Russian and Chinese news media reported Tuesday that China has deployed its topline Dongfeng-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles in the northeastern Heilongjiang province on Russia’s Far Eastern border – it is thought in response to US President Donald Trump’s “provocative” remarks. Media close to the Beijing government said that China intentionally revealed the Dongfeng shortly after his inauguration on Jan. 20, claiming, “A military clash with the US is the last thing China wants, but China’s nuclear arsenal must be able to deter the US.” Continue reading
Military analyst Leung Kwok-leung told CNA that the People’s Liberation Army has replaced its DF-5 missiles with the DF-5A series since the former’s public appearance in a military parade in 1984. Leung said he personally believes that DF-5B, which has never been shown to the public before, is the same model as one reported earlier as the DF-51 missile. Continue reading
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attended a ceremony on Saturday to unveil the “Fateh-313” missile, which operates on composite solid fuel and is said to be more accurate in pinpointing targets within a range of 500 kilometers. Continue reading
Russia will test launch a controversial missile over the next several weeks that U.S. officials say is raising new concerns about Moscow’s growing strategic nuclear arsenal and Russia’s potential violations of arms treaties.
The RS-26 missile is expected to be deployed with multiple supersonic, maneuvering warheads designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses in Europe, U.S. officials told Inside the Ring.
“The Russians are advertising this as a system capable of defeating U.S. missile defenses in Europe,” the aide said. “At the same time, the State Department is accepting Russia’s claim that this is an ICBM and doesn’t violate INF. It can’t be both.” Continue reading