The exact manner of the Russian cheating remains unclear and highly classified, although there have been several reports that Russia has tested and plans to continue testing two missiles in ways that could violate the terms of the treaty: the SS-25 road mobile intercontinental ballistic missile and the newer RS-26 ICBM, which [...]
“Recent U.S. intelligence assessments have said that both North Korea and Iran are expected to have missiles capable of hitting the United States with a nuclear warhead in the next two years.”
The booster is believed by U.S. intelligence agencies to be intended for a new long-range missile or space launch vehicle that could be [...]
… the Russian decision to update, modernize and upgrade its nuclear forces is seen as a worrisome harbinger of a new era of strategic competition between Moscow and Washington. But Russian president Vladimir Putin is simply carrying out a 2012 election promise: “We should not tempt anyone by allowing ourselves to be weak. [...]
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force has deployed surface-to-ship missiles on Okinawa’s Miyako Island in an unprecedented move that experts say is targeted at blocking the Chinese navy.
The Type 88 missiles arrived at Hirara Port on the island by ferry earlier Wednesday from a base in Hokkaido and are scheduled to be deployed to a radar [...]
North Korea appears to be getting closer to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially carry a nuclear warhead as far as the west coast of the United States, two weapons experts said Tuesday.
They described missiles displayed in Pyongyang earlier this year as “scary good.”
The US-Korea Institute at Johns [...]
It’s a sign of just how fast the balance of world power is shifting, that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin oversaw a huge exercise of Russia’s nuclear forces this Wednesday, involving — as the AP reported – “multiple test launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, a formidable demonstration of Russia’s resurgent military power.” This follows [...]
A Syrian air defense base reportedly targeted late Wednesday night may have housed advanced S-125 missiles.
A map of the airbase posted online shows three batteries of the Russian-made surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile at the base, outside Snobar Jableh in the country’s Latakia region.
A massive explosion was reported at the base late Wednesday night, [...]
The test firings were unusual because of the number of missiles fired at one time, said officials who discussed some details of the drill on condition of anonymity.
Mark Schneider, an arms control specialist, said Russian reports of the exercises described the test firings as a “a major strategic nuclear exercise involving a nuclear war.” [...]
China’s DF-15C short-range ballistic missile, equipped with a deep-penetration warhead, would be able to damage or destroy underground command facilities in Taiwan and other security partners of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Weapon, a military magazine operated by China North Industries Group Corporation, a state-run company that manufactures military vehicles.
Russia’s latest flight of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile this month appears to be another circumvention of a 1987 nuclear missile accord, U.S. officials and private arms specialists said.
A test of what the Pentagon calls the SS-25 road-mobile Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) took place Oct. 10 and traveled less than 2,000 miles, indicating it [...]