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First Test of Russia’s Long Range hypersonic missile ‘Tsirkon’ Successful

February 28, 2020 @ 10:02 AM

The first test launch of Russias land and sea attack hypersonic missile fired from frigate Admiral Gorshkov has been termed a success. The missile traveled at 9 times the speed of sound after launch from a frigate in the Barents Sea and hit a ground target in the test held in...

Russian Military to receive 144 S-350 ‘Vityaz’ Air Defense Systems by 2027

February 27, 2020 @ 10:21 AM

The Russian military will receive 144 S-350 ‘Vityaz air defense systems by 2027, even as training has just commenced with their first system delivered in December. Almaz Antey will deliver 12 S-350s batteries, each consisting of 12 missile systems

US Navy tests first Standard Missile-2 from Raytheon's Restarted Production Line

February 26, 2020 @ 04:25 PM

The United States Navy has flight tested the first Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) surface-to-air missile from Raytheon's production line that was restarted to supply the missiles to South Korea, Japan, Australia and Netherlands. The SM-2 Block IIIB missile launched, flew and provided accurate telemetry data to the range, and engaged an airborne...

Raytheon Bags US Army's $314 Patriot Modernization Contract

February 25, 2020 @ 02:43 PM

The US Army awarded Raytheon $314 million to modernize their Patriot air and missile defense systems on January 30. The task order is funded by the 17 nations that rely on Patriot for integrated air and missile defense

Syrian Air Defence “wastes” Projectiles by Inaccurate Fire at Israeli Missiles

February 19, 2020 @ 10:22 AM

Russian-made air defence systems with the Syrian Army such as the Pantsir "waste" their missile-projectiles by inaccurately firing at air-to-ground missiles launched by Israeli F-16s. Israeli intelligence website https://nziv

Pakistan Tests 600km Range Air-Launched Cruise Missile

February 19, 2020 @ 06:10 AM

Pakistan conducted flight test of "Ra'ad-II" air-launched cruise missile having a range of 600km on Tuesday. The weapon system was equipped with guidance and navigation systems ensuring engagement of targets with high precision, Inter Services Public Relations, the military's media wing, said in a statement

Russia Working on Anti-Hypersonic Missile Defence System

February 14, 2020 @ 09:14 AM

A new multipurpose missile system mounted on a MiG-31 long range interceptor jet which will be capable of intercepting hypersonic weapons, is being planned by the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD). Studies have commenced on a super long-range air-to-air missile with a splitting warhead, and work is currently underway to determine the characteristics and composition of the prospective system

US Approval of Integrated Air Defence System to India 'Disturbs' Regional Peace:...

February 14, 2020 @ 08:33 AM

Pakistan has expressed concern over the United States' recent approval to sell Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) to India. “The decision of US will have serious impact on the stability of the region,” Aisha Farooqui, Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was quoted as saying by

DARPA Awards BAE to develop Tech to Detect Weapons of Mass Destruction

February 13, 2020 @ 09:12 AM

America's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) has contracted BAE Systems to develop advanced analytics technology to assist in the detection and deterrence of weapons of mass destruction. "BAE Systems has received funding from the U

MBDA Tests “Improved” MARTE ER Anti-Ship Missile

February 12, 2020 @ 11:06 AM

MBDA has concluded the second test of Marte ER anti-ship missile but featuring navigation system, proximity fly-over fuze, with weapon controller and actuation system in advanced configuration. “MBDAs Marte ER anti-ship missile has completed its second firing carried out at the PISQ (Poligono Interforze del Salto di Quirra) test range in Sardinia,” the company said in a

MBDA-Numalis to Work on Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Missile Systems

February 12, 2020 @ 05:56 AM

MBDAs plan to acquire a stake in France's Numalis company will help the former build Artificial Intelligence-based solutions for use in missile systems to detect, track, intercept and destroy aerial targets. “Numalis will give us access to essential building blocks of the future validation – and ultimately certification – processes for the AI-based applications used in our missile systems,” said Éric Béranger, CEO of MBDA

US Approves Australia's First Purchase of Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles for Super...

February 11, 2020 @ 04:08 PM

The United States has approved Australia's request to purchase 200 AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs) for its F-18 Super Hornet fighters in a contact estimated to be worth $990 million. "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of up to two hundred (200) AGM-158C, Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $990 million," Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement last week

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