The Australian: North Korea missiles edge closer
North Korea may now have the capacity to launch a nuclear strike on targets “close to” Australia’s nearest northern neighbours, a US missile technology expert says.
As the rogue Kim Jong-un regime yesterday launched what might be a new kind of ballistic missile, US physicist David Wright revealed modelling showing the North’s rockets could have a range of 4500km. Darwin is 5800km from the latest launch site.
South Korea’s military said the missile from yesterday’s launch travelled 700km and Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said it had a steeper trajectory than previous tests, reaching about 2km altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan.
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 14, 2017
South Korean, U.S. national security chiefs speak on North Korea -- Reuters
Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan -- AFP
Japan favors Aegis Ashore over THAAD to bolster missile defenses: sources -- Japan Times/Reuters
China Deploys New Spy Aircraft in Disputed South China Sea -- Sputnik
What Was a US Spy Plane Searching for Along Russia's Borders on V-Day? -- Sputnik
Russia’s "Effective Army" Plans to 2025 -- Roger McDermott, RCD/Jamestown Foundation
How Russia Kept Reinventing the Red Army -- Robert Farley, National Interest
Russian chemists develop fabric resistant to chemical and biological weapons -- TASS
Russia's 'Penicillin' Anti-Artillery System Suppresses Fire in Five Seconds Flat -- Sputnik
How Russian special forces are becoming as well-equipped as their US counterparts -- Business Insider/We Are The Mighty
Russian Military to Launch Drills That Could Defeat NATO Forces in Just Two Days -- Newsweek
Eurofighter Delays Threaten German NATO Contribution: Report -- US News and World Report/Reuters
German MoD wants to deal with army bases named after Nazi soldiers amid probe into far-right forces -- RT
German army needs to remove WW2-era names: defense minister -- Reuters
UK defence secretary insists nuclear subs safe despite concerns over #WannaCry vulnerability -- RT
Multinational platoons compete in Strong Europe Tank Challenge -- US Army
In Turkey, new demands to evict US forces from Incirlik Air Base -- Military Times
Navy, Marine Corps hornet fighter pilots raise alarm over safety issues -- FOX News
Air Force Sees Unique Challenges in Deploying Stealth Fighters -- Military.com
Waiting For Other Services To Get The US Army’s New Pistol? You’ve Got A While -- Task & Purpose
Global cyber attack fuels concern about U.S. vulnerability disclosures -- Reuters
Military Plans Flight Intercept Test of Ballistic Missile -- Military.com/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
This U.S. Army Manual Has New Official Details About the RQ-170 Sentinel Drone -- The Drive
Marines’ Cold Weather Gear Faces Overhaul After Poor Showing in Arctic -- Kit Up!
Study looks at ongoing Army, Marine efforts to lighten body armor, troop load -- Army Times
VR headsets help military prepare for real-life threats -- Daily Herald/Bloomberg
Future of drones is small and cheap -- C4ISRNet
US Army uniform board to consider bringing back iconic 'pinks and greens' uniform -- Army Times
New leaders for Pacific commands -- Honolulu Star Advertiser
US Army Needs More Troops to Confront Global Threats -- Wesley Dearen & Brian Slattery, Daily Signal
Trumps celebrate military moms ahead of Mother's Day -- CNN
Modern wars are won by grinding, not by genius -- Cathal J Nolan, Quartz