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Lockheed to Test HELIOS Laser Weapon in 2020

March 12, 2020 @ 07:06 AM

The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have conducted Critical Design Review (CDR) for HELIOS laser weapon system built for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, tests of which are scheduled to take place later this year. This takes the program an inch closer towards its integration with the destroyers, expected to take place in...

Rocket Attack on US Base in Iraq Leaves 3 Dead, Dozen Injured

March 12, 2020 @ 04:27 AM

Eighteen Katyusha rockets struck US' Al-Taji base just north of Baghdad on Wednesday night, reportedly leaving two Americans and a British soldier dead, and around a dozen others injured. The US-led Coalition confirmed in a statement that “three Coalition personnel were killed during a rocket attack on Camp Taj, Iraq, March...

Israel Tests Rocket Propulsion System

February 3, 2020 @ 06:39 AM

The Israel Ministry of Defense has announced it concluded experimental test of its rocket propulsion system from a military base located in the center of the country. "The Israel Ministry of Defense has completed a test of a rocket propulsion system from a military base in central Israel

Raytheon To Build Prototypes Of High Energy Laser Weapon Systems For USAF

August 3, 2019 @ 09:33 AM

Raytheon has won a $23.8 million contract to build two prototypes of High Energy Laser Weapon Systems (HELWS) for the US Air Force

China Upgrades 50 Year Old Howitzer to Fire Laser guided Shells

July 5, 2019 @ 11:29 AM

China has upgraded its 152 mm, Type 66 howitzer to fire laser terminal guidance shells which can track targets after they are fired, making them as accurate as missiles besides electromagnetic jamming shells and flare shells, Global Times reported today. "Electromagnetic jamming, which is popular in modern warfare, will...

Saab Signs Framework Agreement For Carl-Gustaf M4 Weapon Systems

June 27, 2019 @ 07:36 AM

Saab has signed a framework agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide the Swedish Armed Forces with Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon systems. The framework agreement will allow FMV to place orders during a ten-year period

Russia’s Almaz Launches Airborne Anti-surveillance Laser Project

June 26, 2019 @ 10:36 AM

Russias Almaz Antey has launched a project to develop airborne laser technologies to counter ground-based, aerial and space surveillance systems. "As one of the priority areas of its work, JSC NPO Almaz views designing and testing a prototype of an airborne laser system to counter land-, sea-, air-and space-based surveillance systems in the infrared part of the spectrum," the company said in its annual report published Tuesday

MBDA’s New Test Facility to Help Develop Laser Weapons

April 13, 2019 @ 08:17 PM

MBDA and ALPhANOV inaugurated their common Vulnerability Test Facility (VTF) to test the effects of lasers on materials which will help in the development of laser weapons. The VTF has the ability to simulate many of the real world conditions of a real-life laser firing, including: the imperfections of pointing a dynamic beam, employment against crossing and spinning targets, and the complex interactions between the laser and target materials, among others

Australian Army Orders Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar System Update From Saab

February 21, 2019 @ 07:17 AM

Saab received an order late December last year from the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group (CASG) on behalf of the Australian Army to update the Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES) equipment for the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) System. The WAVES equipment provides early warning audible and visual alerts when the C-RAM sensors detect and identify an incoming threat within an exclusion zone

Russia Testing New Onboard Reconnaisance Attack System On Mi-28N Attack Helicopter

February 21, 2019 @ 07:08 AM

Russia is testing new electronic attack system onboard Mi-28N attack helicopter that has an artificial intelligence capable of analysing the target automatically without the help of a manual operator. "Trials are held on Mi-28N helicopters for the system with artificial intelligence — a new onboard reconnaisance attack system with the so-called electronic weapons operator

MBDA Debuts Anti-tank Unmanned Ground Vehicle At IDEX 2019

February 18, 2019 @ 03:21 PM

MBDA and Milrem Robotics debut the worlds first anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at IDEX 2019, the main defence industry event in the MENA region. The joint project integrates the Milrem Robotics THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle with the MBDA IMPACT (Integrated MMP Precision Attack Combat Turret) system fitted with two MMP 5th generation battlefield engagement missiles and a self-defence machine gun

Russia’s ‘Poseidon’ Unmanned Underwater Vehicle To Undergo Factory Trials Soon

February 11, 2019 @ 09:48 AM

Russia will reportedly commence at-sea factory trials of a nuclear-capable underwater vehicle (UUV), dubbed ‘Poseidon, in summer 2019, TASS reports Sunday. "The successful tests of Poseidons nuclear-powered energy unit opened the way to conducting at-sea factory tests of the vehicle