The French ministry of defense announced today that the frigate Aquitaine has successfully fired its first naval cruise missile on May 19. Aquitaine is the first unit in the multi-mission frigate program (FREMM)
Iran has plans to manufacture a homegrown version of the Phalanx, a close-in weapon system (CIWS) on board military vessels for defense against anti-ship missiles, Tasnim News Agency reported Saturday. “The research work has now started on the Phalanx system to build its Iranian model,” Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari was quoted...
Indian government intends to purchase 22 Harpoon missiles for Indian Navys Shishumar Class submarines from US costing an approximate $200 million, Stratpost reported today. India has so far ordered 26 missiles for the eight P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft at an estimated $200 million that will be integrated by...
Finmeccanica – Selex ES has signed a new infrared seeker contract for the UK-France missile system, FASGW (H)/ANL that will equip a wide range of new generation helicopters. The contract signed with MBDA France and SAGEM was announced during the ongoing IDEX 2015 show at Abu Dhabi
North Korea fired five short-range missiles on Sunday, demonstrating its improving missile technology. The five projectiles were launched from locations near Wonsan, a coastal town east of Pyongyang and flew about 125 miles northeast before plunging into the sea, a Defense Ministry spokesman said
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon is on his first visit to India after assuming office since bilateral relations were established in 1991. Yaalon will be meet senior Indian counterparts and will visit Aero India exhibition starting February 18
China's strategic missile force has deployed DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles to the southern province of Guangdong to stop US carrier groups from entering South China Sea waters. The DF-21D, which has attack range of 2,700 kilometers, can be used to form a blockade against the United States and allies in the Western Pacific
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) unveiled today the new CX-1 supersonic anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) at the Zhuhai Airshow 2014. The missile has two variants; CX-1B that can be truck launched from land and the CX-1A designed to be surface launched from a vessel at sea
French defense procurement agency, the Direction Générale de lArmement (DGA) successfully carried out the final qualification firing of the Missile de Croisière Naval (Naval cruise missile, MdCN)system on October 27, MBDA said in a statement. The cruise missile is set for operational deployment beginning next year
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado successfully live fired Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California Tuesday. The missile was launched from the deck of Coronado and scored a direct hit on its intended target, a mobile ship target (MST)
Raytheon and Kongsberg announced partnering to develop new, long-distance anti-ship missiles during the Farnborough International Airshow. The Joint Strike Missiles development is funded by the Norwegian government
Lockheed Martin won a $ 2 million contract for Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Accelerated Acquisition program for U.S