The Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems $724 million Aegis Weapon System (AWS) contract. Under this follow on contract, the contractor will conduct full development and lifecycle engineering for the Aegis Weapon System (AWS) fielding for cruisers, destroyers and Aegis Ashore configurations
Reflecting evolving threats such as drone swarm attacks, the RAPIDFire gun system developed by Thales and Nexter has been chosen by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to equip future French Navy vessels with new artillery. This new system will provide the Navys surface vessels with an effective close-in defence capability...
Leonardo introduced Lionfish, its new family of small-calibre remotely controlled turrets The new line consists of four models, which feature advanced technologies including Ultralight, Inner Reloading and Top of 12.7 mm calibre, and the model 20 of 20 mm calibre
The ship-launched version of Indias supersonic cruise missile, BRAHMOS, was test fired on 18 October 2020, a day on which information leaked that China had deployed its DF-17 hypersonic missile as part of its efforts to subjugate Taiwan. The BRAHMOS test firing was conducted from Indian Navys indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS...
Russia successfully test launched Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile in the Barents Sea on Tuesday. “On October 6, 2020 from the White Sea, the lead frigate of Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov for the first time fired a hypersonic cruise missile ‘Zircon at a sea target located in the Barents Sea,” Russian Ministry of Defense said in a
The Indian Ministry of Defence tested Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) on October 5 from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. All the mission objectives including missile flight upto the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, release of Torpedo and deployment of Velocity Reduction Mechanism (VRM) have been met perfectly, the ministry said
The US State Department has approved a possible sale to Egypt of a Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) system and related equipment for an estimated cost of $417 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today
BAE Systems won a contract to produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 and Bofors 57 Mk3 naval guns for the U.K