Saab to Supply RBS 70 NG Air Defense Systems to Brazilian

January 14, 2019 @ 02:02 PM

Saab has won a contract with the Brazilian Army for deliveries of RBS 70 NG man-portable air defence system. In addition to the RBS 70 NG system, the order also includes training systems, camouflage systems and other associated equipment

Pakistan Test-fires Newly Inducted LY-80 Weapons System

January 11, 2019 @ 11:08 AM

The Pakistan Army has test-fired newly inducted LY-80 long-range air defence weapons system on Thursday near Karachi. The military fired the LY-80 at the culminating event of the two-week-long exercise, Al-Bayza 2019

Turkey Will Not Give up S-400 Deal for US Patriot: Foreign Minister

January 10, 2019 @ 12:19 PM

The Turkish Foreign Minister has stated that Ankara is ready to consider buying the Patriot missile defense systems from the United States in the future but does not agree to the precondition by Washington to abandon buying S-400 from Russia. "Turkey may buy Patriot systems in the future

South Korean Air Defence System Beat Russian Tunguska-M1, Pantsir in Indian Trials

January 7, 2019 @ 07:20 PM

Moscow is lobbying against a South Korean anti-missile and anti-aircraft defense system, the K30 Biho which beat two Russian competitors, the Tunguska-M1 and Pantsir in trials for an Indian procurement program. A South Korean publication, J

Chinese S-400 Shoots Down Ballistic Missile Target in Test

December 24, 2018 @ 12:37 PM

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) shot down a ballistic missile target during a test fire of one of its S-400 air defense missile systems. The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) of China test fired one of the S-400 missile defense systems it bought from Russia in May 2018

Czech Republic Orders $40M RBS 70 NG from Saab

December 19, 2018 @ 02:31 PM

Saab has won a $40 million contract to supply Czech Republic with RBS 70 Next Generation (NG) Very Short-range Air Defense (VSHORAD) man-portable air defence system. The order includes integration with Czech Air Defence, test equipment and training

Saudi Arabia, US Sign $15B Agreement for 44 THAAD Missile Systems

November 29, 2018 @ 09:53 AM

Saudi Arabia has signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the United States for the procurement of 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile systems for an approximate $15 billion. Saudi officials alongside their US counterparts signed the government-to-government agreement earlier this week,

Iron Dome Intercepts 3 of 17 Missiles fired at Israel from Gaza

November 12, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

Israeli Defense Forces Iron Dome intercepted three of 17 rockets that were launched from Gaza. “An exchange of fire broke out during which one IDF officer was killed and an additional IDF officer was moderately injured

Lockheed Martin Wins $129M Contract to Maintain UAE's THAAD Missile Defense System

November 1, 2018 @ 09:05 AM

Lockheed Martin has won a $129million contract to provide maintenance and sustainment for two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Batteries for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The contract includes software and hardware development, contractor logistics support, engineering services, and missile field surveillance, US DoD said in a statement on Wednesday

US to Establish New Ballistic Missile Defence Unit in Japan

October 29, 2018 @ 06:51 AM

A new command for the United States Armys ballistic missile defense unit will soon be established in Japan to work with an Aegis destroyer of the US Navys 7th Fleet that is deployed to the Yokosuka base in Kanagawa. The new command will also work with the Self-Defense Forces units that will operate the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system planned to be deployed by the Japanese Defense Ministry in Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures, Jiji press reported today quoting unnamed sources

Aegis Combat System Intercepts Medium Range Ballistic Missile in Test

October 26, 2018 @ 07:53 PM

The latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System, Baseline 9.C2 (BMD5

Tech Transfer, Local Production in Turkey’s S-400 Deal With Russia

October 25, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

Transfer of technology and local production may have been included in Turkeys S-400 air defence system purchase agreement with Russia, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar hinted today. "We are not a country that only buys now, we are a state that creates knowledge and has production opportunities