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[l] at 1/18/22 3:02am
Today, Israel conducted a successful flight test of the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) and the Arrow 3 interceptor, which is designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside of the earth’s atmosphere. The test was performed at a test site in central Israel, and led by the system's prime contractor Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The post Israel Tested Two Arrow-3 Interceptors Today appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aerospace, Featured, Latest News, Arrow-3, AWS, IAI, IMDO, MDA, Missile Defense, Theater Ballistic Missiles]

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[l] at 1/12/22 3:35am
Hungary will soon operate improved Gripen fighter jets similar to those used by the Swedish Air Force, following the modernization of its leased aircraft to the latest version MS20 Block 2 version. This upgrade brings several improvements in sensors, weapons, and avionics. The Swedish Air Force first introduced this upgrade in 2016. The post Hungary to Upgrade its Leased Gripen Fleet appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aircraft, Defense Business, Europe, Latest News, Modernization & Upgrading, Topics, Gripen, HuAF, Hungary, Saab, Sweden]

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[l] at 1/11/22 5:45pm
A week after the second test of a missile with a hypersonic warhead, North Korea conducted another test flight of such a missile. According to the flight map released by the Koreans, the missile was launched into a ballistic trajectory. This was the third reported test of a hypersonic glide vehicle reported by North Korea. South Korea and Japan both detected this launch, saying a missile had been fired from North Korea towards the sea of Japan. The post North Korea Conducts a Successful Tests of a Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Korea, Latest News, Missiles, Trending, HGV, HS-12, Hypersonic, north korea, Tal Inbar]

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[l] at 1/11/22 2:38pm
General Atomics has recently conducted a flight demonstration of two Avenger unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), each equipped with Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod IRST21, an Infra-Red Search Track pod designed to detect aerial targets at long range, without using radar. The post Multi-Drones Provide Situational Air Picture for Joint Multi-Domain Ops appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Airborne C4ISR, Featured, Latest News, North America, Sensors, Tech, Technology News, UAVs, AFRL, Avenger, General Atomics, IRST, Kratos, Legion Pod, OBSS]

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[l] at 1/10/22 7:49am
Fire control systems expert SMART SHOOTER, introduced today the SMASH Dragon application for armed drones. The new system employs an advanced remotely controlled robotic weapon payload that fits on different drones or other unmanned aerial platforms. The system successfully completed live firing tests and is currently under advanced stages of development. The post Drones Weaponised with a Smart Shooter Killers from Above appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Israel, Latest News, Trending, UAVs, Drone, SmartShooter, SMASH]

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[l] at 1/3/22 7:08am
Elbit Systems has received an order from the UAE to supply J-MUSIC Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems to protect the country’s Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) fleet. The Deal Marks the First Transfer of Such Sensitive Technology to an Arab Country. The order announced by Elbit Systems is likely a part of a comprehensive upgrading of the UAE's A330 MRTT fleet of 3+2 aircraft. The post UAE to Equip its A330 Tankers with Israeli DIRCM Systems appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aircraft, Electronic Warfare, Featured, Modernization & Upgrading, Special Mission, Airbus, DIRCM, Elbit Systems, ESLT, EW, MMF, MUSIC, UAE]

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[l] at 12/31/21 11:10am
Israel has signed an order for more than two billion $ for the purchase of 12 CH-53K helicopters, with an option to purchase six more. The first helicopters will arrive in Israel by 2026 and will replace the old CH-53D Yasur helicopters, that are planned for decommissioning in 2025. The post Israel to Get the First of 12 New CH-53K Helicopters By 2026 appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Helicopters, Israel, Latest News, News Briefs, North America, Trending, CH53K, IAF, Lockheed Martin, USMC]

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[l] at 12/20/21 5:22pm
Israel requests Washington for urgent delivery of two KC-46A aerial tankers, to bolster its capability of operations at long ranges. While the IAF already has several aerial tankers based on the Boeing 707, they are too old and inefficient to support a full-scale operational campaign of the size and complexity the IAF requires. This episode discusses the options Israel has to support this capability The post Israel has an Urgent Need for Aerial Tankers appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aircraft, Latest News, News Analysis, Podcasts, Special Mission, Aerial Refueling, aerial tanker, Boeing, IAF, KC-46A]

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[l] at 12/8/21 3:21am
What would happen to Iraq as US forces complete their withdrawal from the country? Will Shi'ite-oriented Baghdad be able to control the country's Sunni-dominated regions? What will be the role of Iran and how this will affect the region? Our podcast provides some room for thoughts and poses questions. The post The Final U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: briefs, News Analysis, Podcasts, Iran, Iraq, U.S.A]

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[l] at 11/30/21 4:12am
Gathering in Vienna to discuss a renewed agreement, all sides seem to ignore the facts. Iran is galloping to achieve the nuclear threshold. Unless a credible threat is put on the table, continued sanctions will only slow the process. Israel should not be left alone to deal with what seems to be the most serious threat to the stability of the region, and an existential threat to the Jewish state. The post JCPOA Bluffing the Way to an Agreement appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, News Analysis, Iran, Israel, JCPOA, Nuclear, Uranium enrichment]

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[l] at 11/13/21 11:15am
Russia is leading the way bringing military aircraft that are making their debut at the Dubai Airshow. Unlike the Paris Air Show or Farnborough, Dubai provides a stage for aircraft companies from east and west, including China and Russia. Among the Russian aircraft making their debut here in Dubai is Sukhoi with a model of Checkmate, and Russian Helicopters with Mi-28NE, KA-52, and Mi-226T. The post Russian Military Aircraft Making International Debuts at Dubai 2021 appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aircraft, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Helicopters, Checkmate, DAS2021, Dubai Airshow, Ka-226T, KA-52, Mi-28NE, Su-75]

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[l] at 10/31/21 3:42am
INNOTECH 2021 - Israel's International Cyber, Homeland Security Technologies, and Innovation event will take place on 17-18 November 2021 in Tel Aviv Israel. The in-person, two-day event provides the perfect forum for presenting the latest technological innovations in the field, effectively meeting the needs of the sector as a whole and addressing current threats. The post Innotech 2021 appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, DDR&D, Innotech 2021, Israel]

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[l] at 10/29/21 6:47am
Iran is intensifying drone attacks in the region, directed against rival forces including the US, Saudi, and Emiratis as well as at civilian ships in the Gulf. Most targets are still unprotected and suffer significant damage and sometimes casualties under such attacks. Aware of the risk of UAS and loitering weapons for many years, Israel has developed effective countermeasures which are now being considered by its allies in the region. The post Iran Intensifies Drone Attacks Throughout the Middle East appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Drones & Robotics, Middle East, News Analysis, North America, Podcasts, Trending, Al Tanef, attack UAS, C-UAS, Iran, loitering weapon, podcasts]

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[l] at 10/28/21 12:42am
The US Army is deploying one of the new Iron Dome batteries to Guam, to be tested as part of the Island's defense against cruise missiles. This deployment is far away from the hot spots in Syria and Iraq, where US forces suffer repeated attacks and could use Iron Dome's combat-proven capabilities to defeat missiles and drone attacks. The post US Army Deploys the Iron Dome to Guam appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Featured, Israel, Middle East, News Analysis, North America, Podcasts, Trending, Dynetics, Enduring Shield, IFPC, Iron Dome, Lydos, MML, Rafael, Raytheon, US Army]

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[l] at 10/20/21 1:43pm
New Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV) are equipped with turrets that not only mount the main weapon systems but add many new features, including optronics, battle management, active protection, guided missiles, and drones. Our podcast discusses the trends and future of such systems. The post Unmanned Turrets for Armored Vehicles appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Defense Technology, News Analysis, Tech, UGV, AFV, RCV, Unmanned Turret]

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[l] at 10/19/21 11:26pm
HevenDrones, an Israeli developer of heavy drones announced an alliance with US-based Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG), for the development and commercialization of hydrogen fuel-cell-powered heavy-lift drones and related support equipment and infrastructure required for their operation. Together, the companies plan to provide an integrated solution to power and refuel HevenDrones’ next-generation fleet with the key objective of providing extended flight times and range. The post HevenDrones to use Plug Powers Hydrogen Power to Fly its Heavy Drones appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Defense Business, Featured, Israel, North America, Trending, UAVs, DDR&D, drones, energyor, HevenDrones, Hydrogen fuel, IMOD, multirotor, NASDAQ: PLUG, Octocopter, Plug Power]

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[l] at 10/16/21 5:03pm
Israel's Project Carmel has entered the second phase of development last week, with the selection of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) as the lead industry to develop, integrate and demonstrate the next-generation combat vehicle and its advanced autonomy capabilities. The post Defense Brief Podcast: Israels Carmel Project Enters 2nd Phase appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Israel, AFV, Carmel, DDR&D, IMOD, OMFV]

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[l] at 10/14/21 4:16pm
Following the Iranian effort to equip their proxy groups with loitering weapons, Israel is spending great efforts to deny the supply of such weapons to terror groups operating close to its borders. According to the foreign press, Israel has repeatedly attacked Iranian facilities in T4 in eastern Syria, where Iran has set up assembly and training activities, for operators of such weapons. The post Waging War on Iranian Missile-Drones appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Drones & Robotics, Israel, Latest News, Trending, Iran, Loitering Weapons]

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[l] at 10/13/21 3:31pm
Israel wants to buy more F-15s from the latest generation (F-15EX) to augment its air force, which currently centers around the F-35I. In this first edition of Debrief, defense analysts Arie Egozi and Tamir Eshel discuss this new development. The post Israel Wants to Augment its F-35s With More F-15s appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aircraft, Israel, Latest News, News Analysis, Podcasts, Boeing, DEFENSE-UPDATE DEBRIEF, F-15, PODCAST]

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[l] at 10/12/21 2:02pm
The FGCV demonstrates IAI/ELTA’s ability to deliver innovative tools that provide a new level of flexibility, resilience, and survivability to field units, improving the maneuverability, situational awareness, and lethality of each element and the entire formation as a whole. It also confirms the company’s ability to contribute proven capabilities and technologies for the benefit of the important Next Generation Fight Vehicle (NGFV) Program. The post IAI Demonstrates Advanced Solutions for the Future Ground Combat Vehicle appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Featured, Israel, Land Systems, Latest News, News Analysis, Technology News, AUSA2021, Carmel, FGCV, IAI, OMFV]

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[l] at 10/12/21 2:02pm
The FGCV demonstrates IAI/ELTA’s ability to deliver innovative tools that provide a new level of flexibility, resilience, and survivability to field units, improving the maneuverability, situational awareness, and lethality of each element and the entire formation as a whole. It also confirms the company’s ability to contribute proven capabilities and technologies for the benefit of the important Next Generation Fight Vehicle (NGFV) Program. The post IAI Demonstrates Advanced Solutions for the Future Ground Combat Vehicle appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Featured, Israel, Land Systems, Latest News, News Analysis, Technology News, AUSA2021, Carmel, FGCV, IAI, OMFV]

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