Finland and Sweden in NATO are strategic assets, not liabilities

In the two weeks since ambassadors from all NATO member states signed the accession protocols for Finland and Sweden to join the alliance, approximately half of the member countries have now ratified... Read more »

New aerial defense system helps Marines blast simulated cruise missiles

The Marines want to fight within reach of adversaries’ weapons systems. But to do that they need to bring their own missile defense system to any potential future brawl. On June 30,... Read more »

Elbit unveils new armed robotic vehicle that Israel will test in 2023

The M-RCV, shown off by Elbit Systems at the Eurosatory defense expo in Paris this week, is based on the BLR-2 unmanned ground vehicle made by Israeli firm BL.Source Link: https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2022/06/17/elbit-unveils-new-armed-robotic-vehicle-that-israel-will-test-in-2023/ Read more »

Rafael pitches latest Spike variant for US Army’s long-range weapon for helos

Israeli defense company Rafael is offering its sixth-generation Spike NLOS munition, unveiled at Eurosatory, for a forthcoming U.S. Army competition, with plans for U.S.-based production if chosen.Source Link: https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/eurosatory/2022/06/17/rafael-pitches-latest-spike-variant-for-us-armys-long-range-weapon-for-helos/ Read more »

Nations huddle to clarify access rules for $523 million buy-European fund

The fund, if it works, could provide European countries with another source to replace equipment sent to Ukraine, as American and Israeli companies, for example, are chomping at the bit to restock…Source... Read more »

Israel orders hundreds of new combat vehicles for special forces

Israel will purchase hundreds of combat vehicles from Israel Aerospace Industries for the country’s special forces in a deal worth more than $28 million.Source Link: https://www.defensenews.com/land/2022/06/14/israel-orders-hundreds-of-new-combat-vehicles-for-special-forces/ Read more »

Israel’s defense industry unveils new weapons at Paris defense confab

The biennial Eurosatory show is expected to attract large interest amid the war in Ukraine, following a pandemic-related pause in 2020.Source Link: https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2022/06/12/israels-defense-industry-unveils-new-weapons-at-paris-defense-confab/ Read more »

Spear unveils submarine-launched Ninox 103 drone

Israeli company Spear has unveiled a new drone that launches from a submarine and loiters for nearly an hour, providing surveillance while the launch platform remains submerged.Source Link: https://www.defensenews.com/miltech/2022/06/10/spear-unveils-submarine-launched-ninox-103-drone/ Read more »

Israel simulates long-range airstrikes over Mediterranean

The drill took place as part of a larger, monthlong military exercise, which included earlier combat simulations in Cyprus.Source Link: https://www.defensenews.com/training-sim/2022/06/02/israel-simulates-long-range-airstrikes-over-mediterranean/ Read more »

India orders Astra weapon in move to break dependence on foreign missiles

The missile is expected to reduce India’s dependency on Russian R-77, French MICA and Israeli Derby beyond-visual-range missiles.Source Link: https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2022/06/02/india-orders-astra-weapon-in-move-to-break-dependence-on-foreign-missiles/ Read more »