Archive for October 10th, 2017

RAND: Conflict with China Revisited

Posted in Air Force, Army, Navy on October 10th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on RAND: Conflict with China Revisited

The Army Research Division of RAND has published a new paper to examine 1) What are the prospects for war between the United States and China? 2) In the event of a war, what are the theaters of conflict?

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By Naval Surface Warriors [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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SMART-L MM tracks ballistic missile from more than 1,500km away

Posted in Air Defense on October 10th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on SMART-L MM tracks ballistic missile from more than 1,500km away

A ballistic missile fired during Exercise Formidable Shield 2017 on Sept. 25 was tracked by Thales’ SMART-L MM radar system from a test tower more than 1,500km away.

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Source: Thales
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Raytheon unveils Stryker-mounted Stinger missile

Posted in Air Defense on October 10th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Raytheon unveils Stryker-mounted Stinger missile

Raytheon has proposed to mount the Stinger missile into a Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station and integrate it on the Stryker armored fighting vehicle. This is to meet the U.S. Army’s urgent need for mobile air defense to protect ground troops, the company said.

Raytheon adapted the Stinger missile's air-to-air launch system to fire from a Stryker armored vehicle for a U.S. Army demonstration in September 2017. (PRNewsfoto/Raytheon Company)

Raytheon adapted the Stinger missile’s air-to-air launch system to fire from a Stryker armored vehicle for a U.S. Army demonstration in September 2017. (PRNewsfoto/Raytheon Company)


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