Articles Tagged: missile test

Kerry warns North Korea of ‘severe consequences’ if it tests missile

Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday it may take more than sanctions to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons threat because its isolation from the global marketplace makes U.S. economic pressure less effective than it was on Iran.

Russia Successfully Test-Fires Defense Shield Anti-Missile System

The Russian military has successfully test-fired a short-range anti-missile system, the Russian defense ministry announced Tuesday. The latest move comes four days after Pentagon officials said that the United States was considering deploying missiles in Europe to counter potential threats from Russia.

Pres. Park makes statement by appearing at ballistic missile test site

Under the watch of South Korea’s President Park Geun Hye last week, South Korea successfully test-fired a ballistic missile with a range far enough to hit anywhere in North Korea. Kim Jong Un directly observed the test shooting of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) and increased the number of military personnel and equipment in waters near the northwest islands. However, Park’s recent actions demonstrated her determination not to yield to Kim’s threats and carry out stronger measures to deter North Korea.

Missile firing drills held by Russia’s Northern Fleet

A tactical group of Russia’s Northern Fleet together with the crew of the Admiral Levchenko destroyer conducted firing drills in the area of the Novosibirsk Islands in the Arctic Ocean. The press-service of the Western Military Districs reported a Styx missile fired from a Rubezh missile system on the island of Kotelny was destroyed by a Pantsir-S1 air defense system.

Navy to Conduct Strike Missile Demonstration Aboard LCS 4

The Navy is scheduled to conduct a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg-built Naval Strike Missile (NSM) aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) while underway in the Pacific Ocean Sept. 24, a Naval Sea Systems Command spokesman announced in a Sept. 18 release.

China conducts successful land-based missile interception test

China has announced the success of a missile interception test conducted from land. The test, conducted within its territory late on Wednesday, “achieved the preset goal”, according to a statement posted on the website of the Ministry of National Defense.

Pentagon declares test of Ballistic Missile Defense System a success

The U.S. military successfully conducted a test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System in a joint military exercise on Sunday, the Pentagon confirmed in a statement.
“This is a very important step in our continuing efforts to improve and increase the reliability of our homeland Ballistic Missile Defense System,” Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. James D. Syring said.

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