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Airshow China Photo Report – Air Defense

Sky Dragon 50 medium range SAM displayed by NORINCO. The system is designed for low, medium and high altitude air defense at ranges of...

Intercept test validates Barak 8 air defense system maturity

Today at 07:20 (Israel time), Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD), conducted the first successful flight test...

Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heights

Israel's air defense Patriot units have shot down a Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli air space from Syria today. The Syrian drone came...

Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s...

The Israeli drone downed by the Iranian IRGC on August 23 may have exploited a serious gap in Iran's air defense system, an Iranian analyst told Azeri publication Trend.

US Navy to test powerful, mobile laser weapon against drones

A compact yet powerful laser weapon developed by Raytheon will soon be integrated on a HMMWV, to demonstrate its ability to defeat enemy drones, as part of the enhancement of current US Marine Corps ground-based air-defense capabilities.

US Navy evaluates laser weapons to augment ground-based air defense counter-UAS...

The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is evaluating the integration of laser weapons as an enhancement for the US Marine Corps’ existing low-altitude air-defense capability, which currently lacks reliable CounterUAS (C-UAS) and Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) capabilities. An innovative radar system from RADA is providing surveillance, detection and target acquisition for the laser weapon system

Scramble? Quiet! We are sleeping

Recent incursions of civil and military aircraft into neighboring airspace has highlighted the state of alert maintained by different nations, and raised once again the validity of the huge investments countries are spending in acquiring military capabilities, if they do not provide the means to maintain these capabilities at reasonable state of readiness

Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) Assessed as Rapier FSC Replacement

A £36M contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been placed with MBDA for the Land variant of the Future Local Area...

Turkey distancing from missile deal with China

Objections of Western allies and reservations of local subcontractors over potential consequences of association with the blacklisted CPMIEC are distancing the Chinese contractor from the coveted...

Successful EXCALIBUR Test Brings DARPA Closer to Compact High Energy Lasers

DARPA successfully tested an optical phased array (OPA) combining 21 laser beams, as part of the Excalibur program. With each of the 21 array...

Israeli Fighter Jets Challenge Cypriot Air Defense in Mock Battle Exercise

Sharing a common interest in securing offshore mineral exploration areas throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel and Cyprus are tightening defense cooperation through a series of...

RAFAEL Develops a New High Energy Laser Weapon

RAFAEL's Iron Beam operational scenario. Photo: RAFAEL
Israel plans to implement a fifth ‘active defense’ layer in its national multi-layered air and missile defense system, aimed to provide an affordable countermeasure...

South Korea to Field Hybrid Version of the BiHO VSHORAD Vehicle...

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced Friday, December 27, 2013, that it has completed development of a hybrid variant of the self...

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