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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.

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.

France’s Cluster Weapons Dismantling Plant to Destroy 15 Million Bomblets for...

MBDA has won a contract from NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) for the dismantling and destruction of 36,000 missiles, rockets and artillery rounds carrying 15 million cluster munitions. The munition processing plant will be installed at MBDA’s Bourges Subdray site in central France at an investment of around €12 million, creating about 20 direct jobs.

MEADS Air Defense System Progresses Despite Uncertain Future

The PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) performed the first successful intercept test today fired from the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) MEADS lightweight launcher and employing the MEADS system battle manager. The test, first of three planned in the next 24 months, are part of the ongoing system development, currently funded through 2014.

Post strike Battle Damage Assessment – Lybia , April 2011

Post strike Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) views taken after NATO attacks at the Libyan Air Force base at Miserata, prior to the rebels takeover...

NATO attacks at Misrata Airbase

Post strike Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) views taken after NATO attacks at the Libyan Air Force base at Miserata, prior to the rebels takeover...

NATO Strikes at Libyan Air Defense Sites

March 25 - April 19, 2011 As seen by satellite photos, The Libyan Airbase at Al Jufra remains dormant for years, as aircraft suc as...

Industry Team Finalizes AGS Negotiation, Anticipates Order Award in July 2011

Global Hawk RQ-4B Block 40 | NATO AGS Configuration
Northrop Grumman Corporation submitted its final proposal for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) core capability. NATO AGS system will employ an air segment consisting...

‘C2 Core’ – Linking Information Across Networked Applications

U.S. DOD Introduces A New XML-Like Military Standard Linking Information Across Networked Applications A new information exchange standard designed to improve interoperability among U.S. Department of...

New Opportunities Mature for Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Advanced Trainer

One of the most modern Advanced/Lead-In Fighter Trainer in production today, the M-346 from Alenia Aermacchi is gathering momentum to become the leading trainer...

International Defence Logistics and Support IDLS 2010

International Defence Logistics and Support 2010 (IDLS) conference is Europe’s leading event for government, military and defence industry logistics and procurement professionals. The high-level conference...

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