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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.