• MDA chief: sequestration would halt new interceptor, radar plans

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) expects that, if sequestration continues in fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016), it will have to stop major development projects for a newly designed exoatmospheric kill vehicle and for a new midcourse tracking radar for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system.

  • Lockheed Martin and Indonesia seek to progress radar programme

    Lockheed Martin and senior Indonesian defence officials met on 17 February with a view to progress the Indonesian Air Force's (TNI-AU's) requirement to procure ground-based air-surveillance radar systems. The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said representatives of Lockheed Martin met with

  • NATO, Poland up BMD information exchanges

    NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI) and Poland's defence ministry are stepping up their data-exchange activities to test the latter's three radar sites designated for the alliance's future ballistic missile defence (BMD) capability. The goal is to ensure the sites' ability to

  • Details emerge for Argentina's 3-D radar programme

    The Argentine Air Force (FAA) will install a long-range Argentine Primary 3-D Radar (RPA) in San Pedro sometime during 2015 following an agreement reached between the FAA and the provincial government of Misiones. The agreement, which was reportedly reached in mid-January, will allow the FAA to

  • UK MoD eyes BMC4I capability for the Falklands

    Key Points LEAPP-type solution is expected to be acquired to provide air defence for the Falklands by mid-2016 LMUK likely to position SAMS for Falklands and Australian requirements The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to imminently issue a Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ)

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  • SANG upgrades airfield technology

    Thales is set to install navaids and tower equipment for two new airfields being built near Riyadh for the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). One airfield is under construction at Khashm Al An, which abuts the eastern outskirts of the capital, Riyadh. This base will have a 2,000 m-long paved

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