North Korea fires two 'ballistic missiles' into Sea of Japan

Asia Pacific Mar 29, 2020

North Korea fires two 'ballistic missiles' into Sea of Japan

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. Two projectiles were fired eastwards from the port city of Wonsan and flew 230 kilometers ...

Pentagon successfully tests nuclear-capable hypersonic missile

World Mar 21, 2020

Pentagon successfully tests nuclear-capable hypersonic missile

The United States announced Friday it had successfully tested an unarmed prototype of a hypersonic missile, a nuclear-capable weapon that could accelerate the arms race among three superpowers. The Pentagon said a test glide vehicle flew at hypersonic speeds — more than five times the ...

North Korea fires weapons after threatening 'momentous' action

Asia Pacific Mar 9, 2020

North Korea fires weapons after threatening 'momentous' action

North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday, South Korea's military said, two days after the North threatened to take "momentous" action to protest outside condemnation over its earlier live-fire exercises. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the three launches were ...

World Feb 28, 2020

Russia conducts first ship-based hypersonic missile test, TASS reports

Russia successfully test-launched its Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a military vessel for the first time early last month, the TASS news agency said on Thursday, citing two military sources. President Vladimir Putin talked up hypersonic missiles in a March 2018 speech, saying they ...