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US Army Missile Test Demonstrates ‘Any Sensor, Best Shooter’ Capability
By 2018 the US Army expects to field a new command-and-control (C2) system developed to deliver a single, unambiguous view of the battlespace. The Integrated (air and missile defense) Battle Command System (IBCS) developed and built by Northrop Grumman will significantly enhance aircraft and missile tracking, and improve the ability of combatant commanders and air defenders to make critical decisions within seconds.
Update: Turkey Remains Defiant About Co-Producing Missile Defense System with China
Despite criticism from its NATO allies, Turkey would only give up co-producing an air and missile defense system with the 'China Precision Machinery Import...
Pacific Allies on High Alert for Pyongyang’s Next Move
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...
New Japanese Administration Requests Immediate Boost in Defense Spending
On 9 January, the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that a far-reaching economic stimulus package will include an additional $2.1 billion in defense spending to be initiated within the next few months. This supplementary funding is in addition to the existing funding previously programmed into the defense budget for 2012-2013, but is separate from an increase in defense spending requested for the next fiscal year that was announced on 8 January.
Asia Pacific defense Update – Nov. 2012 Edition
The new issue of Asia pacific Defense Update is here! This digest of 26 articles highlighting recent defense news events from the region is based on the full version (premium content) from Defense Update and other sources, brought to you in a concise, pdf edition you can store on your desktop, read on tablets and smartphones.
Kuwait Bolsters Missile-Defense Arsenal with PAC-3 Buy
Kuwait is planning to invest up to US$.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
Lockheed Martin Receives $68.9 Million Contract For PAC-3 MSE Production
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...
Japan Orders Shoot Down of North Korean Rocket “If Necessary”
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.
Some DoD Budget Numbers Leak Out
On February 11, Reuters News Service and other media outlets announced some specific details contained in the US Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year 2013...
Missiles and Missile Defense Systems – 2011-2021
The global missiles and missile defense systems market, estimated to be worth US$15.2 billion in 2011, is projected to grow at a CAGR of...
Asia Pacific Defense Update Sept. 20, 2011
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
First Quarter Financial Reports Testify on Defense Market Fluidity
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.
Improved Patriot PAC-3 Scores Another Hit
Lockheed Martin conducted a second successful intercept of a threat representative tactical ballistic missile target using the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) at the...
Turkey is Seeking its Own Missile Defense
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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