MBDA just issued this pic of the Aspide 2000 radar-guided surface-to-air missile being tested by Kuwait's air defense brigade at the ADEIRA range Dec. 18-19. Kuwait is one of several countries upgrading air defense missile batteries to the Aspide 2000 configuration. During the test, the 240 kg (528 lb.) aircraft buster killed two Banshee remotely piloted targets, one by direct hit, the other via proximity explosion.
Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More