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  • Nuclear Submarine Will Be Inventory Within Two Months
    Nuclear Submarine Will Be Inventory Within Two Months February 11 2020
    The Borei-A Class Knyaz Vladimir submarine, developed under the Project 955A modernization program for the Russian Navy, has a short time to enter the inventory. Russian officials announced that the platform, which provides its energy from nuclear power, has successfully completed extensive tests. Knyaz Vladimir will be delivered to the Russian Navy in about a month and a half. It was floated out in November 2017. According to the data of Russia’s Defence Ministry, the sub Knyaz Vladimi...
  • Ballistic Missile Life Extension
    Ballistic Missile Life Extension February 3 2020
    The U.S. added a new one to the steps for maintain its current intercontinental ballistic missile capability. The Washington signed a new modernization agreement to keep the intercontinental ballistic missile inventory up to date and signed a life-extension modernisation agreement for UGM-133 Trident II D5 missiles costs USD 473.8 million with Lockheed Martin. The activities to be carried out under the Life Extension 2 Strategic Systems Programs Alteration Advanced De...
  • Sarmat Will Enter Inventory In 2021
    Sarmat Will Enter Inventory In 2021 February 3 2020
    Russian Deputy Defence Minister Aleksey Krivoruchko made a statement on the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles. Sarmat will be added to the Russian armed forces' arsenal in 2021, Krivoruchko said. "First serial [Sarmat intercontinental ballistic] missiles will join armed forces in 2021", Krivoruchko said. The Sarmat will replace the Voevoda (РС-20В Satan) RS-28 Sarmat, is a liquid-fueled intermittent ballistic missile, was developed to replace the R-36M2 Voevod...
  • China Equips Destroyer with Long-Range Land-Attack Missiles
    China Equips Destroyer with Long-Range Land-Attack Missiles December 24 2019
    Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy equips the Type 055 class guided-missile destroyer Nanchang with long-range land-attack cruise missiles. The PLA Navy said on China's Twitter-like social platform Sina Weibo that the service operates not only vessels but also submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles with strategic missile submarines and long-range land-attack cruise missiles with 10,000 ton-class guided-missile destroyer. China displayed its...
  • ICBM Drill From Russia
    ICBM Drill From Russia October 18 2019
    The Russian nuclear forces have terminated their annual readiness exercise, dubbed “Grom [Thunder] 2019,” which will involve 12,000 troops, 213 intercontinental-range ballistic missile launchers, up to 105 aircraft and around 20 warships, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD). Two RSM-50 [NATO reporting name: SS-N-18 Stingray] ballistic missiles were launched towards the Chizha firing range. The exercise took place from October 15 to 17 in all...
  • China Unveils Dongfeng-41 Missiles
    China Unveils Dongfeng-41 Missiles October 1 2019
    China unveiled Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles, in a National Day military parade in central Beijing Tuesday. A formation consisting of 16 new-type strategic nuclear missile launchers carrying Dongfeng-41 passed through Tian'anmen Square in celebration of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
  • Ballistic Response from Russia : Bulava, Sineva
    Ballistic Response from Russia : Bulava, Sineva August 25 2019
    The USA had tested a medium-range cruise missile last week. Russia has test-fired two submarine-based ballistic missiles in response to US tests. The U.S. Defence Department had announced on Monday the test of a medium-range ground-launched cruise missile. The missile was launched on Sunday from the U.S. Navy-controlled San Nicolas Island off the coast of Los Angeles. In response, Russia tested missiles on Saturday, a week after US tests. "On August 24, in accordance with the c...
  • C-130 Fleet will Change
    C-130 Fleet will Change July 15 2019
    The Portuguese government has confirmed that they will acquire five KC-390 cargo aircraft. Government will make an agreement worth € 827 million to purchase of five KC-390 aircraft, a flight simulator, and the aircraft logistics. Minister of National Defence João Gomes Cravinho explained that the aircraft, with intercontinental range and true multi-mission capabilities, will be able to execute strategic and tactical operations, both civil and military, without limitations, from tr...
  • New Weapon Systems from Russia
    New Weapon Systems from Russia June 21 2019
      The Russian Armed Forces are about to get a whole new weapon based on laser energy and hypersonic, the first of its samples have already been introduced into trial combat duty. According to the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. The President of the Russian Federation said that, “The Peresvet laser systems operated in the troops would take on duty this December, the nuclear submarine carrier for the Poseidon will be launched this spring; serial production of t...
  • Major Milestone at US Homeland Missile Defence System
    Major Milestone at US Homeland Missile Defence System March 27 2019
    The U.S. Missile Defence Agency, announced that it had conducted a successful test against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) class target. This test was the first salvo engagement of a threat-representative ICBM target by two Ground Based Interceptors (GBI), which were designated GBI-Lead, and GBI-Trail for the test. The GBI-Lead destroyed the re-entry vehicle, as it was designed to do. The GBI-Trail then looked at the resulting debris and remaining objects, and, not finding any ot...
  • Unsuccessful Trial of Iran
    Unsuccessful Trial of Iran January 17 2019
    Iran recently announced that the satellite launch attempt failed. The rocket, launched with a satellite load, could not reach orbit. Iranian Ministry of Communication said in a statement that the carrier rocket could not reach the required speed for the trajectory and the launch failed in the third stage. No explanation was given about the factors that caused the failure. In the trial held on January 15th, the communication satellite named “Payam (Message)” was conveyed ...
  • Russia Confirms ‘Meteor Shower’ Was a Missile Defence Satellite
    Russia Confirms ‘Meteor Shower’ Was a Missile Defence Satellite January 11 2019
    Russia’s Aerospace Forces has confirmed that a bright object spotted in the sky over New Zealand was a missile defence satellite launched 12 years ago.  Videos on social media published this weekend appeared to show a bright object streaking through the sky. The Kosmos-2430 missile early-warning satellite went out of orbit on Saturday, the state-run TASS news agency reported Thursday, citing North American Aerospace DefencE Command (NORAD) data.  ...
  • Nuclear Missile Facility Completed
    Nuclear Missile Facility Completed December 18 2018
    Russia has completed the deployment of Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile system which the most advanced missile system which  in its inventory. The necessary radar facilities and infrastructure works have been completed for the missiles to become operational. Russia said that in the past years modern deployments for the Yars missile complexes were completed, followed by the arrival of the Sarmat missiles. The Moscow administration also restored 19 new airfields for the ...
  • India Tested ICBM
    India Tested ICBM December 13 2018
    India has added a new one to its ballistic missile trials. The experience launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile with nuclear head warhead capability has tested. Within the scope of the tests, one Agni V missile was fired from the transporter erector-launch vehicle (TEL) placed on the railway flatbed car. Test activity was carried out with the participation of engineers from the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India. The missile was launched by the ...
  • Boeing Wins $2.38 Billion Tender
    Boeing Wins $2.38 Billion Tender September 25 2018
    Boeing will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the U.S. Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N “Huey” helicopters used to protect America’s intercontinental ballistic missile bases. The program awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. “We’re grateful for the Air Force’s confidence in our MH-139 team,” said David Koopersm...
  • US Air Force may replace three types of aircraft with a single platform
    US Air Force may replace three types of aircraft with a single platform August 2 2018
    The U.S. Air Force is looking to replace three aircraft — the E-4B command post, the C-32A executive airlifter and the Navy’s E-6B command post — under the purview of a single program known as NEAT, Defence News wrote. Air Force Materiel Command posted the request for information (RfI) Tuesday for National Airborne Operations Centre (NAOC), Executive Airlift, Airborne Command Post (ABNCP), Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO). According to the RFI, the Pentagon is conducting an...
  • China Non Stop
    China Non Stop June 13 2018
    China has recently conducted an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) experiment. It was noted that the DF-41 missile was launched from China's Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre and hit an area in the Gobi Desert in Shanxi Province. It is stated that the DF-41 (CSS-X-20) missile has a range of 12 to 15 thousand kilometres and can carry 2,500 kilograms of payload. Tests of the platform which can carry 10 different heads each in 150 kT warheads started in July 2012.
  • First Ever Salvo Fire from Borei Class Sub
    First Ever Salvo Fire from Borei Class Sub May 24 2018
    Russia’s Project 955 Borei-class strategic nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky has successfully test-fired four Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles on 22 May.  According to the Russian Northern Fleet press service, the missiles were launched from a submerged position. It was the first salvo fire from this type of submarines. "The test confirmed combat readiness of the Project 955 Borei strategic submarine and the Bulava missile system," the press s...
  • New Missile Operational in 2020
    New Missile Operational in 2020 May 20 2018
    Russia has announced that the new intercontinental ballistic missile will be operational in 2020. In a meeting with leading companies of the Russian defense industry, it was announced that the Avangard hypersonic missile system, which carried by the RS-28 Sarmat ICBM, will be operational in 2019. It is stated that the system will be in active service in 2020. RS-28 Sarmat, is a liquid-fueled intermittent ballistic missile, was developed to replace the R-36M2 Voevoda (NATO Code: SS-1...
  • Yars ICBM Deployement Completed
    Yars ICBM Deployement Completed April 2 2018
    Commander of the Russian strategic missile forces Sergei Karakayev said on 29 March that the Tagil and Novosibirsk missile units of the Russian strategic missile forces has been completely rearmed with Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-29 Yars) ground-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems. According to Karakayev, rearming of the Irkutsk and Yoshkar-Ola missile units continues. Rearming of Bologoye and Barnaul units will begin in 2020.  The Yars is a mobile o...
  • Russia Test-fired Sarmat ICBM
    Russia Test-fired Sarmat ICBM March 30 2018
    Russia's Defence Ministry on Friday published a video showing the test-firing of its Sarmat (NATO Code Name: Satan-2) intercontinental ballistic missile. The missile was launched at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the northern Archangel province close to the Arctic Circle and the trial had confirmed its pre-launch and first flight stage characteristics, the ministry said.  A video of the test was released on the social media. 
  • Sarmat to Enter Duty Replacing Satan Missiles
    Sarmat to Enter Duty Replacing Satan Missiles March 13 2018
    Russia is to begin disposal of ageing Voyevoda (NATO reporting name SS-18 Satan) intercontinental ballistic missiles and replace them with Sarmat missiles, Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov said on 12 March. "There can be no doubts we will have the new missile Sarmat by the time Voyevoda’s service life is over. It is expected that in contrast to its predecessors this missile will be armed with hypersonic warheads, which will make it far harder for defence sy...
  • Russia Test-fired Upgraded Air Defence Missile
    Russia Test-fired Upgraded Air Defence Missile February 12 2018
    The Russian military test-fired an upgraded air defence missile at the firing range Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan, Russian newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Monday. According to the newspaper, the deputy commander of Aerospace Forces’ air and missile defence task force Andrei Prikhodko said the missile’s tactical and technical characteristics regarding the range, precision and operational lifetime were significantly higher compared to present-day weapons. ...
  • An Eye For An Eye
    An Eye For An Eye November 30 2017
    North Korea has conducted yet another missile launch on 29 November, to which the Republic of Korea responded with a live-fire drill. The Republic of Korean Army's missile unit, the Navy's Aegis ship and the Air Force's KF-16 fighter jet took part in the training held in the East Sea near the inter-Korean border. During the drill, a Haeseong-2 cruise missile, a Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile and a SPICE-2000 air-to-surface missile were fired, all three precisely hitting its designate...
  • China's New ICBM To Enter Inventory
    China's New ICBM To Enter Inventory November 20 2017
    China's Dongfeng-41 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will enter People Liberation Army's (PLA) inventory in the first half of 2018.  A three-stage solid-fuel missile, Dongfeng-41 has a range of 12 thousand kilometres and can carry up to 10 nuclear warheads. 
  • "Sarmat" Overcame Problems
    "Sarmat" Overcame Problems October 24 2017
    Kommersant reported on 23 October that the Russian Ministry of Defense plans to hold two ballistic tests of the liquid-state intercontinental ballistic missile RS-28 Sarmat at the Plesetsk space center before the end of the year. The timing of these tests was repeatedly postponed due to the unavailability of both the silo launcher and the ICBM itself. Now, according to Kommersant sources, the problems have been resolved. "The main purpose is to check the performance of the missile s...
  • ICBM Control Capability to E-6B Mercury
    ICBM Control Capability to E-6B Mercury October 9 2017
    The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground. The three-year contracts, of about $81 million each, were awarded to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Littleton, Colorado, and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The awards begin a design competition for upgrading the nuclear command-and-control mission system that provides U.S. Strat...
  • Russia Test-launched Topol ICBM
    Russia Test-launched Topol ICBM September 28 2017
    Russia has test-launched a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile from the Kapustin Yar range in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region, according to Russian Ministry of Defence statement on Tuesday. The goal of the launch was to test advanced ballistic missile warheads. The missile’s exercise warhead hit a maneuvering target at the Sary-Shagan range in Kazakhstan, the ministry said. Data on the Topol launch will be used to develop advanced anti-missile de...
  • The US Starts Working On New ICBM
    The US Starts Working On New ICBM August 23 2017
    The US companies Boeing and Northrop Grumman will work on preliminary design of a new ground based strategic deterrent to replace LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles. According to a release by the US Air Force Materiel Command, US Department of Defence has awarded a Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction contract to each company with a value of approximately $350 million. The Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of the ...
  • Meaningful Test August 3 2017
    USA, made another missile test on the night of 2 August. This US experiment is fourt test of this year. Minuteman III intercontinental ballistics missile, which is commanded at Warren Air Force Base, fired from the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Missile has fired without warhead and the atmospheric entry phases were tested. The missile hit a pre-determined target in the Marshall Islands after about 7780 kilometers.
  • Many Premiers from China July 30 2017
    China, made large military parade due to 90th anniversary of founding People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for show their defence capabilities. Certain number of journalists and relevant people have invited the ceremony. Zhurihe Military Base hosted this parade first time and many systems passed in review. During this parade, many riveting systems for West shown for first time. China has shown DF-31AG intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM) first time and this is increased tension ...
  • Succesful Launch from Simorgh July 29 2017
    Iranian authorities announced first succesful launch of Simourgh Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) without payload. The Simorgh Program is seen as a milestone for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) trials from Western authorities. Simorgh can carry 250 kilograms payloads into 500 kilometers Low Earth Orbit.  
  • Quick Response To North
    Quick Response To North July 7 2017
    The US and Republic of Korea's (RoK's) response to North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile test have come quickly. On 5 July, two countries held a missile drill to emphasize their combined strike capabilities. According to US Forces Korea (USFK) statement, the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and the RoK's Hyunmoo Missile 2 have been fired during the drill and the systems can be rapidly deployed and engage the full array of time-critical targets un...
  • ICBM Claim by North
    ICBM Claim by North July 4 2017
    North Korea launched a missile on Tuesday which it said to be the first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Japan claimed the missile has landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off its western coast after flying for approximately 40 minutes travelling over 930 kilometers. A Japanese Government spokesperson stated that this ballistic missile launch was an extremely problematic act and at the same time a clear violation of the Security Council resolut...
  • Russian Sub Test-fires ICBM
    Russian Sub Test-fires ICBM June 28 2017
    Russian Navy has carried out a successful test-firing of Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile on Monday from Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine, the country's Ministry of Defence announced. "The Project 955 Borei-class underwater missile cruiser Yuri Dolgoruky has made a successful launch of a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from the designated area of the Barents Sea towards the Kura practice range in Kamchatka. The launch was made from the submerged...
  • MDA In Pursuit Of Laser-Armed UAV
    MDA In Pursuit Of Laser-Armed UAV June 22 2017
    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is in pursuit of a laser-armed unmanned aircraft to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the 2023 timeframe. According to MDA solicitation published on 13 June, the agency requires a high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the payload capacity needed to carry a high-energy laser system payload to high altitudes.  Proposed aircraft should be able to maintain continuous posi...
  • Success In The Very First Test
    Success In The Very First Test June 1 2017
    The US's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptor has been tested on 30 May for the first time, successfully intercepting an intercontinental ballistic missile target. According to the US Missile Defence Agency report, an ICBM-class target was launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Multiple sensors provided target acquisition and tracking data to the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communication (C2BMC)...
  • Israel Tested Rocket Engine
    Israel Tested Rocket Engine May 30 2017
    Israel Ministry of Defence announced that they had tested a rocket propulsion system on 29 May from the Palmachim Airbase and successfully completed its mission. Although the Ministry did not specify the type of the missile, it is speculated that it was a Jericho-3 intercontinental ballistic missile which can carry a nuclear warhead.
  • Two Launches In A Week
    Two Launches In A Week May 4 2017
    An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on 3 May. Nuclear-capable missile delivered a single re-entry vehicle to a target about 6,800 kilometers away at Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. It was the second such launch in the last week. 
  • ICBM Test Launch by USAF
    ICBM Test Launch by USAF April 26 2017
    The US Air Force (USAF) Global Strike Command will carry out an operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile on 26 April from north Vandenberg Air Force Base. The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the weapon system. A senior USAF officer stated that the Minuteman launches were essential to verify the status of the US national nuclear force and to dem...