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IDF Expands Use of Active Protection Systems (APS)

January 31, 2016 by · Comment
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Four of 2016’s Ten Risk Hot Spots in Middle East, IHS Says

January 25, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 

Four Middle Eastern conflicts are staring among the top 10 ‘hot spots’ – the ‘Top Risk Environments Report determines. The report, produced by IHS Country Risk, explores 10 of the major risk environments of 2016, with their likely impact and key indicators for change. “Four of the 10 risk hot spots for 2016 are in the

              

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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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Germany Defers MALE UAS Acquisition, Leasing Heron TP from Israel

January 14, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, IAI, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
herontp1021The German armed forces have shelved a plan to buy a new Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in favor of $650 million lease plan for such vehicles, which will commence operations from Israel beginning in 2018.
              

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Following Myanmar, Pakistan is Eager to Sell More JF-17s

January 11, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Pakistan, Syndicated Industry News 

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Indian DRDO Tests Locally Developed Thermobaric Anti-Tank Round

January 11, 2016 by · Comment
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Russian Helicopters Testing Advanced Rotorcraft Technology

January 3, 2016 by · Comment
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Russian Military to Test Combat Robots in 2016

December 31, 2015 by · Comment
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Barak 8 / LRSAM Tested Onboard an Indian Destroyer

December 29, 2015 by · Comment
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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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Turkish UMTAS Missile Dropped From a Drone

December 19, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News, Turkey 
A Turkish drone has successfully completed firing tests of UMTAS anti-tank missile. On the recent test the Bayraktar TB2 drone carried two missiles at a total weight of 75 kg. One missile was dropped from an altitude of 16,000 ft. to hit a 2x2 meter laser-designated target self designated from the drone, from a distance of 8,000 meters.
              

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Poland Orders Spike Missiles to Equip Rosomak IFVs

December 18, 2015 by · Comment
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Germany Orders a New Batch of Boxers

December 18, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Syndicated Industry News 
Boxer Armored Personnel Carrier Photo: ARTECMunich, Germany: The Artec company has signed a contract with OCCAR, for the production of a second batch of 131 Boxer armored personnel carriers for the German Army. The total order is worth EUR 476 million.
              

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Qatar Confirms Order for 24 Rafales

December 18, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Qatar, Syndicated Industry News 
The contract for the purchase of 24 Rafale aircraft by Qatar came into force today. Qatar joins France, Egypt and India that have ordered the Rafale. The Qatari order increases the foreign orders worth €15 billion for Rafale to 84. Photo: Dassault AviationThe contract for the purchase of 24 Rafale aircraft by Qatar came into force today. Qatar joins France, Egypt and India that have ordered the Rafale. The Qatari order increases the foreign orders worth €15 billion for Rafale to 84.
              

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A Miniature Radar Enables Smart Phones To See Through Walls

December 16, 2015 by · Comment
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Failed Cruise Missile Crashes Into Russian Village

December 16, 2015 by · Comment
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The missile test site near is located about two kilometers northeast of the the village of Nyonoksa, located along the coast of the the white sea. Photo: Google EarthA cruise missile tested yesterday by its manufacturer NPO Mashinostroyeniya failed on a test flight and crashed into a three storey building at the town of Nenoksa in the Arkhangelsk region in northern Russia.
              

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Failed Cruise Missile Crashes Into Russian Village

December 16, 2015 by · Comment
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The missile test site near is located about two kilometers northeast of the the village of Nyonoksa, located along the coast of the the white sea. Photo: Google EarthA cruise missile tested yesterday by its manufacturer NPO Mashinostroyeniya failed on a test flight and crashed into a three storey building at the town of Nenoksa in the Arkhangelsk region in northern Russia.
              

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SIPRI Annual Arms Sales Report Reflects Surge in Russian Military Production

December 15, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: India, Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
The arms sales of the SIPRI
Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies (excluding China) totalled $401 billion in 2014. This is the fourth consecutive year of decline in Top 100 arms sales.Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing companies totalled $401 billion in 2014. The global slowdown in arms sales between 2013 and 2014 is mostly attributed to a decline of 5.2 per cent in revenues of companies based in the United States and Western Europe. Lockheed Martin, has bucked the regional trend with a 3.9 per cent growth in real terms Despite difficult national economic conditions, the Russian arms industry’s sales continued to rise in 2014.
              

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Raytheon, IMI to Provide Guided Bombs for Marine Corps Mortars

December 10, 2015 by · Comment
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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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Russian Su-24 ‘Fencer’ Shot Down Over Syrian-Turkish Border

November 24, 2015 by · Comment
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su24_down1021A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft was shot down today by Turkish Air Force F-16s. The Turks claim the Russian plane was intercepted on the Turkish side of the Turkish-Syrian border.
              

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Explosive Detection – Beyond the Gateway

November 16, 2015 by · Comment
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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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IMI – on course to privatisation

April 2, 2015 by · Comment
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