Cold War News

Video: Russia shows off hardware in annual Victory Day parade

Russia has shown off its latest military hardware in the 2017 Victory Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square. The parade featured the following vehicles: T-34/85 medium tank GAZ-2975 “Tigr” infantry mobility vehicle Kornet D/EM mobile ATGM system Typhoon-K MRAP Ural Typhoon MRAP BTR-82AM APC BMP-3 BMP Kurganets-25 APV and IFV T-15 IFV T-72B3M main battle tank T-14 main battle tank 2S19 Msta-S tracked self-propelled howitzer 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV’ tracked self-propelled howitzer 9K720 Iskander mobile tactical ballistic missile system Tor-M2U mobile SAM system Buk-M2 mobile tracked SAM system Tor-M2DT and Pantsir-SA towed Arctic SAM system on tracked Vityaz chassis S-400 mobile SAM system BMD-4M air-droppable IFV BTR-MDM “Rakushka” APC Pantsir-S1 mobile SAM […]


Russia deploys new missile system to Moscow

Russia has deployed a anti-air missile system to Moscow in the latest “defensive” move by Vladimir Putin. The new S-400 “Triumph” (NATO name: SA-21 Growler) air defence system was first installed in Kalingrad but has now also been delpoyed to the former communist states capital. The truck mounted system can be rapidly deployed and move leaving it hard to counter.  There are currently 19 divisions of the missile units each comprising of 8 launchers, 112 missiles and command and support vehicles. Defense Ministry’s Department of Information and Mass Communication said: ‘The SAM combat squads of the Moscow Region aerospace forces have put the new S-400 Triumph air defense missile system […]


Russia claims it’s built shelters for 12m people!

With East-West relations at an all time low  Russia’s Defense Ministry TV channel Zvezda has claimed that the Russian Government has built shelters capable of helping 12m Muscovites survive the imminent Nuclear attack from the USA. Officials on the channel claimed on Friday that the shelters had been built and are ready to be used. The news comes as America withdraws from talks with Russia as Russian warplanes continue their bombardment of Aleppo in Syria despite the UN is trying to broker a ceasefire. The TV Channel claims that “schizophrenics from America are sharpening nuclear weapons for Moscow.” evidenced, they say, by the fact that America is modernizing is strategic […]


North Korea detonates “Biggest” nuclear bomb yet

North Korea has detonated its biggest nuclear weapon to date on the communist states national day. The test was carried out at the Punggye-Ri test site in the north of the country and triggered a seismic event reaching 5.3 on the Richter scale. The test is believed to be part of the North’s program to miniaturize nuclear weapons in order to fit them onto ballistic missiles. North Korea is not currently believed to have been able to achieve that yet but Pyongyang has claimed it can produce  “at will, and as many as it wants, a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power”. North Korea […]


Council rejects claims about continuous usage of GAMA

West Berkshire Council has rejected Flying A Services Ltd claims that they had been using the former GAMA site at Greenham Common continuously for storage for over 10 years. In an attempt to circumvent previously refused usage permission Flying A Services submitted signed statements claiming that the missile silo’s had been used continuously since 2005 for storage. The site has approval for external car storage only. The statements included directors of Flying A Services, Caretakers and worryingly a serving police officer with Thames Valley Police who swore an affidavit saying the silos had been continuously occupied with storage items. The crux of Flying A’s application was that they had been […]


North Korea Claims its Under Seige

In the latest rhetoric from Puppet Dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea claims its under siege by US led hostile forces. According to the North Korean KCNA News Agency a spokesman for the National Defence Commission (NDC) said that the latest sanctions imposed over its rogue nuclear program were “anachronistic and suicidal” He went on to say the sanctions were the work of “the US and other hostile forces” who were intent on attacking North Korea “in a flock to swallow it up.” “The Leningrad blockade which struck terror into the hearts of people … and the Caribbean crisis in the Cold War era can hardly stand comparison with the […]


Pre-emptive nuclear strikes on the USA by North Korea

Have you finished laughing yet? This actually is the latest rhetoric from dictator Kim Jong-Un. North Korea announced it would carry out pre-emptive  nuclear strikes on the US and South Korea if it goes ahead with the annual War Games. Presumably they are going to borrow some nuclear missiles from somewhere in order to do this as North Korea has been unable to make a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile yet. This kind of sabre rattling from Pyongyang happens every year at about this time and often include claims of nuclear strikes or invasions but it seems the US is safe for as long as Chris […]


North Korea responds to UN Sanctions with Missiles

North Korea has responded to new sanctions by the United Nations (UN) by firing 6 short-range missiles into the sea off the east coast. A South Korean spokesman told the Yonhap news agency the projectiles were fired at about 10:00 local time (01:00 GMT) from Wonsan on the east coast stating “They were either rockets or guided missiles” The firing came shortly after the UN voted unanimously to introduce a raft of new sanctions against North Korea which is led by notorious dictator Kim Jong-Un. The new sanctions which are the toughest ever include: A ban on the export of coal, iron and iron ore used for North Korea’s nuclear […]


It’s still 3 minutes to midnight

In its warning to world leaders the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have kept the doomsday clock at 3 minutes to midnight. The clock was wound forward last year stating “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.” Whilst there has been improvement in some areas “That probability has not been reduced. The Clock ticks. Global danger looms. Wise leaders should act—immediately” The doomsday clock is a figurative clock designed to show in understandable terms how close the world is to disaster. It’s roots are in the cold war and nuclear weapons however in more recent […]


Footage emerges of exploding Russian TU95 Bear

Footage has emerged showing the moment one of the Russian Air Forces ageing TU95 nuclear bombers exploded in flames whilst taking off from Ukrainka airfield in June last year. The crew reportedly attempted to abort the take off due to an engine fire alarm but the aircaft exploded blowing off the left wing and leaving the aircaft as a fireball hurtling off the runway. 2 crew members were killed. The Tupolev TU95 (NATO Codename BEAR) was introduced into service in 1956 and still serves as Russia’s primary long range nuclear bomber. The fleet has suffered a series of recent accidents leading to the temporary grounding on the aircraft last year. […]