The Japanese Defense Ministry is developing supersonic glide bombs which would be launched by a missile at a very high altitude and then fall at supersonic speed toward the target. The ministry aims to put glide bombs into practical use in fiscal 2026 by moving up its initial development schedule by about seven years,
Eight people were killed Monday in an explosion at a Rheinmetall-Denel munitions factory near Cape Town in South Africa. The blast was reported by local residents near the Rheinmetall-Denel plant in Somerset West when it erupted at 3:45 pm local time
The Pentagon has awarded a $40 million worth contract for production of MK54 Mod 1 lightweight torpedo kits and support services, the Department of defense announced Wednesday. “Progeny Systems Corp
Indias indigenously developed helicopter-launched, anti-tank guided missile HELINA was successfully flight tested in the desert areas of Pokhran in Rajasthan on a Sunday afternoon. It was tested from a Army helicopter for its full range of capabilities, a Defence Ministry statement said Sunday
US-made bombs were reportedly been used by the Saudi-led coalition in carrying out a deadly airstrike last week targeting Yemeni school bus in Saada Province, killing at least 51 civilians, mostly children, a local journalist reports. According to a report by RT, journalist Nasser Arrabyee tweeted photos on Saturday showing pieces of a Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb apparently recovered from the scene
The Pentagon has awarded a foreign military sales contract worth $110 million to Raytheon for the Paveway Family of Weapons, the Department of defense announced Thursday. This contract involves foreign military sales (FMS) to the Philippines and countries with active cases to acquire Paveway weapon systems or have expressed interest in the Paveway Family of Weapons, the statement says
The US Air Force has awarded multiple contracts worth over $896 million to two US-based firms for production of 2000-pound class bunker buster bombs, built around an improved warhead called the BLU-137/B, the Department of defense announced Wednesday. The contracts worth $476 million and $419 million were awarded to Ohio-based Superior Forge and Steel Corp
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of General Purpose (GP) and Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies for an estimated cost of $45 million. The Government of Bahrain has requested three thousand two hundred (3,200) General Purpose (GP) and Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies to include: one thousand five hundred (1,500) MK-82 (500lbs) GP bomb bodies, six hundred (600) MK-83 (1,000lbs) GP bomb bodies, six hundred (600) MK-84 (2,000lbs) GP bomb bodies, and five hundred (500) BLU-109 (2,000lbs) Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies, A US Defense Security Cooperation Agency release said
Raytheon Company has completed developmental testing on the Small Diameter Bomb II, a key step toward bringing this new capability to fighter pilots. Government confidence testing, a prerequisite for operational testing, is scheduled to be completed this year
Indias Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has underlined the need for revitalizing defence PSUs and ordnance factories for meeting the ammunition needs of Indias defence forces. “The managements of these organisations need to be ahead of the curve and show dynamism,” as they possess immense and valuable assets that could offer manufacturers huge production opportunities,” she said, while addressing Ammo India 2018, the 1st International Conference on Military Ammunition on the theme, Make in India- Opportunities and Challenges
The US Air Force has awarded a $77 million worth contract to Raytheon for GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II, an air-launched, precision-guided glide bomb, the Department of defense announced Tuesday. “Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $77,392,758 firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option to previously awarded contract FA8672-10-C-0002 for Small Diameter Bomb (SBD) II,” the statement says
Techmash concern, Russias largest munitions manufacturer, will deliver a new cluster bomb called Drel (Drill) to the Russian Army in 2018. "The state-run tests of a new model of the planned cluster bomb with a weight of 500 kilograms (0
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