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  • China plans sea-based anti-missile shields ‘for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean

    02/09/2018 7:23:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 08 February, 2018 | Minnie Chan
    China is developing sea-based anti-missile systems and plans to deploy them in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean, according to military experts. The assessment came as Beijing announced it had carried out a successful test of its ground-based mid-course defence system on Monday. Testing of the anti-ballistic missile system that could shield China from a ballistic missile attack is part of efforts to catch up with the top nuclear nations with anti-missile technology, the United States and Russia. China previously carried out tests of the system in 2010 and 2013. Beijing is also working on a sea-based system for the Asia-Pacific...
  • A US ballistic missile defense test just failed. Here's what it means

    01/31/2018 3:02:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/31/2018 | Tom Rogan
    Don't be too shocked by the news that a U.S. ballistic missile interceptor test has failed. First reported by CNN, the Hawaii based test was conducted by the personnel assigned to the Aegis ashore missile defense system. But while the test is obviously a disappointment, the U.S. remains years away from having a missile defense program that can, with high confidence, launch and destroy nuclear warhead armed ballistic missiles. "High confidence" are the key words here. U.S. ballistic missile defense capabilities are actually pretty competent nowadays. While they might struggle with advanced countermeasure-equipped ballistic missiles from China or Russia, North...
  • FoxNews: What would happen if North Korea fires a missile at the US

    09/08/2017 8:21:08 PM PDT · by topher · 72 replies ^ | 8-Sept-2017 | By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said recently it would be "game on" if North Korea were to fire a missile at the United States or its allies, but how fast things would happen is not so clear. A leading expert in missile defense told Fox News there would not be much time to decide to shoot down a North Korean missile. “This is a game of minutes, but the initial detection of a launch would be really in terms of seconds,” said Thomas Karako, senior fellow and director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies....
  • Russia Steps Up Calls to Dismantle European Antimissile System

    08/14/2015 11:19:05 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/14/15 | By NATHAN HODGE in Moscow and JULIAN E. BARNES in Brussels
    MOSCOW—Russia stepped up its calls Friday to dismantle the missile defense system being built in Europe by the U.S. and its allies, saying that the recent nuclear deal with Iran undercuts Washington’s chief argument for the system.
  • Israel and US Ecstatic After David's Sling Test

    11/20/2013 1:42:10 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 11/20/2013
    Experts who took part in the test of the David's Sling anti-missile system david sling test successfulWednesday were elated at its success, according to a report by Maariv's Yochai Ofer. Pini Yungman, who heads the Missile Defense Systems Authority in Rafael Advanced Defense Systems said the test, in which an interceptor missile brought down a missile fired in simulation of an enemy attack, had made "history." "We have developed 'next generation' technology here for a system that will provide a solution for future threats. You could say that all of the systems worked perfectly. The jewel in the crown is...
  • Check Out Israel’s Newest Missile Defense System: ‘David’s Sling’

    11/25/2012 10:06:22 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 25, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    (TheBlaze/AP) — Israel successfully tested its newest missile defense system Sunday, the military said, a step toward making the third leg of what Israel calls its “multilayer missile defense” operational. The “David’s Sling” system is designed to stop mid-range missiles. It successfully passed its test, shooting down its first missile in a drill Sunday in southern Israel, the military said. The system is designed to intercept projectiles with ranges of up to 300 kilometers (180 miles). Israel has also deployed Arrow systems for longer-range threats from Iran. The Iron Dome protects against short-range rockets fired by militants in the Gaza...
  • Israel Pushing Ahead with Next Anti-Missile System

    11/24/2012 10:44:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 11/24/12 | Elad Benari
    In the wake of the great success of the Iron Dome anti-missile system, which was able to intercept many of the rockets fired from Gaza at populated areas during Operation Pillar of Defense, Israel is now pushing ahead with the development of Magic Wand, which is supposed to be able to intercept short-range and medium-range rockets. According to a report in the Boston Globe on Saturday, Israel will test the system in the Negev in the coming days. Magic Wand, the report said, is being developed by the Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. in cooperation with the American company...
  • Missiles said to be deployed against N Korea launch

    04/01/2012 7:43:49 PM PDT · by U-238 · 6 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | 4/2/2012 | Rich Chang
    A military spokesman yesterday refused to comment on media reports alleging that two advanced anti-missile systems — the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and Tien Kung-III “Sky Bow” (TK-III) air defense systems — had been deployed in eastern Taiwan to deal with the possible launch of a North Korean rocket later this month. Ministry of National Defense spokesperson David Lo (羅紹和) said the military was collecting information about Pyongyang’s anticipated rocket launch and added that the military had requested its anti-missile units monitor and respond to the situation as appropriate. However, Lo refused to comment on whether PAC-3 missiles and TK-III...
  • S-500 Is Dying From Brain Drain

    02/26/2012 8:15:50 PM PST · by U-238 · 6 replies
    Strategy page ^ | 2/25/2012 | Strategy Page
    It was recently announced that the new Russian anti-aircraft/anti-missile system, the S-500, will be further delayed. Apparently the S-500 won't enter service until the end of the decade. Last year it was admitted that the S-500 was a full two years behind schedule, with prototype testing not taking place until 2015 and deliveries in 2017. It was explained that much of the delay was due to the fact that this system uses a lot of new technology. There also seems to be a problem deciding exactly what the S-500 should do. Senior government officials are apparently demanding that the S-500...
  • Royal Navy reveals new supersonic anti-missile system

    01/30/2012 5:17:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 January 2012
    Royal Navy reveals new supersonic anti-missile system A new air defence system that can destroy enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds has been revealed by the Royal Navy. Sea Ceptor missiles fired from warships will reach speeds of up to Mach 3 and protect an area of around 500 sq miles. The £483 million contract to develop the defence system has been awarded to MBDA (UK). The Ministry of Defence said the five-year project would mean continued employment for around 500 workers. Facilities across the UK including at Stevenage in Hertfordshire, Filton in South Gloucestershire and Lostock in Bolton will...
  • Spain signs up to anti-missile shield

    10/07/2011 12:35:50 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    Presseurop ^ | 10/6/2011
    Spain, following the lead of Turkey, Poland and Romania, will participate in NATO's anti-missile shield, Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero, said in a surprise announcement on October 5, in Brussels. "Zapatero cedes Rota," runs a headline in left-leaning Spanish daily Público. Zapatero explained that the naval base at Rota, located in southern Spain, near Cadiz, which is already part of the NATO system, will host a further four US war ships, equipped with anti-missile batteries and as well as 1300 additional US troops. Spain will thus become "a key component of the European defence system," the paper says, adding that...
  • Navy tests new missile defense systems (Israel)

    09/12/2010 9:32:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/12/2010 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Navy tests new missile defense systems By YAAKOV KATZ 09/12/2010 01:11 Small UAVs that can be launched from ships also being considered to counter Hamas, Hizbullah. In an effort to bolster its defenses in face of Hamas and Hizbullah’s growing anti-ship capabilities, the Israel Navy is testing a new missile defense system for its small and fast patrol boats that are tasked with enforcing the blockade on the Gaza Strip and Lebanon during wartime. The navy’s patrol ships include the Super Dvora, built by Israel Aerospace Industries and the Shaldag, manufactured at Israel Shipyards. The new defense system includes a...
  • Hill Shrugs At NYT’s SM-3 Critique

    05/19/2010 2:47:44 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 494+ views
    DOD Buzz ^ | 5/18/2010 | Colin Clark
    When the New York Times covers a weapons program we tend to take note, in part because they do so it so rarely. And when they put it on the front page, above the fold, we take even more note. The Times did just that this morning, trumpeting a tale about how a veteran missile defense sceptic at MIT, Ted Postol, and a Cornell University colleague, George Lewis, performed an analysis of SM-3 tests and came away convinced that the system does not work very well. Now my first reaction was deep skepticism. After all this has appeared to be...
  • Israel unveils defense shield for Merkavas

    04/07/2010 8:44:04 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 530+ views
    UPI via Space Daily ^ | 4/6/2010 | UPI via Space Daily
    As Israel braces for more wars with Hezbollah and Hamas, the army has unveiled a miniature anti-missile system to protect its Merkava tanks and other armored vehicles from missiles that Hezbollah used with withering effect in the 34-day 2006 conflict. The system, known as Trophy, has been in development by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for some time but was given impetus by the setbacks the Israeli military suffered in the 2006 fighting. The Merkava IV saw its first heavy combat in the 2006 war. At the recent unveiling of Trophy at a military base overlooking the Mediterranean, the commander of...
  • .Israeli unveils tank-defense system of the future

    04/03/2010 12:03:53 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 952+ views
    Associad Press ^ | 3/3/2010 | Josef Federman
    On a dusty, wind-swept field overlooking the Mediterranean, a small team of researchers is putting the final touches on what Israel says is a major game changer in tank defense: a miniature anti-missile system that detects incoming projectiles and shoots them down before they reach the armored vehicles. If successful, the "Trophy" system could radically alter the balance of power if the country goes to war again against Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon or Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Its performance could also have much wider implications as American troops and their Western allies battle insurgents in Iraq and...
  • NATO needs an anti-missile defence system

    03/12/2010 11:14:38 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 521+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | 3/12/2010 | AFP via Google
    NATO needs to develop an anti-missile defence system as a deterrence, the alliance chief said Friday, while seeking to assure Moscow that the organisation posed no threat to Russia. "We must develop an effective missile defence," NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told an international conference in the Polish capital. "In the coming years we will probably face many more countries and possibly even some non-state actors armed with long-range missiles and nuclear capabilities," he said. Rasmussen also insisted later during a press conference that "a nuclear capability will remain an essential part of a credible deterrence in the future."...
  • More THAAD

    10/24/2009 11:34:25 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 672+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/24/2009 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Army has formed its second THAAD anti-ballistic missile (ABM) battery. The first battery was formed last year, and will be ready for combat next year. Next, the army will form two more THAAD batteries over the next three years. Three years ago, there was a successful test of THAAD (a SCUD type target was destroyed in flight) using a crew of soldiers for the first time, and not manufacturer technicians, to operate the system. Each THAAD battery has 24 missiles, three launchers and a fire control communications system. This includes an X-Band radar. The gear for each battery...
  • Awesome Aegis Ascendant

    10/04/2009 10:02:21 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 34 replies · 2,028+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/04/2009 | unknown
    The U.S. government, encouraged by the high success rate (83 percent) of U.S. Navy Aegis equipped ships using SM-3 missiles to shoot down ballistic missiles, has decided to expand the number of SM-3 equipped ships. Just this year, the navy completed equipping 18 ships with the Aegis anti-missile system, and that number may soon more than triple. This is part of a larger trend. Last year, the navy cancelled its expensive new DDG-1000 class of destroyers, partly because these ships were built to support amphibious and coastal operations, and did not have a radar that could easily be converted to...
  • Israel assembles Iron Dome unit

    08/24/2009 10:46:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 1,147+ views
    Space War ^ | 8/24/2009 | UPI
    Israel's drive to deploy the Iron Dome anti-missile shield against short-range rockets fired by Hezbollah and Hamas has moved up a gear with the induction of the first battalion to man the batteries that will operate on the borders with Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. Iron Dome intercepted three 122mm Grad rockets, the type used by Hezbollah and the Palestinians, in southern Israel July 15-16. The system came into being in response to constant rocket attacks by Hezbollah on Israel's northern front and Hamas on the southern desert frontier over the last decade. Both fronts have been relatively calm for...
  • Iron Dome system successful in tests

    07/15/2009 12:48:53 PM PDT · by Michel12 · 6 replies · 649+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | YAAKOV KATZ
    The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepting a number of rockets that mimicked Kassam and short-range Grad-model Katyusha rockets in a series of system tests the Defense Ministry conducted this week. The Iron Dome, under development by Rafael Defense Systems, is slated to become operational sometime in 2010 and to be capable of intercepting short-range Kassam and Katyusha rockets fired by Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hizbullah in Southern Lebanon. The Iron Dome uses an advanced radar that locates and tracks the rocket that is then intercepted by a kinetic missile interceptor. "A multi-level defense system is a...