Americas The Pentagon will petition Congress to allow it to buy up to 450 F-35s in a three-year international block buy. The bulk purchase from 2018 would drive down the per-unit cost of each aircraft, as well as provide industry contractors with a greater customer commitment to the program. A set of serious technical flaws […]
GMD launch, 2001(click to view full) The USA’s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program uses land-based missiles to intercept incoming ballistic missiles in the middle of their flight, outside the atmosphere. The missiles are currently based at 2 sites in the USA: 4 at Vandenberg AFB in California, and 20 (eventually 26) at Fort Greely in […]
NATO continues to implement its missile defense program despite the positive resolution to the Iranian nuclear issue, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said.
Russia will adequately respond to what it sees as an “unrestrained expansion” of NATO’s missile defenses, a top defense ministry official said on Friday.
The US Army successfully destroyed a ballistic missile by using for the first time an Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (ICBS), US military contractor Northrop Grumman said in a statement on Thursday.
A Russian MiG-31 (Foxhound) interceptor successfully downed a cruise missile that was fired by a Tu-95MS (Bear) strategic bomber over the Pemboi Range in Russia’s northwestern region, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Central Military District’s press service said Thursday.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon warned Wednesday that Gaza "will pay a heavy price" if attacks being launched from the strip continue.
Lockheed Martin Maritime Sensors and Systems won a $124 million cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to upgrade Japan's Kirishima Kongo-Class AEGIS destroyer to the capability of an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Block 2004 capability....
Russia’s decision to supply Iran with S-300 missile defense systems does not violate international law, but is unhelpful to the negotiations between Tehran and the P5+1 group, German Ambassador to the US Peter Wittig said on Tuesday...
Russian and Iranian experts are finalizing a contract to supply Iran with Russian S-300 missile defense systems, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Tuesday.
Tanks and armored vehicles, based on the Armata and Bumerang combat platforms, air defense missile batteries and other military hardware will soon be deployed in Russia’s Arctic regions, the Southern Military District’s press service announced on Tuesday.
The due time for the delivery of S-300 missile defense systems to Iran is yet to come, the Russian Security Council Deputy Secretary said.
Air defense missile units taking part in the Russian snap combat readiness exercises have been relocated to the Astrakhan Region to take part in the ongoing massive drills.
Zachary Keck Security, Asia, Middle East The deal could eventually be worth over $6 billion. Israel and India on the verge of signing a new “mega” defense deal, that would include Israel helping India develop a new mobile missile system. On...Show More Summary
Iranian officials threatened Israel today with 80,000 missiles ready to rain down on Tel Aviv and Haifa. The Jerusalem Post reported: Iranian officials have been thrown into a fit over distorted comments attributed to Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon that have … Continue reading ?
On May 14, after the meeting of Barack Obama with the GCC countries' leaders, the US offered assistance in the development of a GCC-wide BMD system. In 2013, the US decided to treat the GCC states as an international organization for the purposes of its FMS program, facilitating the execution of international defense contracts.
Washington’s desire to deploy its advanced missile defense system in South Korea remains a serious cause of concern in Seoul and also in China and Russia, media reported on Thursday.
The United States or NATO do not have any plans to place ballistic missile defense systems on the territory of Ukraine, US Department of State deputy spokesperson Marie Harf told journalists on Wednesday.
China warned us. Less than a month after North Korea says it fired a missile off a submarine, the country's National Defense Commission is now claiming it can craft mini nuclear weapons that fit on the tips of such missiles, Yonhap reports. "We have had the capability of miniaturizing nuclear...
A senior Iranian lawmaker announced Tuesday that the country would soon unveil and test its home-made version of the sophisticated Russian S-300 missile defense system in military drills.