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Negotiating Missile Defense in the Turkish Bazar

Turkey is negotiating a mega deal worth billions of dollars in a 'Turkish Bazar' style, where the European Eurosam consortium faces a competing offer from the Russians, through their largest missile exporter Rostec, as Ankara opens its missile defense program to foreign bidders.

THAAD Succserfully Intercepts an IRBM Target from Alaska

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North Korea Launches Its First ICBM

July 4, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
North Korea tested today the largest ballistic missile developed by the rough country. The missile believed to be the KN 14 (Hwasong 14). With a demonstrated range of 7,000 km, the missile covers the entire Asian continent and can reach any target from Hawaii to Australia, India and Scandinavia
              

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Apache Helicopter Fires High-Energy Laser Against a Ground Target at White Sands

June 26, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
A high-energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter acquired and hit an unmanned target during a recent firing test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test was conducted by Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command.
              

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Israel Tests Sea-Launched LORA Missile

June 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has successfully completed a firing trial with the Long-Range Artillery weapon system (LORA), marking as part of the demonstration and validation phases of the system, under a number of procurement programs involve the system. On this experiment, the missile was launched from a cargo ship toward a target at sea.
              

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Leonardo Adds an M346 Variant Dedicated to Air and Ground Attack

June 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Italy, Syndicated Industry News 

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Maiden Flight for Gripen E

June 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Defense and security company Saab today completed a successful first flight of the next-generation smart fighter, Gripen E. The flight launched from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden and lasted 40 minutes, flown by Marcus Wandt, the company's experimental test pilot.
              

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Israel’s All Seeing SkEye – Persistent Surveillance Countering Terror

June 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
Elbit Systems unveiled today an advanced capability that has been operational for several years with the military forces of several nations, in homeland security and the war on terror. Using a single payload integrating multiple cameras that together provides an image built from billion pixels, SkEye enables users to simultaneously look, and zoom in or out into 10 Regions of Interest (ROI), using different viewing angles. At any time they can ‘look back in time’ to analyze how a situation unfolds.
              

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Fake or true? Intriguing Intercept Video

June 1, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Carefully inspecting the video that provided evidence of the successful ICBM intercept by the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), one cannot ignore the anomaly visible on 00:59, showing an object closing in rapidly from the left and surviving the explosion. Defense-Update raises the questions and provides some possible answers...
              

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U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $413 Million for JASSM-ER Production

June 1, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin received a $413.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for Lot 15 production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)-Extended Range (ER) version. The production lot that includes 360 JASSM-ER missiles, brings the total JASSM-ER missiles under contract to 910, and to more than 3,000 missiles for JASSM and JASSM-ER combined.
              

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Australian Forces Select Aerovironment’s Wasp-AE Mini-UAVs

The Australian defense department selected AeroVironment's Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft system for use by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Australian order will deliver mini-drones within a period of three-year period, and support the systems for ten years. The contract is worth A$101 million(USD 74.6 million), of which the about half (US$36.5 million) will be the original manufacturer's share.
              

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U.S. Navy Accepts Its Newest Aircraft Carrier

June 1, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of first aircraft carrier of the new Ford class - the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Ford will be commissioned into the fleet this summer, formally placing the ship into active service. Ford is expected to be operational in 2020 following achievement of initial operational capability.
              

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German Lynx AFVs Proposed to Replace Czech BMPs

May 31, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Czech Republic, Syndicated Industry News 
Rheinmetall is showcasing its new family of LYNX combat vehicles at the IDET 2017 in the Czech Republic city of Brno. Based on mature technologies and components the LYNX is positioned as an advanced, mid-weight armored vehicle designed to replace AFVs that are gradually being phased out, such as the BMP-1 and BMP-2 used by many of the Eastern European countries, including the Czech Republic.
              

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Successfully Intercept over the Pacific Demonstrates U.S. Capability to Defeat ICBM Attack

May 30, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: MDA, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
U.S. starts first test of key defense against ICBM attackThe U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted today a long awaited test of the Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Missile-Defense system protecting the Continental USA from attacks by intercontinental ballistic missiles.
              

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How Capable are North Korean Scud-Based ‘Carrier-Killers’?

May 30, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
North Korea asserted Tuesday that it has developed a means to strike moving targets at sea with precision. The capability was validated during a recent missile test conducted yesterday (Monday) when Pyongyang tested an upgraded Hwasong-7 (Scud-ER) type missile equipped with trajectory correction means transforming the ballistic missile into 'precision-guided' one.
              

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Tactical Augmented Reality to Enhance Warfighter’s Battlefield Perception

May 29, 2017 by · Comment
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Advances in Transparent Armor Improving Vision from Armored Vehicles

May 29, 2017 by · Comment
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Rafael’s ‘Smarter’ Spike is Designed to Defeat Tanks with Active Protection

May 29, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 

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Boeing is Building a Suborbital Space Plane for DARPA

May 27, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, space, Syndicated Industry News 
DARPA has selected the Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic, suborbital aircraft that would provide short-notice, low-cost access to space.
              

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US Air Force Reverses Retirement Plans for A-10, U-2 Fleet

May 27, 2017 by · Comment
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New Orders Expand Indian LRSAM Integration to More Vessels

May 20, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today it has been awarded an additional, $630 million- contract for the supply of LRSAM air & missile defense systems for four ships of the Indian navy. The type of ships was not released but are likely to be Project 15B Visakhapatnam-class missile destroyers, scheduled for commissioning from 2018 through 2024.
              

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Fury Guided Weapon Completes Developmental Testing

May 18, 2017 by · Comment
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Next Gen Jammer Increment 1 on track

May 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B program office (PMA-234) of the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed a critical design review (CDR) for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment (Inc) 1 Mid-band program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in late April. The system is now in the Engineering and Manufacturing […]
              

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UVision Extends Loitering Weapon Capability with Hero-400EC

May 16, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 

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A New Radar for Israel’s Missile Boats

May 15, 2017 by · Comment
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