Israel to deploy aerostat radar surveillance system soon

If ground surveillance radars are effective against aircraft and missiles operating at medium and high altitude, the situation is quite different against aircraft and cruise missiles which move close to the ground, so as to take full advantage of the masking ground or even the roundness of the ground, to reduce the opponent's reaction time and therefore his ability to intercept. To deal with these threats, it is essential to place a radar at altitude, capable of observing the terrain without suffering its effects. Several systems, such as the Hawkeye and Sentry, the famous Awacs of…

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Poland to invest € 6,75 billion for its short and medium range anti-aircraft defense

While there is a lot to be said about Warsaw's pan-American tropism, it remains indisputable that Poland is one of the European countries that is making the greatest effort to modernize its armed forces and equip itself with the necessary capabilities to cope with a high-intensity engagement, if necessary. During the last 3 years alone, the Polish armed forces have thus announced the acquisition of Patriot PAC-3 batteries for $5 billion, 20 HIMARS systems for $414 million, 100 Javelin missiles and 80 firing stations for $100 million. , 5 second-hand C-130Hs for $15 million, 32 F-35As for 4,6…

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The less revolutionary Israeli drone dome laser device than it seems

At the beginning of January, the Israeli military authorities had published on social networks a video showing an anti-aircraft and anti-missile protection device based on laser energy which foreshadowed a remarkable technological leap. But the video published yesterday by Rafael concerning his system called "Drone Dome", suggests much less spectacular performance, and a more limited tactical use. So, has the mountain given birth to a mouse? The video presented yesterday by Rafael, one of the major Israeli defense companies, shows a device for detecting, tracking and engaging light drones on board an armored vehicle, and using a laser beam to destroy its targets.…

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The call for tenders to replace the Swiss F18 will soon be launched

After the cancellation of the J-39 Gripen order following a popular vote, the Swiss air force must simultaneously replace their 26 F-5s and their 30 F-18s. THE next call for tenders has been announced by the Swiss authorities and 5 manufacturers have been selected: Boeing for the F18 E/F, Dassault for the Rafale, Lockheed for the F35, Saab for the J-39 and Eurofighter for the Typhoon . Concomitantly, a call for tenders for the replacement of the anti-aircraft defense system will be launched, and 3 manufacturers have also been selected: Eurosam with the SAMP/T based on Aster missiles, Raytheon for the Patriot, and the Israeli Rafael for the David system…

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