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Houthis Have an Arsenal of Ballistic and Cruise Missiles (Some from North Korea)

Houthis Have an Arsenal of Ballistic and Cruise Missiles (Some from North Korea)Know this: The Houthis inherited from the defunct Yemeni military a large number of Soviet-exported Scuds as well as North Korean-made Scuds called “Hwasong-6s.



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NKorea fires new ballistic missile in likely pressure tactic

NKorea fires new ballistic missile in likely pressure tacticNorth Korea fired a new type of short-range ballistic missile in two launches into the sea Thursday, South Korean officials said, in its first weapons launches in more than two months and an apparent effort to pressure Washington as Pyongyang and Washington struggle to restart nuclear negotiations. The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were fired from near the eastern coastal town of Wonsan and flew about 430 kilometers (270 miles) and 690 kilometers (430 miles) respectively before landing off the country’s east coast.



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North Korea's Kim inspects new submarine, signals possible ballistic missile development

North Korea's Kim inspects new submarine, signals possible ballistic missile developmentNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a large newly built submarine, state news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday, potentially signaling continued development of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) program. Kim inspected the operational and tactical data and combat weapon systems of the submarine that was built under “his special attention”, and will be operational in the waters off the east coast, KCNA said. KCNA said the submarine’s operational deployment was near.



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"First Cut of Steel": The Navy's New Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Coming Soon

"First Cut of Steel": The Navy's New Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Coming SoonUsing first-of-its-kind digital modeling techniques, and advanced training, the Navy has been making rapid progress staying ahead of the original construction schedule. The ship specs are 100-percent complete, the arrangements are 97.5 percent complete and the ship disclosures are already 43-percent complete.Almost nobody knows where they are at any given time, yet nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines quietly patrol dark domains of the undersea realm in strategically vital waters around the globe, bringing the prospect of unprecedented destruction upon potential enemies — all as a way to keep peace.It would not be an exaggeration to call the first “cut of steel” for the lead ship in a class of new nuclear-armed Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines an historic ocassion, as the boat is intended to usher in a new era in firepower-reliant strategic deterrence.A “cut-of-steel” for advanced construction of the first boat took place at Newport News Shipbuilding June 17 — three weeks early — marking the formal beginning of a long and carefully labored process of building the most technically advanced ballistic missile submarine ever to exist.The submarine's mission is clear: ensure total destruction against anyone launching a first-strike nuclear attack upon the US.“We have to have that first boat out on patrol no later than October, 2030. I can tell you today, we are planning to beat that,” Capt. John Rucker, Columbia-class program manager, said at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space symposium in May.Using first-of-its-kind digital modeling techniques, and advanced training, the Navy has been making rapid progress staying ahead of the original construction schedule. The ship specs are 100-percent complete, the arrangements are 97.5 percent complete and the ship disclosures are already 43-percent complete.“The lead ship Virginia had about one percent of the ship done in advanced construction. We are doing 11-percent of advanced construction to get ahead of the curve. We are trying to de-risk this program to get ahead,” Rucker explained.



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Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptor

Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptorThe Israeli and US defence ministries said Tuesday they had successfully tested ballistic missile interceptors deployed at Israeli airbases. The tests came a day after the latest deadly exchange of fire between Israel and Iranian forces operating in Syria. The Arrow 3 interceptor system, designed to shoot down missiles above the atmosphere, was deployed at air force bases across Israel two years ago.



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U.S. wants U.N. to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by Iran

U.S. wants U.N. to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by IranPompeo also told the Security Council an arms embargo on Iran should not be lifted in 2020 and called on the council to establish “inspection and interdiction measures, in ports and on the high seas, to thwart Iran’s continuing efforts to circumvent arms restrictions.” “Iran is harboring al Qaeda, supporting Taliban militants in Afghanistan, arming terrorists in Lebanon, facilitating illicit trade in Somali charcoal benefiting al-Shabaab, and training and equipping Shia militias in Iraq,” Pompeo said during the meeting on the implementation of U.N. sanctions on Iran. Russia and China – which are council veto powers along with the United States, France and Britain – are unlikely to support the measures proposed by Pompeo. In February Russia vetoed an attempt by the West to have the Security Council call out Tehran in a resolution on Yemen.



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Syria FM says Iran coordinated its ballistic missile strikes

Syria FM says Iran coordinated its ballistic missile strikesBEIRUT (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said in remarks broadcast Tuesday that the Iranian ballistic missile attack on militants in eastern Syria the previous day was part of "legitimate" cooperation between the two countries to combat terrorism.



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Iran fires ballistic missiles at Syria militants over attack

Iran fires ballistic missiles at Syria militants over attackTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched six ballistic missiles as well as drone bombers early Monday toward eastern Syria, targeting militants it blamed for an attack on a military parade last month while also threatening regional adversaries as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers unravels.



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Hawaii volcano latest: Giant new fissure opens, flinging ballistic rock and lava bombs into sky

Hawaii volcano latest: Giant new fissure opens, flinging ballistic rock and lava bombs into skyA new giant fissure has opened in the Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano blasting ballistic rock and lava into the sky. Officials called for more evacuations as residents feared a potential major eruption at volcano’s summit, as Hawaii County Civil Defence issued an emergency alert after its discovery. Lava from the fissure, which measures about 1,000 feet (300 meters) long, led to an “unidentified structure” being destroyed – bringing the total number of homes and other buildings lost to the volcano to nearly 40.



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Russia tests new intercontinental ballistic missile

Russia tests new intercontinental ballistic missileMOSCOW (AP) — Russia has successfully tested its latest intercontinental ballistic missile, the country's military said Friday.



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