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  • Watch The Navy Fire Its New Evolved Sea Sparrow Block II Missile For The First Time

    11/04/2017 11:57:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Drive ^ | Nov 02, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    The NATO Sea Sparrow Consortium is decades old and still going very strong. The highly maneuverable RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) has been protecting allied surface combatants and their escorts for nearly 15 years now around the globe and is seen as a huge success. Before that, the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow, itself an adaptation of the AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile, had served since the mid 1970s, protecting everything from American supercarriers to allied frigates from airborne threats and short to medium-ranges. Now the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block II is on the way, with its first test firings having...
  • Royal Navy Complete first firing Test of a New Air Defence System

    09/04/2017 11:00:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Sep 4, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    The CAMM missile is seen on its first flight from HMS Argyll. The missile’s clean aerodynamic design provides it with improved performance in the air, while also making it highly compact for installation onboard ship. Photo: MBDA The Sea Ceptor weapon system recently completed its first successfully firings from HMS Argyll. The frigate is one of three Royal Navy Type 23 frigates being modified with the Sea Ceptor system, replacing the older Sea Wolf. The test is a major milestone for the life-extension program of Type 23 frigates. HMS Argyll is the first Type 23 to undergo the life-extension program....
  • Egyptian Navy Using Avengers as Air Defense for its Mistral-class LHD during Cleopatra Exercise

    07/17/2017 8:57:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Monday, 17 July 2017
    During the joint French-Egyptian naval exercises "Cleopatra 2017" held from 8 to 11 July 2017, a video released by the Egyptian MoD shows the Anwar El-Sadat (Mistral-class) LHD with four US-made AN/TWQ-1 Avenger on the flight deck acting as point short-range air defence systems. Cleopatra 2017 Mistral LHD AN TWQ 1 AvengerBoeing AN/TWQ-1 Avenger (fitted with Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger missiles) on the flight deck of the Mistral-class LHD Anwar El-Sadat (L 1020) during the joint French-Egyptian naval exercise "Cleopatra 2017". Picture: Ministry of Defense of Egypt The Avenger AN/TWQ-1 Air Defense System vehicle is a missile mounted system which provides...
  • Israel Secures Huge Missile Contracts in India

    04/14/2017 7:38:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AIN online ^ | April 14, 2017 | Chris Pocock
    A Barak-8 launcher on display at the Paris Air Show in June 2015 (Photo: AIN). Inset: a trial firing of an LRSAM in September last year. (Photo: IAI) Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed a “mega-contract” worth $1.6 billion with India for medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems. The deal is the largest-ever export deal secured by the Israeli defense industry, according to the company. After a joint development with IAI’s own Elta division plus Rafael and the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) that started in 2009, IAI will supply phased-array radars, command and control, mobile launchers and missiles with...
  • Video: Russian Navy Tests Tor-M2KM air defense missile system from Admiral Grigorovich Frigate

    03/30/2017 7:28:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 30 March 2017
    State-owned Russian-language news channel "Russia 24" published an interesting video showing at-sea test of a Russian Army Tor-M2KM air defense missile system from the Project 11356 frigate Admiral Grigorovich. The 9K331MKM module can be seen fitted on the helicopter pad of the frigate. Video: Russian Navy Tests Tor-M2KM air defense missile system from Admiral Grigorovich FrigateLaunch of a 9M331M surface to air missile from the self-contained combat module 9K331MKM short-range missile system Tor-M2KM, placed on the helicopter deck of the head frigate Admiral Grigorovich of Project 11356. Screenshot from "Russia 24" video (via The tests were conducted in the...
  • South Africa Eyes Missile System Sale to Iran: Report

    03/19/2017 7:51:10 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Tasnim News Agency ^ | March, 19, 2017
    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – South Africa is seeking to sell surface-to-air missile system to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a report said. According to the report carried by mybroadband website on Saturday, South Africa has applied to the United Nations Security Council to sell missiles worth R1.5 billion ($118 million) to Iran. The report added that this will be the biggest deal yet for Denel’s Umkhonto surface-to-air missile system. The Umkhonto vertical launch surface-to-air missile was developed for the South African’s Navy’s Meko A200 class frigates, and has been in service since 2001. The missile is high-velocity and infrared homing, providing...
  • Ipana Troubadours "When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along" (1926)

    03/10/2017 8:43:43 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1926 | Harry Woods
    Ipana Troubadours "When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along" on Columbia 662-D May 25, 1926 Conducted by Sam Lanin
  • Taiwan Re-Ups on Old, Potentially Worthless Air-Defense Missiles

    12/20/2016 4:10:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | Dec 20, 2016 | DAVID AXE
    The U.S. Defense Department announced on Dec. 9, 2016 that the U.S. Army had awarded an Alabama-based company $23 million to build components for the Taiwanese militaryÂ’s Chaparral air-defense missile systems. The contract award was routine. What was news to many observers is that Taiwan still operates Chaparrals. The 1960s-vintage missiles probably wonÂ’t make a dent in Chinese forces in the event China invades the island country. The U.S. Army launched development of the MIM-72 Chaparral air-defense system in 1965 after a more ambitious surface-to-air missile launcher, the MIM-46 Mauler, proved to be impractical. The Chaparral was an expedient. It...
  • JMSDF Resurecting XRIM-4 Naval Surface-Launched Variant of AAM-4 (Japan)

    09/05/2016 5:08:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 05 September 2016
    The Japanese Ministry of Defense allocated funds to develop a surface launched variant of the Mitsubishi AAM-4 (Type 99 air-to-air missile) effectively resurecting the canceled XRIM-4 project. Image: Japan MoD The Mitsubishi AAM-4 is a medium-range active radar homing air-to-air missile operational since 1999. The new funding is for the development of a boosted, surface launched variant for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The missile could have two variant: A long range one (with booster) to replace SM-2 and a short range one (no booster) to replace ESSM. Story via JSF
  • Trump co-chairman tells GOP to get behind their nominee or 'shut the hell up'

    06/16/2016 9:30:40 AM PDT · by orchestra · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/16/2016 | David Martosko
    (Full title): Trump co-chairman tells GOP to get behind their nominee or 'shut the hell up' as Trump warns Republican dissenters to 'be quiet' or he'll 'do it alone' The co-chairman of Donald Trump's campaign has a message for the Republican Party's elites: Jump aboard the Trump train or 'shut the hell up.' Sam Clovis told CNN's audience Thursday morning on the 'New Day' program that Trumpworld is getting tired of hearing GOP leaders bad-mouth the man who crushed a field of traditional candidates in their primary season. 'What we're saying is, the Republican party, the leadership of the Republican...
  • TWA 800: How the CIA Hijacked the FBI Investigation

    06/14/2016 4:25:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    Within hours of the crash of TWA Flight 800 off the Long Island coast on July 17, 1996, the FBI seized control of the investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Although illegal, this was done in full view of an indifferent media. What the media did not see was the CIA’s illegal seizure of the investigation from both the NTSB and FBI. We know about this quiet coup now thanks to a treasure trove of CIA documents recently unearthed through the Freedom of Information Act separately by attorney John Clarke and physicist Tom Stalcup. In a July 30,...
  • ROC Navy to Build Three Air Defense Catamaran Corvettes based on Tuo River-class

    03/15/2016 6:35:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | March 15, 2016
    The ROC Navy (Republic of China - Taiwan) has ordered three air defense catamaran corvettes based on the existing Tuo River-class. It is rumored the corvettes are expected to be fitted with Mk 41 VLS for a new naval variant of the Sky Bow III (Tien Kung III) surface to air missiles. It remains to be seen however if such large missiles can fit on a small platform like this catamaran corvette. Same thing goes for long range radar sensors. The "Tuo River" Catamaran Corvette sailing under its own power. Picture: Internet/Lee Chung Wei Other weapon system should include Sky...
  • What Is China's HQ-9 Air Defense System Capable of?

    02/18/2016 5:32:04 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle German Radio ^ | February 17, 2016
    Citing civilian satellite imagery, US broadcaster Fox News reported on February 16 that the Chinese military has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of its contested islands in the South China Sea. The report, which was based on pictures from ImageSat International, said the missiles appeared to be the HQ-9 air defense system. US officials and Taiwan's defense ministry were later quoted as saying that the missile batteries had been set up on Woody Island in the Paracels. China has controlled all of the Paracels, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, since the mid-1970s and the...
  • How China’s New Russian Air Defense System Could Change Asia

    01/21/2016 2:38:12 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    War On The Rocks ^ | 21 Jan 2016 | Timothy R. Heath
    The S-400 is the most dangerous operationally deployed modern long-range SAM in the world. Its maximum effective range is up to 400km (215 nautical miles). The system reportedly can track 100 airborne targets and engage six of them simultaneously. The S-400 reportedly has the capability to counter low-observable aircraft and precision-guided munitions, and is also reportedly extremely mobile.
  • India successfully testfires Indo-Israeli Barak-8 missile

    12/29/2015 11:50:47 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies ^ | 2015-12-30
    NEW DELHI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- India Wednesday successfully testfired a long-range, surface-to-air missile, Barak-8, jointly developed with Israel, from an Indian Navy warship off the coast of the western state of Goa, sources said. "The maiden testfiring of the missile in the Arabia Sea has been successful. It has destroyed an aerial target after being launched from INS Kolkata. The missile was twice testfired onboard Israeli ships and this is the first time that such a test was held onboard an Indian warship," sources said. Indian Navy has described the testfiring as "a quantum jump in Indian air defense...
  • Moonbat of The Week-Samuel L.Jackson:I wanted it to be some crazy white dude,not Muslims

    12/28/2015 12:23:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 12-27-2015 | sundance
    December 27, 2015Moonbat of The Week - Samuel L. Jackson:"I really wanted (San Bernardino Terrorist Attack) to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims... by sundance ...Jackson says he empathizes with innocent Muslim-Americans who have fallen under the veil of suspicion because a few other people who share their religion have committed atrocities against their countrymen:"When that thing happened in France, we were sitting there going, 'Oh, my God, these terrorists!' And I can't even tell you how much that day the thing that happened in San Bernardino - I was in Hawaii -...
  • Breaking the War Mentality (Barack Obama, circa 1983 at Columbia)

    01/29/2009 7:30:27 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 142 replies · 7,720+ views
    Most students at Columbia do not have first hand knowledge of war. Military violence has been a vicarious experience, channeled into our minds through television, film, and print. The more sensitive among us struggle to extrapolate experiences of war from our everyday experience, discussing the latest mortality statistics from Guatemala, sensitizing ourselves to our parents' wartime memories, or incorporating into our framework of reality as depicted by a Maller[?] or a Coppola. But the taste of war -- the sounds and chill, the dead bodies -- are remote and far removed. We know that wars have occurred, will occur, are...
  • Vietnam buys Israeli-made air defense missile system, radar

    11/15/2015 3:59:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    TUOI TRE NEWS ^ | 10/30/2015
    Vietnam has ordered an Israeli-made air defense missile system to enhance its air defense capacity, a senior military official said on the portal of the Vietnam People's Army last week. The Air Defense and Air Force Service of Vietnam has actively carried out many projects to improve the durability and capacity of its weapons and technical equipment, Lieutenant General Le Huy Vinh, Commander of the Air Defense and Air Force Service, said in an article published on the website on October 20. According to the article on building a modern air defense and air force service to protect the national...
  • World's most advanced missile defence system: Here's what India is buying from Russia

    10/30/2015 7:53:33 PM PDT · by cold start · 24 replies
    First Post ^ | 30 October 2015
    Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar left for Moscow on 30 October for a three-day visit before he leaves for ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM-Plus) in Malaysia. The takeaway of this trip is however the fact that all measures are in place for India to acquire world's most advanced anti-ballistic missile system — the S-400. Previously known as S-300PMU-3, S-400 is a new generation anti-aircraft weapon system developed by Russia's Almaz Central Design Bureau as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It is currently in service with the Russian Armed Forces. The S-400 is designed to protect nuclear reactors, population centres...
  • Raytheon looks to add Army air-defense role to Sidewinder

    08/28/2015 5:05:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | August 26, 2015 | David Wichner
    The Army and Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems have test-fired the latest version of the company’s venerable Sidewinder air-to-air missile from a ground launcher to down an unmanned aircraft target, the company said Wednesday. WHAT HAPPENED Raytheon said that an AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder missile was launched from a prototype Multi-Mission Launcher, a new ground-based launch system under development by the Army. The test was performed in March at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and details were announced by the company Wednesday. The AIM-9X missile locked onto an unmanned aircraft before launch and then intercepted and destroyed the drone,...