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June 13, 2018 | Other News

Modi’s Missile Dilemma: Why India Keeps Spiking, and Reviving, a Massive Israeli Arms Deal

Haaretz: The on-off Spike missile deal between India and Israel is an ongoing saga –  a weaponized, geopolitical soap opera. Back in 2014, India’s state-run Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by the then defence minister, Arun Jaitley, cleared the purchase of 8000 Spike missiles, over 300 launchers, and technology transfer from Israel to Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), one of India’s… read more

June 12, 2018 | Other News

Japan to cooperate with US, South Korea, China, Russia to solve North Korean issue

TASS: MOSCOW, June 12. /TASS/. Japan will closely cooperate with the United States and South Korea, as well as China and Russia to solve the issue of North Korean missile and nuclear programs, the country’s Prime Minister Shizno Abe said on Tuesday. “We will do our best to solve (those issues) in cooperation with the… read more

June 12, 2018 | Other News

BRAHMOS joint venture: A prominent role model between India and Russia

Free Press Journal: Defence cooperation is an important keystone of the India-Russia strategic partnership. The longstanding time-tested relationship is guided by the programme for Military Technical Cooperation signed between the two nations to further develop and strengthen the defence requirements of the two countries. The synergistic defence and military-technical relationship has progressed from a purely… read more

June 12, 2018 | Other News

US troops, S. Koreans mostly hopeful about historic summit

Stars and Stripes: SEOUL, South Korea — Crowds of U.S. troops and South Korean civilians gathered around televisions on the peninsula Tuesday to watch a historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. At Camp Humphreys — the largest U.S. military base in South Korea — troops saw the leaders… read more

June 12, 2018 | Other News

Turkey Not To Depend On US For Air Defense, Use S-400 Systems Instead

Defense World: Turkey will not depend on the US for air defense and use the S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries it plans to acquire from Russia ‘if necessary,’ Turkish President Erdogan said. “We will not just buy the S-400s and place them in a storehouse. We will use them if need be. This is a defense… read more

June 12, 2018 | Other News

IAI Unveils New System That Doubles Operational Range Of Barak Missiles

Defense World: Israeli Aerospace Industries unveiled operational concept of a special one meter-long rocket accelerator that will double the range of Barak 8 missile system. The rocket accelerator will enable the missiles to intercept threats from a distance of 150 kms. The system also has the ability to launch missiles designed for different ranges using… read more

June 12, 2018 | Other News

MBDA MMP missile sets a new range record to 5,000 meters

Army Recognition: In parallel, a number of additional firings were made to test the capacity of the system beyond its normal operating range. These firings, in which the seeker was locked onto the target before firing, confirm the exceptional performance of the MMP acquisition and guidance sequence. They will contribute to building the confidence of future… read more

June 11, 2018 | Other News

Saudi air defenses intercept a Houthi missile over Jazan

Arab News: RIYADH: Saudi air defenses on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Jazan after being fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen, a Saudi-led military coalition said. Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Jazan without causing casualties, the coalition said in a statement released by the official… read more

June 11, 2018 | Other News

Pakistan to Procure 2 More Guided-Missile Frigates From China

The Diplomat: In its quest for a wartime-capable surface fleet, the Pakistan Navy has signed an agreement for two more Type 054A Jiangkai II-class guided missile frigates with Chinese shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Trading Co Ltd. (CSTC), the service announced on social media on June 1. The contract was signed at the Ministry of Defense Production in… read more

June 11, 2018 | Other News

How Russian arms sales help to keep the Gulf divided

Middle East Eye: Military experts refer to the Russian-made S-400 SAM (surface-to-air missile) system as beyond compare, with one calling it “the most capable and lethal long-range air defense missile system on the planet”. Nicknamed the Growler, this portable weapons system can engage virtually any aerial target, from ballistic missiles to stealth fighter jets to unmanned… read more

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