Rapid Fire 2011-04-11: S-500 Air Defense System
- Israel’s Iron Dome rocket/artillery defense system in action.
- Israel’s Elbit Systems sues government of Georgia in UK court for $100 million in connection with military contracts signed in 2007.
- RAF Tornado takes out a Libyan tank.
- Still cutting: UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says news reports that Libyan operations are prompting a rethink of defense budget cuts are wrong.
- RAF MQ-9 Reaper UAV notches 20,000 operational flying hours in Afghanistan.
- Russia’s Almaz-Antei design bureau expects to complete development of the next-generation S-500 air defense system by 2015-2016.
- Georgia expects to meet technical requirements for NATO membership in 2-3 years.