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This Giant Sensor Packed Balloon Is About To Watch Over The Capitol

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

It may look like a pregnant blimp, but it packs one hell of a radar system. The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS) is an aerostat that can haul powerful radars and communications systems up to its perch at 10,000 feet, for weeks at a time. Which is exactly what it is about to do over the National Capitol Region. Read more...

Airbus To Sell Business Units In Defense And Space Review

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Group unveiled plans on Tuesday to sell half a dozen business units with combined revenues of around two billion euros as it focuses its Defence and Space division on warplanes, missiles, launchers and satellites. Show More Summary

China Tests New Air-Defense Missile System

The Chinese military has conducted practice drills with its newly-developed FD-2000 air defense missile system. It has demonstrated its capability of locking onto and shooting down moving targets over a long distance. Shen Zhongfang, a missile expert from China Aerospace […]

Israel test-fired its Arrow interceptor missile jointly with the US

The Israeli military test-fired its Arrow (Hetz) 2 interceptor missile jointly with the US, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Tuesday. «The interceptor completed all planned flight stages,” the ministry said in a statement. “The test should study the possibilities of the improved system to counter perspective threats,” the statement reads. Show More Summary

An internal Pentagon investigation of the U.S. missile defense system found numerous quality control

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

An internal Pentagon investigation of the U.S. missile defense system found numerous quality control problems with the troubled "kill vehicle" that is intended to destroy incoming ICBMs. In one case, a manufacturing operation had to be stopped because the parts kit included a screw without threads. Read more...

U.S. report rips Boeing, Raytheon quality controls on missile defense

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's internal watchdog on Monday said it found numerous quality control problems during an investigation of the troubled "kill vehicle", or warhead, built by Raytheon Co for the Boeing Co-led U.S. Show More Summary

Armor for Latvia: CVRs, Transferred

CVR(T) Scimitar(click to view full) If the Baltic States are serious about retaining their post-Soviet independence, they need to field more than just light infantry formations. Light formations with air defense and anti-tank missiles are certainly a very useful first step, but all of these states have significant Russian minorities, and the kind of hybrid […]

Israel Strikes Back At Syrian Army Positions From Golan Heights

The Israeli Defense forces today fired a Spike missile at least one Syrian army position in the Golan Height in response to a rocket fired from Syria which struck inside Israeli territory. The air raid sirens sounded loudly on Thursday...Show More Summary

MBDA Signs 2 MoUs on Polish Air, Missile Defense

On 2nd September, at the MSPO military exhibition in Kielce (Poland), Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA, signed two Letters of Intent (LoI) with Waldemar Skowron, CEO of MESKO and with Ryszard Kardasz, CEO of PIT-RADWAR, relating to the Polish “Wisla” […]

VIDEO: WATCH Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System Blow 15 Terrorist Rockets Out Of The Air at Once

How good is Iron Dome, Israel’s missile defense system, three years after its debut? A new video posted to YouTube appears to shows Hamas send a salvo of at least 12 unguided rockets at Israel. The results were probably not what the terrorists were hoping for. Show More Summary

Boeing 'Recreates Outer Space' to Fix Missile Defense System

The triumphant test was a much-needed win for the nation's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, and a huge relief for Boeing, the aerospace defense contractor behind the $40 billion project. The need to recreate spacelike conditions is a result of the very nature of Boeing's missile defense system. Show More Summary

Guam Is Strategic Hub To Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Guam, because of its military bases, Army anti-ballistic missile system and location 3,300 miles west of Hawaii is an increasingly important strategic hub for the U.S. Asia-Pacific rebalance, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said today. Work’s visit here was part […]

Checking under Israel’s Iron Dome

The Iron Dome missile defense system, developed by Israel on American dime, was seen as an important development in Israel's national defense efforts. Being strictly defensive and reactive, and apparently highly effective at its mission...Show More Summary

IDF Details Hamas’s Use of Civilian Areas as Missile Bases

The tactically adroit Israel Defense Forces are doing an ever-better job of fighting the information war. Throughout Operation Protective Edge, IDF maps, graphics, videos, and other communications tools have illustrated Hamas’s consistent and routine transformation of civilian areas into launch pads for some 3,000 rockets blasted wildly into Israel. Show More Summary

Does 'Iron Dome' Actually Work?

We've been inundated with reports about the almost miraculous success of Israel's 'Iron Dome' missile defense system. To my Israeli relatives, its success is an absolute article of faith. But does it actually work? A very credible ballistics...Show More Summary

Missile Defense – Alive and Well, and Eyeing Ohio

Here are two questions you will not often hear from your average American: How large a threat is Iran’s fictional ICBM arsenal, and what is the Pentagon doing to protect us from this imaginary threat? I am pleased to report our government is working on the answers. They are, in order, “worryingly grave” and “send more money and we’ll get back to you.”

Raytheon's Gamble On Self-Guiding Missiles

Defense giant Raytheon, facing reduced Pentagon orders, is betting self-guided Tomahawk missiles will change the Navy's mind. For defense contractor Raytheon, this summer's hectic news cycle coincided with an important time for their well-known Tomahawk missiles. Show More Summary

Levin: Obama Doesn’t Like to Fight 'Unless You’re in the Tea Party'

Talk radio host Mark Levin slammed President Barack Obama for being more willing to fight the Tea Party than America’s enemies on Wednesday. “Obama didn’t deploy the defensive missile systems... so Putin doesn’t see Obama as strong” he argued. Show More Summary

Two views of Iron Dome’s success in Israel

Two scientists offer wildly different takes on how well Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system works.

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