NATO’s Patriots fail to stop Syrian missile hitting Turkey

Hürriyet Daily News

Questions are being raised after Patriot batteries placed in three Turkish provinces by NATO failed to prevent a Syrian missile from hitting Turkey. The Turkish General Staff said in a March 25 statement that “a rocket or missile” fired by […]

Romania stresses defensive nature of NATO missile shield amid Russian nuke threats

NATO missile defence shield, which is expected to be based in Romania and Poland, angers the Kremlin The NATO missile defence shield planned for eastern Europe is purely for protection, says the Romanian defense minister. The shield, which could repel […]

US air defense troops train fast deployment of Patriot missiles in Poland

Associated Press

U.S. troops from 5th Battalion of the 7th Air Defense Regiment are seen at a test range in Sochaczew, Poland, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 as part of joint exercise with Poland’s troops of the 37th Missile Squadron of Air […]

Russia threatens to aim nuclear missiles at Denmark ships if it joins NATO shield


(Reuters) – Russia threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO’s missile defense system, in comments Copenhagen called unacceptable and NATO said would not contribute to peace. Denmark said in August it would contribute radar capacity […]

Six Percent Rise In Cost Of US Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Program

Program cost of the US designed Ballistic Missile Defense System has increased by 5.9 percent, making a total of nearly $140 billion. The increases were mainly because of additional funding for Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GBMD) reliability improvements, an adjustment for […]

Russian Military ‘Snap Drills’ Include Bomber and Ballistic Missile Deployments to Crimea, Kaliningrad


A series of so-called snap drills by Russia’s Northern Fleet and its Western Military District will include deployments of high-end ballistic Iskander mobile ballistic missile systems (NATO Reporting name: SS-26 Stone) to Russia’s exclave in Kaliningrad and Tupolev Tu-M22 Backfire […]