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US team seeking missing missiles in Libya

US team seeking missing missiles in Libya

The United States has a team of experts on the ground in Libya helping the authorities find missing surface-to-air missiles that could threaten civil aviation, a US official said Friday. Andrew Shapiro, assistant secretary of state for political and military […]


Iran says still puzzled over scrapped arms deal with Russia

Iran says still puzzled over scrapped arms deal with Russia

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has expressed again its surprise over Russia’s decision to scrap a deal to deliver S-300 air defense systems to Tehran but said this was unlikely to affect relations between the two countries. “Matters of this kind […]


Development of S-500 air defense systems behind schedule – paper

Development of S-500 air defense systems behind schedule – paper

The development of Russia’s formidable S-500 air defense system is lagging behind schedule by at least two years, the Izvestia daily said on Wednesday citing a defense industry source. According to the source, the first prototypes will be ready and […]


New Surface to Air Missile Ready for Action: PLA

New Surface to Air Missile Ready for Action: PLA

Official military media for the first time acknowledged Monday that China’s new land-based mid-range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system has reached operational capability. Military observers say that deployment of this missile system will boost China’s air defense capability. The […]


Russia, Kazakhstan to set up joint air-defense system

Russian s-300 air defense system

Russia and Kazakhstan are planning to set up a joint air-defense system in the very near future, a senior Russian military official said on Thursday. “We already have such bilateral regional air-defense systems with Belarus and Armenia and in future […]


MBDA’s Next Generation Naval Missile System Prepares for Global Success

MBDA’s Next Generation Naval Missile System Prepares for Global Success

MBDA’s Future Local Area Air Defence System (FLAADS-Maritime) programme is achieving key development milestones that exemplify the high maturity and global market potential of the system. The FLAADS-M system will equip the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates and future Global […]


Syria may buy more Russian air defense systems

Syria may buy more Russian air defense systems

Syria has shown interest in buying a whole range of advanced Russian air defense systems, a source in the Russian defense industry told RIA Novosti on Monday. A group of Syrian observers is attending live firing drills during Combat Commonwealth […]


Russia ready to help Venezuela with weaponry purchases

Russia ready to help Venezuela with weaponry purchases

Moscow is ready to loan Venezuela $4 billion on purchases of military equipment, Russia’s Kommersant newspaper said on Friday citing a diplomatic source. “Russia is ready to loan money to Venezuela,” the source said. “Considering the current election campaign in […]


Iraqi airmen train to defend their airspace as US Forces prepare to withdraw

Iraqi airmen train to defend their airspace as US Forces prepare to withdraw

With less than six months remaining before the U.S. withdraws from Iraq, U.S. military air advisors here are doubling their training efforts to ensure Iraqi Airmen are prepared to defend their boarders from the sky. Air Force and Army pilots […]


 
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