Japan Aegis Ashore Plan Not Scuttled

July 11, 2020 @ 05:42 AM

The Japan government may still depoy Aegis Ashore missile batteries at two sites, even as defense minister Taro Kono recently announced shelving of plans. Tokyo was to put up its Aegis systems in Akitas Araya district and Yamaguchis Mutsumi by 2025

US To Repair Taiwan’s Patriot Missiles Amidst Growing Chinese Threat

July 10, 2020 @ 02:32 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of Recertification of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles for an estimated cost of $620 million. TECRO represents the Taipei government in the US

Iran to Strengthen Syria's Air Defenses, Comprehensive Military Agreement Signed

July 9, 2020 @ 11:57 AM

Iran has signed a “comprehensive” agreement with Syria that includes boosting the latters air defense systems. "We will strengthen Syria's air defense systems within the framework of strengthening military cooperation between the two countries," Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said, after...

Israel Launches Ofek 16 Reconnaissance Satellite into Space

July 6, 2020 @ 03:09 AM

Israel Ministry of Defense on Monday said it launched the “Ofek 16” reconnaissance satellite into space on June 6. “The Space Administration in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) of the Israel Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have successfully launched the ‘Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite into...

Blue Origin Rocket Engine Delivered to US’ United Launch Alliance, to End...

July 5, 2020 @ 11:33 AM

US based United Launch Alliance (UAL) has received the first BE-4 test rocket engine, which will eventually replace the Russian RD-180 booster, used by the United States DoD to launch its heavy satellites into orbit. The engine will be integrated into UALs Vulcan Centaur heavy rocket for its first test launch...

Russian S-500 'Space Defense System' to be deployed this year

July 3, 2020 @ 04:42 AM

The upcoming Russian S-500 ‘Triumfator-Mor Prometheus will be called Space Defense System (SDS) and not air defense system going by its ability to destroy satellites and hypersonic weapons in low orbit space. In the most detailed listing of the features of the secretive S-500 SDS, the commander in chief of the Aerospace Forces of Russia Sergei Surovikin said during an interview with the Russian defense ministry's Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper on Wednesday: "According to its tactical and technical characteristics, the S-500 can be considered the first generation of space defense systems, since it will be able to destroy low-orbit satellites and space...

BAE Systems Supplies Radios for Lockheed Martin Space Missions

July 2, 2020 @ 07:49 AM

BAE Systems announced today it delivered its first shipment of next-generation radiation-hardened software defined radios (SDR) enabled by its RAD5545 computer to Lockheed Martin Space. The radios provide spacecraft with the performance, availability, reliability and on-board signals processing capacity needed to support future space missions — from planetary exploration to communications, national security, surveillance, and weather missions

Turkey's Sungur Air Defense System Ready for Induction

July 1, 2020 @ 10:25 AM

Turkeys indigenous “Sungur” man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) is all set to enter service with the military. “Roketsans SUNGUR air defense system is ready to enter inventory after successful shot tests,” Ismail Demir, Turkey's President of Defense Industries (SSB)

Japan Considers Striking Enemy Missile Bases after Scrapping Aegis Ashore

June 26, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

Japan may consider striking enemy bases as a policy option after scrapping a $2.7 Billion deal with the US to set up the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system on its land

Chinese Missile Early Warning System-with Russian Help-May be Nearing Completion

June 25, 2020 @ 10:31 AM

A Chinese missile early warning system –based on the Russian Tundra satellites and Voronezh ground-based radar stations may be closer to completion going by recent events and statements. “Russia is helping China to build a missile attack warning system that could significantly increase China's defense capabilities,” a commentary in the semi-official Global Times newspaper said Wednesday as part of an article on China-Russia defence cooperation following the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) contingent participation in the June 25 Russian Victory Day Parade

Thales Alenia to Supply Pressurized Element to Commercial Space Station

June 24, 2020 @ 10:22 AM

Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales and Leonardo will provide two key pressurized elements for the worlds first commercial space station. On Wednesday, the company announced the signature of an ATP (Authorization To Proceed) with Axiom Space of Houston, Texas to initiate development of the Key elements

Japan to Deploy Aegis Ashore Aboard Megaflot or on Navy Destroyer?

June 22, 2020 @ 04:17 AM

Japan is considering deploying Aegis Ashore missile defense system aboard a megaflot, or on Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers. “The government is examining multiple ideas, including installing the system aboard a megafloat, a huge floating structure that can be used as an offshore base, and the deployment of the system on MSDF destroyers,” Japanese officials were quoted as saying by The Japan Times Monday