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POLITICS - Turkey begins work on ICBM
Yay for a regional arms race...in our backyard.
Aimed at the Iranians no doubt - the Saudis will be next in devloping IRBMs...
Given the range and the fact that launch sites will be out east around Erzerum way, I'd say that's Southend****ed.
No lose situation for the UK from what I can see.
Putin's not going to like this.
Putin lives in Southend? Wow. I never knew that.
Aren't ICBM normally nuclear armed?
Isn't NATO / the US against more states getting the bomb ?!
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By a happy coincidence Turkey's first nuclear facility opens in 2018....And there have been whispering that the Turks especially the military would really really like the bomb.
The Saudis already have them
For nuclear warheads? The Saudis wrote the cheques for the Pakistani nuclear weapons programme.
I know Greece doesn't have 2 cent's to rub together right now but it'll be interestifg to see how they react.
They have always tried to keep at least a deterrent capacity against Turkey and ballistic missiles might chage the status.
The old CSS-2's they bought...probably rapidly going us with their age and not being great to begin with.
The Saudi's are seemingly already looking for missiles to counter whatever it is Iran is developing.
I'd expect that an ICBM strike on Southend would cause millions of pounds' worth of improvements.
Is Turkey known to be actively developing nuclear arms?
Saudis IRBM's are a subset of Pakistan's missile/nuclear weapons programme. All the comprehensive range of silos, launch and support network is there, its a doddle to upgrade the firework bit if you have deep pockets and the will.
Smart money is one of the current crop of Pakistani IRBM's will be purchased to replace the old CSS-2's, although China is said to be touting the DF-21 to Rhiyadd
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