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U.S. Army opens Patriot missile storage facility in Japan

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The U.S. Army has opened a new Patriot missile storage facility in Japan to react faster than ever before to threats in the region. According to a recent service news release, Army opened the world’s most state-of-the-art, rapid reaction Patriot Missile Facility to the Soldiers of 1-1 Air Defense Artillery in Okinawa on May 19. […]

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U.S. Army awards contract to Lockheed Martin for new Stinger warheads

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The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, to supply fuzes warheads of the Stinger Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS). The contract award from U.S. Army Contracting Command enables the company to provide M934E6 Stinger fuze/warhead body assemblies and M934E7 Stinger proximity fuze warhead body assemblies. The […]

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Rheinmetall assembles team to bid for future German air defense system

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German defense conglomerate Rheinmetall has assembled a team with Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG of Überlingen and Hensoldt Sensors GmbH of Taufkirchen to cooperate in a special partnership known as an “Arbeitsgemeinschaft” (ARGE). Under the framework of ARGE NNbS, the three companies will submit a tender for the future German short-range and very short-range […]

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MBDA awarded first contract for new Albatros NG air defense system

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European missile group MBDA has announced that it has been awarded the first contract for Albatros NG, a brand new CAMM-ER-based air defense system. As noted by the company, this first order, from an undisclosed international customer, marks a further validation of the wide appeal of the CAMM air defense family on the global marketplace […]

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Saudi Arabia partners South Korea on production of Biho II air defense system

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Saudi Arabia’s Science Technology company has announced a partnership with South Korean Hanwha Defense through which the Middle East country will produce a new Biho II air defense system. As noted by the company, Science Technology will produce the latest version of the Biho II mobile air defense system, which has a turret with 30mm cannon […]

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Israel successfully tests advanced version of Iron Dome defense system

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Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced that the Israel Missile Defense Organization and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have completed a successful series of flight tests of a new and upgraded version of the Iron Dome missile defense system. The test simulated advanced threats which it may face during times of conflict – whether on land or […]

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Myanmar orders troubled Pantsir-S1 air defense system

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Russian state media reported on Friday that Myanmar’s Armed Forces has ordered a once formidable Pantsir-S1 (NATO reporting name SA-22 Greyhound) air defense system. The Russian state-run TASS news agency said the agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who is in Myanmar on an official visit, and the […]

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Israel deploys missile defense batteries around the southern city of Eilat

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The Israel Defense Forces reportedly have deployed its Iron Dome and Patriot missile defense batteries around the southern city of Eilat amid concerns over an attack by Iran or its proxy forces to mark the first anniversary of the killing of powerful Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Multiple news outlets reported that batteries of Patriot surface-to-air […]

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Polish Army receives first PILICA anti-aircraft missile system

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Poland’s minister of national defense Mariusz Błaszczak said Friday that the first PILICA anti-air missile and artillery system (PSR-A) has been officially handed over to the 3rd Air Defense Missile Brigade. Tne nesh short-range air defense system developed by the PGZ-PILICA Consortium, which consists of PGZ Group companies: PGZ S.A., PIT-RADWAR S.A., PCO S.A. and Zakłady […]

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Russia reportedly conducts test of anti-satellite missile

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The United States Space Command has reported that Russia has conducted a test of a direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile. On Wednesday, the service press release said that Russia has begun live-fire testing of its new direct-ascent anti-satellite missile. “Russia publicly claims it is working to prevent the transformation of outer space into a battlefield, yet […]

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