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BMD System Tracks, Simulates Engagements of Three Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, in support of Flight Test Other-19 on Feb. 24, 2015. Missile Defense Agency photo

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system. At approximately 2:30 a.m. EST today, three short-range ballistic missile […]


Raytheon unveils extended range AMRAAM

AMRAAM NASAMS Launcher

AMRAAM-ER, NASAMS launcher will provide robust ground based air defense Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has begun development on an extended range variant of the combat-proven Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM®). Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER […]


Turkey Defers Air Defense Missile Decision As China Talks Continue

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

Turkey is sending mixed signals over whether it will buy a multi-billion dollar anti-missile defense system from NATO allies or China. Turkey’s posturing could backfire, writes Jacob Resneck from Istanbul. Turkey’s announcement in 2013 that it had accepted a $3.4 […]


U.S. looks to boost air, missile defense partnerships in Pacific

U.S. looks to boost air, missile defense partnerships in Pacific

Increased interoperability and improved data sharing with international partners are key goals of U.S. Air and Missile Defense, or ADM, especially in the Pacific and U.S. Central Command theaters, said ADM force leaders. “Today we have Air and Missile Defense […]


US Services aim to standardize air, missile defense networks

Efforts are underway to better integrate missile systems across the Defense Department.

Across the globe, a variety of air and missile defense threats are evolving and proliferating. At the same time, adversaries are exploiting weaknesses in America’s air and missile defense system, said Brig. Gen. Christopher L. Spillman, commandant of the Army […]


Russia in Talks With Iran on Tor-M1 Missile System Modernization

Russia in Talks With Iran on Tor-M1 Missile System Modernization

Russia’s Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol is in talks with Iran on modernizing the short range Tor-M1 (SA-15 Gauntlet) surface-to-air missile defense systems, the plant’s assistant director general told RIA Novosti Thursday. “Iran has been operating a large number of our […]


Brazil to Sign Pantsir-S1 Air Defense Deal With Russia by Mid-2015

Brazil to Sign Pantsir-S1 Air Defense Deal With Russia by Mid-2015

Brazil and Russia could sign a contract on the delivery of Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense systems to the Latin American country as early as in the first half of 2015, Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Antonio Jose Vallim Guerreiro said on […]


Russia develops heavy drone, promises S500 missile system by 2017

The S400 Triumf anti-aircraft system. (RIA Novosti/Mihail Mokrushin)

The Russian military is putting the finishing touches to its very own heavy military UAV. The drone is part of a wider modernization effort, with the cutting-edge flagship S500 missile system coming in 2017. The drone “already exists,” according to […]


Russia and Iran sign defense deal, ‘may resolve’ S300 missile delivery issue

Russian s-300 air defense system

Moscow and Tehran have signed military cooperation deal that implies wider collaboration in personnel training and counter-terrorism activities. It may also resolve the situation concerning the delivery of Russian S300 missiles, Iranian media reported. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and […]


 
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