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NATO Expected To Adopt 1st Ever Counter-Drone Doctrine | Pentagon Plans To Send Iron Dome Batteries To Israel | DoS Approves RAM Sale To Japan

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Americas The Space Force’s primary acquisition command, Space Systems Command, will wrap up plans for two new “Systems Deltas” to support electronic warfare and positioning, navigation and timing operations by mid-next month, according to a senior SSC official. NATO is expected to adopt its first-ever counter-drone doctrine, which will in part advise member states on layered […]
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The Space Force’s primary acquisition command, Space Systems Command, will wrap up plans for two new “Systems Deltas” to support electronic warfare and positioning, navigation and timing operations by mid-next month, according to a senior SSC official.

NATO is expected to adopt its first-ever counter-drone doctrine, which will in part advise member states on layered approaches to defend against unmanned aerial systems and the common training of operators. The ambition of establishing a counter-UAS doctrine within the military alliance by the end of 2023 has been in the works for some time, according to Claudio Palestini, a senior adviser at NATO’s emerging security challenges division.

Middle East and Africa

The Pentagon plans to send Israel two Iron Dome missile defense systems as the country continues to fight the militant group Hamas, according to a US Defense Department official. The transfer will aid Israel’s air defense after Hamas on October 7 launched a massive, coordinated attack — making it the deadliest day for Israel in 50 years. Some 1,400 Israelis have since been killed, and Hamas continues to fire rockets from the Gaza strip.

According to Defense News, the German air force has begun testing so-called passive radar as a complementary surveillance technique for ground-based air-defense formations, aimed at helping covert operations surprise adversaries. Luftwaffe officials want to find out whether the technology, which measures disturbances in the soup of commercial television and radio broadcast signals permeating crowded airspaces, can provide an “early cue” about approaching threats, German air force chief Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz said in an interview with Defense News.

Europe

The UK Royal Navy has deployed HMS Trent (P224) to West Africa to help counter piracy and smuggling in the Gulf of Guinea. The Trent’s mission is backed by maritime forces from West African nations, utilizing 700X Naval Air Squadron Puma drones to provide wider patrol groups in the area. The ship is manned by the Royal Marines’ 42 Commando, a maritime specialist team trained in conducting security, support, and training operations for UK overseas partners.

Asia-Pacific

Japan is set to acquire 63 advanced Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2B Tactical Missiles. The US State Department’s approval of this $74.6m deal underscores the commitment to reinforcing regional stability in the Indo-Pacific. The Government of Japan’s pursuit of 63 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2B Tactical Missiles and ancillary equipment and support have catapulted the bilateral security alliance between the two nations to new heights.

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