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Ukraine on Brink of Missile Deal with India

Ukraine on Brink of Missile Deal with India

Ukraine is close to signing one of its biggest ever defense deals for air-to-air missiles with India, according to Russian media reports. Nezavisimaya Gazeta says the deal for R-27 missiles, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, is in the final […]


Pakistan tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Successful conduct of the launch of the intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Hatf IV Shaheen-1A Weapon System today. (25-04-2012) – Photo ISPR

Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile on Wednesday, the military said, less than a week after India tried out a long-range missile. The exact range of Pakistan’s missile was not revealed, but retired General Talat Masood, a defence […]


Russia’s new air defense systems: Pantsir to shield S-400

Russia’s new air defense systems: Pantsir to shield S-400

Among the most important tasks faced by modern troops is protecting their air defense systems. The Russian defense ministry has struck a number of deals with the weapons manufacturing giant Almaz-Antei, triggering a major revamp of production facilities. Still, manufacturing […]


Missile Defense: Opportunity Exists to Strengthen Acquisitions by Reducing Concurrency

Missile Defense: Opportunity Exists to Strengthen Acquisitions by Reducing Concurrency

In fiscal year 2011, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) experienced mixed results in executing its development goals and Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) tests. For the first time in 5 years, GAO found that all of the targets used in […]


New Cameras for Israeli Patriot System

New Cameras for Israeli Patriot System

The Patriot system has been active for over 20 years on the Aerial Defense lines. Soon, it will receive an overall facelift and a general capability update. The first step: New cameras will assist the batteries in constructing a more […]


US Navy Fires Raytheon Griffin Missile From RAM Launcher

US Navy Fires Raytheon Griffin Missile From RAM Launcher

The U.S. Navy achieved a first when it fired Raytheon’s combat-proven Griffin B missile from a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher. “Griffin enables sailors to defend against small, fast-moving surface craft employed by pirates and other non-traditional threats,” said Harry […]


NATO Chief Says Missile Defense Shield Will Not Threaten Russia

NATO Chief Says Missile Defense Shield Will Not Threaten Russia

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has reiterated that the alliance’s plan to build a missile-defense shield in Europe will not “threaten” Russia. Rasmussen was speaking at NATO headquarters in Brussels, where discussions over the defense shield were held between foreign […]


U.S. Missile Defense Counters Growing Threat

U.S. Missile Defense Counters Growing Threat

Six days after North Korea’s failed long-range rocket launch, the head of the Defense Department’s Missile Defense Agency testified on Capitol Hill about bolstering U.S. defenses against a growing ballistic missile threat. Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Patrick J. O’Reilly […]


Indian missile pride hides strategic flaws: analysts

Indian missile pride hides strategic flaws: analysts

India’s pride at the successful test of a long-range, nuclear-capable missile hides weaknesses in strategic military planning that undermine its global power aspirations, analysts say. Thursday’s launch of the Agni V, which has a range of 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles) […]


 
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