DARPA’s ‘Glide Breaker’ hypersonic missile interceptor program enters new phase

A US military proposal to blast hypersonic weapons out of the sky is entering a new phase. The program, a “hypersonic defense interceptor” system called Glide Breaker, aims to counteract highly maneuverable weapons zooming through the upper atmosphere at speeds of at least Mach 5. (Mach 1 is the speed of sound; “hypersonic” generally refers … Read more

North Korea launches ballistic missile from submarine: report

North Korea launched a new ballistic missile test from a submarine off the country’s east coast Saturday (May 7), according to military officials in South Korea. The South Korean military detected the submarine-launched ballistic missile test off the coast of the North Korean city of Sinpo at 2:07 pm local time, according to the Yonhap … Read more

How deadly is Putin’s nuclear ‘Satan 2’ missile?

Russia has successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of launching nuclear warheads anywhere across the globe, but the Pentagon has said it is not a threat to the United States or its allies. In a televised address following the missile’s reported launch on Wednesday (April 20), Russian President Vladmir Putin boasted … Read more

Russia conducts 1st full flight test of new ‘Sarmat’ intercontinental ballistic missile

Russia just performed the first full test launch of its next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The “Sarmat” ICBM launched Wednesday (April 20) from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced via Twitter, also posting a video of the silo liftoff. Following takeoff, the Sarmat’s dummy warhead successfully hit its intended target … Read more

North Korea launches most powerful missile yet in 1st ICBM test since 2017: reports

North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday (March 24), its first test of a long-range weapon-delivery system since 2017, according to media reports. The ICBM flew for about 71 minutes, reaching a maximum altitude of around 3,700 miles (6,000 kilometers) and traveling 680 miles (1,100 km) from its launch site before splashing … Read more

North Korean missile test captures photos of Earth from space: report

North Korea has launched yet another missile, in what appears to be the nation’s biggest such test in more than four years. North Korea conducted a test launch of its Hwasong 12 intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday (Jan. 30), continuing a very busy January for the rogue nation. And the vehicle managed to snap some … Read more