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China Tests Hypersonic Nuclear Missile that Cannot Be Intercepted

China conducted its first successful test of hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) on January 9, 2014.

There are only two countries in the world the US and China that have succeeded in their HGV tests. 997 more words

August 21, 1957 - The Russians Launch the R-7

On August 21, 1957, the Soviet Union carried out the first successful test launch of their prototype intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the R-7.  The two-stage, 112-foot-long, oxygen- and kerosene-fueled rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and carried a dummy warhead 3500 miles.  176 more words

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Chinese provincial agency may have confirmed secret long-range missile

A Chinese provincial department appeared to have inadvertently confirmed the existence of an intercontinental ballistic missile that may be able to carry several nuclear warheads and travel as far as the United States. 341 more words

Is North Korea capable of delivering a missile to the US ?

Satellite imaging shows North Korea might be closing missile engine trials for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), commented a US think tank on Wednesday. If this is true, this will bring the entire United States of America into range, raising threat levels.  49 more words

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ABM Test Finally Succeeded, Maybe

Successful test of troublesome ABM used known-flawed kill vehicle. Meaningful or theater?

The U.S. successfully tested its anti-ICBM missile on 2014-Jun-22, with a launch from Vandenberg AFB in California.  514 more words

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