Raytheon StormBreaker 'Smart Weapon' fired from Super Hornet Jet

June 15, 2020 @ 05:47 PM

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, completed the first guided release of a StormBreaker smart weapon from an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet on Monday. The jet will become the second fighter jet to add the weapon when the program reaches initial operational capability later this year

Russia Kamov Ka-52M Helicopter to Get New 100Km Range Cruise Missile

June 11, 2020 @ 12:25 PM

Russias upgraded Kamov Ka-52M gunship will soon be armed with a new cruise missile with a range of 100km. According to the governments procurement website, state trials of the missile codenamed ‘item 305 equipped on the combat helicopter will begin in December of this year, and is scheduled to be completed...

Second Set of S-400 Air Defence Systems Could be Assembled in Turkey

June 8, 2020 @ 06:35 PM

Ankara and Moscow are currently negotiating co-production of the S-400 air defence systems (ADS) in Turkey. Russia has agreed to supply a second set of S-400 ADS to Turkey with co-production, the head of the secretariat of the defense industry of Turkey, Ismail Demir said in an interview with NTV channel...

BAE Systems Test Fires Advanced Precision Kill Weapon from Ground Vehicle

June 2, 2020 @ 05:09 AM

BAE Systems has test fired Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), a laser-guided rocket, from a tactical configuration ground-based weapon system for the first time. The test demonstrated the flexibility of APKWS rockets to deliver standoff precision strike capabilities for ground forces, providing warfighters with a unique solution for engaging targets...

General Dynamics Wins $3.2 Billion Order to Supply Hydra-70 rockets for US...

May 30, 2020 @ 01:27 AM

General Dynamics-OTS was awarded a $3,420,531,156 hybrid contract for production and engineering services for Hydra-70 rocket systems. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept

Leonardo AW159 Helicopter Fires Thales ‘Martlet’ Lightweight Missile

May 26, 2020 @ 02:08 PM

Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter fired a ‘Martlet Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) built by Thales for the first time today. The firing trials were conducted from 27th April to 21st May 2020

Turkish MoD Tests Locally-made Precision Guidance Kit from Fighter Jet

May 18, 2020 @ 06:17 PM

Turkeys MoD successfully test-fired the HGK-84, a domestically produced precision guidance kit, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Monday. “The test-firing of our HGK-84 LAB (Precision Guidance Kit-84 Laser Seeker Head) produced by domestic and national facilities were successfully carried out,” the ministry posted on Twitter

US Navy Awards Boeing $1.9B to Supply Saudi Arabia with SLAM ER...

May 14, 2020 @ 10:40 AM

The United States Navy has awarded Boeing $1.9 billion combined to supply Stand-off Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) missiles to Saudi Arabia

Javelin Joint Venture completes first F-Model Missile

May 7, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

The Javelin Joint Venture team, a partnership of Raytheon and Lockheed Martin completed the first production Javelin F-Model (FGM-148F) missile. The Javelin is a man-portable, fire-and-forget weapon system

US Army Awards AeroVironment $76M for Switchblade Weapon Systems

May 1, 2020 @ 06:00 AM

The US Army has awarded AeroVironment a contract worth $76 million for the supply of Switchblade Weapon System. The Switchblade is a miniature, high-precision strike tactical missile system designed to engage stationary and moving targets

Indonesia Developing Missile for its F-16 Jets

April 30, 2020 @ 10:26 AM

Indonesian Aerospace (PT Dirgantara Indonesia) is currently developing a new missile for the Air Forces fleet of F-16 fighter jets. “PT DI is in the process of developing a missile to complement its 70-millimeter Folding-fin Aerial Rocket (FFAR), which has been fitted onto the Air Forces F-16 jets,” president director Elfien Goentoro was quoted as saying by The Jakarta Post on Wednesday

Northrop to Manufacture Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles Meant For F/A-18 Jets

April 24, 2020 @ 03:47 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a contract worth $165 million to provide AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGMs) to be armed on FA-18 jets of the US Navy and Italian forces. "The US Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation $165 million for Lot 9 full rate production (FRP) of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) in March," the company said in a statement Thursday