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Brazil Wants to Buy Russian Anti-Aircraft Weaponry

Brazil’s Defense Ministry intends to discuss purchasing air defense systems from Russia during talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev later this month, the ministry said on Sunday. “We are interested in acquiring three batteries of Pantsir-S1 missiles and two […]


South Korean Navy to Operate Mistral Missiles on Patrol Boats

South Korean Navy to Operate Mistral Missiles on Patrol Boats

The South Korean Navy is planning to load man-portable Surface to Air Missiles (SAM), so-called Mistral, to all patrol boats in operation in due order to use them in antiaircraft and antiship defense purpose. “The Navy will load Mistrals onto […]


Anti-Aircraft Fire Erupts Over Tripoli as More Nations Enforce No-Fly Zone

Anti-Aircraft Fire Erupts Over Tripoli as More Nations Enforce No-Fly Zone

Anti-aircraft fire has erupted over the Libyan capital, Tripoli, with at least one explosion shaking the city as more Western nations joined a coalition enforcing a U.N.-authorized no-fly zone over Libya. The anti-aircraft fire and explosion were heard in Tripoli […]


South Korea Investigates Scam Over Anti-Aircraft Guns

South Korea Investigates Scam Over Anti-Aircraft Guns

South Korea’s defence ministry is investigating a US arms dealer and its local agency for supplying sub-standard parts for anti-aircraft guns safeguarding Seoul’s skies, according to news reports. The investigation followed complaints by the army that some of the Oerlikon […]


NKorea deploys anti-aircraft missiles as wargame tensions mount

NKorea deploys anti-aircraft missiles as wargame tensions mount

Seoul: North Korea moved long-range anti-aircraft missiles close to the border with South Korea as tensions rose over the sinking of one of Seoul’s warships, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Chosun Ilbo quoted a military source as saying the North moved […]


Taliban don’t have stinger missiles: Gates

Taliban don’t have stinger missiles: Gates

Washington: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Sunday dismissed reports that Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan use anti-aircraft stinger missiles similar to those directed against Soviet forces in the 1980s. “I don’t think so,” Gates told CNN’s “State of the Union” […]


Russia, Belarus begin joint anti-aircraft defense exercises

Russia, Belarus begin joint anti-aircraft defense exercises

MINSK: The first phase of joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises began on Friday with the involvement of some 100 aircraft and 12,600 military personnel, the Belarusian Defense Ministry announced. The five-day first phase of the joint Zapad 2009 (West 2009) anti-aircraft […]


US fears Latin American arms race

US fears Latin American arms race

Washington: The United States voiced alarm Monday that Venezuela’s weapons purchases may be fueling a Latin American arms race after a deal between Caracas and Moscow to buy tanks and anti-aircraft rockets. In Caracas, President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that […]


US may rearm Georgia, despite Russia’s opposition

US may rearm Georgia, despite Russia’s opposition

Washington: The United States does not exclude possibly rearming Georgia following its humiliating defeat to Russia a year ago, even at the cost of angering Moscow, a State Department spokesman said Thursday. “Georgia is on a path that the United […]


 
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