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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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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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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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US-Norwegian Air and Missile Defense to Protect Australian Forces Abroad

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New Indian Order Brings Barak-8 Order Book to US$ 5 Billion

April 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: India, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 

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US-Japanese Missile – SM-3 Block IIA Scores a Bullseye on 1st Intercept Test

February 4, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Japan, missile defense, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
The first live intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA interceptor missile was completed successfully on Friday dawn, off the west coast of Hawaii, proving the design maturity of the most advanced interceptor in the sea-based AEGIS Missile Defense system. The intercept was conducted by the US Navy AEGIS test ship - from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) as part of a US-Japanese cooperative development.
              

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David’s Sling Completes 5th Test Series

January 25, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel's Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) within the Israel Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully completed a series of intercept tests of Rafael/Raytheon David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS). The new system is being deployed with Israel's multi-tiered antimissile array.
              

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Operational Arrow-3 Interceptors Transferred to Israel’s Air Force Missile Defense Force

January 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, IAI, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel enhanced today its nationwide multi-layered missile defense system with the delivery of the first batch of Arrow 3 interceptors to be inducted to the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI/MLM). The induction of Arrow-3 interceptor enables the AWS to intercept ballistic faster missiles, at longer range, and higher altitude (exo-atmospheric) with more precise ballistic engagements.
              

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“Fireball, We’re Taking It Down!”

December 15, 2016 by · Comment
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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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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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US Navy Retaliates in Yemen, Following Attacks on US Vessels

October 13, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Heavy damage caused to the Swift indicates effects of multi-EFP warhead used with the Chinese C-802 missile.A US Navy guided missile destroyer launched a salvo of Tomahawk cruise missiles against three Yemeni radar sites along the red sea shoreline, in response to recent attacks on U.S. ships in the region.
              

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Poland Wanted Cheaper Patriots –  Enter the SkySceptor

September 7, 2016 by · Comment
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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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Seoul Insists Korean-Bound THAAD Remain Independent of Regional Defenses

The U.S. Army Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system performed a successful intercept October 5, 2011, scoring simultaneous kills of two targets. Photo: Lockheed MartinAfter approving the deployment of a THAAD battery in South Korea, Seoul insists the system will operate independently of the U.S. regional missile defense, which consists of additional land and sea-based command elements, radars and interceptors.
              

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IMDO and MDA Successfully Complete Integrated Ground Test

July 6, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
sitrep_nThe Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in conjunction with the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the United States European Command (EUCOM) successfully conducted an Integrated Ground Test which ended on June 22nd. The test validated the combined United States/ Israeli Missile Defense integrated architecture for the defense of Israel.
              

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MBDA Debuts High Power Laser Effector

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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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Huge Power Containers to Power the Future Railgun at Sea

The US Navy is gearing to take its futuristic Railgun out of the lab where it has been tested for to past eight years. In the next biennium, these mighty weapons will be tested in open firing ranges and eventually at sea, where the futuristic electromagnetic gun will be able to demonstrate its full capacity to fire projectiles at targets 50-100 nautical miles (92 - 185 kilometers) away.

              

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First Russian S-300 Missiles Arrive in Iran

April 11, 2016 by · Comment
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Defense-Update 2016-03-29 13:18:15

March 29, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
An FIM-92 Stinger missile is fired downrange from the Army's new Multi-Mission Launcher tube at an Eglin Air Force Base range March 23, 2016. The Air Force's 96th Test Wing hosted the Army's Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office and Raytheon to demonstrate the new launch platform's capabilities. Photo: USAF by Samuel King Jr.The U.S. Army successfully fired a Stinger missile from its newest launch platform last week. The test was part of a demonstration of the Army's new Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I) platform's Multi-Mission Launcher (MML).
              

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SM-6 Demonstrates Warfighting Capability Against Air and Surface Targets

sm-61021The Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) continues to demonstrate its prowess in operational tests - in a challenging multi-threat intercept test SM-6 missiles successfully engaged five targets, struck a surface target and shattered its previous maximum engagement range record, set in June of 2014.
              

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