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Missile defense

Sky Wars: German Air Force buys Israeli laser defense system to protect planes
Israeli defense company Elbit Systems has announced it will provide an anti-missile laser protection system for the German Air Force. It will be used to protect transport planes from surface to air and portable heat seeking missiles.

17.11.2014 13:05

​Global warming will drag Britain into more wars – senior military officer
The impact of climate change will inevitably drive the British armed forces into violent conflicts in the future, a senior military figure has said.

11.11.2014 10:50

'US missile defense aim – possibility of first nuke strike against Russia’
The Cold War has never ended from US side as their goal has always been to crack Russia, geopolitical analyst and author, F. William Engdahl, told RT, adding that the American anti-missile shield in Europe brings the world close to nuclear holocaust.

10.11.2014 08:29

US knocks down ballistic, cruise missile targets in complex Aegis system test
The US Navy has successfully tested an Aegis missile defense system, simultaneously destroying two cruise and one ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii, in a demonstration of capabilities “no other nation in the world has.”

07.11.2014 01:28

Hezbollah warns Israel against Lebanon war, as France inks $3 bn Beirut arms deal
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has rejected “Israel’s threats of war on Lebanon,” saying it is fully prepared to defend the country, while an Israeli MP said in the event of war the IDF would return Lebanon “to the Stone Age.”

05.11.2014 10:27

'360-degree range': Israel develops maritime 'Iron Dome' missile defense system
Israel is looking to build on the success of its Iron Dome, used during the Gaza War this summer, by creating a maritime version. The developers say it boasts a 360-degree range and can fire a missile every second.

01.11.2014 10:26

MH17 might have been shot down from air – chief Dutch investigator
The chief Dutch prosecutor investigating the MH17 downing in eastern Ukraine does not exclude the possibility that the aircraft might have been shot down from air, Der Spiegel reported. Intelligence to support this was presented by Moscow in July.

27.10.2014 20:39

German intel warns ISIS can shoot down passenger planes – report
Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have modern portable air defense systems that are capable of shooting down a passenger plane, Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported citing the country’s foreign intelligence agency.

26.10.2014 14:49

Warmongering Washington hunting for Ebola, Russia and Islamic State
The US Secretary of Defense Secretary categorized Russia as a global threat – much like Obama in his UN address last month - in the same breath as Ebola and Islamic State.

16.10.2014 13:14

West must admit its mistakes to improve security in Europe – envoy
Western countries must acknowledge their policy faults and stop their mechanical repetition to improve relations with Russia and the security situation in general, Russia’s representative to NATO has said.

13.10.2014 12:46

​US commissions ‘crucial’ NATO missile shield facility in Romania
The US has assumed control of a missile-intercepting defense base in southern Romania as part of a new and controversial NATO missile shield in a move that has unsettled Russia as NATO bolsters its presence in Europe.

10.10.2014 17:25

Russia’s deployed nuclear capacity overtakes US for first time since 2000
Russia has 1,643 nuclear missiles ready to launch – one more than the US – according to an official State Department report. Both countries have been upgrading their active nuclear arsenals since the outbreak of the Ukrainian conflict.

06.10.2014 17:22