The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of Patriot Fire Units for an estimated cost of $105 million for the Netherlands, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced Wednesday. According to the release, the Netherlands has requested Recapitalization (RECAP) of four Netherlands Patriot Fire
Japan is seeking 235 billion yen ($212 million) for US-built Aegis Ashore radar missile systems in its new budget proposal released on Friday. Japans defense ministry announced today that the defence spending will increase to 2
The German Bundeswehr has issued a second Request for Proposal (RFP) to the TLVS bidders consortium - an MBDA and Lockheed Martin joint venture - to develop TLVS, Germanys future Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) system. “This second RFP is based on the first RFP
Iran unveiled a new short-range ballistic missile on Monday, a few days after test firing a variant of the missile over the Strait of Hormuz. According to Tasnim news agency, the new generation of homegrown “Fateh” (Conqueror) ballistic missile can evade radars and hit targets with pinpoint accuracy, which has been...
Taiwans indigenous Wan Chien air to ground cruise missile – a cluster munition, is now operational after a successful live-fire test in September last year, Taiwans defense ministry announced Monday. The Wan Chien developed by the National Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), has a range of over 200 kilometers,...
India will be able to purchase the Russian S-400 Air Defence System without fear of United States sanctions following a waiver granted under the US National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA). Further, India may have negotiated an attractive price for the system bringing it below US$5
India has begun the process of introducing a multi-tiered air defence network to fully secure its airspace from incoming enemy threats by initiating the process of acquiring US-built advanced air defence system. According to local media reports, Defence acquisitions council (DAC), chaired by Indias Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has approved the "acceptance of necessity (AoN) for the acquisition of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) worth around $1 billion
A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted an Air-Breathing Threat (ABT) in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on Thursday. The test marked the furthest distance a PAC-3 MSE missile has intercepted an ABT, which represents fixed-wing aircraft or cruise missiles
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 target at a Chinese firing ground," a military and diplomatic source was quoted as saying by the Russian media outlet
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
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 of participation of Turkey in the F-35 program
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, and Vietnam—from a robust sanctions regime enacted and imposed last year,” Sen