• Enforcer Order
    Enforcer Order January 3 2020
    Bundeswehr, which received budget agreements from Bundestag for vehicle modernisation and new system procurement, ordered another new missile system.  According to a statement from the Germany's Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), office signed an agreement with the MBDA for Enforcer missile system procurement. Systems purchased within the scope of the Leichtes Wirkmittel 1800+ requirement of t...
  • Taiwan to Develop TC-3 air-to-air Missile
    Taiwan to Develop TC-3 air-to-air Missile October 1 2019
    Up Media reports that Taiwan is seeking to improve the Tien Chien 1 short-range air-to-air missile by improving its off-boresight and kinematic capabilities with "backfire" attack capability with a large-angle off-axis flight. The performance is similar to the current strongest short-range air-to-air missile, AIM-9X Block II type Sidewinder missile. The new missile will also have lock-on after launch (LOAL) capability. In order to improve the airborne capabilitie...
  • Japanese Radars Failed to Track North Korean Missiles
    Japanese Radars Failed to Track North Korean Missiles September 25 2019
      Japan has failed to track the trajectory of some of North Korea’s new types of short-range missiles according to the Japan Times. The missiles, including some capable of reaching Japan, apparently escaped detection due to their low altitudes and irregular trajectories. Tokyo is said to believe that North Korea is attempting to break through Japan’s existing missile defence network. Japan is considering operating two or more Aegis-equipped destr...
  • MBDA Signs Agreement with India
    MBDA Signs Agreement with India September 20 2019
    MBDA, has signed an agreement with Bharat Dynamics Limited of India. The agreement involves the advanced short-range air-to-air missile (ASRAAM) and Mistral missiles, and covers final assembly, integration and testing, says MBDA. The ASRAAM will be used by New Delhi's fleet of Sepecat/Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Jaguar ground attack jets. It will also see service with the Tejas Mk-1A, a combat-capable of the version of the Hawk Mk132 called Hawk-India, and the Sukhoi Su-30MKI. A...
  • Australia Will Move on with SAAB
    Australia Will Move on with SAAB August 26 2019
    The Australian Army signed an agreement with SAAB. Under the agreement, the company will continue to provide support for Ground-Based Air Defence Radar (GBAD) and Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) systems until 2022. The deal, which is worth around 19 million US Dollars, includes the support for Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam Radar and RBS-70 short-range air defence systems. Modern versions of the RBS-70 platform, whose predecessor variants are limited to five kilometres range ...
  • US Army Inks Iron Dome Deal
    US Army Inks Iron Dome Deal August 15 2019
    US Army has signed a deal to acquire two Iron Dome systems for the U.S. Army’s interim cruise missile defence capability. Iron Dome was co-developed by American company Raytheon and Israeli defence firm Rafael. It is partly manufactured in the United States. The agreement to buy two Iron Dome batteries for $373 million was first speculated in January, with the system reportedly beating out Norwegian and American alternatives for short-range air defence in a Pentagon review.
  • Aircraft Carrier’s Life Will Prolong
    Aircraft Carrier’s Life Will Prolong August 3 2019
    Huntington Ingalls Industries,  the U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder, has announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $290 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue planning for the Refuelling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The initial year of planning was funded at a base value of $187.5 million. The contract, from U.S. Navy, funds the second and third years of planning, long-lead-ti...
  • Serbia Prefers French Missiles
    Serbia Prefers French Missiles July 17 2019
    Serbia signs for the acquisition of Mistral 3 short-range air defence systems with MBDA. During  French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Serbia, MBDA announces the signing of a contract for Mistral 3 short-range air defence systems . Serbia becomes the 32nd customer country for the Mistral missile. This will allow Serbia to benefit from the shared user experiences from the many forces operating and to contribute to the definition of the future developments of the weapon systems...
  • SHORAD for USA July 4 2019
        The U.S. Army has been laying the foundations to conduct large-scale combat operations against a near-peer adversary like Russia or China. In addition to the development of logistics systems and the strengthening of the military power of armoured formations, the Army is now standing up short-range air defence units, known as SHORAD battalions, and offering a five-week pilot Stinger course for Soldiers in manoeuvre units. Col. Mark A. Holle...
  • Russia to Test Many Kinzhal Missiles
    Russia to Test Many Kinzhal Missiles March 23 2019
    Russia has moved nearly 20 Kh-47M2 Kinzhal missiles to a test site. Russia has also test fired 12 times from a MiG-31 fighter jet, CNBC reports. Quoting sources who have seen U. S. intelligence reports, CNBC says the Kinzhal is expected to be mounted on a bomber as well. The air-to-ground hypersonic missile Kinzhal, has been tested at least three times. In July, the Kremlin successfully tested the weapon against a target nearly 500 miles away. What's more, in anot...
  • India to Buy Russian Igla-S MANPADS Missiles
    India to Buy Russian Igla-S MANPADS Missiles November 21 2018
    India plans to purchase Russia's man-portable air defence missile system (MANPADS), the Economic Times reported on Tuesday. According to media outlets, Russia and its man-portable air defence system Igla won a tender in India to deliver $1.5 billion worth of short-range air defence systems, competing with Sweden's SAAB RBS70 NG and France's MBDA Mistral The Indian media further reported that the new missiles should replace the Russian Igla-M systems. The Igla-S...
  • Roketsan Discloses Karaok Short-Range ATGM Development
    Roketsan Discloses Karaok Short-Range ATGM Development November 18 2018
    Roketsan has disclosed initial details of a new 125 mm man portable short-range anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) that is currently in an accelerated phase of development. British journal Jane’s wrote about Karaok. Roketsan’s 125 mm Koraok short-range ATGM development is intended for airborne infantry and amphibious and special forces. Karaok is a single-use, shoulder-launched weapon system with a stated range of 1,000 m-plus. Weighing less than 25 kg (launcher a...
  • Starstreaks to be Modernised
    Starstreaks to be Modernised October 30 2018
    The UK has decided to modernize very short-range air defence systems. Defence Minister Andrew Stuart made a statement about modernization. Starstreak short-range air defence systems will be modernized, the minister said during a visit to Belfast. A £ 93 million agreement was signed for the modernization program to be carried out under the F-ADAPT (Future Air Defence Availability Project) Project. After the completion of the project, the systems will be active in the 2020s. &nb...
  • Drones Prepare For Dog Fight September 20 2018
    The US Air Force (USAF) scored the first air-to-air kill for the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during trials late last year, the service disclosed on 19 September. The successful test late last year showed the U.S. Air Force that an unmanned vehicle like the MQ-9 has the ability to conduct air-to-air combat, much like its manned fighter brethren such as an F-15 Eagle or F-22 Raptor, according to Col. Julian Cheater, comma...
  • US activates Army in Europe, relocates units in Germany
    US activates Army in Europe, relocates units in Germany September 10 2018
    U.S. Army Europe will activate new units within Germany. U.S. Army Europe is the operational-level Army force assigned to U.S. European Command. This overseas force structure change is a result of the 2017 National Defence Authorization Act directing the U.S. Army to increase its numbers. New permanently-stationed forces in Europe will result from new unit activations rather than units re-locating from the United States. The addition of these forces aim increasing U.S Army readiness...
  • Czech Nominee for Light Attack
    Czech Nominee for Light Attack July 17 2018
    Aero Vodochody announced that the new variant of L-159 jet trainer is developing. The platform, called F/A-259 Striker, is being developed for the USAF for OA-X light attack aircraft. In June, the company signed a cooperation agreement with IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) for the development of an advanced variant of the L-159, the new platform will be ready for delivery in 2020. This platform will be equipped with a fourth generation avionics suite. Company also noted that t...
  • PASARS-16 Terminator on the Range
    PASARS-16 Terminator on the Range July 16 2018
    The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia has released new images from the tests of the new PASARS-16 short-range air defense system. The PASARS-16 Terminator, which carried out live ammunition firing tests in the exercise held by the 98th Air Brigade in Serbia's Air and Air Defence Force, completed its initial tests. The PASARS-16 Terminator consists of 6x6 FAP 2026 military truck with integrated Bofors 40 mm in the armored cabinet. The system requires tw...
  • DAPA unveils first images of KF-X design with Meteor Missiles
    DAPA unveils first images of KF-X design with Meteor Missiles July 1 2018
    Republic of Korea’s arms acquisition agency unveiled June 29 the preliminary design of the KF-X fighter aircraft. The disclose of the preliminary KF-X design came after the Defence Acquisition Program Administration, (DAPA), held a preliminary design review (PDR), to decide whether to proceed to the next phase of critical design review (CDR). Four Meteor long-range air-to-air missiles developed by MBDA are shown to be nestled under the fuselage, while two IRIS-T shor...
  • New Air Defence Control Vehicle to Russian Airborne Troops
    New Air Defence Control Vehicle to Russian Airborne Troops June 18 2018
    The Russian Airborne units received the new Barnaul-T air defence control systems. Vehicles initially delivered to the 98th Airborne Division located in Ivanovo can cooperate with the air defence, marine and airborne units' air defense systems. System is integrated to BTR-MD Rakushka amphibious vehicle developed on MT-LBU, with the 9S932 intelligence and control module and 1L122-1E radar. The platform increases the efficiency of the short-range surface t...
  • Fair News Issue 62
    Fair News Issue 62 June 10 2018
    Electrical Vehicle by KazTechinnovations “CADI” Meets Visitors KAE Signature in Arlan T-72A Fitted with Owl Eyes AMTE’s Armoured Medical Evacuation Vehicle
    Barys Undergoes Climate Tests
    Igla Solution STM in Cybersecurity Training Rocket Deal between ROKETSAN and Kazakhstan OTOKAR in Maintenance Business A400M to Deliver Arlan with ASEL...
  • China holds air defence penetration training
    China holds air defence penetration training June 4 2018
    China's People's Liberation Army Air Force recently conducted combat training involving three types of its fighter jets, carrying air-to-air missiles. China's stealth fighter jet, J-20, conducted joint training with multi-role strike fighter J-16 and multi-role fighter jet J-10C, engaging in air defence penetration drills, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Thursday. The fighter jets used domestically developed mid-range air-to-air missile PL-15 and short-range air-to-air...
  • Aselsan Claw to MT-LB
    Aselsan Claw to MT-LB May 27 2018
    Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering introduces its new short-range air defense system. IGLA Missile Launch System integrated to Soviet production of MT-LB multipurpose tracked armored vehicle. System was exhibited at the 5th KADEX Fair held in Kazakhstan. With fully autonomous IGLA Missile Launch System developed by Aselsan MT-LB vehicles can attack to low-flying fixed or rotary wing aircraft needed, the UAV attack and cruise missiles. System can be integrated with the all...
  • "Maneuver" Offer
    "Maneuver" Offer May 27 2018
    New short-range air defence system (SHORAD) recommendation came to the US. Italian company Leonardo and it's US subsidiary Leonardo DRS, have a new proposal. The two companies proposed the Maneuver Short Range Air Defense System for the US Army. The system, which integrated on the Stryker vehicle, can use the Hellfire and the Stinger missiles. Maneuver concept which is a short-range air defense system, introduced at AUSA 2018. Maneuver's modular...
  • Armenia Counting Days for "Tor"
    Armenia Counting Days for "Tor" May 21 2018
    Armenia is preparing to take delivery of Tor-M2 systems in the coming months. A TV program broadcasted in Armenia indicated that the Armenian Army would soon receive Tor-M2 short-range air defense systems. It is reported that the total amount of the systems exceeds USD 100 million in agreement which is signed in December 2017, some of this procurement paid by the Armenian budget. Tor-M2, a short-range air defense system, draws attention with its ability to work in electron...
  • Israeli Radar for Lithuanian Airspace
    Israeli Radar for Lithuanian Airspace April 3 2018
    The Lithuanian Armed Forces signed a contract with Israeli ELTA Systems last month for five short-range air surveillance radars. According to the announcement made by Lithuania Ministry of Defence on 29 March, the total price of the procured radars is around €2,8 million. The short-range radars will be integrated into the joint Lithuanian airspace surveillance system and will be operational by the end of 2019. 
  • First Trials of GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN Carried Out
    First Trials of GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN Carried Out March 25 2018
    TUBITAK SAGE (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) Defence Industry Research and Development Institute/SAGE)-developed GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN air-air missiles' first ballistic test-firings were successfully performed in Sinop. Within the scope of the test, the performance of the rocket motor without guidance and its ability to cancel mission in-flight were evaluated. By the end of 2018, the missile will be fired at live targets...
  • India Test-fired Nuke-capable Dhanush Missile
    India Test-fired Nuke-capable Dhanush Missile February 27 2018
    India has successfully test-fired a Dhanush missile, a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, from a warship off the coast of Odisha on 23 February. According to officials, Dhanush met all the mission objectives.  The missile, developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has a range of 350 kilometres and can carry a warhead up to 500 kg.
  • China to surplus West’s airpower
    China to surplus West’s airpower February 19 2018
    According to an article published at “The Economist”, China is overrunning at military balance with West. The latest annual review of the world’s armed forces by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), underlines how China gets strong. According to London-based think-tank, China’s armed forces are becoming capable. Article suggests that China’s president, Xi Jinping, wants to be able to challenge USA’s military power in...
  • India Successfully Test-fired 'Agni I'
    India Successfully Test-fired 'Agni I' February 8 2018
    India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni I short-range ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on February 6, to test the operational readiness of India’s missile force.  Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said the launch was "a complete success" as all main test objectives were met. The single-state, solid fuel mi...
  • Transition to Domestic Systems in Air Defence
    Transition to Domestic Systems in Air Defence January 16 2018
    Under the short-range, low altitude air defence system contract signed between the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and ASELSAN, 35-millimetre towed weapon system modernization work has been commenced with the serial production of Fire Management Device (AIC) and fragmented ammunition series. The transition process to domestic systems has been hereby initiated with the above-mentioned products as well as the development of ASELSAN’s Self Pro...
  • Su-30 Delivery to Kazakh Armed Forces
    Su-30 Delivery to Kazakh Armed Forces January 9 2018
    Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence press office announced that the Kazakh Armed Forces have received advanced Su-30SM fighter jets as part of the military and technical cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia. The number of Su-30 delivered was not specified in the ministry's statement, however, it was noted that the armament of the aircraft was doubled and is now able to carry anti-radiation and anti-ship guided missiles, intermediate- and short-range air-to-ai...
  • French FAC to Saudi Navy
    French FAC to Saudi Navy January 5 2018
    French shipbuilder CMN has been awarded €250-million contract to start construction of three FS56 patrol boats for the Royal Saudi Navy, French La Tribune reported. The vessels to be delivered are based on the company’s Combattante FS56 fast attack craft. According to company specifications, the vessels are 56 meters in length and capable of reaching speeds of up to 38 knots. The La Tribune report indicated the vessels could be armed with MBDA’s Simbad-RC short-rang...
  • India to Replace Russian Air Defence Systems
    India to Replace Russian Air Defence Systems January 3 2018
    India has launched a $1,5 billion program foreseeing the acquisition of new-generation close-in weapon systems (CIWS) to replace its Russian L-70 and ZU-23-2B air defence systems. The tender, issued last week, only calls for local companies who will then cooperate with foreign original equipment manufacturers. The Indian Air Force plans to induct 244 air defence guns, 228 fire control and search radars and 204 thousand programmable bullets under CWIS programme. T...
  • Last Minute Contract to ASELSAN
    Last Minute Contract to ASELSAN January 2 2018
    ASELSAN inked another contract with Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries (SSM) just before the end of 2017. According to an announcement by the company, the new contract covers the acquisition of short-range low-altitude defence system worth 122,422,715 Euro and 1,011,395,262 TL. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by 2022.
  • Process for Avenger Sales to India Begins
    Process for Avenger Sales to India Begins December 28 2017
    The US government has commenced its internal process for approving India's request of armed Avenger (formerly Predator C) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). New Delhi and Washington are planning to commence negotiations in April 2018. India will likely pursue a possibility of local production in the frame of 'Make in India' initiative.  General Atomics' Avenger UAV is a long-endurance, medium-to-high-altitude Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) system t...
  • New C-UAS by China
    New C-UAS by China November 30 2017
    China’s Ministry of National Defence (MND) released images of a new counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) on 28 November showing the test-firing conducted in Beijing.  The truck-mounted C-UAS is referred as a short-range air defence system by the ministry, consisting of two vehicles: one features detection and jamming equipment while another is fitted with a laser-based weapon. In addition to detection, tracking, and counter-UAS equipment, the ...
  • Indian Army Want New UAVs November 21 2017
    The Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on 16 November for the development and supply of 60 short-range remotely piloted aircraft systems. According to the RFI, the UAVs will be used for surveillance purposes. The UAVs to be developed are required to have a ceiling of 20,000 ft, an operational altitude of 15,000 ft, a range of 200 km, and a minimum endurance of 10 hours.  
  • Jordan Retires Geckos
    Jordan Retires Geckos October 28 2017
    The Jordanian Hashemite Land Forces will retire the USSR-made systems in the framework of modernization. The Kingdom is retiring 52 short-range surface-to-air  9K33 Osa SA-8 (NATO Reporting Name: Gecko, export version Romb) air defence systems. Both the launcher and radar of the system are mounted on the same vehicle and it can engage the aircraft either on its own or via an external radar. Six-wheeled amphibious BAZ-5937 vehicles can be air-transported. It is reported tha...
  • Joint Solution For US Capability Gap
    Joint Solution For US Capability Gap August 15 2017
    General Dynamics Land Systems has partnered with Boeing to produce a short-range air defence (SHORAD) system to adress a capability gap identified by the US Army for low-flying, short-range threats. The new solution is based on a Stryker wheeled combat vehicle, fitted with an upgraded version of Boeing’s Avenger system. The team brought its Manuever SHORAD Launcher (MSL) Stryker to the Space and Missile Defense Symposium on August 8. 
  • New Era of Short Range August 10 2017
    The first image appeared of the SHORAD (Short Range Air Defense) system project, which joint work of Boeing and General Dynamics, was released. The system was developed exclusively in favor of the US Army's short-range air defense system gap in Europe. First tests are planned to beginning of next month. 8x8 Stryker was chosen as the carrier vehicle. AIM-9X Sidewinder and AGM-114 Hellfire were used as weapons. In this respect, the vehicle was able to attack both air targets and l...