Thursday, November 30, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 30, 2017

ABC News: US intelligence agencies assessing N. Korean missile analysts say is capable of hitting mainland US

U.S. intelligence agencies are still assessing North Korea’s claim that it has developed a dangerous new type of missile even as national security analysts say they have determined there is enough information that suggests the missile launched Tuesday could reach all of the U.S. mainland as North Korea has claimed.

North Korea announced on state television Tuesday night that it had tested a new type of mobile-launched intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), called the Hwasong 15, that it said was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to the mainland United States. U.S. intelligence analysts are looking at the test, including the possibility it could have been a three-stage missile.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 30, 2017

North Korea's new Hwasong-15 missile: What the photos show -- CNN

What North Korean photos say about new ballistic missile -- AP

North Korea signals intent to 'complete' its nuclear force -- The Hill

Five years in North Korea's quest for nuclear missiles -- UPI

US, China hold low-key military talks amid NKorea tensions -- FOX News/AP

Russian Military Deploys Marines on North Korea Border Region After Kim Jong Un's Missile Test -- Newsweek

Russia creates full coverage missile attack warning system -- TASS

Hypersonic weapon development more effective in Russia than in US, expert notes -- TASS

Russian Navy hopes to get 5th generation submarines in 2030s -- TASS

Russia negotiates deal for its warplanes to use Egypt bases -- AP

Russian military working on deal to use Egyptian air bases: document -- Reuters

ISIS Could Use Drones to Spread Deadly Viruses, Top Terror Chief Warns -- Newsweek

Terrorists 'certain' to get killer robots, says defence giant -- BBC

Manila to beef up attack capability with Super Tucano -- Flight Global

Iran claims to be building region’s largest warship -- Jane's 360

Finland establishes 24/7 military hotline with Russia -- Defense News

Exclusive: Macron to propose military action against human traffickers -- France 24

Franco-German fighter jet project likely to be opened to other countries -- Reuters

Lockheed submits proposal for Canadian combat ships -- UPI

British military to test space-based intelligence gathering -- Defense News

NATO mulls 'offensive defense' with cyber warfare rules -- Reuters

It’s official: Romania signs deal to buy US missile defense system -- Defense News

Coast Guard: Russia and U.S. Working Well Together in the Bering Sea, Arctic -- USNI News

America sold nearly $42B in weapons to foreign countries in 2017 -- Defense News

Pentagon: US sold almost $42B in weapons to other nations in 2017 -- The Hill

Military leaders: Lack of a new budget could 'break the U.S. Air Force' -- UPI

US Army Tests Robotic Kits on Vehicles for Autonomous Convoy Operations -- Sputnik

In a first, the Army’s new handgun will be issued to team leaders -- Army Times

Here’s What Soldiers Think Of The Army’s Brand New Handgun -- Task & Purpose

Pilot error cited in Super Hornet crash -- Navy Times

‘Disgrace Upon US Navy': Fat Leonard Corruption Affair Implicates Senior Admiral -- Sputnik

The military is offering Amazon a $5 billion contract without seeing if anyone can do it cheaper -- Casey Given, Washington Examiner

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