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US ‘bunker-buster’ not powerful enough against Iran

US ‘bunker-buster’ not powerful enough against Iran

The US military has concluded that its largest conventional bomb is not capable of destroying Iran’s most heavily fortified underground facilities suspected to be used for building nuclear weapons, The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday. But citing unnamed US […]


US Making More Powerful Bomb to Hit Underground Facilities‎

US Making More Powerful Bomb to Hit Underground Facilities‎

Pentagon is stepping up efforts to make a bomb capable of destroying Iran’s most heavily fortified underground facilities, the Wall Street Journal said on Saturday referring to U.S. officials briefed on the plan. “The 30,000-pound [13,600 kilograms] “bunker-buster” bomb, known […]


US Navy Completes Raytheon Laser-guided Maverick Testing

US Navy Completes Raytheon Laser-guided Maverick Testing

The U.S. Navy completed developmental and operational testing (DT/OT) of the newest variant of the Raytheon Company laser-guided Maverick missile. This brings U.S. Sailors and Marines one step closer to conducting airborne precision engagements of rapidly moving targets in urban […]


Russian Air Force Tests New Air-to-Air Missile

Russian Air Force Tests New Air-to-Air Missile

The Russian Air Force is testing and will soon deploy an advanced tactical air-to-air missile that will greatly enhance its operational effectiveness, the service’s commander Col Gen Alexander Zelin said on Tuesday. The missile will be carried by MiG-31BM Foxhound […]


Russia to Receive 30 Vityaz Air Defense Systems by 2020

Russia to Receive 30 Vityaz Air Defense Systems by 2020

The Russian Air Force will receive over 30 Vityaz and 100 Pantsir-S air defense systems by 2020, spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Monday. “We are planning to acquire by 2020 more than 100 short-range Pantsir-S and over 30 mid-range […]


Lockheed Announces $980M Missile Defense Contract

Lockheed Announces $980M Missile Defense Contract

Lockheed Martin, as prime contractor leading a consortium of five major defense contractors, has been awarded a follow-on contract with an estimated value of $980M to continue work on the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications program for the Missile […]


NATO Anti-Missile Radar in Turkey Put into Operation

NATO Anti-Missile Radar in Turkey Put into Operation

A NATO missile defense radar deployed in Turkey has been put into operation, CNN quoted a Turkish foreign ministry spokesman as saying. The X-band AN/TPY-2 early warning radar is part of the THAAD system designed to intercept medium-range missiles at […]


Russian Missile Forces Hold High Alert Drills

Russian Missile Forces Hold High Alert Drills

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces are holding a series of exercises to practice putting road-mobile missile systems on high alert, SMF spokesman Col. Vadim Koval said. The exercises involve Topol (SS-25 Sikle), Topol-M (SS-27 Sickle B) and Yars (RS-24) mobile systems […]


Russia to test over 70 new missile systems in 2012

Russia to test over 70 new missile systems in 2012

About 70 new rocket and missile systems will be tested at Russia’s Kapustin Yar test range in 2012, an increase of 150 percent from last year, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Friday. The systems are part of more than […]


 
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