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  • 'If we can't defend Guam it's really hard to project power into the Pacific': US builds Iron Dome on America's closest military base to China

    11/09/2021 7:45:28 PM PST · by blueplum · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9 November 2021 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE and ALASTAIR TALBOT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    The United States is setting up its own version of the 'Iron Dome' on the Pacific Ocean island of Guam as it begins testing the missile-defense system on the heels of China flexing its military might. Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas flew to the US territory weeks ago to help set up the Iron Dome, according to a spokesman for the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. The system arrived on Guam last week. ....
  • Israel unveils breakthrough in laser technology

    01/08/2020 9:14:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/20
    The Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), at the Israel Ministry of Defense revealed that a technological breakthrough has been achieved in the development of lasers for the interception of RAM (rocket, mortar, and artillery) threats, UAVs, and ATGMs Head of the Directorate of Research and Development in the DDR&D, Brig. Gen. Yaniv Rotem stated: “We are entering a new age of energy warfare in the air, land and sea. The R&D investments made by the DDR&D in the last years have placed the State of Israel among the leading countries in the field of high-energy laser systems. Throughout...
  • Here Is What Really Happened With That Mysterious Washington D.C. Air Defense Scare

    12/01/2019 6:06:16 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 42 replies
    The Drive ^ | November 29, 2019 | Tyler Rogoway
    At around 8:30am on November 26th, what appeared to be a potential violation of the tightly controlled airspace ringing Washington D.C. occurred, sparking off a course of events that drew national attention. The White House and the Capitol went into lockdown as a Coast Guard MH-65, callsign Blackjack, scrambled to intercept the possible intruder and F-16s were sent to runway alert at Andrews AFB, prepared to rocket into the sky if needed at a moment's notice. Confusion followed as to what exactly was detected and why. Now, according to officials with direct knowledge of the events, here is what actually...
  • RUDY GIULIANI DROPS A BOMB! Shames Elitist Hack Kurtz and Outs BIDEN CRIMES IN ROMANIA!

    10/06/2019 11:06:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 122 replies
    GP ^ | October 6, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Rudy Giuliani: The witness I relied upon if you paid any attention to what I did last week is someone named Victor Shokin. That’s the affidavit I put out plus two others… Those three all say that Joe Biden pressured the president to fire Shokin because Shokin had just come upon a laundered $3 million transaction to Hunter Biden. And he was told by the Serbian government that the United States government would not allow to give that information out. That’s the reason they say they were fired… That’s a lot stronger proof than any silly whistleblower nonsense about something...
  • F-104 STARFIGHTER ZERO LENGTH TAKE OFF FILM " ZELL FOR DEFENSE " 49384

    08/30/2019 7:38:25 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 59 replies
    Found on Youtube ^ | 1950s | Lockheed
    Video of an unusual/experimental method of launching the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. Click HereRunway? RUNWAY??? We don't need no stinkin' runway!
  • Russian next-gen S-500 air defense system could challenge U.S. stealth aircraft

    09/28/2018 4:00:10 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/28/18 | USA Features Media
    The S-500 Prometey, also known as 55R6M “Triumfator-M,” is being designed to augment currently-deployed S-400 air defense systems. But according to other analyses and published reports, the S-500 is believed capable of challenging the most sophisticated U.S.-made stealth fighter aircraft — the F-22 and F-35 variants, and B-2 bombers. The National Interest reported in April 2017 that the S-500 would likely include “the 91N6A(M) battle management radar, a modified 96L6-TsP acquisition radar, as well as the new 76T6 multimode engagement and 77T6 ABM engagement radars.”
  • As predicted, Russia’s S-300 shipments to Syria aimed directly at Israel

    09/24/2018 10:07:31 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 15 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 6/24/18 | USA Features
    The Syrian government first began receiving S-200 systems around 1983. By the time the civil war began, the Syrian army still operated several S-200 sites, but on at least one occasion, rebels overran one site that contained a fire control radar in disrepair. Beginning in 2015 after Russia joined the war on the side of Syria, efforts were made to rehabilitate these systems. In November 2016, Defense Minister Shoigu announced that Syria’s S-200s had been restored. Thoughout 2017 several were fired at Israeli aircraft, and while the Syrians claimed to have downed an Israeli fighter and a drone at one...
  • U.S. Army receives 3D mobile air-defense radar system from Ukraine

    09/03/2018 5:37:31 AM PDT · by tlozo · 5 replies
    Defence Blog ^ | Sep 2, 2018 | Army, News
    According to the ImportGenius website that tracks the import/export activity at shipping docks, the U.S. Army Contracting Command received the 3D mobile air-defense radar system from Ukraine. The notice by the ImportGenius said that the U.S. Army Contracting Command center in Orlando has received 3D mobile air-defense radar system, called the 36D6M1-1, from Ukraine through SFTC “Progress”. The 36D6M1-1is a mobile 3D airspace surveillance radar system that was developed by the SE “Scientific and Production Complex “Iskra” and is designed to be used as a part of modern automated Air Defense systems, Anti-Aircraft Missile Complexes and to detect low flying...
  • Army Anti-Aircraft Stryker Can Kill Tanks Too

    07/10/2018 6:17:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | July 10, 2018 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Anti-aircraft Stryker variant chosen by the US Army: 4 Stinger missiles on one side, two Hellfires on the other, with a 30 mm autocannon (and 12.7 mm machinegun) in between (Leonardo DRS) With its eyes firmly on Russia, the US Army is racing to field 8×8 Strykers with an array of weapons that can down enemy aircraft — from drones to helicopters to jets — and incidentally make enemy tanks think twice. The first prototypes will be delivered next year, with up to 144 (four battalions) by 2022, although the contract details are still being negotiated. With the IM-SHORAD (Initial...
  • ISIS attempts to capture key Syrian air defense base in southeast Homs

    04/16/2018 7:03:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/ ^ | 4/16/18 | Leith Aboufadel
    BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) resumed their assault in the southeastern countryside of Homs this morning, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the town of Muhasah. ISIS began their attack by heavily shelling Syrian Arab Army’s positions near Muhasah, prompting the latter to respond with a barrage of missiles and artillery. Intense clashes would breakout between the Syrian Army and ISIS terrorists shortly after the exchange of missiles and artillery, with the latter taking the offensive in a bid to capture the 16th Air Defense Regiment. The 16th Air Defense Regiment is one of...
  • Delhi may soon get US aerial defence formula against missile threats

    08/20/2017 5:50:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    indiatoday ^ | August 20, 2017 | Ajit Kumar Dubey
    Seeking to provide protection to dignitaries including the President and Prime Minister as well as the national capital territory from enemy cruise missiles, drones and aircraft, India is considering an American system under the Delhi Area Defence project. "The National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) is being considered for the Delhi Area Defence project to provide aerial protection to the Capital from airborne threats," government sources told Mail Today. The programme is being undertaken as the threat perception from incoming enemy missiles, drones and aircraft is on the rise because of their increasing use by terrorist organisations such...
  • Goodbye, MiG: Boeing, General Dynamics Debut Anti-Aircraft Stryker

    08/09/2017 11:46:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | August 09, 2017 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: If you fly Russian MiG fighters, Sukhoi attack jets, or Hind helicopters, your life just got a little harder — and in the event of war, potentially much shorter. At the Space & Missile Defense conference here, General Dynamics rolled out the latest variant of their eight-wheel-drive Stryker armored vehicle, with the troop compartment that’s normally in the back replaced with a Boeing-built anti-aircraft turret. Scroll down for our photos of the vehicle, dubbed the Maneuver SHORAD (Short-Range Air Defense) Launcher, or MSL Stryker. Evolved from the Cold War era Avenger, which mounted Stinger missiles on Humvee, the...
  • Russia's New Mobile Air Defense System Has One Very Unique Feature

    05/06/2016 8:22:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    National Interest ^ | May 4, 2016 | DAVE MAJUMDAR
    Russia is developing a new mobile air defense system for its elite airborne troops that will be based on the BMD-4M armored vehicle. The new weapon system—which is designed to be parachuted down to ground forces—will be able to protect paratroopers from enemy aircraft operating at high or medium altitudes. “Work is underway on the on the creation of an air-droppable anti-aircraft missile defense system based on the BMD-4M airborne combat vehicle. The experimental design work is codenamed Ptitselov,” a Russian defense ministry spokesperson told the Moscow-based TASS news agency. The Russian report does not describe the system in detail....
  • Indonesia Eyes China-Made Air Defense System

    03/03/2016 11:32:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | March 03, 2016 | Prashanth Parameswaran
    Indonesia is currently mulling the purchase of an air defense system from China, a senior defense official said Monday. According to Air Vice Marshal M. Syaugi, the director general of defense planning at Indonesia’s defense ministry, the country is currently evaluating the purchase of the Chinese-made AF902 Radar/Twin 35 mm AA Gun/PL-9C Missile Integrated Air Defense System (AF902 FCS/35) to bolster its aerial defense capabilities. The evaluation, Syaugi told state-run news outlet Antara News on March 1, is being done in line with the Indonesian Armed Forces 2015-2019 strategic plan. Syaugi made the remarks after a recent visit to China...
  • Civilian Jets An 'Easy Target' For IS Missiles

    01/05/2016 9:58:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | January 6, 2016 | Unattributed
    Exclusive footage obtained by Sky News reveals IS terrorists have the technical know-how to reactivate surface-to-air missiles. The former head of the RAF has said evidence uncovered by Sky News of Islamic State recommissioning surface-to-air missiles is of great concern and that passenger planes would be an easy target. Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon was responding to exclusive footage which revealed the extremists were able to produce homemade thermal batteries for heat-seeking missiles - a feat that has eluded terror groups until now. It raises the possibility of the militants being able to reactivate discarded stockpiles of older missiles,...
  • US starts to pull Patriot missiles from Turkey at critical time

    10/09/2015 9:47:20 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 66 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Friday,October 9 2015 | HATAY - Doğan News Agency
    The U.S. has started to pull its Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey, despite a recent appeal from Ankara to its NATO allies to keep the air and missile defense units at a delicate time on the border with Syria. Patriot missiles were initially deployed at the Gaziantep 5th Armored Brigade Command in southeastern Turkey after the country appealed to its NATO allies to guard against rockets from Syria.
  • Putin Throws Wrench in Iran Nuke Talks

    02/23/2015 5:44:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    thefiscaltimes.com ^ | Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 8:39pm EST | Rob Garver, The Fiscal Times
    In an announcement that seems certain to further inflame opinions about a proposed deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capacity, it was revealed today that Russia’s state-owned defense conglomerate Rostec has offered to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. Related Stories Kerry Says Iran Extension Worth It Only If Deal Almost Done Bloomberg Iran leader says no nuclear deal better than bad one AFP World powers 'united', Kerry says ahead of new Iran nuclear talks AFP 'Significant gaps' remain in Iran nuclear talks: Kerry AFP
  • S. Korea: Korea Declares New Air Defense Zone (expands Air Defense Identification Zone)

    12/08/2013 9:32:17 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Chosun ^ | 2013/12/9
    Korea Declares New Air Defense Zone The government on Sunday announced a new air defense identification zone with the same boundaries as Korea's Flight Information Region and overlapping with both the Chinese and Japanese zones. The new zone stretches 236 km south of the submerged reef of Ieo, which also lies in the Japanese and Chinese zones, and includes Marado and Hongdo, an inhabited island that is also part of Japan's zone. The eastern and western boundaries remain the same as before. The old zone had been in place since it was delineated by the U.S. Air Force in March...
  • China's move to establish air defense zone appears to backfire

    11/27/2013 11:18:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/27/2013 | By Simon Denyer
    BEIJING — It was designed as a forceful response to Japanese assertiveness, and a robust declaration of China’s maritime claims. But Beijing’s creation of an air defense zone may have backfired, experts said, after eliciting a strong joint response by the United States and Japan. Instead of strengthening China’s position, the air defense zone has unsettled and united its neighbors. It provided Washington with a perfect opportunity to reassure its Asian allies that it remains committed to maintaining stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Hezbollah in Yucatán

    02/02/2013 12:39:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Gates of vienna.net ^ | January 30, 2013
    Hezbollah in Yucatán Posted on January 30, 2013 by Baron Bodissey As mentioned here many times in the past, the southern border of the United States is porous not just to Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans, but also to Islamic terrorists. Operatives from Al Qaeda and Hezbollah acquire a Latin American passport and enough Spanish to allow their swarthiness to pass as Latino.This latest report concerns the arrival of a Hezbollah associate in Mexico. Many thanks to Iz-M (via Vlad) for the translation from Diario de Yucatán: More signs of the presence of HezbollahLabboun Rafic Mohammed, the Muslim cleric allegedly linked...