The British Ministry of Defence is inviting proposals to develop a prototype of high-power laser directed energy weapon; the announcement was made in press release on Wednesday. The meeting of potential suppliers for the development, called the Laser Directed Energy Weapon Capability Demonstrator, will be organized by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, which will be managing the estimated £100 million project
Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated the evolving precision capability of its fiber laser weapon system by disabling the engine of a truck. The demonstration marked the first field testing of an integrated 30-kilowatt, single-mode fiber laser weapon system prototype, the company announced Tuesday in its press release
Russian JSC Bazalt has announced that it has started mass production of DP-64 "Nepryadva" double-barrel anti-sabotage grenade launcher following an order from Russian Defense Ministry, Ria Novosti reported today. "The DP-64 is currently in mass production
Cubic has won $2.9 million contract to provide Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon System (MILES IWS) equipment to Romania
Saab has won SEK 175 million($20.8 million) orders from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for continued development of the New Lightweight Torpedo and to maintain underwater weapon systems and the Hydra sonar system
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The Iraqi government has offered to barter oil for weapons as the country is in need of arms due to the ongoing war with IS militants as well as is facing a budget constraint. Paying for oil with weapons and arms is the latest move by the government to save hard cash and meet a massive budget deficit caused by plummeting oil prices, according to the local daily Azzaman
South Korea has under development high-power microwave (HPM), electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bombs and laser-based weapons, as part of the government policy of “creative defence”. HPM, known as “E-bomb,” generates electromagnetic power to damage all electronic devices within a certain radius
General Dynamics Land Systems has won a $26.2 million contract from the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for MK46 Modification (Mod) 2 Gun Weapon Systems (GWS)
Nammo Talley has won a contract to supply the M72 Light Assault Weapon (LAW) to the US Department of Defense. The contract specifies M72 LAW variants for anti-armor and anti-structure missions, as well as sub-caliber training systems and other support services
A 1000 kg glide bomb designed and developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully tested on December 19 in Bay of Bengal of the coast of Odisha. The bomb, dropped by an Indian Air force aircraft, guided by its 'on board navigation system glided for nearly 100 km before hitting the target with great precision
Picatinny engineers have begun delivering the new lightweight M252A1 81mm system to the US Army, which is 12 pounds, or 14 percent, lighter than its predecessor, the legacy M252 mortar system. "The new lightweight system reduces the load for dismounted battalion mortar platoons, while retaining the same durability, rates of fire, and range of the legacy system," said Lt
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