US Approves Patriot Missiles Sale To Netherlands For US$105M

September 6, 2018 @ 12:47 PM

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 Seeks $212M For Aegis Missile Defense Systems In Record Budget

August 31, 2018 @ 03:13 PM

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

Second RFP Issued To Develop Germany's Next-Gen Ground Based Air Defense System...

August 17, 2018 @ 08:33 AM

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 Unveils New Generation of ‘Fateh’ Ballistic Missiles

August 14, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

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...

Taiwan's Wan Chien Cruise Missile Capable Of Striking China's Coastal Bases Is...

August 7, 2018 @ 12:24 PM

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,...

Sanctions Waiver Smoothens India’s Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defence System

August 3, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

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 Begins Acquisition Of NASAMS-II Air Defence System From US For $1B

July 30, 2018 @ 12:35 PM

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

Lockheed Martin's Hit-To-Kill PAC-3 Missile Sets Distance Record

July 27, 2018 @ 08:39 AM

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 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 target at a Chinese firing ground," a military and diplomatic source was quoted as saying by the Russian media outlet

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 of participation of Turkey in the F-35 program

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, and Vietnam—from a robust sanctions regime enacted and imposed last year,” Sen