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  • North Korea Unveils Two ICBMs
    North Korea Unveils Two ICBMs 11 October 2020
    North Korea held a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Workers Party. The ceremony, which turned into a show of strength in military terms, started in the morning and continued until the late hours of the night. The ceremony held in the capital Pyongyang was marked by the largest intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) North Korea has ever built. The ICBM was carried on an 11-axle transporter erector launcher (TEL). If the missile becomes...
  • Russian Armata Reference from North Korea
    Russian Armata Reference from North Korea 11 October 2020
    The Korean Workers' Party's 75-year rule in North Korea was celebrated with a military parade on October 10th. North Korea, which has paraded a range of new weapons systems, from intercontinental ballistic missiles to mobile radar systems designed for air defence, has also introduced its main battle tank with new turrets and active protection systems. The new modification of the main battle tanks, developed with local resources shown to the public for the first tim...
  • $ 13.3 billion order for Nuclear Assurance
    $ 13.3 billion order for Nuclear Assurance 11 September 2020
    On Sept 08, 2020, the U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman the GBSD Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent competition to build the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation intercontinental ballistic missiles. The worth of the contract is approximately $ 13.3 billion.  Northrop Grumman Systems will develop the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) to replace the Minuteman III (MM III) Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Sys...
  • US Test Launched Minuteman III
    US Test Launched Minuteman III 11 August 2020
    Although the crises and threats in the Cold War era are left behind, intercontinental ballistic missiles are still a major force factor. The USA, one of the few nuclear superpowers in the world, has added another to its ballistic missile test launches. In a trial conducted last Tuesday, an LGM-30 Minuteman III ballistic missile was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base. The system fell into the ocean after a flight of about 7 thousand 400 kilometres. The USA announced tha...
  • Cyber-attack on U.S. Military Information
    Cyber-attack on U.S. Military Information 4 June 2020
    Westech International, a subcontractor for Northrup Grumman, said they were being cyber-attacked.  The hackers retrieved the files via Westech International, a US Air Force maintenance and engineering subcontractor of working on the LGM-30G Minuteman III land-based intercontinental ballistic missile. According to the news in Sky News, information is thought to have been stolen after Maze ransomware was infected into the computer network of Westech International. It is...
  • Russia’s Strategic Missile Force to hold over 100 drills this year
    Russia’s Strategic Missile Force to hold over 100 drills this year 1 June 2020
    Russian Defence Ministry announced that Russia’s Strategic Missile Force would hold over 100 various drills during the summer training period that kicked off on June 1. Russia’s state-owned TASS news agency reported the announcement. “During the summer training period, the Strategic Missile Force will conduct over 30 tactical drills with missile regiments and more than 70 special tactical exercises with logistics and military security forces,” the m...
  • Nuclear Submarine Will Be Inventory Within Two Months
    Nuclear Submarine Will Be Inventory Within Two Months 11 February 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 3 February 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 3 February 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 24 December 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 18 October 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 1 October 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 25 August 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 15 July 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 21 June 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 27 March 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 17 January 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 11 January 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 18 December 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 13 December 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 25 September 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 2 August 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 13 June 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 24 May 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 20 May 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 2 April 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 30 March 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 13 March 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 12 February 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 30 November 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 20 November 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 24 October 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 9 October 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 28 September 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 23 August 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 3 August 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 30 July 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 29 July 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 7 July 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 4 July 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...