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New Anti-Missile Radar to Bolster Missile Defense over the Pacific Ocean
The US Missile Defense Agency will deploy a second X-Band missile defense radar at a coastal base near Kyoto, in Central Japan to bolster defences against the North Korean missile threat. The location was picked as it was likely that a North Korean missile targeting Guam or Hawaii would fly over the western or central parts of Japan.
SM-3 Relies on Space-Based Tracking to Intercept a Ballistic Missile Target
Second-generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system achieved its first intercept using tracking information from the Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstration (STSS-D) satellites during a...
Kuwait Bolsters Missile-Defense Arsenal with PAC-3 Buy
Kuwait is planning to invest up to US$.2 billion in bolstering its missile defense capability with the acquisition of four Patrion PAC-3 units, in an effort to strengthen its deterrance against potential Iranian missile attack
Washington Allocates a Billion US$ to Support Israel’s Active Rocket &...
The US House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee included multiple allocations with a total amount of $947 million in the next year budget (FY 2013) to...
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.
China is Interested in the Russian S400 Triumf
According to some sources Beijing expressed interest to acquire Russian S-400 counter-missile system. To date the Chinese use the components of the S-300 system...
US Wants a Stake in Israel’s Iron Dome Technology
Defense lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding 'rights to Israel's the Iron Dome Technology' before releasing the requested $680 million to follow-on production of the Iron Dome anti-rocket weapon systems for Israel The Washington news blog The Hill reports. "The United States has invested nearly $900 million into Iron Dome work, yet it has no rights to the technology involved."
Russia Promotes S-400 at DefExpo, Eying Indian Air & Missile Defense...
Russia is pitching its top-of-the-line air defense system at DefExpo 2012 in India, this week, promoting the S-400 Triumph air and missile defense system. The S-400 causes much concern among western air forces, as none of the existing 4++ generation fighter aircraft, nor the F-35 JSF, are designed to penetrate areas defended by the Triumf.
Israel, Azerbaijan sign $1.6 Billion Arms Deal
Israel has concluded a major arms deal with Azerbaijan selling the central Asian country advanced missile defense systems, air defense systems and unmanned aerial systems to Azerbaijan, as part of a US$1.6 billion arms package.
Facing a Growing Missile Threat, Israel revamps Air defense Command
Facing a growing threat of ballistic missiles and rockets capable of hitting any point in the country from distances of four, up to 2,000km,...
Israel, U.S. Postpone Massive Missile-Defense Exercise to Avoid Possible Escalation with...
The US military European Command and the Israeli Ministry of Defense decided to reschedule a large missile defense exercise originally planned to take place in Israel in April 2012. The exercise will be held at a later date, in the second half of this year.
Supporting Europe’s Missile defense Initiative, U.S. Navy to Position Four AEGIS...
The U.S. Navy is relocating four AEGIS ships to the port of Rota in spain. These ships will support the initial phase of NATO's missile defense effort, with additional responsibilities for activities in the Mediterranean Basin, the Atlantic Ocean and provide rapid and responsive support to the U.S. Africa and U.S. Central Commands.
THAAD Hits Two Targets on the First Unit’s Operational Qualification Test
The U.S. Army Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system performed a successful intercept today, scoring almost simultaneous kill of two targets. The test was conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii, as part of the The test, part of the first THAAD unit’s initial operational qualification phase.
As Clouds Loom Over SM-3 Block IIB Future, MDA Reduces Development...
The Missile Defense Agency will evaluate two different 'liquid divert' technologies considered the new divert system for the 'Next Generation AEGIS Missile', to reduce the technological risk associate with the weapon's advanced kill vehicle. Two contracts worth about $14 million each were awarded to Aerojet and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc., both will test specific liquid divert and attitude control system technologies for the next two years.