• NSM successful in LCS demonstration

    A Kongsberg Nytt Sjomalsmissile/Naval Strike Missile (NSM) anti-ship missile has completed a successful live-fire demonstration from the US Navy's (USN's) Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Coronado (LCS 4). The 23 September test, undertaken on the Point Mugu sea test range off

  • South Africa develops mobile chem-bio defence lab

    Protechnik Laboratories, part of the research and development division of South African defence acquisition agency Armscor, has developed a mobile chemical and biological defence laboratory in conjunction with engineers from the South African company TFD Manufacturing. The laboratory consists of

  • Palestinian militants fire 18 rockets targeting Israel's Southern

    UNIDENTIFIED Palestinian militants operating in the Gaza Strip fired 18 rockets targeting unspecified location in Israel's Southern District on 8 August, causing no casualties, Al-Jazeera and Reuters reported. Two of the rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system, 14

  • Rocket from Gaza intercepted near the West Bank

    A ROCKET fired by the armed wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Al-Quds Brigades, from the Gaza Strip and targeting Israel, was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system over the Gush Etzion settlement near the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank on 29 July, Maan News Agency

  • US hosts Asia Pacific proliferation security exercise aimed at halting spread of WMD

    Key Points 'Fortune Guard' is meant to represent a new level of commitment to the Proliferation Security Initiative within Asia The focus is currently on finding and halting the spread of dual use components The United States will host a three day Asia Pacific Proliferation Security Initiative

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  • Oman to get Lanza surveillance radar system

    Oman has ordered a new air defence surveillance system for its air force based on the Lanza 3D radar. The Spanish company Indra announced on 30 September that it will "integrate its most advanced air surveillance solutions" in Oman. The company did not identify the system, but said the


  • AAM-3 (Type 90)

    Type Infrared (IR) guided air-to-air missile (AAM). Development Little is known about the development of air-to-air missiles in Japan because all such programmes are treated with the utmost secrecy. While Japanese industry has built several models of AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow under

  • ASM-3 (XASM-3)

    Type Radar-guided anti-ship missile. Development Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is developing XASM-3 high-speed anti-ship missile as a successor to Japan's Type 93 (ASM-2). Work is proceeding in partnership with the Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI) of the Japan Defense Agency

  • Nasr (C-704)

    Type Radar-guided anti-ship missile. Development Nasr ("victory") is a medium-range anti-ship missile developed for Iran through a collaborative effort with China. Iran's Nasr-1 missile appears to be a rebadged CASIC C-704, designed developed and tested in China and then transferred to

  • Tien Chien I (Sky Sword 1)

    Type Infrared (IR) guided air-to-air missile (AAM). Development Tien Chien I (Sky Sword 1) development programme was revealed in 1986, when it was announced that the first test firing of the new missile had taken place from an F-5 against a target drone. The programme was launched in the early