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China Tests New Air-Defense Missile System

China Tests New Air-Defense Missile System

The Chinese military has conducted practice drills with its newly-developed FD-2000 air defense missile system. It has demonstrated its capability of locking onto and shooting down moving targets over a long distance. Shen Zhongfang, a missile expert from China Aerospace […]


Raytheon AI3 missile intercepts first cruise missile target

Raytheon AI3 missile intercepts first cruise missile target

Raytheon and the U.S. Army achieved the first intercept of a cruise missile by the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative missile. An AI3 missile also destroyed an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Both intercepts occurred during the recent Black Dart demonstration – […]


MBDA Signs 2 MoUs on Polish Air, Missile Defense

MBDA Signs 2 MoUs on Polish Air, Missile Defense

On 2nd September, at the MSPO military exhibition in Kielce (Poland), Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA, signed two Letters of Intent (LoI) with Waldemar Skowron, CEO of MESKO and with Ryszard Kardasz, CEO of PIT-RADWAR, relating to the Polish “Wisla” […]


Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday. The defence ministry aims to purchase the locally-made Tien Kung […]


Congress approves $225 million in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

The US Congress approved $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, credited with destroying missiles fired by Hamas before they could reach their targets. House of Representatives approved the funding by 395-8 in a late Friday vote. The […]


China conducts land-based missile interception test

China conducts land-based missile interception test

China has announced the success of a missile interception test conducted from land. The test, conducted within its territory late on Wednesday, “achieved the preset goal”, according to a statement posted on the website of the Ministry of National Defense. […]


Israel’s Iron Dome Is a ‘Total Failure’ at Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

Israel’s Iron Dome Is a ‘Total Failure’ at Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

Although it appears to hit incoming Hamas rockets, Israel’s system could be falling short of detonating the rockets’ warheads. Even though Israel’s U.S.-funded “Iron Dome” rocket-defense interceptors appear to be hitting Hamas rockets in recent days, they are almost certainly […]


US missile defense system strikes target in test

US missile defense system strikes target in test

The Boeing-managed ground-based system intended to shield the continental United States successfully intercepted a simulated incoming missile over the Pacific Ocean for the first time Sunday, the Pentagon said. The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, with a $40 billion price […]


US Should Fix Missile Defense, Not Expand It

US Should Fix Missile Defense, Not Expand It

The next test of the U.S. Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) system will occur “very soon,” Admiral James Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said May 28. And if that test is a success, he said, the Pentagon plans […]


 
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