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...

Russian S-500 'Space Defense System' to be deployed this year

July 3, 2020 @ 04:42 AM

The upcoming Russian S-500 ‘Triumfator-Mor Prometheus will be called Space Defense System (SDS) and not air defense system going by its ability to destroy satellites and hypersonic weapons in low orbit space. In the most detailed listing of the features of the secretive S-500 SDS, the commander in chief of the...

Turkey's Sungur Air Defense System Ready for Induction

July 1, 2020 @ 10:25 AM

Turkeys indigenous “Sungur” man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) is all set to enter service with the military. “Roketsans SUNGUR air defense system is ready to enter inventory after successful shot tests,” Ismail Demir, Turkey's President of Defense Industries (SSB)

Japan Considers Striking Enemy Missile Bases after Scrapping Aegis Ashore

June 26, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

Japan may consider striking enemy bases as a policy option after scrapping a $2.7 Billion deal with the US to set up the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system on its land

Japan to Deploy Aegis Ashore Aboard Megaflot or on Navy Destroyer?

June 22, 2020 @ 04:17 AM

Japan is considering deploying Aegis Ashore missile defense system aboard a megaflot, or on Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers. “The government is examining multiple ideas, including installing the system aboard a megafloat, a huge floating structure that can be used as an offshore base, and the deployment of the system on MSDF destroyers,” Japanese officials were quoted as saying by The Japan Times Monday

Japan Dumping Aegis Ashore Missile Defence Linked to $1.87 Billion Fix

June 20, 2020 @ 01:32 PM

Japans announcement to cancel the $2.15 billion Aegis Ashore missile defence system is rooted in a fix costing nearly 200 Billion yen (US$1

Turkey Conducts Ground Test of Locally-made Air-breathing Missile Engine

June 19, 2020 @ 06:19 PM

Ground test of Turkeys first domestically developed medium-range missile engine TEI-TJ300 was carried at a Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI) facility today. The TEI-TJ300 will power the Medium Range Anti-Ship Missile (MRASM)

Iran Shows Video of Last Year’s US Triton Drone Shooting

June 19, 2020 @ 06:02 PM

Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IGRC) released new footage which showing the homegrown Khordad 3 air defense system shooting down the US Navys US Navy MQ-4C Triton drone in June 2019 a day after it launched a cruise missile capable of a 280 km range. The video release was to mark the “first anniversary of the downing” by the IGRC, Iranian media reported

Russian Pantsir-SM with Small Missiles for Small Drones to be Unveiled on...

June 19, 2020 @ 10:03 AM

Russia will unveil its latest Pantsir-SM anti-aircraft system armed with small missiles to destroy mini-drones on June 24 during the Victory Day parade in Moscow. The heavily modernized version of the Pantsir-S will also have new long-range missiles

Japan to Halt Aegis Ashore Deployment

June 16, 2020 @ 03:27 AM

The Japanese Defense Ministry is ‘halting plans to deploy Aegis Ashore missile defense system, Defense Minister Taro Kono told Journalists Monday, citing costs and technical problems. The decision to halt the proposed deployment comes after residents of the city of Akita and Abu district of Yamaguchi Prefecture opposed setting up the Aegis Ashore system in their area