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US orders $480mn-hypersonic missile prototype suitable for ‘great power competition’

The US Air Force paid $ 480 million for a second top-spec hypersonic missile prototype to gain ground “in the era of great power competition,” following reports of Russia’s successes in developing unrivaled high-speed weapons. Read more The Air Force awarded a $ 480-million contract to Lockheed Martin, tasking the company with designing a second hypersonic missile prototype, referred to ...

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‘Non-negotiable’: Iran unveils next-gen homegrown ballistic missile

Amid renewed tensions with the US, Iran has unveiled the next generation of its homegrown ‘Fateh’ short-range ballistic missile on Monday, claiming that it’s capable of evading radars and hitting targets with pinpoint accuracy. The new missile, whose name means ‘Conqueror,’ boasts a range of between 300 and 500 kilometers. Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Iran’s defense minister, described it as ...

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Estonia struggles to find missile accidentally fired by NATO jet policing Russian border

Following a full day of extensive searches, Estonian authorities are 95% certain that they’ve located the likely landing site of the air-to-air missile fired “accidentally” by a Spanish fighter jet during a NATO policing mission. The missile, which was launched north of the city of Tartu, most likely fell at the Lake Endla Nature Reserve in the Jõgeva district in ...

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NATO fighter jet ‘accidentally’ fires live missile near Russian border

Spanish fighter jets taking part in a NATO Air policing mission over Estonia have been temporarily suspended from completing their duties, after one of the pilots erroneously fired an armed missile during a training flight. A group of two Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 jets and two French Mirage 2000 jets were taking part in a training exercise over southwestern Estonia ...

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Leaked UN report claims North Korea's nuclear & missile programs still active

North Korea has not abandoned its nuclear and missile programs, despite this year’s earlier diplomatic breakthroughs and destruction of test sites, Reuters reports, citing a confidential UN paper. The leaked report is purportedly a six-month review by unnamed independent experts monitoring the implementation of United Nations sanctions on North Korea, and was submitted to the relevant UN committee late on ...

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Russian jet obliterates ship with supersonic missile during naval drill (VIDEO)

A video has surfaced capturing a Russian Su-34 fighter jet destroying a target vessel with a supersonic missile during a naval drill in the Caspian Sea. The Russian warplane can be seen launching a Kh-31 missile (NATO name: AS-17 Krypton), which hits a drifting target ship. The vessel immediately explodes, and the jet is filmed landing at an airbase later.  ...

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N. Korea sticks to promise to scrap missile engine test site, but US sanctions remain – Pompeo

Pyongyang has reaffirmed its commitment to dismantle its missile engine test site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, but American sanctions against the North will remain until there is “fully verified” denuclearization. “North Korea reaffirmed its commitment to complete denuclearization,” Pompeo said at the trilateral news conference in Tokyo, where he was joined by Japanese and South Korean officials. ...

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Ballistic missile launched by Houthi rebels intercepted over Riyadh – Saudi media (VIDEO)

Loud explosions rocked the sky above Riyadh on Sunday evening. The blasts occurred during the interception of a “ballistic missile” launched by Houthi fighters from the neighboring war-torn Yemen, the Saudi media says. Videos started surfacing online, purportedly showing the reported explosions. Saudi-based Al-Ikhbariya TV later stated that air-defense troops intercepted a “ballistic missile” launched by the Houthi rebels from Yemen. ...

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Biker gang member arrested for firing anti-tank missile in Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

A motorcycle gang member has been arrested after an anti-tank missile was fired at an office building which houses a magazine publisher in Amsterdam. The weapon was launched at approximately 11pm local time Thursday, shattering a window in the building. No-one was injured in the attack, according to police, who said the suspect had cut through surveillance cameras before launching ...

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WATCH Russia’s Iskander mobile launcher firing ballistic missile (VIDEO)

The Russian military has released footage showing an Iskander tactical missile being fired from a mobile launcher at an undisclosed location in Russia’s Far East. A convoy of mobile Iskander launchers and replenishment vehicles is seen in the footage on its way to a launch site hidden somewhere in the woods. Moments later, the video, released by the Russian Defense ...

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