China To Conduct First Test Of Russia-made S-400 Air Defence Systems In...

July 27, 2018 @ 08:31 AM

China will reportedly test the newly acquired Russia-made S-400 Air Defence Systems for the first time next month, TASS reports Friday. "It is planned that in late July-early August the unit of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army, which underwent training in Russia, will carry out the firing against a simulated ballistic...

Israel Shots Down Syrian Sukhoi Jet Using Two Patriot Missiles

July 24, 2018 @ 02:58 PM

The Israeli army has claimed to have shot a Syrian Sukhoi jet after it infiltrated its air space over the occupied Golan Heights. “Two Patriot missiles were launched at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet that infiltrated about 1 mile into Israeli airspace

US Threatens Elimination of Turkey from F-35 Program

July 24, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

The United States National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 bill released Monday has prohibited the delivery of F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey until the delivery of a report, which would include an assessment of changes in Ankaras participation in the F-35 program. The assessment also includes potential elimination...

US to Exempt India, Indonesia and Vietnam from CAATSA Sanctions

July 24, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services plans to exempt some US strategic allies; India, Indonesia and Vietnam from Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) that allows the nations to buy Russian military equipment without any threat sanctions. “The final piece of legislation will exempt just three countries—India, Indonesia,...

US Sanctions, Financial Crunch Hinder Russian Arms Sales to Syria: Diplomat

July 20, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

Sanctions imposed by the United States against Russian and Syrian entities hinder the sale of weapons to Damscus which is also facing a severe financial crunch. Syria has earlier shown interest in buying Russian-made weaponry, and the issue is being discussed by relevant state agencies and companies, Russias ambassador in Damascus,...

Lockheed Martin Wins $164 Million For THAAD Field Support Contract

July 19, 2018 @ 10:15 AM

The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $164 million worth contract to Lockheed Martin to provide field support for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, the Department of defense announced Wednesday. “Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, is being awarded a $164,000,000 contract modification (P00034) to previously awarded, sole-source, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, HQ0147-10-D-0001, for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Field Support Contract (TFSC),” the statement says

US In Talks To Sell Patriot Missiles To Turkey To Block Russian...

July 17, 2018 @ 08:36 AM

The United States is reportedly offering to sell Raytheon-built Patriot missile defense system to Turkey as an alternative to block potential sale of Russian-built S-400s agreed upon by Ankara. U

Lockheed Martin, Rafael to Market Spice Autonomous Air-to-surface Missile Kits

July 16, 2018 @ 02:19 PM

Lockheed Martin and Rafael have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to evaluate potential markets and customer requirements for Rafael's Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective (SPICE) missile guidance kits. "SPICE is an air-to-surface weapon system offering US and international air forces operating Lockheed Martin's platforms, as well as strategic bomber aircraft, an important complement to their existing operational capabilities," Yuval Miller, Executive Vice President, Head of Rafael's Air & C4ISR Division

India not to Recognize US CATSAA, will Go Ahead with S-400 Buy

July 13, 2018 @ 03:27 PM

India has rejected a United States delegation's demand that it should not buy the S-400 air defence system from Russia in view of Washington's Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). "We have told the US Congress delegation [that visited India] that this is US law and not a UN law," The Tribune reported quoting Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharman Friday

NATO Quiet on Turkey’s S-400 Buy

July 12, 2018 @ 12:57 PM

There have been no official reactions from NATO at the summit in Brussels regarding Turkeys S-400 missile defense systems purchase from Russia. The NATO summit held on 11 and 12 July 2018 focussed majorly on the U

Qatar in Talks with Russia Over S-400 Missile Defense System Purchase

July 10, 2018 @ 08:07 AM

Qatars Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin on purchasing S-400 missile defense system. “There is no agreement

Israeli Missile Defense Systems Successfully Completes Series of Tests

July 6, 2018 @ 08:12 AM

Israels defense ministry said Thursday that it completed a series of tests of the Israeli missile defense systems designed to “counter emerging threats in the region”. According to the ministrys statement, Iron Dome anti-missile defense system passed the latest series of tests with which the system was challenged by Israeli defense industries in conjunction with its creator, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems