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Pentagon designing ‘Glide Breaker’ interceptor to hit enemy hypersonic missiles – media

By ethan / September 8, 2018

The Pentagon’s DARP agency has started to develop a hard-kill interceptor capable of hitting incoming hypersonic projectiles. The move follows news of Russia’s success in building top-class high-speed weapons. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a high-tech project to develop an interceptor to shoot down enemy hypersonic missiles, the Drive reported.  In […]

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Israeli military fires 2 interceptor missiles at Syrian Sukhoi warplane

By ethan / July 24, 2018

Published time: 24 Jul, 2018 11:28 2 טילי פטריוט שוגרו לעבר מטוס קרב סורי מסוג "סוחוי". המטוס היה במעקב, חדר כשני ק״מ לשטח ישראל ויורט. החל משעות הבוקר ישנה עלייה במאפייני הלחימה הפנימיים בסוריה ובתוך כך פעילות גוברת של כוחות אוויר סורים. אנו נמצאים בערנות ומוכנות גבוהים ונמשיך לפעול כנגד הפרות של הסכמי 74. — […]

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US approves $133mn interceptor missile sale to Japan amid breakthrough intra-Korean talks

By ethan / January 10, 2018

The White House has greenlighted the sale of four interceptor missiles that Tokyo wants to buy from Washington to “fundamentally” improve its defenses. The missiles can be deployed on land-based Aegis launchers. The US State Department announced on Tuesday it had given preliminary approval for Japan to purchase four SM-3 Block 2A missiles manufactured by […]

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US deploys final missile interceptor in Alaska, efficiency claims remain dubious

By ethan / November 8, 2017

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 14:54 Edited time: 8 Nov, 2017 14:55 The 44th and final interceptor in the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system was installed in Alaska under an Obama-era order, months before a deadline. The Trump administration is now seeking 20 more despite the system’s dubious success record. The GMD system is designed […]

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US test fires SM-6 interceptor, practices ‘smart defense’ with allies off Scotland

By ethan / October 16, 2017

The US has test-fired one of its most advanced missile interceptors, the Standard Missile-6, off the Scottish coast. It comes amid the Formidable Shield drills conducted in the region to defend against the potential ballistic threat from “rogue states.” “US Navy sailors aboard USS ‘McFaul’ (DDG 74) successfully test fired a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6),” the […]

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