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Update: Israel Changes Rules in Gaza, Targets Terror Activist Affiliated with al Qaeda

Israel claimed responsibility of the killing of Muhammad Jamal al-Namnam, resident of Shati-suburb of Gaza. According to an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announcement Namnan, age 25 was a senior leader of the "Army of Islam", (AOI) an extremist militant organization operating in Gaza and East...

Head of Israel’s ‘Shin Bet’ Outlines Israel’s Joint Counter-Terror Strategy

Israel's security services required time to adjust and develop new and effective countermeasures to combat the new threat of suicide bombers. The results were remarkable: Compared to 452 suicide attacks carried out by the Palestinians in 2003, only two such attacks occurred since 2007....

Japan Completes Upgrading Four of its Destroyers for Ballistic Missile Defense

Japan has completed testing of its upgraded AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system with the 4th Kongō class destroyer, JS Kirishima, equipped with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, successfully intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile target above the atmosphere during an international...

Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Wins Additional Order for VOSS

Lockheed Martin has received delivery orders totaling $138 million from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center for additional 200 Vehicle Optics Sensor Systems (VOSS). These delivery orders are new releases against a multi-year Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity contract awarded to Gyrocam in 2008. The...

1st Israel HLS Conference

Over 600 participants, of whom 250 senior experts, are expected in Israel next week for the First Israel HLS International Conference, a two-day seminar organized by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute to be held 31 October - 2 November, 2010. Among the...

KMW to Deliver 20 Dingo-2 Vehicles to Equip Norwegian Forces in Afghanistan

The Norwegian Army has ordered 20 Dingo 2 vehicles to equip its forces operating as part of NATO forces in Afghanistan (ISAF). The manufacturer, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) will deliver the first 10 vehicles will be delivered by the end of November 2010 with the...

ATK Offers Miniature Precision Guided Weapon for Unmanned Aerial Systems

ATK is developing a lightweight precision guided munition, compact and light enough to be carried by the dozens or even hundreds by unmanned aerial aircraft. The new glide weapon is packed into a conformal container launcher carried under the wing of the Shadow, fitted...

U.S. Army to Demonstrate Full Manned-Unmanned Operations Next Year

The U.S. Army is planning to test a combined operation of manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), as part of the demonstration of advanced capabilities enabled with current and future systems and technologies. The demonstration called 'Manned Unmanned Systems Integration Concept' (MUSIC) will take place...

RiotBot – Armed For Close Combat

The Spanish company TechnoRobot has introduced here the RiotBot - a new class of unmanned platform designed for intervention in riots, prison disturbances, or other civil disorders, where neutralization of specific elements is required by law enforcement agents, avoiding direct contact with the crowd....

Converting Pistols into Carbines

CAA Tactical displayed the new RONI shell kit at ISDEF 2010. Roni enables the conversion of standard handguns and pistols into an accurate carbine. With the new kit, standard targets can be engaged at 50-70 meters, as the kit significantly improves the shooter’s grip,...

ISDEF 2010 – First Impressions

ISDEF 2010 exhibition opened in Tel Aviv Conventions Center today provided an impressive hub for new and innovative defense and security technologies from different countries some are making their first appearance out of their countries. On our first impressions report Defense Update we are focusing...

Silver Shadow’s AK-47 Kalashnikov Makeover

Silver Shadow, an Israeli weapon modification and customization expert unveiled two of its latest weapons the Gilboa 5.56mm compact assault rifle and Silenced Timna high precision sniper rifle at ISDEF 2010. Modifying the latest Russian M76 sniper rifle into the new Timna Silenced sniper rifle,...

Gilboa – Debut of a new Israeli Assault Rifle

Silver Shadow, an Israeli weapon modification and customization expert unveiled two of its latest weapons the Gilboa 5.56mm compact assault rifle and Silenced Timna high precision sniper rifle at ISDEF 2010. // The Gilboa employs the proven lower receiver of the M-16/M4 design, coupled with...

New Super-Strong Fiber Designed to Meet Threats in Former-Soviet Markets

Composite fibers manufacturer DSM Dyneema unveiled today the SB51, a new fiber optimized for use in ballistic vests that combine minimum weight with high protection performance against handgun ammunition, fragments and knives. It was designed specifically to provide protection against the prevalent threats in...