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US Army Signals Israel’s Iron Dome Isn’t The Answer

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“It was developed for a very specific threat and it does incredible things…we intend to operate it differently — in support of an Army on the move. It’s not just going to be static.”

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Army To Pick LTAMDS Winner By September

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


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“This is a radar they’re going to buy for, I don’t know, 30 years?  So you want to make sure you’ve got new technology that can meet the threats of the future.”

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B-52 Crosses Israel Enroute To Gulf States; Israeli Intel Prompts US Moves

Posted by Arie Egozi on


As Israelis celebrated their independence day, sources here told Breaking Defense that at least one of the B-52s deployed to the region passed through our airspace, headed to “one of the Gulf states.”

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Army Reboots Cruise Missile Defense: IFPC & Iron Dome

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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The new approach will focus on an urgent but largely unmet threat: Russian and Chinese cruise missiles.

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The Saudi-Israeli Coalition?

Posted by Arie Egozi on


An Israeli source who spoke with Breaking Defense of condition of anonymity said that attitudes in Saudi Arabia are changing, “not only in domestic issues, but also their understanding that Israel is not an enemy…”

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Israel Boosts Protection Of Gas Fields, Shipping

Posted by Arie Egozi on


TEL AVIV: With over 80 percent of Israeli’s commerce carried by sea and its offshore gas fields crucial to the economy, the country is boosting spending on protecting its shipping lanes, littorals and ports with an array of weapons including underwater capabilities, heavily armed patrol boats and new submarines. Hezbollah sees the large natural gas… Keep reading →

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Israelis Seek Lasers Vs. Hamas, Hezbollah Rocket Barrages

Posted by Arie Egozi on


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Israel largely abandoned lasers 12 years ago, but “there is a growing number of experts that understand the mistake that was made,” a senior Israeli source told Breaking Defense. “(We’re) ready to restart development with the more advanced building blocks available today.”

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Israel To Pump $2B Into Ground-Ground Missile Unit

Posted by Arie Egozi on


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While we can’t confirm that Israel used ground-to-ground missiles against Syria, a few months ago the IDF established a new unit — on the orders of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman —  to operate Israeli-developed ground- ground missiles.

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Host of Israeli Weapons Look Likely for US Sales: Iron Dome To Iron Fist

Posted by Arie Egozi on


As the US tightens its terms for financing the Israeli military, one of America’s closest allies is beginning to sell its weapons to the US, instead of the other way around. 

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US, Israel Begin Joint Anti-Missile Operations In Juniper Cobra

Posted by Arie Egozi on


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Israel has long been threatened by Hezbollah’s short-ranged missiles, but now Iran is stepping up the threat, both from its own long-range ballistic missiles and from its proxies in Syria. In response, Israel is pressing to build a multi-layered missile defense with its Arrow 2 and Arrow 3, Iron Dome and David’s Sling anti-missile systems.… Keep reading →

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