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South Korea Puts off L-SAM Missile Test Amidst Détente with North

October 15, 2018 @ 08:03 AM

South Korea's defense ministry today announced that it has put off the testing of it Long Range Surface-to-air interceptor missile (L-SAM) due to “technical reasons.” However, unnamed critics said that the test was delayed at the instruction of the presidential office as the Moon Jae-in administration wanted to avoid antagonizing the...

Japan Developing Missile-launched Glide Bombs

September 25, 2018 @ 08:26 AM

The Japanese Defense Ministry is developing supersonic glide bombs which would be launched by a missile at a very high altitude and then fall at supersonic speed toward the target. The ministry aims to put glide bombs into practical use in fiscal 2026 by moving up its initial development schedule by...

Saab Wins Grenades Contract

September 12, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

Saab has been chosen for a mortar ammunition contract for 81mm grenades from an undisclosed customer. The order includes the high explosive grenade WG, as well as the explosive grenade EUG and potentially the newest product from SBDS which is the THOR - the latest version of pre fragmented mortar grenades...

Australia to buy Saab’s New Carl-Gustaf M4 Multi-role Weapon System

September 5, 2018 @ 05:10 AM

Saab has received an order for the new Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapon system from the Australian Army. The new Carl-Gustaf M4 version introduces a range of major enhancements

Eight Killed in Rheinmetall-Denel’s South African Plant Explosion

September 3, 2018 @ 08:18 PM

Eight people were killed Monday in an explosion at a Rheinmetall-Denel munitions factory near Cape Town in South Africa. The blast was reported by local residents near the Rheinmetall-Denel plant in Somerset West when it erupted at 3:45 pm local time

Rafael to Unveil Spike-ER II Fifth-gen Missile

September 3, 2018 @ 08:21 AM

Israeli firm Rafael will unveil a fifth-generation version of its Spike anti-tank missile, the Spike-ER II at the MSPO international defense exhibition in Kielce, Poland later this week. A company announcement said that the Spike-ER II is a tactical electro-optical precision multi-purpose missile that can be launched from all the existing Spike missile launchers

Russia Successfully Tests New Longer Range Missile for S-400 Air Defense System

July 3, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

The Russian Ministry of Defense is set to induct a new 400 km range missile of the S-400 air defense system the state trials of which were successfully completed recently. TASS said quoting an unnamed source that the new long range missile, designated 40N6E, has a range of 400 km while the current missile that goes with the S-400 has a maximum range of 250 km

Azerbaijan Buys SOM Cruise Missile from Turkey's ROKETSAN

June 26, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

The Azerbaijan Air Force (AAF) has displayed SOM cruise missile purchased from the Turkish firm ROKETSAN. The SOM missile was demonstrated in the 100th anniversary parade of Azerbaijan Army for the first time which makes it clear that Azerbaijan has got SOM-B1 modified version making it the first foreign user of SOM missile,

US Approves Sale of Penetrator Bombs for Bahrain’s F-16 Aircraft

May 19, 2018 @ 11:49 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of General Purpose (GP) and Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies for an estimated cost of $45 million. The Government of Bahrain has requested three thousand two hundred (3,200) General Purpose (GP) and Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies to include: one thousand five hundred (1,500) MK-82 (500lbs) GP bomb bodies, six hundred (600) MK-83 (1,000lbs) GP bomb bodies, six hundred (600) MK-84 (2,000lbs) GP bomb bodies, and five hundred (500) BLU-109 (2,000lbs) Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies, A US Defense Security Cooperation Agency release said

MBDA’s CAAM Missile Qualified for Launch from Lockheed Martin’s ExLS Launcher...

April 9, 2018 @ 01:17 PM

MBDA and Lockheed Martin have jointly completed qualification of MBDAs Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) from Lockheed Martins Extensible Launching System (ExLS) 3-Cell Stand Alone Launcher following a series of trials. ExLS is a low-cost alternative for integrating new missiles and munitions into naval surface combatants leveraging Lockheed Martins proven Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) design and electronics

Rosoboronexport Reveals details of Russia's Buk M3 Air Defence Missile System

March 28, 2018 @ 10:25 AM

Rosoboronexport has revealed details of its Buk-M3 ‘Viking, the newest air defence missile system (ADMS) from Russia ahead of its international launch. “The ‘Viking complex preserves the best characteristics of the famous line of the ‘Buk air defence missile such as force and infrastructure protection from present-day and future air assault weapons in conditions of radio-electronic countermeasures and firing,” said Rosoboronexports Deputy Director General Sergey Ladygin

US Approves Sale of 6600 TOW Missile to Saudi Arabia Worth $670

March 23, 2018 @ 07:30 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of TOW 2B (BGM-71F-Series) missiles, made by Raytheon, for an estimated cost of $670 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today

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