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IDF completes evaluation of IAI’s Green-Rock tactical C-RAM radar

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has completed a successful evaluation of IAI's 'Green Rock', a mobile force protection radar providing an autonomous, tactical counter Rocket, Artillery & Mortar (C-RAM) protection to lowest combat echelons

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

10Kw laser demonstrates directed energy weapons’ role in force protection

Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system is a high-power, solid-state laser system developed by Lockheed Martin as a near-term laser weapon system, designed to defeat...

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...

New Interceptors set for US Army C-RAM Tests in September

On a recent firing test Raytheon has successfully intercepted and destroyed a 107mm rocket target in flight. According to Raytheon, the targets were fired...

Online warning alert Syrians on missile attacks by their own government…

On February 25, 2013, a 26-year-old Syrian "hacktivist" who had fled Damascus was sitting up late in his apartment in a Washington suburb watching...

EAPS Miniature Missile Successful in the First Guided Flight

On March 22, 2013 Lockheed Martin completed the first successful flight test of the Miniature Hit-To-Kill missile, part of the Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) systems.

How Many Rockets Did Iron Dome Shoot Down?

INSS Researched Yiftah Shapir rebuts MIT professor Theodor Postol claims that Israel failed to intercept most of the Palestinian rocket attacks in Operation Pillar of Defense. "There is a major difference between legitimate criticism and adamant claims that the Israel defense establishment's claims about Iron Dome are fraudulent, and that these lies are typical of the defense establishment. Such mudslinging is unreasonable and unacceptable."

Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar Demonstrates C-RAM Capability

This RPS-40 C-RAM radar covers a 180 degree sector with 90 degree in elevation. When the panels are slanted 45 degrees, a system integrating four radar modules provides full hemispheric coverage, effectively spotting mortar and rocket attacks as well as direct fire threats. Photo: RADA
RADA Electronic Systems has successfully demonstrated the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) capabilities of its new Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR). The company expects initial deliveries of systems to customers by year's end

C-RAM or VSHORAD? Iron Dome Do Both

RAFAEL Advanced Defence Systems faces an uphill battle convincing foreign customers as successful and capable as Iron Dome, simply because very few face the situation Israel has to cope with, targeted by tens of thousands of rockets constantly aimed at its population centers. When pitching Iron Dome abroad, RAFAEL is likely to focus on the system's air defense capabilities, promising to be as impressive as its C-RAM combat record

Iron Dome – Beyond the Pillar of Defense

The Iron Dome anti-rocket system proved its worth at Operation Pillar of Defense, successfully intercepting 85 percent of its intended targets (over 400 rockets that would have otherwise hit inside populated areas). What is the way forward for the system? How it would affect the military balance with the Palestinians, Hezbollah and beyond?

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates High-Energy Laser C-RAM Application

The Lockheed Martin Area Defense Anti-munitions (ADAM) prototype laser weapon system successfully destroyed a rocket target from a range of 1.6 kilometers. The complete engagement - from target acquisition, tracking to illumination and destruction took approximately three seconds.

50kW High Energy Laser Successfully Demonstrated in Switzerland

Rheinmetall's 30kw Laser Weapon
Rheinmetall has successfully tested a new 50kW high-energy weapon technology demonstrator.The test was conducted at the end of November, at the company’s Ochsenboden Proving Ground (EZO) in Switzerland. The test comprised three types of targets representing hardened targets, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and ballistic threats. and successful A steel ball representing a mortar round target, travelling at approximately 50 m/sec was also intercepted.

Oto-Melara Unveils Self Propelled Guns, C-RAM Capability

Above:  Oto Melara's 155mm self-propelled gun on display at Eurosatory 2012. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update Oto Melara is launching a wheeled, turreted 155mm 39 Cal. self-propelled...

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