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The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has completed three major missile defense tests this week, a closing accord for an ambitious test plan this year. Two tests performed earlier today included a successful exo-atmospheric intercept test of the Arrow 3 interceptor, and first intercept mission of the Land-Based Standard Missile SM-3 Block IB launched from a land-based site. A third test conducted earlier this week tested the latest, most advanced variant of Standard Missile 3 series, the US-Japanese SM-3 Block IIA.
A superficial look at the 51st Salon la Bourget may give the impression that this year's Air Show is all about civil and commercial aviation. Take a closer look at the aisles and the static park, look under the wings or below some innocent looking planes, and you will realize that military aerospace is still 'in.'
In a potential escalation of the months long war, Iranian backed Yemeni Houthi rebels fired a Scud ballistic missile at Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force (RSAF) King Khalid Airbase west of Khamis Mushait, one of the kingdom's largest military bases. The attack was launched from an area near the Yemeni town of Saada, about 180 km (111 miles) south of the targeted Saudi airbase.
Unconfirmed media reports from Poland are indicating the Polish MOD has selected the US company Raytheon to provide the Polish future medium-range missile defense system, the Polish paper Gazeta Wyborcza reported Earlier today.
The South Korean defense ministry submitted to the parliament a 214.5 trillion won (US$192.6 billion) budget request for the 2014-2018 fiscal year period. The...
The US-South Korean Combined Forces Command (CFC) raised their Watch Condition, commonly known as “Watchcon,” from Level 3 to Level 2 indicating that a vital threat exists. Level 1 is reserved for wartime only...
On 9 January, the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that a far-reaching economic stimulus package will include an additional $2.1 billion in defense spending to be initiated within the next few months. This supplementary funding is in addition to the existing funding previously programmed into the defense budget for 2012-2013, but is separate from an increase in defense spending requested for the next fiscal year that was announced on 8 January.
Kuwait is planning to invest up to US$.2 billion in bolstering its missile defense capability with the acquisition of four Patrion PAC-3 units, in an effort to strengthen its deterrance against potential Iranian missile attack
Lockheed Martin received a $68.9 million contract to prepare the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile production line for the introduction of the Missile Segment...
Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted and destroyed a cruise missile target yesterday at the Utah Test and Training Range, in an unprecedented interoperability demonstration utilizing the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS) and the PATRIOT system.
Japan’s Minister of Defense, Naoki Tanaka, issued orders on 30 March authorizing the Japanese Self-Defense Force (SDF) to shoot down a North Korean rocket, scheduled for launch in mid-April, should the rocket or rocket debris appear to pose a danger to Japanese life or property.
September 20, 2011 Defense Update: Azerbaijan Takes delivery of 60 Israeli UAVs | U.S. Delays SM-3 Block 2A Development | Ex-Indian Su-30Ks Delivered to Belarus | Malaysia Interested in Joining the U.K. Type 26 Frigate Program | Singapore’s HIMARS Unit Operational | U.S. Proposes Upgrades for Taiwans’ F-16s | Lack of Spares Render South Korean Patriot Systems Inoperable | India Offers the BrahMos to Vietnam | Thailand Undecided about German Type 206 Submarines
While the three U.S. aerospace majors reiterated their forecasts for 2011, the recent quarterly reports highlight the intensive activities ensuring their financial stability, to cross the troubled water expected in the coming months.
Eurosam, the consortium producing SAMP-T is currently competing against U.S, Russian and Chinese bidders for a Turkish national missile defense project expected to be...
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