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May 17, 2018 | Other News

ASTROS 2020 Program Strengthens Brazilian Army’s Artillery

Dialogo-Americas: The Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) is set to receive by October 2018 eight MK3M modernized vehicles, capable of firing a missile and four different types of rockets from a single launcher. Brazilian company Avibras was contracted in 2012 to update the technology on 38 MK2 and MK3 vehicles used by the 6th Missile… read more

May 17, 2018 | Other News

The Iran nuclear deal could still be saved, experts say

Washington’s Top News: (THE CONVERSATION) “America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail,” President Donald Trump declared in his speech, justifying the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this month. Trump emphasized that the deal “fails to address the regime’s development of ballistic missiles that could deliver nuclear warheads.”… read more

May 17, 2018 | Other News

Taiwan Wants To Speed Up Construction Of Its New Missile-Toting Stealthy Catamarans

The Drive: Taiwan says it is accelerating production of nearly a dozen stealthy Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes, the first of which will be focused on air-defense missions. The announcement is another part of the island’s attempts to keep pace with China’s People’s Liberation Army’s development of increasingly advanced capabilities in the air and at sea… read more

May 15, 2018 | Other News

The Army Is Testing a Missile-Proof ‘Iron Curtain’

Popular Mechanics: The U.S. Army is testing a system designed to protect military vehicles smaller than tanks from attacks. The “Iron Curtain” uses a combination of sensors and downward-firing projectiles to stop incoming rockets and missiles from striking vehicles by setting off their shaped charge warheads. The result could be vehicles as small Humvees protected… read more

May 15, 2018 | Other News

With few options, Iran, Europe try to save nuclear deal

Reuters: BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe and Iran sought a united front on Tuesday to save the nuclear deal U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned last week, with Britain warning against regime change and Tehran expressing hope it could keep the economic benefits of the accord. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Brussels ahead of… read more

May 15, 2018 | Other News

The U.S. Army Is Preparing to Send Anti-Aircraft Strykers to Europe

War is Boring: The U.S. Army is fast-tracking newly configured Stryker armored vehicles with helicopter and drone-killing weapons to counter Russia in Europe and provide more support to brigade combat teams. “We are looking for a rapid solution for the near-term fight,” Maj. Gen. John Ferarri told Warrior Maven in an interview. The Strykers will… read more

May 15, 2018 | Other News

Coalition: Saudi Air Defense forces monitor a ballistic missile fired towards the city of Jazan

Arab News: RIYADH: Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that at 10:18 on Monday, Saudi Arabian air defense units monitored a ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from within Yemeni territory towards the Kingdom’s territory. Colonel Al-Maliki said that the missile was in the direction of the city of Jazan and was launched in a… read more

May 14, 2018 | Other News

New radar to hunt Chinese stealth jets

Taipei Times: As the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) deploys J-20 stealth fighters in increasing numbers, Taiwan is fielding mobile passive radar systems to defend its airspace against stealth aircraft, a senior Ministry of National Defense official said. Two radar units — developed by the ministry-affiliated Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology —… read more

May 14, 2018 | Other News

More missiles eyed for PH Navy

Northbound Asia: MANILA — Aside from the newly-delivered Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike-ER missiles, Philippine Navy (PN) ships will be soon armed with torpedoes and with bigger and longer range surface-to-surface missiles. This was bared by PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Roberto Empedrad Saturday. He added that the acquisition of such advanced weapons is needed as naval… read more

May 14, 2018 | Other News

Turkey not to abandon purchase of Russian S-400, Erdogan says

Azernews: Ankara will not refuse from purchasing the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said May 14. Erdogan noted that despite the fact that Turkey is a member of the NATO Alliance, Washington refused to sell US-made SAM to Turkey. “The United States deprived Turkey of a choice, and Ankara… read more

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