Posts tagged as missiles

Independent Europe depends on the US

By Lukas Ramonas on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Despite the “peaceful goals”, it is quite obvious, that US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (formally, Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles) is another step toward a new arms race and confrontation with Russia. It is remarkable, that Russian President has delivered Annual Address to the Federal Assembly last week. Vladimir…

Lithuania receives additional missiles for Javelin anti-tank weapon systems

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Ministry of the National Defense Republic of Lithuania has announced that additional missiles for the Javelin anti-tank weapon systems procured by the Defence Materiel Agency have been delivered to Lithuania. According to a statement, the worth of the procurement is over $20 million, $5 million of which is financial support of the United States of America. The additional systems will be provided to units of the Lithuanian Land Force in…

The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War

By Geoff Brumfiel on Friday, February 1, 2019

At a Russian base on the Baltic Sea, construction is underway to house a new generation of nuclear-capable missiles. Tent-like structures have popped up to shelter the mobile missile system, known as Iskander, which is capable of firing weapons with both conventional and nuclear warheads. Recent satellite imagery of the territory, known as Kaliningrad also shows that old buildings on the base are being demolished. “It really looks like the…

Israel Makes Rare Move After Syria Airstrikes

Monday, January 21, 2019

In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military confirmed early Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport. The statement was issued hours after Israeli missile defenses intercepted an incoming missile over the Golan Heights in the wake of the airport raid. “We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory,” the military statement said.…

North Korean, Iranian Missiles Remain a Significant Concern for US – Pentagon

Friday, January 18, 2019

The missile capabilities of US adversaries such as North Korea and Iran continue to play a significant role in America’s defense strategy, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday during the rollout of the 2019 Missile Defense Review. “While we are forging a new path to peace on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s missiles remain a significant concern, so do Iran’s,” Shanahan said during his address at the…

Two Koreas hold military talks as U.S. detects activity at North Korea missile factory

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

North and South Korea held military talks to build trust on Tuesday, while the United States detected renewed activity at a North Korean missile factory, casting more suspicion over the North’s intentions. The meeting, their second since June, held in the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), was designed to follow on from an inter-Korean summit in April at which leaders of the two Koreas agreed to…

US, Japanese Forces Test-Fire Surface-to-Ship Missiles During Naval Drills

Friday, July 13, 2018

Officials with the US Army and the Japanese Defense Force teamed up on Thursday to test Japan’s Type 12 surface-to-ship missile (SSM-12) by launching it at a ship located some 60 miles off the coast of Hawaii’s Kauai. The test, which took place amid the ongoing 2018 Rim of the Pacific maritime (RIMPAC) exercises, was also done in an effort to test the task force’s ability to effectively communicate with one another and coordinate an attack.…

‘2 Israeli missiles’ strike near Damascus airport – Syrian state media

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Two missiles have reportedly landed in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency. It was not immediately clear if the missiles were intercepted or if they hit their intended target. There were also no immediate reports of any damage or casualties. Besides pinning the blame on Israel, Syrian state TV provided no further details on the alleged strike that took place on Monday night.…