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The Changing Landscape of Air-Defense
The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine demonstrates the strategic shift in air warfare from direct attacks by bombers to standoff attacks using missiles. The ground-based air defenses have yet to embrace this change.
New Ballistic Missiles Displayed at the Houthi Military Parade
New ballistic, cruise and loitering missiles were shown by the Houthis in the recent military parade in Sanaa, Yemen. Among the new missiles were several types of precision-guided ballistic missiles, capable of attack at ranges from 300 to 1,400 km, carrying warheads weighing up to half a ton. All missiles are believed to be Iranian designed, they were likely delivered to Yemen as pre-assembled or knocked down kits.
North Korea’s Launched Another ICBM
On July 28, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that reportedly flew for 45 minutes, reaching a peak altitude of 3,000 km, and a slightly longer range than the previous test. North Korea seems to have made a logical step forward, as it tries to perfect the technologies to build and field an operationally-viable ICBM that can threaten the mainland United States.
North Korea Tests a New, Ground Mobile Ballistic Missile
North Korea appears to have employed technologies used in submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to develop a new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile tested Saturday. The SLBM launched in August carried the name Pukguksong-1, ("North Star"); the official announcement about the missile test called the new missile Pukguksong-2.
New Evidence of Russian Iskander M Missile Deployment in Syria
Satellite imagery analysis by Imagesat International (ISI) intelligence experts revealed deployment of Iskandar (SS-26 “Stone”) advanced missile system vehicles as part of the Russian deployment. Iskander units were first spotted at Hmeimim airbase in Latakia, Syria in March 2016.
North Korea Unveils a Miniaturized Nuclear Warhead for KN08 Missiles
North Korea claims it has the know how and capability to develop a nuclear warhead to equip ballistic missiles. This claim has been substantiated today, by the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-Un, presenting a complex spherical object claimed to be the country's miniaturized thermonuclear warhead.“The nuclear warheads have been standardised to be fit for ballistic missiles by miniaturising them,” Kim noted during a visit with nuclear technicians that was reported by the DPRK state media today.
Could Tehran’s EMAD Missile Outsmart Israel’s Arrow 3?
Iran has test fired a new missile equipped with maneuverable, re-entry-vehicle (MARV) warhead, capable of hitting targets with accuracy four times better than previous Shahab and Ghadr missiles.
Iran Doubles ‘Fateh’ Guided Missile’s Range to 500km
Iran unveiled yesterday a new member of the Fateh ballistic guided missile family. The new Fateh 313 missile has a range of 500 km - twice the range of the former Fateh 110 version. According to Iranian sources the new missile will enter production soon, following a recent successful test flight.
Fateh 110 missiles in Iran, Syria and Lebanon
FATEH 110 has been in development in Iran since 2002. It began after the Iranians have bought about 200 CSS-8 (DF-7) short range missiles...
Airshow China 2014 Photo Report – Strike Weapons
NORINCO unveiled two variants of the King Dragon family of guided rockets, launched from the SR5 multiple rocket launcher. The King Dragon 60(GR1) 220mm...
Supersonic cruise missile launched from mobile launchers extends the reach of...
The CX-1 cruise missile is designed for launch from land-based mobile launchers. Designed for supersonic cruise at medium and low level, CX-1 endgame flexibility...
India Test Launch Third Agni-4 Ballistic Missile
India successfully launched today (Monday, January 20, 2014) its nuclear-capable strategic missile Agni-IV. It was the third test flight, as part of the developmental...
New ICBM Under Development in Russia
The Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (MITT) is developing a new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) under the name RS-26 Rubezh. This ‘medium class’ ICBM...
Modernizing the Russian Strategic Missile Force (RVSN)
While ballistic missile developments in Iran, North Korea, India and China are capturing the headlines, strategic forces of the world’s two superpowers undergoing profound...
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