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MBDA Announces VL MICA NG Missile Launch

October 20, 2020 @ 11:27 AM

The MICA NG, a new infrared seeker based on a matrix sensor will provide increased sensitivity, a new radio frequency seeker with an active electronically scanned antenna (AESA) will allow for smart detection strategies. The VL MICA NG system is based on the integration into the existing VL MICA system of...

US hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target in March Test

October 15, 2020 @ 04:19 AM

A US hypersonic missile, traveling at 5 times the speed of sound, across thousands of miles hit a target within six inches accuracy, a top US official has revealed. The information seem intended to counter Russian claims last week that it test fired a hypersonic anti-ship missile, traveling...

Israel, US Test Arrow 2 Interceptor on Target Mimicking Iran's Shahab 3

August 14, 2020 @ 04:36 AM

The Israel Defense Ministry and the United States Missile Defense Agency tested the Arrow 2 interceptor system Wednesday night, The test, led by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel Missile Defense Organization, the US Missile Defense Agency and the Israeli Air Force, took place at a test site in central Israel, according...

Turkish KAPLAN Armored Vehicles now Equipped with Anti-tank Missiles

June 25, 2020 @ 01:32 PM

Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) have taken delivery of 26 KAPLAN armored vehicles armed with Roketsan-built OMTAS medium-range anti-tank missiles. The Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) awarded FNSS Defense Systems a contract for 260 vehicles- 76 Pars 4×4 and 184 Kaplan ATVs, in June 2016

Kuwait Seeks $1.42 Billion Patriot PAC-3 Missile Systems to Protect Oil and...

May 29, 2020 @ 03:12 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait of 84 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancements (MSEs) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $800 million. Patriot PAC-3 MSEs will supplement and improve Kuwait's capability to meet current and future threats...

Northrop, Raytheon Partnership to Pursue US Missile Interceptor Contract

May 5, 2020 @ 09:55 AM

Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Missiles & Defense are partnering to pursue a US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contract to build the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). "This strategic partnership will offer the MDA an interceptor solution that will support the warfighter and MDAs efforts to rapidly deploy a system that complements and strengthens the existing Ballistic Missile Defense architecture," Northrop said in a statement Monday

Testing Commences of Russian R-37M Hypersonic air-to-air Missile from Su-35 Jet

April 4, 2020 @ 10:28 AM

Test firing of the Russian R-37M hypersonic air-to-air missile (also known as RVV-BD) from the Su-35 fighter jets are planned for end-2020 while flight tests to confirm compatibility with the Su-35 have already commenced. The R-37M is intended to be the main long-range air-to-air weapon for current and future Su and MiG type Russian fighter jets well into the next decade

Ukraine tests Neptune coastal missile system

April 4, 2020 @ 05:34 AM

Ukraine's state-owned Luch Design Bureau's Neptune anti-ship missile system was test-fired at the Black Sea on April 2. "Second succesful test of the Neptune land-based cruise missile system was conducted on April 2 at Alibey test site in the Black Sea

Estonia Receives 128 Raytheon Javelin Anti-tank Missiles

April 3, 2020 @ 08:43 AM

The United States delivered 128 Raytheon Javelin anti-tank missiles to Estonia in February, US Embassy in Tallinn announced Thursday. “On February 15, the United States delivered 128 anti-tank Raytheon Javelin missiles to the Estonian Ministry of Defense and Estonian Defense Forces as part of a larger contract signed by the Estonian Center for Defense Investment and the US Department of Defense,” the US Embassy said in a

China’s Norinco Marks First Export of HJ-12 'Javelin Copycat' Anti-tank Guided Missile...

March 29, 2020 @ 05:23 PM

China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) has announced the first export of its HJ-12 ‘Red Arrow Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM), seen as a 'copycat' Javelin ATGM, having the same range and penetration capability as the the baseline US-made weapon. “Norinco made the delivery of containers carrying the missiles to foreign clients as of Wednesday, before the scheduled shipment date,” said a March 25 statement by the company released on its WeChat account, Chinese media reported today

Tests of Russia’s S-500 Launcher in Final Stage

March 28, 2020 @ 09:31 AM

Tests of certain elements of Russias latest S-500 “Prometheus” air defense system are in the final stages. “We are completing trials of the S-500s launcher, components of a multi-functional locator and missile defense locator, equipped chassis for a command post, and transport units for an early-warning radar system,” CEO of the Design Bureau of Special Machine-Building which is part of Almaz Antey company, was quoted as saying by Russias National Defence magazine on Thursday

Yemeni Air Defenses Intercept Saudi Warplanes

March 27, 2020 @ 10:16 AM

Yemeni air defense systems reportedly intercepted fighter jets belonging to Saudi-led coalition forces on Thursday evening. “Our Air Defenses managed to confront a combat formation consisting of a number of enemy warplanes over Surwah district of Marib governorate, with Fater-1 surface-to-air missile defense system, forcing them to leave without carrying out any attack,” claimed Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Saree, according to Houthi-aligned Al-Masirah

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