Posts tagged as missiles

Lithuanian army Vilkas IFVs receive last Spike LR missiles

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The last shipment of Spike LR anti-tank missiles for the Lithuanian Armed Forces Vilkas Infantry Fighting Vehicles was delivered to Lithuania at the end of June. The Spike LR anti-tank missile acquisition contract was completed and implemented by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) through cooperation with the OCCAR international organisation that executed the project. The Vilkas IFV is a variant of the Boxer armored fighting vehicle developed by…

North Korea fires two missiles into sea to protest US-South Korean military exercises

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

North Korea fired two missiles into the sea on Tuesday, warning that the United States and South Korea will pay a “heavy price” for conducting joint military exercises. The launch — the fourth in less than two weeks — came a day after the longtime allies began a two-week command post drill that has been scaled back in size from past years. The North fired two short-range ballistic missiles that…

North Korea again fires short-range missiles, raising pressure on US as it tries to restart nuke talks

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

North Korea test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its eastern coast Wednesday for the second time in just under a week, South Korea’s military said, casting a shadow over hopes that nuclear talks may resume soon. The launch raises pressure on the United States as it tries to restart talks aimed at persuading the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. North Korea is likely angling to increase its leverage in…

North Korea test fires short-range missiles, casts doubt on nuclear talks

Thursday, July 25, 2019

North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Thursday from its east coast, a South Korean official said, its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks. North Korea launched the missiles from the coastal city of Wonsan with one flying about 430 km (267 miles) and the other 690 km (428 miles) out over the sea. They both reached…

Man Jailed After Designing Missiles for ISIS

Saturday, June 8, 2019

A rural NSW electrician has been jailed for at least six years and nine months after he designed missiles for the terrorist group ISIS. Haisem Zahab pleaded guilty in 2018 to knowingly providing support or resources to a terrorist organisation after working on a laser warning receiver, rockets and a rocket guidance method for ISIS from 2014. The 44-year-old, from the NSW town of Young, also admitted he failed to…

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…