NATO Eyes Antimissile Gains in Surveillance-Plane Upgrades

The National Journal

NATO has begun initial deliberations for upgrading the alliance’s surveillance-aircraft fleet, with an eye toward improving its missile-defense capabilities. At issue is the way forward in replacing the alliance-owned Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft—Boeing E-3 Sentry planes commonly known […]

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

The Raytheon Company

TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for the first time, initiating the second phase of the […]

Strategic Weapons: Where Russia Gets It Right

Strategy Page

On March 14th Russia successfully tested another of their new RS-24 solid-fuel ICBMs. This was apparently the fourth successful test since 2007. This new ICBM is meant to complement and eventually replace the current RS-12 (Topol-M, also known as the […]