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Iran Claims New Long Range Missile System

Iranian Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said during a ceremony on Sunday that Iran’s Defense Ministry and the aerospace division of the Revolutionary Guard jointly developed a long-range surface-to-surface missile launcher.

According to the report on Iran’s Press TV website, Vahidi said that the missiles were for defensive purposes.

“Today, the Defense


Russia has now Delivered s-300 Anti-Aircraft System to Syria

The failure of the European Union to agree on a new arms embargo for Syria is undermining the peace process, Moscow says. But the delivery of S-300 surface-to-air missiles may help restrain warmongers.

The comments come from Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, referring to the results of Monday’s meeting in Brussels. After a


Kim-Jong-Un Returns Missiles to Storage Under Chinese Pressure

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North Korea: Missile update. The latest story leaked to Inside The Ring is that the two Musudan intermediate range ballistic missiles have returned to storage after all. Some analysts attribute this action to Chinese pressure on North Korea.


Comment: North Korean apparently stood down the missiles and returned them to storage when it stood


Syrian Rebels Apparently Have Chinese Missiles

This is interesting. The YouTube video below apparently shows what’s looks like a Syrian air force Mi-8 Hip transport chopper being shot down by Syrian rebels using what appears to be a Chinese-made FN-6 shoulder-fired heat-seeking missile earlier this month.

While there have been some reports of the rebels seizing stocks of older Soviet-designed


Iran Upset Over Potential Patriot Missiles in Turkey

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Iran said Turkey’s plans to deploy Patriot defensive missiles near its border with Syria would add to the region’s problems, as fears grow of the Syrian civil war spilling across frontiers.

Turkey asked NATO for the Patriot system, designed to intercept aircraft or missiles, last week after talks about how to shore up security


Missiles Poised in London for Olympics

Britain’s military has told residents of an upscale apartment development near the Olympic Park in east London it is installing a missile battery on top of a tower within their housing complex to defend the 2012 Games this summer.

The site is one of a number around the capital the army is considering as


North Korea Preps Missiles in Yellow Sea

YEONPYEONG, South Korea – North Korea has placed surface-to-surface missiles on launch pads in the Yellow Sea, Yonhap news agency said, as the United States and South Korea began military drills and China called for emergency talks.

A South Korean marine helps a fellow soldier adjust his uniform


McCain gives “thumbs up” to Raytheon’s ‘Fantastic Missiles’

Source: Crooks and Liars

The comment was reminiscent of remarks McCain made at a campaign stop in 2007 when he sang “bomb, bomb Iran” to the tune of of a popular Beach Boys song.

This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast July 17, 2010 and uploaded by Crooks and Liars. McCain’s comment (about missiles) is at


Russian Navy Steams Toward Cuba

Russia recently declared it is going to send a group of warships to Cuba, its cold war ally, in its latest defiant naval move around US waters, part of a drive to revive old Cold War ties with Latin America.

The warships will visit Havana on December 19-23, the navy said, continuing


Russia Positions Missiles in Baltic

Russia is to deploy new missiles in a Baltic state near close to Poland, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says.

Short-range Iskander missiles in the Kaliningrad region would “neutralize” the planned US anti-missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, he said.

The US says its shield is


Can Iranian Missiles Reach Europe

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said on Tuesday that Iran has the ability to launch a ballistic missile capable of hitting sections of eastern and southern Europe.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Trey Obering, director of the Missile Defense Agency, told reporters he believes Iran now has a missile with a range of 1,250 miles, but


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