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Enhancing NATO’s Missile Defence

Enhancing NATO’s Missile Defence

The proliferation of ballistic missiles poses an increasing threat to Allied populations, territory and deployed forces. This is the reason why the Netherlands decided to contribute to NATO’s Missile Defence system. “From intelligence we know that now more than 30 […]


Israel’s Iron Dome Anti-Rocket System Surpasses Expectations

Israel’s Iron Dome Anti-Rocket System Surpasses Expectations

Long lines of people have made their way to the Iron Dome batteries deployed in southern Israel in recent days, distributing gifts and chocolates to Aerial Defense Network soldiers and admiring the life-saving systems that have been operating non-stop. Behind […]


Experts Testify On DOD Missile Defense System

Experts Testify On DOD Missile Defense System

Technical challenges remain for the complex ballistic missile defense system designed to protect the United States and its allies, but the capability is crucial to the nation’s defense posture, experts told a congressional panel this week. Bradley H. Roberts, deputy […]


Raytheon Awarded $79.2 Million US Army Contract to Counter Rockets

Raytheon Awarded $79.2 Million US Army Contract to Counter Rockets

The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company a $79.2 million contract to develop a system that will detect and destroy incoming rockets. The solution is called the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3). Development will culminate in a demonstration in 18 months, […]


Pakistan test fires short-range ballistic missile

Pakistan test fires short-range ballistic missile

Pakistan said Monday it had successfully test fired a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying atomic warheads. The Hatf II (Abdali) has a range of 180 kilometres (113 miles) and carries nuclear as well as conventional warheads with “high accuracy”, […]


Israel to Test New Arrow 3 Missile Interceptor

Israel to Test New Arrow 3 Missile Interceptor

BEN GURION International Airport, Israel: “The first test of the advanced Arrow 3 weapon system will be performed in the near future, confirming the interceptor missile’s effectiveness. A series of different tests will be run on the system to establish […]


India to Hand Over Akash Missile and TAL Torpedo to Defence Forces

India to Hand Over Akash Missile and TAL Torpedo to Defence Forces

Marking a major milestone in the development of indigenous technology in the defence sector the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony will hand over the first batch of the indigenously designed and developed Surface-to-Air Missile, Akash, to the Indian Air Force […]


Finland Procures A Long-Range Air-To-Surface Missile System

Finland Procures A Long-Range Air-To-Surface Missile System

On 1 March 2012 the Ministry of Defence authorised the Defence Forces to sign the contract to procure Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (AGM-158 JASSM) from the United States for the F-18 Hornet aircraft of the Air Force. The long-range missiles […]


Raytheon Demonstrates Enhanced Capabilities for TOW

Raytheon Demonstrates Enhanced Capabilities for TOW

Raytheon Company tested a new propulsion system for the Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless (TOW) missile. Developed by ATK, the enhanced system doubles TOW’s range and reduces the missile’s flight time by one-third. During the test, the developmental propulsion system flew the […]


Kuwait Requests AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles

Kuwait Requests AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Feb. 24 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of 80 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II All-Up-Round Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $105 million. […]


 
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