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Different generations of surface-to-air missiles tackle new threats

The multiple layers of the Israeli air defence system yesterday proved one of its capabilities. While the Iron Dome system continues to intercept rockets launched from Gaza, a Patriot surface-to-air missile shot down an unmanned air system (UAS) operated by the Hamas terror organisation. The threat of hostile UAS has increased since the Second Lebanon […]

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Israeli test launches will continue as planned, despite Russian anger

After Russian president Vladimir Putin proved he calls the shots in an international crisis like the one in Syria, the fact that the Israeli and American military attach├ęs were summoned to the Russian defence ministry last week to hear a Russian protest seemed almost “normal”. The two attaches were asked in an unprecedented way to […]

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Enabling anti-rocket/missile defence in saturated airspace

The problem is huge – and growing. The stakes are high – and growing. The complexity is almost unpredicted – and growing.All the above describes the situation in which a country has to defend itself from rockets, long range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, attacking aircraft and armed unmanned air vehicles – and all while passenger […]

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The Sparrow nest may yet grow further

Infantry soldiers are trained on how to use assault rifles by shooting at paper targets, while fighter pilots dry-launch on other aircraft “playing” the enemy – but the training and testing becomes very complicated when the aim is to test interceptors intended to kill ballistic missiles.So, it is only natural that Israel is building a […]

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Rockets and missiles – the threat that calls for joint defence efforts

The joint US-Israeli exercise dubbed Austere Challenge 2012 is not only a big, complicated and expensive joint drill.   It is a realisation that defending a nation against missiles is a task that cannot always be performed through the means of the country being attacked.   It is even more than that. It demonstrates the […]

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