Posts tagged as rocket

North Korea says it test-fired new multiple rocket launcher

Friday, November 1, 2019

North Korea confirmed Friday it conducted its third test-firing of a new “super-large” multiple rocket launcher that it says expands its ability to destroy enemy targets in surprise attacks. The latest launches extended a monthslong streak of weapons displays by the North, which continues to use a standstill in nuclear negotiations to advance its military capabilities while pressuring Washington for concessions. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency described the tests…

North Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

Thursday, August 1, 2019

North Korea said Thursday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the first test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance its ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there. The report by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency differed from the assessment by South Korea’s military, which had concluded Wednesday’s launches were of two short-range ballistic missiles. The launches from the…

Iraqi official: Rocket hits oil site, wounds 3 Iraqi workers

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A rocket hit an oil-drilling site in Iraq’s southern Basra province early Wednesday, striking inside a compound housing energy giant Exxon Mobil and wounding three local workers, one seriously, Iraqi officials said. According to security official Mahdi Raykan, a Katyusha rocket landed at dawn in the Zubair and Rumeila oil fields camp, operated by the Iraqi Drilling company, where Exxon Mobil and other foreign oil companies have tents. Exxon Mobil,…

Defence Forces are ending the active search for the missing AMRAAM missile

Friday, August 17, 2018

Today Estonian Defence Forces decided to end the active searches for a missing AMRAAM missile accidentally shot from Spanish fighter in Estonian airspace last Tuesday, but will stay ready to react and continue the search if new information arises. “All theoretical ground hitting points of the missile are now carefully searched. During the past two weeks, we employed three helicopters, five ground patrols and fifty men large units for the…

Israel says air defense sirens near Gaza a false alarm

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Israeli military sounded air defense sirens near the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in what it later said was a mistake. “This was a false alarm,” the military said on Twitter. Israel uses sirens to warn of rocket or mortar launches by militants in Islamist Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave. The incident comes as Hamas and Israel considered Egyptian- and U.N.-proposed ideas for calming a more than three-month-long surge in confrontations along…

NATO’s misfired weaponry or airstrikes on the Baltic countries

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 launched an AMRAAM-type air-to-air missile over Estonian territory Tuesday afternoon. All the Estonians are very shocked. The incident occurred on Aug. 7, 2018 at around 3:44 PM local time in the Pangodi area of Estonia’s Tartu County, which is situated less than 50 miles west to the country’s border with Russia. The rocket is being searched by helicopters. The Estonian army has started a large-scale…