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November 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel’s Patriot Missile System Downs Assad Regime Drone on Syrian Border

Haaretz: Israel’s Patriot missile defense system has shot down a drone on the border with Syria on Saturday, Israel’s military has reported. The intercepted drone reportedly belonged to the Assad regime and was on an intelligence gathering mission in the Quneitra area of the border. The drone then entered the demilitarized zone and flew towards Israel… read more

November 9, 2017 | Other News

Delhi: IAF to install two-layer air defense system capable of taking out enemy combat aircraft, drones

India Today: Seeking to provide protection to country’s vital assets and persons in the national Capital, the Indian Air Force is looking to install a two-layer air defence system which can take out enemy combat aircraft, drones or helicopters. The serving is working on the proposal in this regard which is expected to be brought… read more

November 9, 2017 | Threat News

Ansarullah Vows Continued Missile Defense

Tasnim News Agency: TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Spokesperson for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement said Yemeni forces will keep launching missile attacks on Saudi Arabia as long as the Saudi-led military aggression against the Yemeni nation continues. In comments quoted by Al-Manar TV, Mohammed Abdulsalam lashed out at the White House for siding with the Riyadh regime… read more

November 9, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Anti-Sub Aircraft, Missile Defense on Seoul’s Wish List for Major US Arms Sale

Sputnik News: During Trump’s visit to South Korea, he convinced South Korean President Moon Jae-in to acquire advanced US weapons systems. Moon told reporters during a joint press conference between the two leaders that Seoul would buy cutting-edge US military assets – a purchase to the tune of “billions of dollars,” according to Trump. The… read more

November 9, 2017 | Threat News

Russia’s latest frigate Admiral Makarov holds missile firing exercise in Baltic Sea

TASS: KALININGRAD, November 8. /TASS/. The crew of Russia’s latest Project 11356 frigate Admiral Makarov has fired an air defense missile system at the concluding stage of its state trials at the Baltic Fleet’s practice ranges, Fleet spokesman Roman Martov said on Wednesday. “During the state trials at sea, the warship’s crew fired missiles against… read more

November 9, 2017 | Threat News

Russia & China Could Crush US Air Force in War Using This Trick

Scout: A new generation of Russian and Chinese-built long-range air-to-air missiles could threaten the critical nodes that enable U.S. air operations. Those nodes include the AWACS, various intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets, aerial refueling tankers and electronic attack aircraft. While often overlooked in favor of advanced anti-ship and surface-to-air missile systems when examining Russian… read more

November 9, 2017 | Other News

UPDATED: 3 U.S. Carrier Strike Groups to Exercise for 4 Days in the Sea of Japan

USNI News: Three U.S. carrier strike groups will drill together – in the first tri-carrier operations in a decade off the Korean peninsula in the Sea of Japan, several sources confirmed to USNI News on Wednesday. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), along with their escorts and air wings,… read more

November 9, 2017 | Other News

US defense bill authorizes development of ‘INF treaty-compliant’ mid-range missile

RT News: US lawmakers have agreed to allocate $58 million for research and development of a ground-launched, intermediate-range missile system, which they claim would not be in violation of the crucial 1987 INF treaty with Russia which prohibits such weapons. On Wednesday, House and Senate negotiators authorized the nearly $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act… read more

November 9, 2017 | Threat News

Russian defense contractor to showcase S-400 air defense system at Dubai Airshow

TASS: MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. Russia’s Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer will showcase mockups of its famous S-400 air defense missile system and other complexes of various ranges along with a full-size model of a facility protection radar at the Dubai Airshow 2017, the company’s press office reported on Wednesday. The Dubai Airshow 2017 will be held… read more

November 9, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Turkey, France and Italy to strengthen cooperation on missile defense: sources

Reuters: ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey signed a letter of intent with France and Italy on Wednesday to strengthen cooperation on joint defense projects including air and missile defense systems, Turkish defense ministry sources said. As a first step, the Franco-Italian EUROSAM consortium and Turkish companies will look into a system based on the SAMP-T missile… read more

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