The S-400 air defense system could give Turkey control over the airspace of a part of the Mediterranean and Syria, which is a territory where the United States and Israel routinely conduct aerial operations. The reason why the US is vehemently opposed to Turkey acquiring the S-400 is because Washington and Israel may have to keep Ankara informed before launching an air-raid
Curtiss-Wright Defense has won a $10 million contract for removable media cartridges (RMC) in support of the US Navys Trident Ballistic Missile Submarine program. This contract includes foreign military sales to the United Kingdom, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
The letter sent by US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on the Russian S-400 missile defense system is "not in spirit of the alliance,” Hulusi Akar, Defense Minister of Turkey said Wednesday. Shanahan, in a letter to Hulusi Akar dated June 6, stated that the Pentagon has suspended training of new F-35 Turkish pilots
European company MBDA has won a €200 million contract to supply 100 Meteor air-to-air missiles to be equipped on Brazilian Gripen NG fighters. The aircraft are expected to be commissioned by the Brazilian Air Force in 2021 or 2022
Iran has unveiled a indigenously-made air defense system, “Khordad 15,” capable of detecting stealth targets at a distance of 85 km, and destroy them within a range of 45 km. “The system is capable of detecting fighter jets and combat drones from 150 km away and of tracking them within a range of 120 km,” Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, was quoted as saying by Press TV
Abbas Mousavi, official spokesperson for Iranian Foreign Ministry denied that the country had requested to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems, on Monday. "We have not requested Russia to sell S-400
India is likely to acquire National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) from the US for an estimated $1 billion (INR 6,000 Crore) in order to erect a multi-layered missile shield over New Delhi, in order to protect the capital against 9/11-type attacks. “The networked system, capable of even shooting around buildings, will take care of 9/11-like and other close-in threats,” sources from the defense ministry told
Chinas People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force displayed a cluster consisting of ten DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles capable of attacking medium- to large-sized vessels in a recent video, according to the Chinese media. The missiles can be seen erected into launch positions in a promotional video of the PLA Rocket Force
India has test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with an extended range of 450 kilometres, from Chandipur, located in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. The test is part of ongoing user trials for the missile's extended range of around 450km, with the version of the missile used in the launch having an upgraded guidance system as well, reports Sputnik
Forty Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be armed with the BrahMos cruise missile, which is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. "As for the plans, the serial production has been launched and rearmament will be carried out, as our Indian colleagues have promised on many occasions
India's purchase of the Russian S-400 Triumf missile defense systems will have "serious implications" on the Indo-US defense ties, a top US state Department official said Friday. "The Trump administration has been very clear that the acquisition of advanced Russian technology sends the wrong message to Russia at a time when it continues its aggressions," the official added
Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) are likely to be re-armed with Israeli I-Derby air-to-air missiles within the next two years. "We already have the older version of the missile as part of the SPYDER (Surface-to-Air Missile) system
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