(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia, a staunch opponent of President Bashar al-Assad since early in Syria’s conflict, began supplying anti-aircraft missiles to rebels “on a small scale” about two months ago, a Gulf source said on Monday. The shoulder-fired weapons were [...]
SUNNI jihadist groups in northern Syria have secured a large supply of the type of anti-aircraft missiles that the Obama administration has urgently tried to keep away from rebel groups fighting the civil war, video footage shows. The missiles, believed [...]
June 15, 2013 – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Saturday it will keep Patriot missiles and F-16 jet fighters in Jordan after joint military exercises end next week while Secretary of State John Kerry said a political [...]
Raytheon Co. (RTN) said its Patriot technology is enjoying renewed demand that may help the world’s largest missile maker double its customer base for the air defense system.
Israel would rather destroy the S-300 system than see it in Syrian hands, writes Sheera Frenkel from Jerusalem. They’re already there. They won’t be there for months. They’re on board ships soon to dock. They haven’t been sent. They may [...]
MOSCOW, June 14 (UPI) — Russia does not intend to deliver its S-300 missile defense system to its Syrian allies, an assistant to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. Syria counts Russia as its top legitimate supplier of military equipment. [...]
AFP - The United States will keep F-16 fighter jets and Patriot anti-missile weapons in Jordan after a joint military exercise ends this month, a US defense official said Thursday. The US administration, which is weighing a decision to arm rebels [...]
June 12, 2013: Russia and Syria are insisting that shipments of Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems (similar to the U.S. Patriot) are still headed for Syria. Israel opposes selling S-300 to Syria and has been pressuring Russia to back off. [...]
The increasing prevalence of ballistic missiles has been highlighted by the latest tensions with North Korea, the ongoing confrontation with Iran, and Syria’s savage civil war. Approximately thirty countries are now armed with ballistic missiles. This number will grow, as will the range, accuracy, and lethality of the ballistic missiles available to friend and foe alike.
June 9, 2013 – According to the updated plans for protecting Israel’s offshore gas rigs, the Israeli Navy will equip the rigs with Barak missiles for defense against Yakhont missiles. The gas rigs are located at a distance of nearly [...]