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Entry of International Players Could Change India’s Aerospace Landscape Forever

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, IAI, India, Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
The Aero India 2017 airshow opening today (February 14) at Indian Air Force (IAF) Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru marks the 11th Aero India airshow. Unlike past events dominated by competitors seeking to sell aircraft to India, this time the world’s largest aerospace industries are offering to deliver complete production lines that will roll out today’s fighter […]
              

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North Korea Tests a New Ground Mobile Ballistic Missile

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
North Korea appears to have employed technologies used in submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to develop a new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile tested Saturday. The SLBM launched in August carried the name Pukguksong-1, ("North Star"); the official announcement about the missile test called the new missile Pukguksong-2.
              

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Larsen & Toubro and MBDA establish Joint Venture for missile systems development in India

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: France, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and European weapon system specialist MBDA have announced the formation of an Indian based Joint Venture to pursue opportunities for the development and supply of missiles systems to meet the growing potential requirements of the Indian armed forces. To begin with, the JV will look to develop and supply fifth generation anti-tank guided missiles, anti-ship missiles for coastal defense and high-speed target drones.
              

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IAI Introduces an Export Version of Heron TP

February 8, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, India, Syndicated Industry News 

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US-Japanese Missile – SM-3 Block IIA Scores a Bullseye on 1st Intercept Test

February 4, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Japan, missile defense, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
The first live intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA interceptor missile was completed successfully on Friday dawn, off the west coast of Hawaii, proving the design maturity of the most advanced interceptor in the sea-based AEGIS Missile Defense system. The intercept was conducted by the US Navy AEGIS test ship - from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) as part of a US-Japanese cooperative development.
              

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US Navy Deploys another Destroyer to Bab el-Mandeb, Over Yemeni Sea-Mine Alert

February 4, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The U.S. is bolstering its naval force operating off the Yemen coast and in the Bab El Mandeb straits connecting the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. The main concern is that the Houthis will try to block the narrow maritime lane with mines. "We’ve seen evidence that the Houthis are laying mines in the waters outside at least one of their ports. We officially have great concern for the freedom of navigation there" Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told Stars & Stripes.
              

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US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Shoot Down UAVs

February 2, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Weapons specialists at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, CA. have recently tested the capability of guided missile to defeat an unmanned aerial vehicle in flight. Two Spike 'forward-firing miniature missiles' were used to defeat two Outlaw UAVs, employing both proximity and contact activation (in separate tests)
              

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David’s Sling Completes 5th Test Series

January 25, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel's Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) within the Israel Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully completed a series of intercept tests of Rafael/Raytheon David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS). The new system is being deployed with Israel's multi-tiered antimissile array.
              

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Sig Sauer’s P320 Selected for the Army’s Next Service Pistol

January 20, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: FN, Syndicated Industry News 
The US Army selected the Sig Sauer P320 pistol for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), replacing the the service's Beretta M9 pistol that has been in service in the past 30 years. The $580 million contract announced yesterday covers procurement of some 280,000 handguns over 10 years.
              

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Russian, Turkish Forces Conduct Coordinated Air Strikes in Syria

January 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News, Turkey 

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Royal Navy to Induct the Crowsnet New AEW Helicopter by 2020

January 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
The British Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced a £269M (US$327 million) deal for the procurement of 10 aerial surveillance systems to operate on the Royal Navy new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. Initial deliveries are expected in 2018 with initial operational capability in 2020.
              

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Operational Arrow-3 Interceptors Transferred to Israel’s Air Force Missile Defense Force

January 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, IAI, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel enhanced today its nationwide multi-layered missile defense system with the delivery of the first batch of Arrow 3 interceptors to be inducted to the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI/MLM). The induction of Arrow-3 interceptor enables the AWS to intercept ballistic faster missiles, at longer range, and higher altitude (exo-atmospheric) with more precise ballistic engagements.
              

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RAF Strikes Daesh Drone Facility in Mosul

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Tomahawk Cruise Missiles to Become Dual-Mission, Assume Anti-Ship Role

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
New capabilities introduced to the new batch of Block IV Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missiles (TLAM) are transforming the weapon of the 1980s into a smarter, more versatile 21st century weapon. The U.S. Navy is planning to rapidly deploy the modernized, retargetable Block IV land attack missile on board ships as a dual-mission 'Maritime Strike Tomahawk'.
              

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An Israeli Radar to Guide an Asian Mobile Laser Weapon

RADA Electronic Industries announced today its RPS-42 radar system has been selected by a country in the Far East to be used in the development and evaluation of High-Energy Laser (HEL) weapon system. The announcement follows the the selection of these Israel’s radar for similar programs in North America and Europe. The RPS-42 is a member […]
              

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First Order for BrightNite Helicopter Piloting System

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
Elbit Systems received a first order for the BrightNite vision system from one of NATO air forces in, (name of the country has not been released). BrightNite is designed to enhance helicopter pilot visibility and situational awareness in Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) conditions. The company is expected to deliver the systems under a $17 million contract, within 30 months.
              

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Protected: A Gunslinger with Bad Eyesight?

January 16, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 

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Diesel-Powered Drone Set Endurance Record (56 Hour Mission) for Small UAS

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, Syndicated Industry News 
Vanilla Aircraft VA001 has set an endurance record for 50 kg-500 kg subclass drones, flying a 56-hour mission without refueling the diesel-powered drone, demonstrated the feasibility of designing a low-cost UAV able to take off from one side of a continent, fly to the other, perform its duties for a week, and come back - all on the same tank of fuel.
              

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An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Austria, Germany, Syndicated Industry News 
The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 - a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyr's STM556. Rheinmetall positions the weapon as a proposed replacement for the current German military assault rifle - G36 made by Heckler & Koch.
              

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Elbit Systems’ Subsidiary to Produce Remote Weapon Stations in Brazil

January 8, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
Ares, a Brazilian subsidiary of Elbit Systems will supply the Brazilian Armed Forces remotely Controled Weapon Stations (RCWS). REMAX is a stabilized weapon station for 12.7/7.62 mm machine guns that was Specifically designed by Ares to meet Brazilian Army requirements as part of the VBTP program. The system have been successfully tested and fielded in Brazilian Army Guarani 6X6 vehicles.. Some of the Brazilian VBTP vehicles are also armed with a larger weapon station mounting the 30mm automatic cannon.
              

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New Evidence of Russian Iskander M Missile Deployment in Syria

January 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
Satellite imagery analysis by Imagesat International (ISI) intelligence experts revealed deployment of Iskandar (SS-26 “Stone”) advanced missile system vehicles as part of the Russian deployment. Iskander units were first spotted at Hmeimim airbase in Latakia, Syria in March 2016.
              

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Spy’Ranger – a New Mini-Drone for the French Army

January 5, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Airbus, France, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 

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Iran Test Fires Sayyad-3 High Altitude SAM

December 29, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Iran’s Air Defense employed an upgraded version of the locally-made Sayyad-3 high-altitude air-defense missile yesterday. This missile provides the upper layer of the Talash air defense system, designed to intercept targets at ranges up to 150 km. It can track 30 targets and engage 12 of them simultaneously.
              

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Iran Test Fires Sayyad-3 High Altitude SAM

December 29, 2016 by · Comment
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Russians Used Cyber Bots to Target Ukrainian Artillery

December 22, 2016 by · Comment
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