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Report: Russia Upgrades Syria Radar System to Provide Early Warning to Iran

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Israeli military magazine Israel Defense has reported that Russian military experts recently upgraded Syria’s long-range radar capabilities to provide Iran with a more cohesive early-detection system in the event of a strike on its nuclear facilities.

The report said that the experts brought new equipment and software modifications with them, and focused on a radar facility “south of Damascus,” and another on Mount Sannine in Lebanon. The upgraded radar is purported to be able to detect aerial activity within a range of hundreds of kilometers. This is in addition to other sites in Syria that are operated and manned by Russian officials – like the port of Tartus Port, which also comprise the framework Syria’s early warning system.

Russia is reported to have invested “considerable efforts and funds” to upgrade Syria’s radar systems.

Israel to Sell Germany Spike Missiles Totaling Hundreds of Millions

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“Israel Defense” reports that Eurospike, a subsidiary of weapons manufacturer Rafael, has signed a contract to supply Spike missiles totaling hundreds of millions of dollars to Germany. Rafael’s Chief Marketing Officer Lova Drori reveals the deal in an interview to be published in a few days in Israel Defense.

According to the Eurospike website, the Spike missile “offers very low life-cycle costs,” which is why they have become “an indispensable weapon for modern armed forces, ranging from infantry and army aviation to naval defense forces.”

The three types of Spike missiles cover ranges between 600 and 24,000 feet. They have “several unique features and unsurpassed performance for the modern battlefield and military operations in urban terrain.”

Israel To Form New Cyber Warfare Administration

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

The Israeli Ministry of Defense is set to form a cyber warfare administration to combat the increasingly dangerous hacking and cyber warfare threat.

This new entity “will coordinate the efforts of Israeli security bodies and defense industries in developing advanced cyber systems,” the Israel Defense website said.

The decision to establish this new administration was made before the recent spate of hackings of Israeli websites and credit card details, but those incidents have certainly given it a greater urgency.

 

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israel-to-form-new-cyber-warfare-administration/2012/01/15/

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