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

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

Japan Keeps Options Open on Aegis Ashore Deployment: Defense White Paper

July 14, 2020 @ 01:30 PM

The Japanese government while examine the possibility of deploying the Aegis Ashore missile defense system (MDS) based on discussion at the National Security Council (NSC). According to a noting in the 2020 Defense White Paper (DWP) released today, the Aegis Ashore deployment was ‘suspended in June 2020

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 signing the agreement with Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayoub in Damascus on July 8