Kh-35E antiship rocket.

A North Korean Mystery: Where Did Its Rockets and Missiles Come From?

In the quarter century since the end of the Cold War, much of North Korea’s conventional-weapons capability has quietly aged into obsolescence. Abandoned by the now-defunct Soviet Union and China, Pyongyang’s arsenal of tanks, ships, planes and artillery appears trapped in the 1980s—or earlier. A few weapons, however, including a new antiship missile fired just…

Proton carrier rocket

Russia to continue its focus on quality of Proton carrier rocket engines

BISHKEK : The Russian space industry will continue paying enhanced attention to the quality of products manufactured by the Voronezh Mechanical Plant, despite the successful launch of a Proton carrier rocket, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told TASS on Thursday. “Roscosmos [State Space Corporation] did not conceal the problems exposed at one of the sector’s…

Zircon cruise missile

Russia successfully tests ‘unstoppable’ 4,600mph hypersonic weapon that is faster than ANY global anti-missile system

Russia has launched five successful flights of a hypersonic jet that is capable of destroying an aircraft carrier with a single impact, according to a new report. The Zircon cruise missile travels between 3,800mph and 4,600mph – five to six times the speed of sound – and puts Russia ‘half a decade’ ahead of the…