US Marines conducted a firing of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from the deck of an amphibious transport dock, scoring a major extension of the land-based platforms ability to function as naval artillery. A detachment of Marines set up the vehicle-borne launch system on the flight deck of amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD-23)
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has been awarded a contract with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to supply more than one thousand SPIKE LR 2, a fifth generation electro-optical, precision-guided missiles
Lockheed Martin conducted another successful Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) modernization flight test recently at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Launched from a Soldier-manned High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher, the ATACMS missile flew approximately 140 kilometers and demonstrated a proximity sensor height-of-burst detonation over the target area
The US State Department has approved an estimated $15 billion Sale to Saudi Arabia for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and related equipment and services for an estimated cost of $15 billion. THAADs exo-atmospheric, hit-to-kill capability will add an upper-tier to Saudi Arabias layered missile defense architecture and will support modernization of the Royal Saudi Air Defense Force (RSADF)
Raytheon has been awarded 592.5 million foreign military sales contracts for Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wireless-guided (TOW) missiles
Seoul marked the first public display of its Hyunmoo II-C 800Km Ballistic Missile which can hit most areas in North Korea. The unveiling of the Hyunmoo-class surface-to-surface ballistic missiles yesterday was part of a package of advanced missile systems capable of targeting North Korea
Raytheon has received almost $32 million worth contract modification for foreign military sales involving Saudi Arabia and Lebanon for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided (TOW) missiles. “Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $31,485,233 modification (P00066) to domestic and foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon) contract W31P4Q-12-C-0265 for tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided (TOW) missiles,” the US Department of defense announced Friday
South Korea's intelligence service has registered the transportation of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to the west coast of the country. The rocket started moving on Monday, a day after North Korea's sixth nuclear test, and was spotted moving at night to avoid surveillance, South Korea's Asia Business Daily reported
North Korea is likely to be readying another ballistic missile launch following its sixth nuclear test Sunday. South Koreas military has observed, what it infers as the preparation for a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test, Chang Kyung-soo, a South Korean Defense Ministry official was quoted as saying to lawmakers by
Russia signed over 20 contracts of weapon purchases worth over 170 billion rubles (2.87 billion U
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control was awarded a $547,934,477 modification to a previous contract for a Hellfire II missile production requirement that consists of 7,358 Hellfire II tactical missiles in containers, in various air-to ground missiles models. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Sept
Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have been awarded a $900 million contract each for the Long Range Standoff (LRSO) weapon's technology maturation and risk reduction (TMRR) acquisition phase, a US DoD release said. The contract supports replacement of the AGM-86B air-launched cruise missile
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