Contents tagged with air defence systems

  • Media: Israeli air defense failed to intercept Soviet-made missiles

    The Israeli missile defense system David’s sling could not intercept two missiles from Soviet tactical system Tochka fired from Syria on Monday, July 23, reports Ynet news outlet, without specifying a source of information.

    According to Ynet, this was the first use of David’s sling. The Ministry of Defense and the Israeli air force are investigating the incident. According to preliminary data, human error was not the cause of failure by the defense system in bringing the targets down.

    The …

  • Rwanda negotiates purchase of air defense systems from Russia

    Russia and Rwanda are discussing the possible acquisition of Russian air defense systems, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced at a press conference following talks with Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, the Russian Foreign Ministry website reported.

    "We have good cooperation in the military-technical sphere," he said. According to him, Russian helicopters and Ural trucks are currently in service with the army, security forces and law …

  • Russia shows Arctic air defense systems during military parade in Moscow

    Moscow showcased air defense systems capable of operating in sub-zero Arctic temperatures.

    The Arctic technology – the Tor-M2DT anti-aircraft missile system and the Pantsir-SA anti-aircraft missile and gun system, painted in white and gray – were showcased for the first time, Russian news agency TASS reported.

    The Tor-M2DT anti-aircraft missile system is an Arctic version of the Tor-M2 system. It is mounted on a DT-30 caterpillar conveyor and has a range of at least 15 kilometers of airspace …

  • The Pentagon: In 10 years American bombers will not be able to overcome Russian air defense

    Weapons systems installed on US strategic bombers will not be able to overcome Russian air defense in ten years, and therefore they need to be modernized, according to US Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Paul Selva.

    Speaking at a Congressional hearing, the general stated that the B-52 Bomber – the basis of US strategic air defense – was designed in the 1950s and 1960s, and the cruise missiles and bombs they carry were designed in the 1970s.

    “We know that today they are ready for …