The missile race accelerates on the Korean peninsula

After several months of calm, the missile race, whether ballistic or cruise, has experienced a rapid acceleration in recent days on either side of the 38th parallel of the Korean peninsula. Both Seoul and Pyongyang have indeed been engaged in a show of force posture for a few weeks, which has reached what we can think of as its climax today. Indeed, within just a few hours, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles in the Sea of ​​Japan, while its southern neighbor was carrying out the 3rd and supposedly last qualification test of its missile...

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North Korea tested new cruise missile with a range of 1500 km

Apart from the tests of two short-range ballistic missiles, Pyongyang had been rather discreet in recent months since the election of Joe Biden to the White House. Even the annual parade marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the country, held a few days ago in the North Korean capital, featured not new missiles and armaments as was the case last year, but civil society, and in particular the teams engaged in the fight against Covid19. It must be said that Kim Jung Un, who has ruled the country with an iron fist since the death of his father,…

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South Korea successfully tests firing of SLBM Hyunmoo 4-4 missile from submarine

In the world, only 7 countries have submarines capable of implementing ballistic missiles: the 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (China, United States, France, Great Britain and Russia), the India and North Korea. An eighth country has just demonstrated this capability. Indeed, the Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine, the first unit of the eponymous class from the KSS-III program, and the first entirely South Korean-built submarine, is said to have carried out the first firing of a Hyunmoo 4 ballistic missile. -4 according to several concordant sources, and no denial from the Seoul authorities. This successful test...

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China to build third ICBM nuclear missile launch site

At the beginning of July 2021, two American researchers highlighted the construction of a vast site on the high plateaus of Gunza, between Mongolia and Tibet, intended to accommodate at least 119 silos capable of implementing intercontinental ballistic missiles ICBMs, a first for Beijing, which until now had deployed only 2 limited sites to implement old-generation DF-5 missiles, and which seemed above all to rely on its new DF-41 mobile ICBMs to reinforce the rise in power of its strategic deterrent force. 3 weeks later, the construction of a second site, some 380 km from the first, was identified by these…

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China builds second site that could accommodate more than 100 ICBM missile silos

Just three weeks ago, American researchers highlighted the construction of a site in northern China, near the city of Yumen, on which would currently be built 119 silos intended to receive Inter-American Ballistic Missiles. Continentals, or ICBMs. Despite weak Chinese denials, and the attempt by some state media to denigrate the 2 researchers behind this discovery and to present this huge construction site as a new wind farm, the Western Intelligence community quickly row to the analysis made. While Beijing already has a hundred mobile ICBMs, and 12 silos...

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China to build 119 new silos for nuclear intercontinental missiles

In a speech that aims to be the foundation of the future of China and the Chinese Communist Party given on the occasion of the celebrations of the centenary of the CPC, President Xi Jinping hammered home the determination of his country to ensure the protection of its territorial integrity and its interests, calling for the acceleration of the strengthening and modernization of the People's Liberation Army, in the face of an adversary who, without ever being directly named, is nevertheless designated as the origin of all the evils that have struck China since 1840 to the Opium Wars, namely the West. It is in this quasi-martial context that two specialists…

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The pro and anti-F35 clash through media in the United States

The period is prosperous for the American Defense media. Indeed, after the US Air Force, and behind the scenes the Pentagon, expressed their aspirations to reduce the volume of F35A ordered because of excessively high operating costs and unsuitable performance to face China on the Pacific Theater, and that American elected officials have displayed much firmer positions vis-à-vis the Lockheed-Martin program, the F35 ecosystem is now leading a vast media offensive to counter the arguments put forward by critics of the device. and program. And in all likelihood, the confrontation will be merciless. Program support...

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Chinese Navy admits 3 major ships to service in one day

There are symbols which, on their own, describe with precision the evolutions in progress in the World. This was the case in July 2020 when Russia almost simultaneously launched the construction of 2 project 23900 assault helicopter carriers, 2 project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov frigates, and 2 project 885-M Iassen nuclear submarines. The same was true on April 23, 2021, when the People's Liberation Army Navy admitted to active service on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of its creation, an assault helicopter carrier, a heavy destroyer and a submarine. marine nuclear missile launcher on the same day, i.e. 3 of the ships of…

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Ukraine threatens to equip itself with nuclear weapons if it fails to join a military alliance "like NATO"

Tensions between Ukraine, the West and Russia came to a head again yesterday, when Russian authorities announced they were closing maritime transit through the Kerch Strait, which separates the Black Sea from the Sea of 'Azov, to all foreign military vessels, effectively isolating part of the Ukrainian coast, and in particular the port of Mariupol, as well as its naval units present in the Sea of ​​Azov. With this posture, Moscow prevents any preventive deployment of Western ships in this Sea, deployments which would be likely to pose significant problems in the event of conflict between Russia and Ukraine. In the same…

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SNLE3G: Should we go back to a 6-submarine deterrent?

On 19 February, the Minister for the French Armed Forces, Florence Parly, announced the launch of the design program for the next new-generation nuclear missile submarines, often referred to by the acronym SNLE 3G, being the third generation of this type of submersible built by France. The 4 new ships will be armed with 16 M51 intercontinental ballistic missiles with a range exceeding 10.000 kilometers and each carrying up to ten nuclear warheads with an independent trajectory of 100 kilotons, 6 times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. This announcement marks Paris' desire to preserve its strategic independence as well as its capacity…

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