Saudi Arabia is likely to receive new mobile Thunder-2 short-range ballistic missile systems in 2022.
The kingdom received the first batch of components that include engines, spare parts and different warheads of the missile as part of the first phase of test programme, Defense Blog reported quoting an unnamed Saudi military source as saying Thursday.
Saudi Arabia is expected to have the first Thunder-2 ballistic missile system ready for use by 2022, the report stated.
The missile is jointly being developed by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Ukrainian Yuzhnoye Design Office and Saudi Arabia plans to conduct first firing test in September or October 2019, according the source.
The new missile, also named Grom-2, based on Ukrainian Sapsan mobile short-range ballistic missile has a range of 50-280 km and carry a variety of warheads. The warheads will have semi-active and active target seeker systems that combine electro-optical guidance system and radar tracker.
Raytheon has won $81million modification contract for design, engineering and technical support services for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), SeaRAM, and Land-based Phalanx Weapon System to Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Canada, United Kingdom, South Korea, Portugal and Greece. Phalanx CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday
Saudi Arabia has signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the United States for the procurement of 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile systems for an approximate $15 billion. Saudi officials alongside their US counterparts signed the government-to-government agreement earlier this week,
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $282,085,646 contract modification for long-lead-time material and detail design in support of the construction of four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant ships (MMSC) for Saudi Arabia. This contract involves foreign military sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Sierra Nevada Corp won a $23 million modification contract to upgrade two Saudi Arabian King Air 350 extended range aircraft. The upgrade includes equipping the aircraft with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance/synthetic aperture radar capability; one transportable ground station; one fixed ground station; and one mission system trainer, the US DoD announced in a statement on Wednesday
The Pentagons budget next month will provide details on the placement of 20new ballistic missile defense ground interceptors, United States President Donald Trump said Thursday. Trump said the release of the Pentagons budget next month will provide the some of the details on the placement of 20 new ballistic missile defense ground interceptors at Fort Greely, Alaska, as well as new sensors and steps proposed for future missile defense,
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