Category: air defense

Russia shows its new S-500 air defense system in action

The Russian Ministry of Defense has released video footage that showing the test launch of the newest S-500 surface-to-air missile system. For the first time, the Russian military reveals its new air defense system based on a 10-wheel drive military truck chassis BAZ-69096. According to a press release issued Tuesday by Russian Defense Ministry, the S-500 system […]

U.S. Army awards $320M contract to Raytheon for Stinger production

American defense industry giant Raytheon was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army for Stinger surface-to-air missile system production. The contract, from Army Contracting Command and announced on Monday, is valued at more than $320 million. Per the contract, work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June […]

U.S. Army opens Patriot missile storage facility in Japan

The U.S. Army has opened a new Patriot missile storage facility in Japan to react faster than ever before to threats in the region. According to a recent service news release, Army opened the world’s most state-of-the-art, rapid reaction Patriot Missile Facility to the Soldiers of 1-1 Air Defense Artillery in Okinawa on May 19. […]

U.S. Army awards contract to Lockheed Martin for new Stinger warheads

The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, to supply fuzes warheads of the Stinger Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS). The contract award from U.S. Army Contracting Command enables the company to provide M934E6 Stinger fuze/warhead body assemblies and M934E7 Stinger proximity fuze warhead body assemblies. The […]