Anti-ballistic missile Current Affairs, GK & News

Israel starts developing anti-missile Arrow-4 system with US

Israel has announced in February 18, 2021 that it is developing a new ballistic missile shield named “Arrow-4” in collaboration with the United States. This missile is being developed as another layer in the defensive system by keeping an eye towards Iran. Key Facts The Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 interceptors of Israel are already operational under ..

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Model of Anti-Satellite Missile system inaugurated at DRDO

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 ..

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US tests Hypersonic Nuclear capable missile

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 ..

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Bulletin: US approves Missile Sales to South Korea, Japan

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 ..

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India tests its first-ever Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile capability under Mission Shakti

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 ..

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