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2 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Israeli planes vulnerable to missiles that downed MH17

Wreckage of a Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine, July 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

6 hrs ago | The Jewish News Weekly

In country: Sirens, bomb shelters greet Bay Area visitors to Israel

Bay Area Jews who recently have returned from Israel - or are still there - say they have never been more in awe of the Jewish state.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

11 hrs ago | Digital Post Production

Comprehensive MEADS Network Tests Demonstrate Unmatched Plug-and-Fight Missile Defense Capabilities

As a fully integrated asset in the MEADS network, the radar tracked air objects and supplied a common integrated air picture of the area around Pratica di Mare.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

12 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Russia concerned by U.S. proposal for missile shield in South Korea

Russia voiced concern on Thursday over a U.S. proposal to station elements of a missile defense shield in South Korea, saying the move could provoke an arms race in the region.


16 hrs ago | Debka


Thursday, July 24, the 17th day of the IDF's Gaza operation, Israeli ministers were discussing a possible "humanitarian ceasefire" in IDF-Hamas hostilities, which could last up to five days.


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20 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

China Conducts Third Test Of Missile Defence System

The People's said the test was "believed to be part of broader plans to build a missile shield to intercept incoming warheads."


Wed Jul 23, 2014


Hamas' useful idiots

Sound bites are usually meant to obfuscate as much as clarify. Rarely is one so incisive as the line uttered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the other day about the difference between Israel and Hamas: "We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles."


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

Weekday Magazine

Ukrainian Separatist Commander Admits Having Buk Missiles

Rebel commander Aleksandr Khodakovsky of the so-called Vostok Battalion speaks during a previous interview in Donetsk on July 8. In an exclusive interview with Reuters news agency, pro-Russian separatist commander Aleksandr Khodakovsky has admitted the separatists had the type of antiaircraft missiles Washington says were used to shoot down a ... (more)



Air and Missile Defense Radar passes design reviews

The U.S. Navy's next-generation air and ballistic missile defense radar from Raytheon has successfully completed critical design reviews.



Two Ukraine Fighter Jets Downed by Rebels Near MH17 Site

Rebels downed two SU-25 fighters in the Donetsk region a Ukraine Defense Ministry spokesman says.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Iron Dome ineffective, says MIT scientist

An MIT security expert says that Israel's famed Iron Dome missile defense system is flawed, with a success rate of under five percent.



Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.


Related Topix: Raytheon, Aerospace-Defense

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Should commercial airplanes have missile defense system?

The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East,

New York Daily News

Congressman revives bill on anti-missile defense for planes

A New York congressman is reintroducing legislation to install anti-missile technologies on U.S. commercial airliners, prompted by the Ukraine air disaster and Hamas rockets in the Gaza crisis.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel, US Politics, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 767

Government Executive

Progress Hard to Gauge on Homeland Antimissile Program

Then-Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly examines a missile-interceptor deployed at Fort Greely, Alaska, in 2010.


Related Topix: Fort Greely, AK

ABC News

Democrats to Unveil $2.7B Bill on Alien Children

Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the border with Mexico.


The Olympian

A moment of great moral clarity in Gaza

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

'Terrorists don't have the air power to counter the IAF'

'We have not got into a one-on-one with the terrorists. But there is no assurance they won't resort to launching a shoulder or vehicle fired missile.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

New York Sun

Caveat Emptor for Voters As Democrats Depart From Growth Model

Across Ronald Reagan's remarkably successful presidency, he repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Terrorism, Vladimir Putin

The Washington Post

Fine Print: U.S. trying to seal cracks in Iron Dome deal

Congress, which has been pouring extra money into the Iron Dome, wants Tel Aviv to give U.S. firms a bigger share of the Israeli missile defense system's contracts.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News