Frances defence procurement agency, DGA, has accepted delivery of the first batch of 50 missiles and 20 firing posts from the new MMP land combat missile system manufactured by MBDA, last week. The new system will gradually replace the Milan, the HOT missiles mounted on VAB Armoured Fighting Vehicles and the ERYX for some of these missiles
The South Korean military will conduct its first live-firing exercise with US-built Hellfire air-surface missiles to be launched from Apache helicopters on Monday to beef up its air defense, the local media reports. Eight Apache AH-64E attack helicopters belonging to the South Korean Army's Aviation Operations Command will be mobilized to fire one Hellfire missile each at a shooting range in the waters off the western coastal city of Gunsan later in the morning, Yonhap reports quoting a statement made by the Army
Final preparations for test firing of the Brahmos Cruise Missile from the belly of a Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft are being made for possible launch in late November. "Some 20-30 hours of flying with the 2
MBDA will present SmartGlider, a new family of air launched guided weapons, at Dubai Airshow starting tomorrow, for the first time outside Europe. “We are seeing a huge interest in the SmartGlider family from the region”, states Florent Duleux, MBDA Vice-President Middle East
Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent with France and Italy aiming to strengthen cooperation on joint defense projects, which includes development of a new missile defense system. Addressing a meeting of NATO defense ministers on Thursday, Turkeys defense minister Nurettin Canikli was quoted as saying by Andolu Agency that the projects covered under the letter could help cooperating countries develop “top" systems for defending against lone missiles -- such as a SAMP-T-based system -- as well as address Turkeys current gaps in missile defense
South Korea conducted trials of two Cheongung anti-aircraft guided missiles and hit a mock target in its first live-fire mission since the homegrown missile was deployed. The Cheongung medium-range surface-to-air missile (KM-SAM) was among the weapons systems mobilized for a firing contest hosted by the Air Defense Artillery Command
Raytheon Missile Systems is being awarded a $59.7 million contract modification to previously awarded contract to allow RMS to provide engineering services, analysis, and material necessary to transition the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA program into production
Larsen & Toubro Limited, India's engineering conglomerate is looking to invest INR 500 crore (US$77 million) on the missile systems facilities which will be built in Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or Gujarat. "We are looking at Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and even Gujarat to set up the missile and missile systems plant, which would involve an outlay of around Rs 500 crore
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)
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