S.Korea's Planned Interceptor Needs Better Tech than Israel's Iron Dome to Stop...

June 30, 2021 @ 06:04 AM

To counter weapons fired by North Korea, the South wants to build an interceptor system that is superior in capabilities to the Iron Dome system built by Israel. The Iron Dome is designed to detect, identify and destroy incoming threats, such as short-range missiles, artillery shells and unmanned aerial vehicles

Airbus to Equip Satellites for UHF Military Communications

June 29, 2021 @ 02:42 PM

Airbus will place a dedicated UHF (Ultra High Frequency) military communications hosted payload on board the EUTELSAT 36D telecommunications satellite. As the UHF frequency band is a relatively scarce orbital resource, this offering will make up for the capacity shortage around the world

S.Korea Okays Project to Build Iron Dome-like interceptor System, Upgrade F-35 Jets...

June 28, 2021 @ 08:17 AM

South Korea's defense project promotion committee headed by defense minister Suh Wook approved a 2.89 trillion-won ($2

Thales Alenia Space to Develop Secure Satellite Communications for Italian MoD

June 24, 2021 @ 04:42 AM

Thales Alenia Space has signed a 159 Million euro contract with the Italian Ministry of Defense for the development of the SICRAL 3 secure satellite communications system, including its ground segment. The SICRAL (Italian System for Secure Communications and Alerts) program deploys geostationary satellites for confidential strategic and tactical communications, to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Demos On-demand Thrust Termination of Hypersonic Missile Motor

June 22, 2021 @ 10:37 AM

Aerojet Rocketdyne has demonstrated a technology that allows on-demand thrust termination of a rocket motor to advance the realization of hypersonic missiles. DARPAs Operational Fires (OpFires) program, which is developing and demonstrating new technologies for ground-launched medium-range hypersonic weapons, successfully completed full-scale static test firing of a unique second stage propulsion system

Ukraine’s LUCH Presents SD-300 Mid-Range Air Defense System

June 16, 2021 @ 12:37 PM

Ukrainian firm LUCH unveiled a concept of a new mid-range air defense system, called the SD-300, at the Arms and Security exhibition being held in Kyiv from June 15-18. The SD-300 surface-to-air missile system is designed to intercept various threats such as air-to-ground missiles, helicopters, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), guided bombs, and tactical ballistic missiles up to 100km

Minotaur 1 Rocket Launches Classified Spy Satellites for National Reconnaissance Office

June 16, 2021 @ 09:13 AM

A Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 four-stage solid fuel rocket blasted off from the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tuesday morning (June 15), heading to orbit with three secret spacecraft for the U.S

Roscosmos-NASA Partnership on ISS at Risk Due to U.S. Sanctions on Semiconductor...

June 16, 2021 @ 07:06 AM

Russian space agency Roscosmos said that the United States will be responsible for its withdrawal from the International Space Station (ISS) agreement owing to the sanctions imposed on it that is affecting semiconductor supply. Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin told Russian state media on Tuesday that American sanctions limited the supply of microelectronics to Russia, affecting its production of spacecraft and satellite launches

New Missile Tested for Russia's S-500 Air Defense System

June 15, 2021 @ 12:25 PM

An all-new missile was successfully tested from Russias S-500 air defense system (ADS), the successor to the highly-successful-and-controversial S-400 ADS. Russian publication Izvestia reported of the successful missile test quoting official source, but did not describe the characteristics of the missile

Northrop Grumman Launches Undisclosed Payload for U.S. Space Force

June 13, 2021 @ 05:28 PM

Northrop Grumman today successfully launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) payload into orbit for the U.S