Missile Defence

  • Israel, US successfully test anti-missile system February 25, 2013

    Jerusalem: With Iran in mind, close allies Israel and the US, on Monday, successfully tested the Arrow anti-missile system for the first time, giving the Jewish state defense against "threats in the regional arena". "This is the first flight test of the Arrow 3 interceptor and was conducted at an Israeli...
  • India tests ballistic missile shield November 24, 2012

    Balasore: India on Friday successfully tested its indigenously developed ballistic missile shield off the coast of Odisha and said it is readying to deploy the system in the National Capital Region for protection against hostile missiles. As part of the exercise, it test-fired a supersonic interceptor missile which destroyed a...
  • India's missile defence shield ready May 6, 2012

    New Delhi: India has developed missile defence shield which can be put in place at short notice to protect at least two cities, bringing the country on par with an elite group of few nations. The shield, developed by DRDO, has been tested successfully and an incoming ballistic missile with the...
  • More doubts cast on US' missile defence plan May 4, 2012

    Washington: The National Academy of Sciences is casting more doubt on whether the Obama administration's European-based missile defence shield can protect the United States and recommends scrapping key parts of the system. The academy's assessment could complicate White House efforts to persuade Congress to fund the still-developing programme. Though the academy...
  • Obama's missile defence comments raises a storm March 28, 2012

    Barack Obama's comments to Dmitry Medvedev that he would have 'more flexibility' on the contentious European missile defence issue have raised a storm in the US. ...
  • Obama congratulates president-elect Putin March 10, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama called Russia's president-elect Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his victory in the recently held elections, the White House said. Obama highlighted achievements in US-Russia relations over the past three years with President Dmitry Medvedev, including cooperation on Afghanistan, the conclusion and ratification of the START...
  • Antony asks DRDO to build credible missile system June 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday asked the DRDO to prioritise the development of 5,000 km range ballistic missile while building a credible missile defence system for the country. He also congratulated the Defence Research Development Organisation for developing the interceptor missile allowing India to join an elite...
  • Boeing job cuts hit missile defence, future combat July 15, 2009

    Chicago: Boeing Co (BA.N) will trim staff on its missile defense program and future combat systems by about 1,000 - about 1.4 per cent - because of US Defense Department budget cuts, the company said on Wednesday. "Shifting defense department priorities and budget cuts are requiring the company to bring the...
  • India successfully tests missile defence system March 7, 2009

    New Delhi: India on Friday conducted a successful ballistic missile defence test. The third success in-a-row puts India on course to putting up a missile shield by 2015. The hat-trick of successful tests indicated that India is well on its way to developing a two-tier missile shield. In the test on Friday...
  • India sucessfully tests Interceptor missile March 6, 2009

    Balasore: India on Friday successfully conducted the test of an interceptor missile to establish a ballistic missile defence (BMD) shield as part of the network-centric warfare. The test was carried out from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) from the Wheeler Island near Dhamra off Orissa coast. ITR sources said the modified...
  • Putin warns US over missile shield June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that US plans to deploy a Missile Shield in Eastern Europe could raise the risk of mutual destruction. Putin said that if the US goes ahead, Russia would take appropriate measures to counter the threat. The US insisted that the interceptor missiles and...
  • Russia can hit US missile defences: Gen March 5, 2007

    Moscow: Russia's air force would be capable of easily knocking out missile defence sites the United States wants to place in Europe, news agencies quoted a top general as saying in the latest bellicose remarks in response to the US plans. Lt Gen Igor Khvorov, who is in charge of Russia's...