MUSIC Demonstrates Laser DIRCM Capability

The MUSIC family of Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems was demonstrated recently at the annual, multinational EMBOW exercise. Elbit Systems is currently under contract to supply more than 110 DIRCM systems to over ten customers, for installation on 20 different fixed and rotary-wing platform types.

Russian Fullback (Su-34) Marks First Combat Mission over Syria

Despite the Russian declared intention to assist fighting ISIS in Syria, NATO defense officials are concerned of the Russian military buildup in the country

NATO Special Forces Deployed to Kunduz After Taliban Seize the Strategic...

NATO special forces have reached Kunduz to bolster Afghan troops after the Taliban seized the strategic northern city, the military coalition said Wednesday. "Coalition special forces are on the ground in Kunduz advising their Afghan counterparts," a NATO spokesman said. The forces are comprised of US, British and German troops, a Western military source told AFP on condition of anonymity, without specifying the number.

NATO establishes a fleet of multirole tanker transport fleet

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is establishing a multinational fleet of Multinational, Multi Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF), the acquisition of the fleet will be lead by the Netherlands. The decision followed the principal approval of ten European countries which signed the letter of intent to jointly purchase and operate the tanker fleet on November 2012.

Cyber Intelligence Report – September 15, 2014

In this edition: Israeli cyber security: a growing market | Israeli Start-up uncovers espionage network hitting organizations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland | The hacktivist Anonghost group attacked Israel under banner of #OpIsraelReborn campaign | US Army Cyber Command launching new Cyber Protection Brigade | Russian hackers hacked nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts | China performs large scale cyber espionage operations | NATO strengthen its cyber security policy and cooperation | UK government launching free online cyber security course | Tanzania: Cyber-crime talks for Arusha | Cybercrime a key issue in new ISS - UNIDIR collaboration

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter Systems plan alliance

German armored vehicle manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and French government owned defense company Nexter Systems announced a planned merger under which the two companies plan to establish a strong Franco-German defense technology group.

Turkey Delays missile defense decision to August 30

Ankara has again delayed its selection of future missile defense system, extending the deadline for bids until August 30. While the Chinese FD-2000 system was selected as 'best offer', Integration issues with NATO and political pressure from Washington and Europe are making such deal unlikely

NATO’s quick reaction alert scrambled to follow Russian bombers over the...

Russian bombers Flying on a 16 hour training mission over the North Sea, two Russian Tu-95 bombers (NATO reporting name: ’Bear’) were intercepted yesterday by British, Dutch and Danish fighter jets. It is not the first time such an event happens, but this one has attracted the media attention due to the heightened tension over Russian military activity in Ukraine.

Israeli Ground Target Acquisition System Delivered to NATO service

  Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) has recently delivered its Ground Target Acquisition System (GTAS) to a NATO country's Artillery Forward Observer (FO) units. GTAS, developed...

Updated: China’s CPMIEC Selected for Turkish Missile Defense program

HQ9 on display at the Army Day in Beijing
Ankara has selected China's missile developer CPMIEC to deliver the strategic US$3.44 billion missile defense shield for Turkey. China's Precision Machinery Import Export Company...

SAMP / T Successful on a Franco-Italian Missile Defense Test

The Italian Army and French Air Force carried out yesterday a successful intercept of a ballistic missile target, testing a European missile defense architecture based on the European SAMP / T missile defense system.

Were the Turkish Phantoms ‘Teasing’ Syrian Air Defenses for NATO’s ELINT...

The Turkish Phantom downed by the Syrians could have performed a ‘teasing’ game, in an attempt to stimulate the Syrian air defenses to activate their fire control radars. Such counteraction would give away critical data that could be used to optimize electronic Turkish or NATO countermeasures in case the alliance decides to involve in the situation and enforce a ‘no fly zone’ over Syria.

Distrust, the Main Theme at the Moscow Missile Defense Conference

Between Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov who dosn't rule out a preemptive strike against NATO missile defenses and Madelyn Creedon, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs claiming the US will not agree to any limitations on those systems, Russia's Security Council secretary Nikolai Patrushev reiterated Moscow's offer to run the missile shield together with NATO.

Turkey Blocking Israel From NATO Summit

Turkey has vetoed Israel's inclusion in a NATO summit in Chicago until Israel issues a formal apology for an attack on a Turkish ship in 2010.