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
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Monday inaugurated the mass production line of the countrys new tactical unmanned aerial vehicle armed with a precision-guided bomb, local media reports. Irans Mohajer 6 drone equipped with Qaem precision-guided bomb has the capability to carry out surveillance, reconnaissance and combat missions within a wide operational radius and can help the Armed Forces identify and destroy pre-determined targets, Defense Minister Hatami was quoted as saying by Press TV during the launch ceremony
Super-Tucano turboprop aircraft in service with the Afghanistan Air Force dropped laser-guided bombs in the flight against Taliban. “This was the first time that [Afghan] pilots employed guided live bombs utilizing the on-board Forward Looking Infrared system,” Maj
Indonesias weapons manufacturer PT Sari Bahari said that it will soon begin mass production of P-250 Practice (P) bombs, which will be used to train the Air Forces Sukhoi fighter jet pilots, after a successful explosion test last week. The Indonesian firm tested P-250 Live (L) from the Pandanwangi air weapon range (AWR) in Lumajang regency, East Java, last Friday, The Jakarta Post reports
The US State Department has approved sale of Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) units and FMU-152 fuzes for an estimated cost of $415 million to Singapore. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Thursday
The US Air force has awarded a contract estimated almost $17.4 million to General Atomics to integrate laser small diameter bomb onto the MQ-9 Reaper drone
MBDA has been awarded a contract by Boeing to produce up to 21,000 Diamond Back Wing Assemblies for the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB-1). This new contract follows a U
Turkey's anti-terror police foiled an attempt to carry out an Islamist-motivated bomb attack on Istanbul mall after a search operation was launched on October 27 following two consecutive explosions that took place in two buildings in Esenyurt and Arnavutköy districts. During the search operation inside the Forum Istanbul mall, police found four microwave ovens filled with explosives, which had been placed inside safety deposits
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Russian Su-34 aircraft dropped a massive ordnance bomb to destroy an underground ammunition depot in Syria where the Jabhat al-Nusra terror group had stored weapons and ammunition including tube and missile artillery. "The Russian Aerospace Force has destroyed the largest underground arsenal of Jabhat al-Nusra near the community of Abu al-Duhur where terrorists stored more than 1,000 tonnes of ammunition for tube and missile artillery," Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Thursday in a briefing to Russian media as reported by Tass
The US State Department has approved a possible sale to Australia of GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) for US$815 million. The proposed sale of SDB II supports and complements the ongoing sale of the F-35A to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
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