Category Archives: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems

India – Akash Deployment

Lohegaon Air Force Station which is collocated with Pune Airport on the west coast of India is due to receive Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDR) Akash medium-range Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) to protect the base against air attack. The Indian … Continue reading

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Germany – ITT Exelis Set For ADVIS Supply

On 27th September, the US Army’s Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, announced its intention to award a sole source purchase order worth €19 million ($25 million) for the supply of the AN/GSQ-235(V) Air Defence Interoperability Validation … Continue reading

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In October’s ChainHomeHigh: Russia – A-135 Out Of The Mothballs

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Russia: Second Panstir-S Batch By Year End

Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency reported on 19th September that the country’s air defence force will receive its second batch of Pantsir-S1 (NATO reporting name ‘SA-22 Greyhound’) combined Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) and medium-range Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) platforms from the KBP … Continue reading

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In October’s ChainHomeHigh: Poland – Kubs and Sparrows

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United States – Successful PAC-3 Intercept

Lockheed Martin announced on 13th September that it had performed a successful test of a MIM-104F PAC-3 (Patriot Advanced Capability-3) surface-to-air missile. During the test, two PAC-3 rounds were launched, during which one intercepted the target, with the second performing … Continue reading

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China – New Air Defence Warship

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) intends to develop a new air-defence guided missile destroyer (DDG), it was announced in early September. These new ships will carry a pair of 32-round vertical missile launch systems, capable of deploying the CPMIEC … Continue reading

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