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  • Russia Moves ‘Old’ St. Petersburg Missiles to Ukraine Front – Reports

    09/19/2022 9:23:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 09/19/2022
    Satellite images show that Russia’s military moved old anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine as it faced a shortage of advanced weapons this summer, inflicting heavy damage on civilians as a result, Finland’s Yle broadcaster reported Sunday.At least four out of 14 anti-aircraft missile bases surrounding St. Petersburg were “emptied of equipment” in August and September, Finnish military expert Marko Eklund was quoted as saying."It is most likely that the equipment that has been removed is primarily from the old S-300 system," Eklund, who has monitored the Russian armed forces for over 20 years, added.The remaining missiles that protect the airspace over...
  • ‘Hostile environment’: Turkey says Greek missiles locked on jets

    08/28/2022 12:01:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | 28 Aug 2022
    The radar of a Greek S-300 missile system based on the island of Crete locked on to the Turkish jets on Tuesday, Anadolu reported on Sunday, citing defence ministry sources. The F-16s were at an altitude of 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) to the west of Greece’s Rhodes island when the Russian-made S-300’s target-tracking radar locked on, the report added. The Turkish planes completed their mission and returned to their bases “despite the hostile environment”. Radar lock-ons are considered an act of hostility under NATO rules of engagement. Greek defence ministry sources dismissed the allegations. Last week, Turkey summoned the Greek...
  • No-Fly Zone

    08/25/2022 2:34:31 PM PDT · by delta7 · 14 replies
    Imetatronink ^ | 23 Aug 22 | William Schryver
    I’ve become increasingly intrigued by the fact that western military analysts – even among those not burdened with the epidemic strain of virulent antipathy towards Russia – have not spoken much (if at all) about what I consider to be quite arguably the most impressive revelation of the war in Ukraine. In addition to imposing a virtual “you fly, you die” rule against the Ukrainian Air Force and the various drones they employ, the Russians are, with a formidable array of air defense systems of varying capacities, routinely shooting down: ballistic missiles, MLRS rockets, HARMS anti-radiation missiles, and even artillery...
  • The China Connection Is the Real Scandal (How we got here today with China)

    08/22/2022 6:28:52 PM PDT · by OneVike · 8 replies
    Eagle Forum ^ | June 1998 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Many Freepers today were not around here when Bill Clinton was President, so many are clueless of the great discussions we had about the illegalities he was getting away with. Well, this article is a blast from the past by the late great Phyllis Schlafly. God rest her soul, she was a warrior who never gave an inch, and fought till she couldn't fight any more.The China Connection Is the Real Scandal by Phyllis Schlafly(August 15, 1924 - September 5, 2016) Now we know why the Democrats were so vicious in their attacks on Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) and Rep....
  • Russia Deploys Hypersonic Missiles Along Baltic Sea

    08/19/2022 5:44:16 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 92 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 19, 2022 | Luca Cacciatore
    Russia has deployed aircraft armed with hypersonic missiles along the Baltic Sea, a move that inches the country's forces closer to its NATO border, The Associated Press reported. In a Thursday announcement, the Russian Defense Ministry revealed that it moved three MiG-31 fighters brandishing Kinzhal missiles to Chkalovsk air base in Kaliningrad — a Russian enclave north of Poland and south of Lithuania. Moscow asserts that the Kinzhal missiles, which have already been used in its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, have a range of up to roughly 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) and fly at ten times the speed of sound.
  • N. Korea:Israel planned 1991 strike on NKorea-Syria ship: report(Scud missiles to Saddam via Syria)

    01/10/2008 4:15:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 277+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/09/08
    Israel planned 1991 strike on NKorea-Syria ship: report Wed Jan 9, 2:47 AM ET Israeli agents prepared to strike a ship suspected of smuggling missiles from North Korea to Syria in 1991 but cancelled it at the 11th hour under US pressure, a Japanese newspaper reported Wednesday. Undercover agents of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency secretly attached a guidance system for an airstrike on a cargo vessel believed to be carrying 23 short-range Scud missiles to Syria, the Yomiuri Shimbun said. The Yomiuri, reporting from Jerusalem, said it spoke to one of the agents involved in the operation, whose name was...
  • N. Korea fires multiple missiles toward East Sea: source

    06/04/2022 6:34:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | 6/5/2022 | Kang Yoon-seung
    SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap)--North Korea appears to have fired multiple ballistic missiles toward the East Sea from at least two locations Sunday, an informed source here said...
  • Biden agrees to provide Ukraine with longer range missiles

    06/01/2022 2:57:39 AM PDT · by PIF · 43 replies
    AOL ^ | June 1, 2022, 12:41 AM | Jeff Mason and Steve Holland
    U.S. President Joe Biden has agreed to provide Ukraine with advanced rocket systems that can strike with precision at long-range Russian targets as part of a $700 million weapons package expected to be unveiled on Wednesday. The United States is providing Ukraine with high mobility artillery rocket systems that can accurately hit targets as far away as 80 km (50 miles) after Ukraine gave "assurances" they will not use the missiles to strike inside Russia, senior administration officials said.
  • Hypersonic Missile Test Successful: US Air Force

    05/16/2022 10:29:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/16/2022 | Caden Pearson
    The U.S. Air Force successfully tested a hypersonic missile that travelled five times the speed of sound off the Southern California coast May 14, following tests of similar weapons by China and Russia.The AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) was launched from a B-52H Stratofortress bomber by 419th Flight Test Squadron and the Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force, both at Edwards Air Force Base, California.Brig. Gen. Heath Collins, the Air Force’s program executive officer for weapons, said in a May 16 release the launch was a major accomplishment for the hypersonic weapons team and the force.“The team’s tenacity, expertise,...
  • It Will Be Years Before Raytheon Can Build New Stinger Missiles

    05/01/2022 5:20:20 PM PDT · by elpadre · 52 replies ^ | April 26, 2022 | Marcus Weisgerber
    It will be years before Raytheon Technologies can build new Stinger shoulder-fired missiles due to a dwindling supply of weapons parts, the company’s CEO said Tuesday. The U.S. has shipped Stingers to Ukraine’s military, which has used them to shoot down Russian aircraft. But there’s only a finite supply as Raytheon has not made Stinger missiles for the U.S. military in nearly two decades. “We're going to have to go out and redesign some of the electronics in the missile and the seeker head,” Raytheon Technologies CEO Greg Hayes told investment analysts Tuesday during the company’s quarterly earnings call. “That's...
  • Why did Nancy Pelosi go to Kyiv?

    05/01/2022 7:17:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies ^ | May 1, 2022 | JAZZ SHAW
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed up in Kyiv this weekend in a “secret, surprise” visit to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. She was joined by several members of Congress, including Adam Schiff. Zelensky was quick to welcome the delegation and thank the United States for being his greatest supporter during the Russian invasion. There were plenty of photo ops and speeches, though nothing much of substance appeared to come out of the meeting, aside from assurances that America would continue to send funds and supplies to the Ukrainian forces. Pelosi did take the opportunity to call Vladimir Putin a...
  • It Will Be Years Before Raytheon Can Build New Stinger Missiles

    It will be years before Raytheon Technologies can build new Stinger shoulder-fired missiles due to a dwindling supply of weapons parts, the company’s CEO said Tuesday. The U.S. has shipped Stingers to Ukraine’s military, which has used them to shoot down Russian aircraft. But there’s only a finite supply as Raytheon has not made Stinger missiles for the U.S. military in nearly two decades. “We're going to have to go out and redesign some of the electronics in the missile and the seeker head,” Raytheon Technologies CEO Greg Hayes told investment analysts Tuesday during the company’s quarterly earnings call. “That's...
  • Air Force Says ‘Sentinel’ to Stand In as New Name for Next-Generation ICBM

    04/18/2022 10:29:50 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 27 replies
    Noozhawk ^ | April 10, 2022 | Janene Scully
    The Air Force’s next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile has a new moniker. Known by the clunky name of Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD, the weapon system under development has officially been designated as Sentinel. Land-based ICBMs have made up one part of the nation’s nuclear triad for decades. “The name Sentinel recognizes the mindset that thousands of airmen, past and present, have brought to the deterrence mission, and will serve as a reminder for those who operate, secure and maintain this system in the future about the discipline and responsibility their duty entails,” Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said. The...
  • Nuclear War Is on the Horizon

    04/10/2022 9:22:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Based Underground ^ | April 10, 2022 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Some readers have asked why Russia regards Finland’s membership in NATO as a provocation. For the same reason that Ukraine’s membership is a provocation: US missile bases on Russia’s border. Editor’s Commentary: I have always appreciated Paul Craig Roberts’ perspectives. My conversations with him have shown me he understands geopolitics better than just about anyone I know. I do not agree with everything he posted in the article below from Free West Media, but I’m printing it anyway because it does shed light on the reality that we are closer to war with Russia than any time since the Cold...
  • Air strikes hit Ukraine's strategic port Odessa

    04/03/2022 4:49:06 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 50 replies
    Odessa (Ukraine) (AFP) – Air strikes rocked Ukraine's strategic Black Sea port of Odessa early Sunday, AFP reporters said, but there were no casualties, according to the army. The Russian defence ministry confirmed the strike. "This morning, high-precision sea and air-based missiles destroyed an oil refinery and three storage facilities for fuel and lubricants near the city of Odessa, from which fuel was supplied to a group of Ukrainian troops in the direction of Mykolaiv," it said. At least three huge columns of black smoke and flames rose into the sky over an industrial zone. The rocket attacks came as...
  • Ukraine appears to strike back for first time with missile hit on Russian military camp

    03/29/2022 6:32:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/29/2022 | Evan Simko-Bednarski
    Ukrainian forces may have struck back inside Russia on Tuesday with their first significant shelling. A Ukrainian missile appeared to have hit a temporary Russian military encampment outside Belgorod, in Russia’s village of Krasny Oktyabr, about 40 miles from the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, said the Russian state-run news agency Tass. Regional Gov. Vyacheslav Gladkov said there were no casualties, but an emergency service worker told Tass that 4 Russian soldiers were injured. Video posted online from two local Belgorod news outlets appeared to show ammunition blowing up, but the source of the explosion could not be immediately confirmed outside...
  • North Korea 'is preparing for its first nuclear test in five years' just days after testing 'monster' ballistic missile that can reach anywhere in the US

    03/27/2022 12:18:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    North Korea is preparing for its first nuclear bomb test in nearly five years, government sources in South Korea have told local media. Kim Jong Un's secretive regime appears to be hastily constructing a 'shortcut' to a tunnel at its nuclear test site in Punggye-ri in preparations for a seventh underground nuclear detonation, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Sunday. Warnings of the nuclear test, which would be the first since September 17, come just days after the North test-fired its massive Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile, which could deliver a warhead anywhere in the United States.
  • British-made Starstreak missiles are ready to be deployed in Ukraine to take down Putin's jets imminently

    03/26/2022 3:20:23 PM PDT · by libh8er · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3.26.2022 | Glen Owen
    British -made anti-aircraft missiles are about to be deployed by Ukraine in the conflict for the first time, threatening to heap further humiliation on Vladimir Putin over his disastrous invasion. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told The Mail on Sunday that the Starstreak system – a shoulder-mounted missile that travels at more than three times the speed of sound to take down low-flying enemy jets – was ready to be used imminently. The news came as Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that Putin was scaling back the invasion because he was reeling from ‘powerful blows’ and had lost more than 16,000...
  • A 60% Dud Rate for Precision-Guided Munitions Explains a Lot of Russia's Problems in Ukraine

    03/24/2022 7:52:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/24/2022 | Streiff
    Thursday, US intelligence officials leaked a classified assessment about the performance of Russian precision-guided munitions in the Ukraine invasion.The United States assesses that Russia is suffering failure rates as high as 60% for some of the precision-guided missiles it is using to attack Ukraine, three U.S. officials with knowledge of the intelligence told Reuters.The disclosure could help explain why Russia has failed to achieve what most could consider basic objectives since its invasion a month ago, such as neutralizing Ukraine’s air force, despite the apparent strength of its military against Ukraine’s much smaller armed forces.The U.S. officials, who spoke on...
  • U.S. Response to Russia's Hypersonic Weapons is Counting on These American Companies

    03/23/2022 4:19:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Street ^ | 03/22/2022 | Ellen Chang
    First use of high-speed missiles by Russia in Ukraine sparks renewed urgency for U.S. development. With the first claimed use of a hypersonic weapon by Russia in the invasion of Ukraine, attention is again focusing on defense contractors in the U.S. that are trying to develop their own. Among U.S. defense contractors notable for their efforts are Lockheed Martin (LMT) , Northrop Grumman (NOC) and Raytheon (RTX). The three were picked by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency last November to develop an "accelerated concept design of the Glide Phase Interceptor," to stop incoming vehicles. Lockheed Martin and Raytheon are also...