Anti-ballistic missile Current Affairs, GK & News
On November 9, 2020, the Defence Minister Shri Raj Nath Singh inaugurated the anti-Satellite Missile System at Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) headquarters, New Delhi. Background The DRDO successfully conducted anti-satellite missile test at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. Anti-Satellite Weapon It is designed to destroy satellites for military purposes. However, no ASAT ..
Category: Defence Current Affairs
On March 20, 2020, the United States successfully tested nuclear capable hypersonic missiles. The test challenges Russia’s missile testing capabilities. Recently, Russia tested a hypersonic weapon in December 2019 and China has already showcased its DF-17 hypersonic glide vehicle. The glide vehicle flew at five times more than the speed of sound. Anti-Ballistic Missiles Treaty ..
Category: International Current Affairs
The United State recently approved Anti-Ballistic Missile sales to South Korea and Japan. The sale is worth more than $600 million and comes in backdrop of mounting tensions with North Korea. Key Highlights Objective: to support national security and foreign policy objectives of United States (US) by assisting its key allies. This will not alter ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2019
Topics: Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile • AMRAAM • Anti-ballistic missile • Kim Jong-un • North Korea • North Korea Missile Test • SM-2 • Standard Missile-2 • Tactical Guided Weapon • US President Donald Trump • US-Japan • US-North Korea
On 27th March, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted its first-ever Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile test ‘Mission Shakti’ from the Dr AP J Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. A DRDO-developed Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor Missile has successfully shot down a live satellite on a Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which is 300km ..
Topics: Abdul Kalam Island • Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System • Anti-ballistic missile • Anti-satellite weapon • Defence Research and Development Organisation • In spaceflight • Indian anti-satellite missile test • Missile • Missile defense • Missiles • Satellite • Weapons
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly known as Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill approach. Recently, the US deployed Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) to South Korea in ..
Topics: Anti-ballistic missile • Ballistic missile • L-SAM • Missile defense • Missile defense systems by country • Missiles • Strategic Defense Initiative • Terminal High Altitude Area Defense • Weapons