zindulka
    President Joe Biden reportedly told Volodymyr Zelensky during a White House meeting this week that the U.S. will send Ukraine long-range ATACMS missiles, amid growing questions about the continued funding of the war. In addition to the $325 million military aid package, Biden reportedly pledged during a meeting with Zelensky on Thursday to supply the war-torn country with ATACMS missiles. The long-range missiles, which can hit targets up to 190 miles away, would represent a significant upgrade for the Ukrainian forces, which currently only have missiles capable of striking at a range of around 150 miles.