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India successfully tests its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile
India’s nuclear deterrent forces have conducted a successful launch of a new version of nation’s long-range Agni-5 ballistic missile. The peculiarity of the new missile is that it is launched from a launch canister mounted on a movable platform.

31.01.2015 09:25

LA Times sues Pentagon over bonus payouts for contractors of flawed $40bn defense system
The Los Angeles Times is asking a federal court to compel the Pentagon to release information on bonuses and incentives paid to contractors for delivering a $40 billion ground-ballistic missile system that doesn’t seem to work well.

31.01.2015 02:45

​Bill would let Texas teachers legally kill students
Schoolteachers in Texas will be allowed to use lethal force against students without risking legal repercussions if a new bill being considered in the Lone Star State’s legislature becomes a law.

30.01.2015 17:04

'It’s business': Poland ready to sell weapons to Ukraine if Kiev has money
The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs has told local media that Warsaw was “open” to sell weapons to Ukraine, regarding it as sheer “business.” It comes as the situation in the east of Ukraine has significantly deteriorated in recent weeks.

30.01.2015 12:22

134-day Islamic State siege of Kobani lifted
The apparently unstoppable progress of the IS terrorist group now seems to have come to an end on the Syrian-Turkish border. Kurdish fighters, opposition forces and coalition air strikes have thwarted the Caliph's designs on the town of Kobani.

30.01.2015 12:37

Military dominance over Russia impossible, nuclear deterrent top priority – Defense Ministry
Russia aims to maintain its military advantage, prioritize the rearmament of its nuclear deterrence forces and refit up to 100 percent of its military hardware by 2020. In 2015 Russia will start testing its successor to the “Satan” heavy nuclear missile.

30.01.2015 09:25

Foreign Office claims Russian bombers pose threat to civilian flights, no details given
The UK Foreign Office summoned the Russian ambassador on Thursday afternoon to lodge a complaint about the flight of Russian military jets over the English Channel, which authorities claim posed a danger to passenger aircraft.

30.01.2015 10:14

Children bear brunt of NATO’s unexploded Afghan bombs
NATO troops leaving Afghanistan have left behind them a legacy of unexploded ordinance that is killing civilians at the rate of more than one a day, the majority of whom are children.

29.01.2015 15:48

‘Hostage crisis – Jordan’s blowback from Syrian conflict’
Amman has allowed Saudi Arabia and the West to use Jordan as a training ground for military activities related to Syria, so it is natural that it is currently facing blowback, political analyst Sharmine Narwani told RT.

29.01.2015 09:47

Pentagon: US may lose high-tech military superiority to China, Russia
The Pentagon has expressed deep concern about the US eventually losing its military technological superiority over rivals such as China and Russia, and is urging NATO states to develop innovative weapons in close cooperation to optimize military spending.

29.01.2015 09:22

No bulls-eye: Playful shark halts China military exercise
A curious bullhead shark was attracted to the waters of Chinese naval drills by the colorful balloon targets being used. The fish forced the officers to hold fire.

29.01.2015 09:48

Former Los Alamos scientist sentenced in plot to sell nuclear secrets to Venezuela
A former Los Alamos nuclear scientist caught in a sting operation was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop nuclear weapons in exchange for "money and power." He also advised dropping a bomb over NYC.

29.01.2015 01:55