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US Space Force Selects GA-EMS for Electro-Optical Infrared Weather System Prototype Satellite...

August 5, 2020 @ 07:20 AM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been selected for the United States Space Force Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) Weather System (EWS) satellite program under the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC). GA-EMS will design and manufacture a prototype spacecraft, integrate the EWS payload and provide on-orbit mission control services to...

US Air Force Test Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

August 4, 2020 @ 06:01 PM

An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched early Tuesday morning over 4,000 miles from a base in California into the Pacific Ocean, the US Air Force Global Strike Command announced. The Minuteman III missile was fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base, located an hour from Santa Barbara, at 12:21 a

Serbia Orders Chinese Air Defense System

August 4, 2020 @ 10:56 AM

Serbia has placed an order for mid-range FK-3 air defense system, an export variant of H-22, from China. State-run Yugoimport SDPR JP said in its annual financial report that Serbia ordered FK-3 surface-to-air missile weapon system with a range of 100 km and altitude from 50 to 27,000m

Pantsir Air Defense System Tested Against Armored Vehicles

August 3, 2020 @ 04:48 PM

Russian Pantsir-S has been tested against the targets simulating armoured personnel carriers at a distance of up to 3km. Trials were held by Russian Northern Fleet at Arctic base Northern Clover on Kotelny Island in the Laptev Sea

Raytheon, Rafael to Produce Iron Dome Weapon System in US

August 3, 2020 @ 01:52 PM

Raytheon Missiles & Defense and RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., an Israeli-based defense technology company, signed a joint venture Monday to establish an Iron Dome Weapon System production facility in the United States

US, Israel to Make THAAD, Iron Dome Air Defense Interoperable

July 31, 2020 @ 06:48 AM

The United States and Israel signed an agreement to make the THAAD missile interoperable with the Israeli Iron Dome, today. “After a virtual meeting with the USAFE-AFAFRICA, the Israeli Air Force & the U

Russia Working to Sign Second S-400 Deal With Turkey

July 29, 2020 @ 10:42 AM

Russia is trying to sell a second batch of S-400 Triumph air defense systems to Turkey, after completion of deliveries under the first contract. “The obligation was fulfilled ahead of schedule and the S-400s were delivered to Turkey

US Allows S.Korea to Develop Solid-Fuels for Space Vehicles

July 29, 2020 @ 07:21 AM

The United States has lifted decades-old restrictions on Seouls use of solid fuels for its space rocket launches. “Today, (the two sides) have adopted the 2020 revision of the missile guidelines to completely remove the restrictions on the use of solid fuels for (South Korea's) space vehicle,” Kim Hyun-chong, deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Tuesday

China, Russia Developing "Increasingly Capable" Missile Defenses: Pentagon

July 29, 2020 @ 05:34 AM

The Pentagon said Tuesday that Russia and China are both developing advanced and “increasingly capable” air defense systems in their arms race against the United States. ''China and Russia are developing increasingly capable and numerous missile defense systems, and integrating them into their defense strategies as they compete with the United States,'' a Department of Defense official said

Russian Pantsir Air Defence System Gets Artificial Intelligence Upgrade

July 28, 2020 @ 05:41 AM

Russian Pantsir-S air defense system has received an automated control system capable of firing at airborne targets including loitering munitions, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles without any human intervention. The algorithms will aid the Pantsir in first detecting and classifying targets as per the level of threat they pose

Some 90 Chinese Nuclear Scientists Resign

July 27, 2020 @ 03:57 AM

State Council of the Peoples Republic of China has set up a team to investigate to probe the recent resignation of over 90 nuclear security scientists at a Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology (INEST). In a statement, CAS said last week that the team consisting of officials from the State Council's general office, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the CAS and other departments, will be sent to Hefei, Anhui province, to investigate the situation

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