Category Archives: Middle East Air Defence News

United Arab Emirates – AN/TPY-2 For UAE?

In early November, the United States Defence Security Cooperation Agency notified the US Congress of a potential sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) worth €1 billion ($1.13 billion) for a second Lockheed Martin Terminal High Altitude Air Defense System … Continue reading

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Iran: Thunder and Consolation

Iran has commenced production of its Ra’d (‘Thunder’) ground-based air defence radar, according to a statements made by Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the country’s Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps. The radar is said to have a range of … Continue reading

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In September’s ChainHomeHigh: Jordan – ATO/ACO Contract

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Kuwait – Patriot Purchase

The Government of Kuwait is buying 60 MIM-104F PAC-3 Patriot medium/high altitude Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs). Along with the missiles, Kuwait will receive 20 M901 missile launchers, and four Raytheon AN/MPQ-65 radars. This purchase follows a similar acquisition by the country … Continue reading

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Syria – Rebels Shoot Down MiG-23BN

Rebels fighting the regime of President Bashir al-Assad in Syria claimed to have shot down a Syrian Air Force (SAF) MiG-23BN (NATO reporting name ‘Flogger’) combat aircraft on 13th August. The claim was dismissed by the Syrian government which says … Continue reading

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In September’s ChainHomeHigh: Iraq – Radar Requirement

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Israel – Upgraded Arrow

Deliveries of upgraded Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) for Israel’s Israel Aerospace Industries/Boeing Arrow medium-to-high altitude anti-ballistic missile system have commenced. Arrow batteries are receiving the Block-4 variant of the SAM which includes a new radar designed to improve the accuracy of … Continue reading

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