NATO Support and Procurement Agency as Lead Nation has requested a possible sale of precision guided munitions kits. The components that comprise the kits are: five hundred (500) KMU-556 F/B Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Kits for GBU-31 2000-lbs; forty (40) KMU-557 F/B JDAM Kits for GBU-31 2000-lbs; one thousand five hundred (1,500) KMU-572 F/B JDAM Kits for GBU-38 500-lbs; one thousand (1,000) Munitions Adapter Unit (MAU)-210 F/B Enhanced Computer Control Groups (ECCGs) for GBU-48 1,000-lb EPII; three hundred (300) MAU-210 F/B ECCGs for GBU-49 500-lbs EPII; three hundred (300) MXU-650K/B AFGs for GBU-49 500-lbs EPII; one thousand twenty-five (1,025)...
Turkey has commenced work on ‘Project Siper, its first long range air defense system to protect itself from missiles and aircraft. Project Siper will perform similar roles as the S-400 air defence system that Ankara bought from Russia and the US-made Patriot which Washington reportedly refused to sell to Turkey
A Chinese firm yesterday tested a ramjet powered- missile, HD-1 which it claims is a rival to the Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. Suggesting that the missile would target the potential market of BrahMos, a Chinese export was quoted by the Global Times publication as saying, “the BrahMos missile is a more expensive, less useful supersonic cruise missile developed by India and Russia
The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) plans to introduce "high-speed gliding missiles" having a range of 300-500 kilometers which glide to their target using small wings attached to the projectile. The target for delivery to the Ground Self Defence Forces (GSDF) is 2026,
A Saab-Raytheon collaboration has received a contract from the United States Army to demonstrate a guided munition for the Carl-Gustaf infantry weapon system, with three all-up-round test firings against threat-representative targets. In 2017, Saab announced its partnership with Raytheon to develop new weapons for infantry forces
China has successfully tested three types of scaled-down hypersonic aircraft models together whose speed will be adjustable for a precision strike towards an unstoppable nuclear-capable weapon, the state media reported on Sunday. Tests of the three scaled-down models of the "wide-speed-range vehicles", which can fly at from hypersonic velocity to lower than the speed of sound, were carried out on September 21 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China, the state broadcaster CCTV reported
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of 64 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles for an estimated cost of $501 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today
The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces new Aegis-equipped destroyer Maya will be equipped with the US-supplied Standard Missile-6 system to shoot down cruise missiles, according to informed sources, Jiji Press reported. The Maya destroyer plans to carry out an interception test in the United States in 2022, the sources said
Israel's Defense Ministry signed an agreement for the purchase of precision-guided rockets and rocket systems from the state-owned arms manufacturer Israel Military Industries (IMI) to equip the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) artillery corps. IMI would deliver "within a few years" an advanced integrated system "allowing precise hits by remote launching", Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday
The Swedish Air Force's Gripen Jets dropped Paveway guided bombs to extinguish a raging forest fire in central Sweden yesterday. According to Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, the 500-pound class GBU-49/B Paveway precision-guided bomb was dropped from 3,000 metres reaching speeds of 550 km/h before hitting its target
The Russian Navy has received three newly built combat ships, two support vessels and one warship that had undergone repairs, cruise missiles and coastal defense missile system in the first half of this year. Three most advanced warships were accepted for service in the Russian Navy along with 49 Kalibr cruise missiles in the first half of this year, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko was quoted as saying by
The US State Department has approved sale of six AH-64E Apache helicopters to India for an estimated cost of $930 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today, DSCA said in a statement Tuesday
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