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  • Guided Munition to Carl Gustaf
    Guided Munition to Carl Gustaf 2 November 2019
    The Guided Carl Gustaf Munition (GCGM) Project, which developed by Raytheon Missile Systems and Saab Dynamics, is progressing rapidly. Within the scope of the project, a guided ammunition for the Carl Gustaf systems was developed. As a result of the studies initiated in November 2017, the initial launch tests of semi-active laser guided ammunition were performed. The missile, which can also be fired from closed areas, can hit its target with CEP <1 metres . Ammunit...
  • GLSDB from Norway
    GLSDB from Norway 19 October 2019
      Saab and Boeing announced that they successfully test-fired the Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) in Norway. The test-firing took place at the Andøya Test Centre in Andenes, Norway, September 26, 2019. The objective of the test firing was to hit a predetermined target in the sea, 130 km away from the launcher. The launcher used in the test firing was a custom made, fully autonomous, 20-foot container. The GLSDB is essentially a GBU-39 Small Diameter...
  • JAGM Series Production
    JAGM Series Production 10 April 2019
    US announced that serial production phase is near for JAGM missile. In the statement made by the Army, it was announced that in the first place a total of 3000 JAGMs will be supplied, 1500 for the 2020 Budget and 1500 for the 2021 budget. Full rate production agreement was not signed and when will be signed is not announced.   JAGM, which has a tri-mode scanner includes semi-active laser, infrared imaging and millimeter wave, is planned to replace AGM-114 Hellfire, AG...
  • APKWS to Nigeria
    APKWS to Nigeria 7 February 2019
    The United States has announced the approval of a new military sale. The US Department of Defence announced that Nigeria will procure APKWS. The total cost of the agreement is $ 225 million. It is reported that the systems will be used in 12 EMB-314 Super Tucanos ordered in 2017. APKWS is a guidance kit for Hydra 70 rockets. System has 1.8 kilograms high explosive warhead and guided with with a semi-active laser guidance kit.
  • Pakistan Seeks for Long Range SAM
    Pakistan Seeks for Long Range SAM 10 December 2018
    Pakistan, seeking to strengthen its air defence umbrella. Islamabad is now looking for a long-range air defence system following the procurement of the HQ-16 based LY-80 medium-range air defence system. According to the Russian TASS News Agency, Pakistan is conducting a feasibility study for solutions to expand the air defence umbrella. The main focus of the studies is the Chinese FD-2000 system. A total of nine ordered LY-80 systems were completed. All systems started to ...
  • ESSM Modernization
    ESSM Modernization 22 November 2018
    US Navy, to carry out a new modernisation for RIM-162 ESSM Block 2 systems. Works will be performed by Naval Surface Warfare Center. US Navy’s Mk132 guided missile launch systems (GMLS) will be modernized. Port Hueneme Division will manage the modernization process. In this way, GMLS systems will be capable of firing ESSM (Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile). ESSM system is developed from RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile and put into service in 2003. The system, which is in use in...
  • JAGM Order to Lockheed Martin
    JAGM Order to Lockheed Martin 13 September 2018
    The US has signed a new agreement with Lockheed Martin for $ 49,618 million. Under the agreement, the company will produce the Joint Air to Ground Missile (JAGM) system for the US Army. Deliveries will be completed in 2021. According to the company, JAGM gthers the capabilities of the Hellfire II missile and the Longbow Hellfire missiles on a single platform. JAGM combines the semi-active laser and the millimeter wave radar system in a single guidance section and uses AGM-...
  • New French Missile Tested
    New French Missile Tested 8 August 2018
    The BAT-120 GL started firing tests. Thales, announced that firing tests of BAT-120 GL laser-guided low-weight air to ground missile test. It was announced that the a prototype fitted with a guidance kit has tested. Flight test was conducted with the Mirage 2000D in the Biscarrosse Test Area in southwest France. During the test the target was not used and a single rocket fired. BAT (Bombe d'Appui Tactique Bomb) -120 GL, developed by Thales and Thomson Brandt Armements,...
  • New Missiles Accepted
    New Missiles Accepted 1 August 2018
    Ukraine has completed the acceptance tests of the new Stugna-P and Corsar anti-tank missiles. In the tests, it was reported that the acceptance of the state-owned Kiev Design Bureau "Luch" production of Stugna-P and Corsar firers was reported. After the tests, the Ukrainian Army has gained its new missiles. The Stugna-P (Export version name: Skif) missile has a warhead that is also effective to ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour). has a warhead that can be ...
  • ESSM Block 2 Intercepts Aerial Target
    ESSM Block 2 Intercepts Aerial Target 8 July 2018
    The NATO Seasparrow Project Office recently conducted the first live fire test of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 anti-air missile. The missile’s new seeker has passed the test. Block 2 has active guidance seeker-head. The new seeker head distinguishes Block 2 from the one in-service as it finds its target via radar and midcourse data uplinks from the ship. Block 2 will have both active and semi-active guidance systems.  Four additional live fire tests will follow, ah...
  • Lockheed's Joint Air-To-Ground Missile Enters into Low-Rate Initial Production
    Lockheed's Joint Air-To-Ground Missile Enters into Low-Rate Initial Production 30 June 2018
    Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defence Acquisition Board review. The signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP). JAGM is a multi-sensor air-to-ground missile that is the successor to the combat proven HELLFIRE Romeo and HELLFIRE Longbow missiles. Backward compatible with all rotary wing and fixed wing platforms that fire the HELLFIRE family of missiles, ...
  • Nexter in the 155 Business
    Nexter in the 155 Business 19 June 2018
    Nexter unveiled its new 155 mm long-range ammunition. 155 millimeters ammunition called KATANA can be fired from all 52 caliber barrels. KATANA, which is suitable for continuous shooting in all weather conditions and offers high cost- efficiency rate, has fuse modes such as proximity, impact and delay. The precise guidance capability resulting from the hybridization of GNSS and inertial measurement systems and the optionally available semi-active laser telemetry allow the ammunition...
  • Terminator Anti-tank Missile Unveiled at SOFEX
    Terminator Anti-tank Missile Unveiled at SOFEX 14 May 2018
    Jordanian Jadara Equipment and Defence Systems company unveiled its new Terminator anti-tank missile system during the SOFEX 2018 held in Amman from 8-10 May.  With a range of up to 2 thousand 500 metres, Terminator can carry both a 15,9 kg tandem high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead and a 15,4 kg high-explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG) warhead. It can be mounted on either a portable launcher or a carrier-based automatic launcher. The system uses a se...
  • Last Tests Before Low-rate Initial Production
    Last Tests Before Low-rate Initial Production 19 February 2018
    The US Army is testing the new generation Joint Air-to-Ground Missile before it achieves low-rate initial production decision. The tests are being conducted by Yuma and Redstone Test Centres. The JAGM can be guided by using semi-active laser or radio frequency and the modes can be switched within seconds in-flight if needed. During the tests, four vehicles were fitted with remote control kits to create multiple moving targets at once. Though t...
  • SDB II Lot 1 Production Completed
    SDB II Lot 1 Production Completed 15 December 2017
    Raytheon has completed Lot 1 production of the Small Diameter Bomb II, the company announced on 13 December. The U.S. Air Force has also contracted with Raytheon to produce Lots 2 and 3. The SDB II features a seeker that uses millimetre wave radar, uncooled imaging infrared guidance and semi-active laser guidance to find its targets. The weapon's two-way datalink allows it to receive in-flight target updates. Once fielded, SDB II will enable pilots to engage more ...
  • Iran Inaugurated Production Line For New Missile
    Iran Inaugurated Production Line For New Missile 28 July 2017
    Iran has officially inaugurated the production line of the new Sayyad-3 long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) during a 22 July ceremony attended by the Minister of Defence Hossein Dehghan. The Iranian Ministry of Defence (MoD) then released the first high-quality images of the missile. Dehghan said the Sayyad-3 has a maximum range of 120 km and a maximum altitude of 27 km while featuring a combined active radar, semi-active radar, and infrared guidanc...
  • Giant UAV Goes Into Mass Production
    Giant UAV Goes Into Mass Production 18 July 2017
    China's latest armed reconnaissance UAV Cai Hong 5 (Rainbow 5) is ready for serial production according to China Daily report. China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has unveiled the first prototype of CH-5 at Zhuhai Airshow China 2016, held in November 2016. With its 20-meter wingspan, CH-5 is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) class UAV has a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 3 thousand 300 kg and a payload capacity of 1 thousan...
  • BAE, Leonardo Joined Hands
    BAE, Leonardo Joined Hands 29 June 2017
    BAE Systems and Leonardo have announced an initiative to pursue collaborations on new precision-guided solutions for US military on 28 June. The two companies will work on adapting Leonardo's Vulcano guided munitions to BAE System's Advanced Gun System (AGS) and Mk 45 naval gun. The AGS is currently on board the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt class of destroyers, and the Mk 45 is widely used by the Navy and allied nations.  The new adaptations of Vulcano ...
  • Miniature UAV Ammunition: BOZOK
    Miniature UAV Ammunition: BOZOK 9 May 2017
    Turkey's Defense Industries Research and Development Institute - SAGE, a part of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, introduced BOZOK laser guided miniature UAV ammunition to the visitors of IDEF 2017.  BOZOK proceeds with inertial navigation system until the terminal phase and then uses semi-active laser warhead to provide accuracy. Wighing 16 kg and having a length of 120 mm, the UAV ammo has 9 km range.
  • 'Romeo' Inquiry by Shakespeare's Country
    'Romeo' Inquiry by Shakespeare's Country 17 March 2017
    The UK government has placed an order for one thousand AGM-114-R1/R2 Hellfire II Semi-Active Laser (SAL) missiles with an estimated cost of $150 million.  AGM-114R integrates capabilities of all previous Hellfire II variants equipped with semi-active laser (SAL) seekers into a single missile. The missile, also known as Hellfire Romeo, can be launched from higher altitudes than previous variants due to its enhanced guidance system and improved navigation capa...
  • New Air Defence System to Pakistan
    New Air Defence System to Pakistan 13 March 2017
    Pakistan has taken delivery of LY 80 air defence system on 12 March, according to Inter Services Public Relations press release. The induction ceremony of the system was held at the Army Auditorium. Capable of tracking and destroying variety of aerial targets at low and medium altitude, the Chinese mobile air defence system is expected to increase Pakistani Army’s response capability to current and emerging air threats. The relevant contract,...
  • 'G-CLAW' Engaged Its Target
    'G-CLAW' Engaged Its Target 17 February 2017
    Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems announced on February 15th that the precision guided G-CLAW test was successful. Tests against mobile and stationary targets has been performed in October 2016 at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. The missile was fired from the Cessna Caravan aircraft hit targets within a one-meter circular error probable (CEP). The weapon with GPS assisted inertia navigation system is locked onto the target with semi-active laser (Semi-Active Laser / SAL) s...
  • Missile Test Attracted Attention 9 February 2017
    The Chinese press have announced that the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) have tested the short-range precision-guided air-to-ground AR-2 missile in the past few days. The missile was developed forthe CH-class unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). AR-2 features a 5 kg warhead featuring Semi-Active Laser-Homing (SALH). The missile has a total weight of 20 kg and is 25 kg lighter than the previous model (AR-1). AR-2 ...
  • Armed Drone Competition by Chinese Manufacturers
    Armed Drone Competition by Chinese Manufacturers 9 November 2016
    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) displayed a prototype of its latest armed reconnaissance UAV Cai Hong 5 (Rainbow 5) at Zhuhai Airshow China 2016,  held between 1-6 November. CH-5 is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) class UAV with a  maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 3 thousand 300 kg and payload capacity of 1 thousand 200 kg. The UAV features three hardpoints under each wing and has electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor turret with a thermal imager...
  • Extensive Contract to BAE Systems
    Extensive Contract to BAE Systems 11 October 2016
    BAE Systems has been awarded a not-to-exceed $618 million contract for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II full-rate production, upgrading the current 2.75-inch rocket system to a semi-active laser guided precision weapon. The agreement covers the procurement of  the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, and governments of Iraq, Lebanon, Netherlands, Jordan, and Australia. Estimated completion date of the work required is 2018, December. 
  • Iraq to use BAE Systems' APKWS
    Iraq to use BAE Systems' APKWS 16 September 2016
    The Iraqi Army is to integrate BAE System Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) on its Bell IA-407 helicopters. The announcement was made by Bell Helicopter vice-president for Middle East and Africa during AAD 2016 exhibition. Currently, the 24 helicopters in service are armed with 50-calibre machine guns and 70 mm Hydra air-to-surface rockets. The APKWS uses semi-active laser guidance technology to strike lightly armored targets in confined areas, providing accuracy an...
  • Barak-8, Sea Ceptor Challenge
    Barak-8, Sea Ceptor Challenge 8 September 2016
    Combat systems of the Chilean Navy's three Type 23 frigates are undergoing modernisation. Proposed systems are either the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Barak-8 or the MBDA Sea Ceptor anti-air guided weapon systems. Although Raytheon’s RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) was another option, it appears to have dropped out of contest. The companies to modernise Chilean frigates are BAE Systems (teamed with QinetiQ), IAI's MBT Division, Lockheed Martin, and Thales Nederlan...
  • MBDA Demonstrates Brimstone Missile Live Firing from Apache Helicopter
    MBDA Demonstrates Brimstone Missile Live Firing from Apache Helicopter 17 July 2016
    MBDA and Boeing have successfully completed a series of physical trials and firings of Brimstone on the AH-64E attack helicopter to confirm the feasibility of integrating the missile with the United Kingdom’s future Apache AH-64E fleet. These trials validate a prior UK MOD study contract with MBDA and Boeing that confirmed integration was expected to be low risk. The programme was funded by a UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) contract, awarded to MBDA in September 2015. It included...
  • Lockheed’s Dual Mode Plus at trial 31 March 2016
    Lockheed Martin’s proposed alternative to the Boeing laser-guided joint direct attack munition (Laser JDAM) are being validated on a US Navy F/A-18 at the China Lake complex in California's Mojave Desert. The company wants this trial to be extended to F-16s one of the most selling fighter aircrafts. Dual Mode Plus bombs are a derivative of Lockheed’s Paveway II Plus laser guidance assembly, that transforms free fall classical "dumb" bombs into precision-guided, direct-attack weapons. ...