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Flight Test Evaluates New Thrusters for the Ground-Based Interceptor

January 29, 2016 by · Comment
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France to Upgrade SAMP/T Extended Range Air Defense System

Aster 30 extended range air defense missile system (SAMP/T). Photo: DGAThe French Ministry of Defence has launched a modernization program for the country's SAMP/T ground based air defense system. The Aster Block 1 NT (New Technology) programme will cover the modernization of the Aster 30 interceptor and associated SAMP/T air defense system that will evolve with missile defense capabilities.
              

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David’s Sling Weapon System Completes Final Testing

December 21, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, MDA, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 

The Israeli David's Sling air and missile defense weapon system (DSWS) successfully completed today the fourth and final series of tests (DST-4), representing the final milestone in the system's development. DST-4 is the final milestone before the IDF declares the David's Sling an operational system. The first of two units is expected to become operational in early 2016.

              

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David’s Sling Weapon System Completes Final Testing

December 21, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, MDA, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
57562The Israeli David's Sling air and missile defense weapon system (DSWS) successfully completed today the fourth and final series of tests (DST-4), representing the final milestone in the system's development. DST-4 is the final milestone before the IDF declares the David's Sling an operational system. The first of two units is expected to become operational in early 2016.
              

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Successful Intercepts Sweeten a Challenging Year for Missile Defense

December 10, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, MDA, missile defense, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
Arrow 3 interceptor missile launched from Palmachim missile test site on Israel's Mediterranean shore, December 10, 2015. Photo: IMODThe US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has completed three major missile defense tests this week, a closing accord for an ambitious test plan this year. Two tests performed earlier today included a successful exo-atmospheric intercept test of the Arrow 3 interceptor, and first intercept mission of the Land-Based Standard Missile SM-3 Block IB launched from a land-based site. A third test conducted earlier this week tested the latest, most advanced variant of Standard Missile 3 series, the US-Japanese SM-3 Block IIA.
              

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Indo-Israeli Barak 8 Scores Direct Hit on 1st Sea Launch

November 26, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, India, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 12.56.23 AMIsrael's Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) conducted today the first full system flight and intercept test of the Barak 8 missile system developed jointly by Israel and India. This was the second time that the Barak-8 missile scores a direct hit, a testament of the system's capability to deal with highly maneuverable targets
              

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Terra – Israel’s Strategic Multi-Radar System-of-Systems for Air- and Missile-Defense from IAI

November 8, 2015 by · Comment
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terra_system1021Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled today the ELM-2090S Spectra 'mega radar', an 'S band' companion to the Ultra UHF radar system introduced few months ago.
              

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USAF Special Operations Command receives first AC-130J

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) -- The first AC-130J Ghostrider landed here July 29, making it Air Force Special Operations Command’s first AC-130J. After completing the initial developmental test and evaluation by the 413th Flight Test Squadron at …

U.S. Marines Corps declares the F-35B operational

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability July 31, 2015 with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Arizona, …

following a successful test series David’s Sling to become operational this year,

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US THAAD to deploy to South Korea in crisis sitatuon

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RQ-4B soars past 10,000 flying hours

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- An RQ-4B Global Hawk embarked on an Operation Inherent Resolve mission March 7, which sent the aircraft soaring past the 10,000 flying-hour milestone at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The RQ-4B aircraft 2019, or A2019,…

Korean defense favors its own missile defense, over US THAAD

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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status with the possibility to convert another …

Further Capability For Eurofighter Typhoon Unveiled

We welcome the news that a £165 million contract to deliver further enhancements to the Eurofighter Typhoon has been signed at IDEX 2015, Abu Dhabi. Under what is known as the ‘Phase 3 Enhancements Package’ (P3E), the contract will see …

Egypt opts for the Rafale

Saint-Cloud, France, February 12, 2015 – Dassault Aviation is greatly honored by the Arab Republic of Egypt’s decision to equip its air force with the Rafale. This decision is a continuation of our cooperation that dates back to the 1970s, …

F-15Es will soon be able to send microsatellites into orbit

February 6, 2015 by · Comment
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US considers Extended Range THAAD, enhanced BMS to defend against attacking hypersonic gliders

January 9, 2015 by · Comment
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Aberdeen based aerostat in position to protect Washington from cruise missile attack

December 27, 2014 by · Comment
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Partners in Europe and Asia Pacific gear up to support the F35 fleet

December 18, 2014 by · Comment
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The Chinese great RADAR wall

November 13, 2014 by · Comment
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System upgrades are key in Aegis destroyer’s success defeating ballistic, cruise missile raid on the recent test

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F-35 Engine Fix Coming, Program Chief Says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 – The head of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office said yesterday that he expects to have decided on a permanent solution by the end of December for the design issue that caused an engine to fail in …

Virgin Galactic rocket plane crash – pilot Killed

October 31, 2014 by · Comment
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SpaceX built cargo rocket destined to the International Space Station destroyed on liftoff

October 28, 2014 by · Comment
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