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South Korea Extends Hyunmoo-2 Ballistic Missile Range

April 6, 2017 by · Comment
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North Korea Tests a New Ground Mobile Ballistic Missile

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
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North Korea appears to have employed technologies used in submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to develop a new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile tested Saturday. The SLBM launched in August carried the name Pukguksong-1, ("North Star"); the official announcement about the missile test called the new missile Pukguksong-2.
              

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Larsen & Toubro and MBDA establish Joint Venture for missile systems development in India

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: France, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and European weapon system specialist MBDA have announced the formation of an Indian based Joint Venture to pursue opportunities for the development and supply of missiles systems to meet the growing potential requirements of the Indian armed forces. To begin with, the JV will look to develop and supply fifth generation anti-tank guided missiles, anti-ship missiles for coastal defense and high-speed target drones.
              

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US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Shoot Down UAVs

February 2, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Weapons specialists at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, CA. have recently tested the capability of guided missile to defeat an unmanned aerial vehicle in flight. Two Spike 'forward-firing miniature missiles' were used to defeat two Outlaw UAVs, employing both proximity and contact activation (in separate tests)
              

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Tomahawk Cruise Missiles to Become Dual-Mission, Assume Anti-Ship Role

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
New capabilities introduced to the new batch of Block IV Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missiles (TLAM) are transforming the weapon of the 1980s into a smarter, more versatile 21st century weapon. The U.S. Navy is planning to rapidly deploy the modernized, retargetable Block IV land attack missile on board ships as a dual-mission 'Maritime Strike Tomahawk'.
              

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New Evidence of Russian Iskander M Missile Deployment in Syria

January 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
Satellite imagery analysis by Imagesat International (ISI) intelligence experts revealed deployment of Iskandar (SS-26 “Stone”) advanced missile system vehicles as part of the Russian deployment. Iskander units were first spotted at Hmeimim airbase in Latakia, Syria in March 2016.
              

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“Fireball, We’re Taking It Down!”

December 15, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 

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Beefing up Defense Against Chinese ‘Carrier Killers’

December 15, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: MDA, missile defense, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 

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Guided Missile Attack in Syria Delivers a Clear Message

December 8, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Fired from a range of 150 km, IMI Systems' 306mm Extra rocket can hit within less than 10 meters of a target. Photo: IMI Systems.Syria claimed yesterday that two surface-to-surface missiles launched from Israel struck the military airbase of Al Mezzeh, in a suburb of the capital Damascus, about 56 km from the Golan border. While Israel did not respond to this allegation, the Syrian claim may indicate Israel is maintaining a new precision strike capability, by tactical surface launched rockets, extending its deterrence capability throughout the region – both against adversaries in the close range, as well as the long range.
              

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SBIRS Satellite Provide ‘Unblinking Eyes’, Constantly Monitoring Hotspots Worldwide

October 31, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: ISR, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
An artist concept view of SBIRS GEO in orbitThe Pentagon is harnessing its strategic missile warning system to conduct surveillance on a global scale, improving strategic situational awareness over the entire planet. A new Battlespace Awareness Center (OBA) that came online last month processes massive streams of satellite infrared immagery, generating Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) that turns the pentagon's 'Space-Based Infra-Red Systems' (SBIRS) into an all-seeing, unblinking eye.
              

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High Flying Drones Recruited for Missile Defense

reaper_bmds_1021Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) are currently tested with Airborne Infrared (ABIR) sensors – performing persistent, forward pickets to spot hostile missile launches and track them through their flight trajectory. These missions will soon evolve as RPAs become operational, and augment existing radar and space-based sensors, providing midcourse tracking and target discrimination, to help targeting ground and ship-based missile defense interceptors. In the next phase MDA will equip even larger unmanned platforms with high-power laser systems, to perform boost-phase intercept. The agency plans to demonstrate such systems in 2021.
              

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Increasing Infantry Overmatch with Advanced Shoulder Fired Weapons

October 4, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, SAAB, Syndicated Industry News 
m4_side_1021Seeking to increase the combat power of small dismounted teams, DARPA is studying the Massive Overmatch Assault Round (MOAR) as a way to enhance current man-portable infantry weapon systems with compact, multi-function precision engagement munitions. While some manufacturers address these capabilities with dedicated weapon systems, Saab is exploring enhancement for its proven M4 and AT4 weapon systems, to meet MOAR goals.
              

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Expanding Strategic Defense in Space – China’s Missile Interceptors and Satellite Killers

China conducted the first exo-atmospheric missile intercept test in 2010. This image was taken from a video aired on Chinese TV this week. It was taken during a follow-on test in 2013.China's Defense Ministry confirmed today that it was pressing ahead with anti-missile system tests after pictures appeared on state television, depicting a successful missile intercept test conducted in 2010. Earlier this week Beijing released another video depicting an anti-satellite test conducted last year. The Aolong-1 (Roaming Dragon) spacecraft sent into orbit last month will be cleaning up space junk, other analysts suspect it could serve a military purpose.
              

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Pyongyang is Moving Rodong Missiles Closer to the Border with the South

July 24, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
The Rodong-1 missiles the North launched Tuesday were fired from Hwangju County, some 45 kilometers south of the capital Pyongyang.North Korea has moved the Rodong Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) launchers closer to the South in an attempt to circumvent the missile defense shield soon to be established by the U.S. THAAD missiles.
              

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Iran receives missiles for S300

July 19, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
s300pmu2The Iranian news agency Tasnim said today that Tehran had received the first batch of interceptor missiles of the Russian S-300 PMU-2 air defense system. The original contract revised in 2015 enabled Moscow to upgrade the systems delivered to Iran to the more advanced PMU2 version. The system is expected to reach operational capability within months.
              

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Successful Tests for Indo-Israeli Land-Based Air Defense System

June 30, 2016 by · Comment
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North Korea Fails Fifth Attempt to launch Musudan Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile

June 21, 2016 by · Comment
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North Korea launched what appears to be a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile from its east coast early Wednesday morning, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said. “The North launched one missile presumed to be Musudan from areas near Wonsan at around 5:58 a.m., but it is assumed to be unsuccessful,” the JCS said in […]

              

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Gray Eagle Firing Demonstrates JAGM UAS Suitability

June 4, 2016 by · Comment
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In a recent test the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM), developed by Lockheed Martin, has demonstrated firing from unmanned platforms. In a recent test the missile was fired from a US Army Gray Eagle (MQ-1C) Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) targeting a truck target moving at a speed of 20 mph. Photo: Lockheed MartinIn a recent test the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM), developed by Lockheed Martin, has demonstrated firing from unmanned platforms. In a recent test the missile was fired from a US Army Gray Eagle (MQ-1C) Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) targeting a truck target moving at a speed of 20 mph. The missile was fired from typical UAS operating altitude (about 15,000 ft) and struck the target from a distance of more than eight kilometers. The test took place at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah on May 25, 2016.
              

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New Mobile VSHORAD Positioned to Replace German Stinger-Based leFlaSys

June 1, 2016 by · Comment
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North Korean Musudan IRBM Failed – Again

May 31, 2016 by · Comment
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Successful Indian Missile Intercept was in fact a Failure!

May 24, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: India, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
News reports published pictures of the interceptor being launched from the missile test range off Odisha coast. Photo: DRDONews reports aired yesterday said it the recent 'successful' intercept of a ballistic missile target was, in fact, a complete failure, as the interceptor wasn't launched at all!
              

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Sweden’s Multirole Fighter Spreads Its Wings

May 22, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Brazil, SAAB, Sweden, Syndicated Industry News 
Gripen E has an increased maximum take-off weight enabling the aircraft to carry more weapons. In the rollout ceremony held on May 18, 2016 the aircraft was configured to carry five Meteor Air/Air missiles, two IRIS-Ts, eight GBU-39 small diameter guided bombs and a Litening recce pod. Photo: SaabThis weapon load includeSaab rolled out the newest member of the Gripen family of fighter jets - the Gripen E. SAAB defines the new fighter as 'revolutionary' because it combines advanced technology and operational effectiveness in an affordable package that no other fighter aircraft can. Defense-Update takes a look at what the new fighter jet can do.
              

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Submarine Launched Blackwing Drone to Enable Strikes in Denied, Contested Environment (A2AD)

May 16, 2016 by · Comment
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sub-launched_drone1021The US Navy plans to deploy hundreds of ‘Blackwing’ drones on manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles; the new, low cost, submarine launched unmanned aircraft system is optimized for Anti-Access/Aerial Denial (A2/AD) environments.
              

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Submarine Launched Blackwing Drone to Enable Strikes in Denied, Contested Environment (A2AD)

May 16, 2016 by · Comment
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First Russian S-300 Missiles Arrive in Iran

April 11, 2016 by · Comment
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