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This image sums up the U.S.-Israeli relationship

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

Last week, Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, posted an image on Twitter of what appears to be a Hanukkah gift: a menorah in the shape of the missile batteries that comprise Israel's Iron Dome defense system.Read full article >>

Japan to Buy AIM-120C7 AMRAAM Missiles

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for AIM-120C7 AMRAAM missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $33 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the […]

AEI/Heritage Project for the Common Defense Weekly Read Board

Navy: "China's CX-1 Missile Now Exportable," by Wendell Minnick (Defense News, 12/01/14) "Why Does the Navy Still Not Have Enough Money for Subs?" by Jerry Hendrix (Defense One, 12/01/14) "Rough Waters Ahead: How to Maximize the Power of the U.S. Show More Summary

Russia Seeks to Match THAAD, GMD US Missile Defense Systems

The state-owned Russian TASS agency quotes Pavel Sozinov, an armament designer at Almaz-Antey: “Russia is working on an equivalent of the THAAD missile defense complex, which is capable of intercepting ballistic intermediate range missiles and, to a certain extent, warheads of inter-continental ballistic missiles. It will undergo testing soon.” US Doctrine USAF Maj. Gen. Jay […]

Russia displays air defense systems amid Ukraine tensions

Russia displayed its mobile air defense missile systems in central Moscow on Monday, underlining its military might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin said last week that Russia would have enough resources and resolve to protect it from what he described as enemies seeking to dismember the country. Mounted on dark […]

China Tests Mach 10 Missile That Could Dodge US Defenses

On December 2, China conducted the third test of the Wu-14 missile in western China, viewed as a "strike vehicle" for China's strategic nuclear program and potentially one of the most dangerous weapons in China's arsenal. Various reports...Show More Summary

New Russian Nuclear Submarine Ready To Launch, Armed With 12 Nuclear ‘Bulava’ Missiles

A new Russian nuclear submarine is set to launch on December 19, setting sail with as many as 16 of Russia’s next-generation nuclear missiles on board as President Vladimir Putin continues to rebuild his country’s nuclear defenses. The...Show More Summary

Why did China allegedly steal Israel's missile defense plans?

A cybersecurity firm reports that Chinese hackers have stolen technical data for the Iron Dome rocket-defense system from Israeli computers. Maryland-based Cyber Engineering Services detected the cyber burglary, according to cybersecurity writer Brian Krebs. Show More Summary

SM-3, SM-2s Take On Ballistic, Cruise Missile Targets During Simulated Missile Attack Exercise

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, a U.S. Navy destroyer successfully engaged ballistic and cruise missile targets simultaneously with a Raytheon-made (RTN) Standard Missile-3 and Standard Missile-2s in a complex integrated air and missile defense exercise. “This test showcases […]

US Army Buying Israeli Iron Dome Missile Defense System for Testing

Israel had been struggling to sell the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system abroad, but the Israel Defense website revealed on Sunday that a major purchaser has been found: the United States.Apparently the US Army will acquire one Iron...Show More Summary

Some Thoughts on the Use of Land-Based Missiles for Maritime Denial

Eric Lindsey of CSBA published an excellent monograph last month examining how the U.S. Army might field land-based anti-ship missiles and rockets, not to mention air and missile defense systems, to defend forward U.S. allies from aggression. Show More Summary

Russia test-fires submarine-based ICBM

Russia has successfully tested a submarine-based inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. “The Sineva ICBM was launched from the underwater position. The warhead reached targets at the Kura range on the Kamchatka Peninsula,” the ministry’s press service […]

U.S. Aegis system zaps cruise, ballistic missile targets in test

last monthNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Aegis missile defense system on Thursday simultaneously destroyed two cruise missile targets and one ballistic missile target in a test conducted by a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Hawaii, according to sources familiar with the test. Show More Summary

Russia Test-Fires Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

The Russian Strategic Missile Forces test-fired on Saturday a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile from a launch site in northwestern Russia, the country’s Defense Ministry said. “The (MBR) RT-2PM2,Topol-M’, a silo-based intercontinental ballistic missile, was launched on November 1, at […]

Israel's Iron Dome Now Protects Maritime Airspace Too

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Having already proven its value defending the skies over Tel Aviv—shooting down 85 percent (735 rockets) of incoming fire during the recent Gaza War—Rafael's Iron Dome missile defense shield is taking its talents to the high seas. Read more...

Russia Test Fires Bulava Sea-Based Ballistic Missile

Russia has successfully test-fired a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Borey-class Yury Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The missile was launched from the submerged submarine at a location in the Barents Sea and hit […]

France's New Ship-Defense Turret Is a Remote Controlled Missile Launcher

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Our SeaRAM is far from the only ship-based missile defense turret sailing the high seas. French weapons manufacturer MBDA, in fact, has just begun testing a remotely controlled missile launcher of its own. One that finally moves the turret's operator out of the line of fire. Read more...

The New Cold War in Moscow

Remember back during the good old days, the Bush years, the media and the Democrats accused him of longing for the old Cold War with the Soviets when he planned to put a missile defense system in the New Europe? Well, I do. But, according to the US Embassy folks, the Cold War is back […]

ISIS apparently has advanced surface-to-air missile launchers

Iraqi and U.S. air patrols now have to contend with the possibility that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have sophisticated surface-to-air missile launchers, or Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (Manpads). ISIS has released...Show More Summary

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