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On the 19th and 20th of November, NATO Heads of State will gather in Lisbon, Portugal for a so-called ‘summit’ meeting. This much-hyped event will have been planned and prepared during the Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministerial Meetings conducted in Brussels this mon...
In one of the most significant European missile defence developments in recent years, the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence facility at the Deveselu facility in Romania was declared operational on 12 May.
The first ever ‘International Symposium on Air Defense’ (ISAD 2020+) was organised from 17 to 20 April 2011 by the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) in collaboration with Defense IQ, under the personal patronage of HRH Crown-Prince Sultan Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud,...
Conventional Air-Defence, as has been utilised for the last 50 – 60 years, is changing; the new concept brings together all aspects of air- defence including anti-satellite (also known as anti-space), anti-ballistic missile, anti-air (long-range), anti-air (medium-ran...
Integrated ballistic missile cooperation between the United States and Russia is edging closer, according to a Congressional address on the sharing of defence data between the nations. Following talks between US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Polish Foreign M...
Since the financial crisis first plunged European budgets into the red, pundits have declared with mechanical persistence that "the time has finally come" for a fundamental shake-up of the EU’s defence initiatives. Each of these "epochs", usually coinciding with a...
In a recent interview with Defence IQ, Cobham's Nick Young gave his expert insight on the UK's Sea Viper air missile defence system. During the interview Nick explains what this "world class" system brings to the party, how it compares to other platforms currently ava...
We are pleased to announce that Lieutenant General Mike Hostage, Commander, United States Air Force Central Command, will share the long-term role of the United States Air Force in the region in creating anintegrated air defence umbrella at The 2nd Air & Missile D...
Colonel Fabian Ochsner recently discussed and addressed some challenging questions on the past, the present and the future of the air and missile defence domain with Defence IQ. Here's a transcript of what he had to say... How much has the air and missile defence fi...
The capability to defend a specific territorial space from attack by missiles, rockets, artillery, mortars and air breathing threats is clearly crucial for modern militaries. The challenge remains however to implement a fully integrated air and missile defence system...
Poland is to provide a major update on its efforts to establish the Wisla missile defence programme to military and industry partners at the Integrated Air & Missile Defence conference in Warsaw, July 2017.
ThalesRaytheonSystems signed a €92.5 million ($101.5 million) contract with NATO for a significant upgrade to the Alliance’s current missile defence command and control capability. By bringing new capabilities to NATO’s Air Command and Control System (ACCS), the con...
According to a new study, there may be a need for investment in a "more offensive" surface warfare strategy, given the evolving global threat environment and the spectrum of utility for systems such as long-range missiles, directed energy and electromagnetic rail guns...
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