We will help partners procure inter-operable missile defense and other capabilities to better defend against active missile
threats," it says.
Nulka is a rocket propelled active missile
decoy designed to entice hostile radio frequency guided anti-ship missiles away from a ship.
Indeed, so much attention has been given to this new capability that the terms active missile
defense and missile defense have become nearly synonymous.
Regardless, a doubling of the number implicated means that approximately 14 percent of the entire Air Force cadre of nuclear missile launch control officers, which numbers about 500, has been removed at least temporarily from active missile
The Praetorian boasts a fully integrated 360[degrees]-coverage ESM/ECM suite with high sensitivity ESM/RWR with superheterodyne-based wideband receivers, coupled to a pulse- Doppler active missile
warner, and an ECM subsystem employing Digital RF Memory (DR.
27) By the end of the decade, active missile
defense capability could become fully integrated into air superiority operations within the combat air forces, giving us the tools we need to match the doctrine of integrated air and missile defense.
Palestinians in Gaza exhibited improved, though still unguided, rocket technology and a more robust command-and-control structure, while Israel employed active missile
defenses on a widespread basis for the first time.
During the same period, Hamas has fired more than 500 rockets from the Gaza Strip that have hit Israel, the IDF said early Sunday, when it added that Israel's Iron Dome Active Missile
Defense System has intercepted 257 rockets, thus preventing them from striking populated areas.
In the meantime, Israeli policy makers are left to decide whether the cost of active missile
defense can be offset by its untested potential.
defenses to mitigate the effects of such an attack will not be cheap, but they may be necessary.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "This demonstrates Iran has an active missile
programme which increases our concern over the potential for Iran's development of nuclear weapons.
Therefore, we have no choice but to consider switching from the existing passive missile defense to an active missile
defense where launch targets on enemy ground can be directly attacked,'' the LDP lawmaker said.