Leonardo DRS has won a $80 million contract to equip the United States Armys M1A2 Sep v2 and Marine Corps M1A1 main battle tanks (MBTs) with additional Trophy active protection systems (APS). This brings the total funded value of the program to over $200 million and will equip several more brigades with Abrams Trophy, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Israeli companies- Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and UAV manufacturer Aeronautics Limited have signed an agreement to develop advanced drones based on the latters Orbiter family of UAVs. The two companies will develop and manufacture advanced drones (UAV systems) based on the Orbiter family of UAVs
Rafales first aircraft upgraded to F3-R standard completed its first flight from Air base 118 at Mont-de-Marsan on 10 December, 2018, French Air Force said in a statement Thursday. The F3-R version will be armed with a combination of the new Meteor long-range air-to-air missile and the RBE2 active electronic scanning radar; a new TALIOS pod that enhances day/night target detection, recognition and identification
Israeli Defense Forces Iron Dome intercepted three of 17 rockets that were launched from Gaza. “An exchange of fire broke out during which one IDF officer was killed and an additional IDF officer was moderately injured
The Swiss government has issued the request for tender for a new long-range surface-to-air defense system through its defense procurement agency, Armasuisse, for the countrys Air 2030 program. Under its Air2030, Switzerland is aiming to procure new combat aircraft and ground-based defences in a programme valued at CHF8 billion ($8
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
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
The Philippine Navy successfully test-fired its first ever ship-borne missile from its Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) Mk III near Lamao Point in Bataan on Thursday. The Navy gunboat blasted an Israeli-made Spike ER (Extended Range) missile, which “accurately hit the designated target at approximately 6 kilometers away from the firing platform,” a statement released on August 9, by the Naval Public Affairs Office, said
North Korea has begun dismantling its missile engine testing site that include rail-mounted processing building, rocket engine test stand used to build liquid-fuel engines for ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles. The dismantling is in line with a promise made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the Singapore summit with the United States President Donald Trump, 38 North was quoted as reporting by Yonhap Tuesday
The Israeli Air Force has fired ‘David Sling the medium range interceptor missile for the first time in an operational situation. The air force fired two Stunner missiles, that are part of the Davids Sling defense system against medium and long-range missiles
The Philippine Navy will test its newly acquired Israeli missile systems this July, the Department of National Defense (DND) said on Monday. The Spike-ER surface-to-surface missile systems from Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will be tested on July 17 and 18 and from July 24 to 26 within Corregidor Island, Defense Spokesman Arsenio Andolong said
Lockheed Martin and Rafael have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to evaluate potential markets and customer requirements for Rafael's Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective (SPICE) missile guidance kits. "SPICE is an air-to-surface weapon system offering US and international air forces operating Lockheed Martin's platforms, as well as strategic bomber aircraft, an important complement to their existing operational capabilities," Yuval Miller, Executive Vice President, Head of Rafael's Air & C4ISR Division
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