Category: air defense

Myanmar orders troubled Pantsir-S1 air defense system

Russian state media reported on Friday that Myanmar’s Armed Forces has ordered a once formidable Pantsir-S1 (NATO reporting name SA-22 Greyhound) air defense system. The Russian state-run TASS news agency said the agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who is in Myanmar on an official visit, and the […]

Polish Army receives first PILICA anti-aircraft missile system

Poland’s minister of national defense Mariusz Błaszczak said Friday that the first PILICA anti-air missile and artillery system (PSR-A) has been officially handed over to the 3rd Air Defense Missile Brigade. Tne nesh short-range air defense system developed by the PGZ-PILICA Consortium, which consists of PGZ Group companies: PGZ S.A., PIT-RADWAR S.A., PCO S.A. and Zakłady […]

Russia reportedly conducts test of anti-satellite missile

The United States Space Command has reported that Russia has conducted a test of a direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile. On Wednesday, the service press release said that Russia has begun live-fire testing of its new direct-ascent anti-satellite missile. “Russia publicly claims it is working to prevent the transformation of outer space into a battlefield, yet […]

Japan express concern about Russian deployment of S-300 missile systems to disputed islands

Japan is concerned about the deployment of Russian S-300V4 surface surface-to-air missile systems on a disputed chain of Kuril islands in the North Pacific. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said on Wednesday said that Japan’s government has lodged a protest after Russia’s military deployed a number of its new S-300V4 missile defense systems for combat […]

Hungary selects NASAMS air defense system

The Hungarian Armed Forces will buy National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System, better known as NASAMS, according to the office of the commissioner for defense development. According to a Reuters report, the Central European nation is expected to take the delivery of this air defense system, developed jointly by Kongsberg and Raytheon, in 2023. […]

Russia plans to complete S-500 missile system development in 2021

Russia plans to complete the development of its latest S-500 mobile air defense and anti-ballistic missile system in 2021, the Krasnaya Zvezda news agency reported. “It should be noted that the work on developing the S-500 mobile air defense and anti-ballistic missile system is scheduled to be completed in 2021,” Aerospace Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant-General […]