Israel's Iron Dome interceptions of Palestinian rockets during eight days of Gaza fighting cost US$25 million to US$30 million, the government said on Thursday, arguing the US-backed system was well worth the money.Friday, 23 November, 2012, 9:02pm
An abiding image of former Israeli defence minister Amir Peretz was a photograph of him peering at a military drill - with the black lens caps still on his binoculars. Peretz resigned months after the 2006 war in Lebanon, which was widely regarded as a failure.20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am
The Israeli air force has successfully tested an upgraded version of its "Iron Dome" missile defence system, the defence ministry said.
Defence Minister Ehud Barak said in a statement: "Israel has invested an enormous budget to finance the different missile defence systems that should allow us to protect the whole of our territory within a few years."6 Nov 2012 - 3:27am
The US has agreed to remove restrictions on South Korea's missile capability to allow it to build and deploy longer-range weapons. This would enable it to hit all militarily important targets in North Korea should the need arise.16 Oct 2012 - 4:02am
North Korea said yesterday it possessed rockets capable of striking the United States mainland, as it slammed a new US-South Korean deal to extend the range of the South's missile systems as a provocation for war.10 Oct 2012 - 3:04pm
New satellite imagery shows North Korea has halted work at a launch pad capable of testing intercontinental missiles, possibly setting the project back by up to two years, a US website reported.26 Sep 2012 - 2:48am
Vice-President Xi Jinping will meet US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta in Beijing tomorrow - a session announced just hours after the Pentagon chief risked angering China with a new deal to expand Japan's missile defences.18 Sep 2012 - 10:23am
US and Japanese defence ministers have agreed to deploy another X-band missile defence radar in Japan, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday.
The move is designed to counter the threat posed by North Korea’s missile arsenal, he told reporters during a joint press conference with his opposite number in Tokyo.17 Sep 2012 - 2:07pm
A consignment of 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles discovered on board an Isle of Man-flagged cargo ship at a Finnish port was destined for the South Korean armed forces under a legitimate United States military equipment sale, it emerged last night.23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Intelligence sources allowed the United States to know about and warn its allies at least two days before China's top-secret missile-interception test early last year, according to confidential diplomatic cables released by whistle-blower WikiLeaks.29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Taiwan yesterday staged a major missile drill before President Hu Jintao boarded his flight for a high-profile visit to the United States.
Almost a third of the 19 missiles fired missed their targets, raising concerns that the island needs to further strengthen its defensive capabilities.19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
China developed a missile interception system out of a sense of 'forced action' because it perceived threats from other nations, a senior military official has revealed in a commentary written for a state-run magazine.19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
China's mid-space missile interception test may seem less fancy than when it knocked out an ageing satellite with a missile three years ago, but its practical implication and technological achievements are far greater.13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Publicly, US President Barack Obama and senior officials in his administration berated North Korean leader Kim Jong-il recently for firing 11 ballistic missiles eastwards, into the Sea of Japan - four short-range missiles on July 2 and seven medium-range missiles on July 4. It was the biggest North Korean missile barrage seen so far.13 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
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