Ukrainian Defense Industry Forges Strategic Partnership with Germany's MBD Deutschland in Anti-Drone...

February 21, 2024 @ 05:53 AM

Ukrainian Defense Industry (UDI), also operating as Ukroboronprom State Concern, has signed a MoU with MBD Deutschland, outlining plans for a collaborative exploration of programs and opportunities in the field of air defense systems, with a particular focus on countering Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Areas of potential

Iran Unveils Anti-ballistic, Low-altitude Air Defense Systems

February 18, 2024 @ 07:34 AM

The Iranian Ministry of Defense has unveiled ingeniously developed an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defense system as well as a low-altitude air defense (LAAD) system. The new systems were displayed in the capital Tehran on Saturday with Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani in attendance

Canada Orders Saab's RBS 70 NG Air Defence System

February 16, 2024 @ 10:04 AM

The Government of Canada has awarded Saab a contract worth approximately CAD 227 million (SEK 1.8 billion) for the RBS 70 NG short-range air defence system

Lockheed Martin's 'Pony Express 2' Command & Control Satellite Ready for Launch

February 16, 2024 @ 09:52 AM

Lockheed Martin's 'Pony Express 2' mission, designed to showcase the role of space in enhancing Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control (CJADC2), is prepared for launch. Self-funded as a technology demonstration, Pony Express 2 employs two 12U Terran Orbital Renegade-class space vehicles, integrating four Lockheed Martin payloads

European Defence Agency Holds Space Strategy Meeting

February 16, 2024 @ 06:37 AM

The European Defence Agency (EDA) hosted a two-day Space Strategy Meeting from February 14, bringing together representatives from 19 European Union Member States, NATO, the European Commission, and the EU Satellite Centre. The meeting aimed to coordinate and streamline efforts as the European Union develops its space strategy for security and

U.S. DoD Launches 5 L3Harris-Built Hypersonic Missile Tracking Satellites

February 15, 2024 @ 09:06 AM

L3Harris Technologies has lauched five missile tracking satellites from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida that can track maneuvering hypersonic missiles such as the Russian Kinzhal and Zirkon. This launch is part of the Missile Defense Agencys (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program and the Space Development Agencys (SDA) Tranche 0 (T0) Tracking Layer program

Russian Pantsir-S1M to Carry 48 'Mini Missiles' to hit Drones

February 10, 2024 @ 10:03 AM

Russia is upgrading the Pantsir-S1M air defense system with 48 mini missiles, a notable increase from the current 12, to counter the rising threat of drones. Ongoing trials for this modified system are expected to conclude within the current year

South Korea's LIG Nex1 Secures $3.2B Deal to Export Missile Defense System...

February 7, 2024 @ 10:13 AM

South Korean defense company LIG Nex1 has secured a substantial $3.2 billion deal to export mid-range surface-to-air missiles (M-SAM II) to Saudi Arabia, according to an announcement by South Korea's Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday

Saudi Companies Secure Sub-Contracts for Lockheed Martin's THAAD Defense System

February 5, 2024 @ 12:46 PM

Lockheed Martin announced on Monday that it has inked agreements with Saudi Arabian companies to produce components for its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) air defense system. According to a statement by Lockheed Martin, these sub-contracts mark a collaborative effort to transfer technological expertise, ultimately fortifying Saudi Arabia's position in the defense sector

Italy Acquires Advanced SAMP/T NG Air-Defense Systems

February 3, 2024 @ 11:38 AM

The Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) in Europe has signed a crucial contract, delivering four SAMP/T NG air-defense systems for the Italian Army. This move is part of a wider effort by European nations to bolster their missile defense capabilities

Norway Secures NASAMS Air Defence Systems to Counter Aerial Threats

February 3, 2024 @ 05:49 AM

The Norwegian government has inked a contract with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) for the acquisition of new NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System) air defence systems. The contract, valued at approximately NOK 1