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Japan’s New Destroyer to Carry out Missile Interception Test in 2022

September 3, 2018 @ 12:21 PM

The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces new Aegis-equipped destroyer Maya will be equipped with the US-supplied Standard Missile-6 system to shoot down cruise missiles, according to informed sources, Jiji Press reported. The Maya destroyer plans to carry out an interception test in the United States in 2022, the sources said

Iran Opens Production Line for Fakour-90 Medium-Range Missile

July 24, 2018 @ 09:37 AM

The Iranian Defense Ministry has launched a production line for its Fakour-90 radar based medium range missile. "The missile had been developed based on operational needs and in cooperation with the Army, Air Force of Iran," the State-run IRINN TV reported quoting Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami who visited the...

United States approves $740 Million AMRAAM Missile Sale to UK, Denmark

July 11, 2018 @ 08:27 AM

The United States Department of State has approved a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Denmark of twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $90 million. In addition, The State Department also approved a possible FMS to the United Kingdom of up to two...

MBDA'S New UK Facility to Manufacture Missile Equipment and Systems

July 4, 2018 @ 11:49 AM

MBDA has opened a new facility in Bolton for the manufacture of a range of missiles for the UK and export markets. The new Bolton site is where a number of missiles (that include Brimstone, ASRAAM, CAMM (Sea Ceptor and Land Ceptor), SPEAR, and Meteor) are being produced for the UK...

Pakistan Tests Cruise Missile from Underwater Platform

March 30, 2018 @ 02:32 PM

Pakistan tested a cruise missile from an underwater dynamic platform mimicking a submarine-launch yesterday. This was the second successful test of the indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur having a range of 450 km

Turkey Tests Two Indigenous Air-to-air Missiles to Replace AMRAAM, Sidewinder

March 26, 2018 @ 11:40 AM

Turkey tested two indigenous air-to-air missiles in the Black Sea province of Sinop last weekend, the Anadolou news agency reported. The short- and medium-range Gokdogan and the long-range Bozgodan were fired at their targets in the Black Sea

Raytheon to Supply AMRAAM Missiles to Qatar, other FMS Customers

March 24, 2018 @ 09:44 AM

Raytheon Missile Company has been awarded a $523,148,647 contract modification for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) production Lot 31. This modification provides for AMRAAM Production Lot 32 for the production of the AMRAAM missile and other AMRAAM system items

UAE to Procure Raytheon AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles Worth US$270 Million

March 9, 2018 @ 04:15 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of three hundred (300) AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II missiles and associated equipment worth US$270 million. The prime contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems Company

Russian Nuclear-engine Powered Missiles Could Have ‘Unlimited’ Range

March 5, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

Russia has developed a miniaturized nuclear power unit for cruise missiles and underwater drones which could potentially give them unlimited range. "Russia has completed the trials of miniaturized nuclear power units for cruise missiles of unlimited range and for autonomous submersibles of an oceanic multi-purpose system

Lockheed Martin to Hike Hellfire Missile Production to 11000 Units a Year

January 31, 2018 @ 03:26 AM

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded a $80,250,000 contract modification for the Hellfire production ramp-up effort. This includes production line set-ups, acquisition of additional tooling/test equipment, and establishment of additional suppliers

Test-Firing of Brahmos Cruise Missile from Sukhoi-30MKI in Late November

November 12, 2017 @ 12:20 PM

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

Canada Requests Raytheon-made Air-to-Air Missiles for its F/A-18 Aircraft

November 2, 2017 @ 04:17 AM

The US State Department has approved a $140 million sale of Raytheon-made AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for use on Canadian F/A-18 aircraft. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 30, 2017

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