• Mon
  • Sep 15, 2014
  • Updated: 6:47pm

Ballistic Missiles

South Korea to step up missile defence after North nuclear test

South Korea said on Wednesday it would accelerate the development of longer-range ballistic missiles that could cover the whole of North Korea in response to a third nuclear test by Pyongyang.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

US west coast within range of North Korean missile, Seoul says

North Korea's recent rocket launch amounted to the test of a ballistic missile capable of carrying a half-tonne payload to the US west coast, the South Korean defence ministry said yesterday.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:06am

Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Pakistan on Wednesday test fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a range of 1,300 kilometres, the military said.

The military described the Hatf V Ghauri missile as a liquid fuel missile, which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.

28 Nov 2012 - 5:44pm

North Korea continuing work on long-range missiles, images show

Satellite imagery indicates North Korea has been testing rocket engines, a sign it continues to develop long-range missiles, a US academic institute says.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes command of nuclear missile test

President Vladimir Putin took the helm of what the Kremlin described as the largest nuclear command exercise in Russia's recent history, launching unarmed strategic and cruise missiles from the air, sea and ground.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

A military befitting South Korea's economic might

The US has agreed to remove restrictions on South Korea's missile capability to allow it to build and deploy longer-range weapons. This would enable it to hit all militarily important targets in North Korea should the need arise.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:02am

PLA says it can launch nuclear missiles from anywhere on mainland

China's nuclear missiles can be launched quickly and accurately from anywhere on the mainland, a development described as being "far more mobile than imagined".

The People's Liberation Army's Second Artillery Corps said yesterday it had made a "strategic transformation" in its weapons capability, and called it an historic leap forward.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:31am

Beijing testing 'carrier killer', US warns

Senior US military officials are warning that China is testing an anti-ship ballistic missile - a long-feared and unique weapon that could theoretically destroy an aircraft carrier, forcing a dramatic rethink of US military strategy towards the region.

3 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

How China could scupper US naval power

Outgoing US President George W. Bush is due to commission America's newest aircraft carrier today at the Norfolk naval base in Virginia. Named after his father, former president George H.W. Bush, the ship, which carries 85 planes and more than 5,000 crew, is a potent symbol of America's global power and presence, despite recent US economic and foreign-policy failures.

10 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

The business of pointing missiles

North Korea's attempt to launch its long-range Taepodong-2 missile for the first time, last week, was a failure. But that should not obscure the success of other parts of its rocket- and warhead-development programme, or the threat they pose not just to Japan, but also to the United States and Europe.

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am