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Spike ER2 Missile Doubles the Range of Attack Helicopters

September 2, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Israel, Poland, Syndicated Industry News 

Israel's RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is expanding its Spike guided missile family with the introduction of Spike ER2, an extended-range tactical missile the company positions to equip attack helicopters, combat vehicles, and mall boats.

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Preparing the Missile Corps, Israel Increases Precision Guided Rocket Arsenal

August 27, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 

Israel's defense ministry has placed a major order for a number of IMI Systems precision-guided rockets and rocket systems to equip the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) artillery corps.

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US Navy to Field a Networked Decoy/Jammer

August 26, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

Following a successful flight testing of Collaborative Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD-X) air-launched decoys last week, the US Navy plans to complete the development, transforming the decoy into a navalized, networked one.

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RAFAEL to Produce Spike LR2 Guided Missiles in Australia

August 22, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 

Australia selected the Israeli Spike LR2 multi-purpose guided missile to equip the new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance vehicles procured from Rheinmetall Defense under an A$2.1 billion Under project Land 400 Phase 2 contract. Australia is the second user to select the new LR2 version of the missile, following the Israel Defense Forces that placed an order for 2,000 in 2017.

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RAFAEL to Produce Spike LR2 Guided Missiles in Australia

August 22, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 

Australia selected the Israeli Spike LR2 multi-purpose guided missile to equip the new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance vehicles procured from Rheinmetall Defense under an A$2.1 billion Under project Land 400 Phase 2 contract. Australia is the second user to select the new LR2 version of the missile, following the Israel Defense Forces that placed an order for 2,000 in 2017.

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China Conducts First Successful Flight of a Hypersonic Waverider Air Vehicle

August 7, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: China, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 

China has successfully tested a hypersonic waverider air vehicle for the first time. The vehicle flew and maneuvered at a speed of Mach 6. The Xingkong-2 waverider type vehicle was launched on a missile and after separation from the rocket launcher the Xingkong-2 (Sky Star) accelerated to the hypersonic speed and performed several maneuvers before […]

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Hellfire Successor Approved for Production

June 27, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board review and achieved milestone C. The signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP). JAGM flight tests, including ten Limited User Test flights, were completed across the performance envelope and target requirements over a […]

World Powers Modernize, Improve Nuke Arsenals

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released today the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. One of the key findings includes the state of world's nuclear forces as of January 2018. "All the nuclear weapon-possessing states are developing new nuclear weapon systems and modernizing their existing systems" the report stated. The inventories listed in the table above show a small decline in the U.S. and Russian inventories, as Russia modernizes its strategic weapon's arsenal, and the US phases out some of the oldest warheads, under the nuclear disarmament agreements.

World Powers Modernize, Improve Nuke Arsenals

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released today the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. One of the key findings includes the state of world's nuclear forces as of January 2018. "All the nuclear weapon-possessing states are developing new nuclear weapon systems and modernizing their existing systems" the report stated. The inventories listed in the table above show a small decline in the U.S. and Russian inventories, as Russia modernizes its strategic weapon's arsenal, and the US phases out some of the oldest warheads, under the nuclear disarmament agreements.

NSM Extends LCS Firepower Over The Horizon

June 4, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
Tthe U.S. Navy selected the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile (NSM) developed by Kongsberg Defense to provide the fleet of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) of the U.S. Navy with an Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) capability engaging hostile ships and land targets at ranges of 200 and beyond. Adding an offensive over-the-horizon capability is essential for the LCS to address the US Navy’s Distributed Lethality (DT) strategy. The Navy defines DT as the capability to strike from any ship and at any place in the world. The Navy considers that deploying offensive weapons on as many U.S. ships as possible would complicate an enemy’s ability to attack.

India Tests Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet for Future AAM/SAM Propulsion

June 3, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: India, Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
The Indian Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) completed a first test flight of an advanced propulsion system that promises to enhance the range and agility of air-to-air (AAM) and surface-to-air missiles (SAM). The Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) developed under a joint Indo-Russian R&D project achieved a speed of Mach 3 on its first flight.

DEFEXPO 2018 – Photo Highlights (Part I)

Following are our first photographic impressions from DEFEXPO 2018 that was held south of Chennai, in South India this week. Follow-up reports will highlight specific areas including combat aircraft and weapons, unmanned systems, armor and artillery.

Hypersonic Weapons Enter Service with Russian Aviation

March 1, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
Vladimir Puttin, the President of the Russian Republic confirmed today that Russia began deploying new strategic weapons that are virtually immune to enemy missile defense capabilities. These weapons include a hypersonic air-launched attack missile and ground-launched hypersonic glider, that can be used with nuclear or conventional warheads. Russian scientists have also matured a compact nuclear propulsion system that can be fitted to unmanned aerial vehicles and torpedo-like submersibles, used as cruise missiles. Nuclear powered Representing new weapon categories, both systems are not likely to be covered by the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

RSM-56 Bulava Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile

December 31, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
On June 2017 the missile submarine Yuri Dolgoruky, successfully test-fired an RSM-56 Bulava Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from a submerged position in the Barents Sea, off the northern coast of Russia. The warhead impacted the designated target at the Kura practice range in Kamchatka, 3,600 miles away.

Toward an All-New Russian ICBM Force

December 31, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
As Russia continues the modernization of its strategic missile force, twenty additional RS-24s Yars ICBMs will be delivered in 2018. By 2020 these new missiles are expected to replace all the remaining 30 silo-based UR-100 (NATO Reporting name: SS-19 Stiletto) liquid-fueled ICBM.

A Stronger, More Powerful Satan-2

December 31, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
Moscow is moving to replace its heaviest strategic missile – the R-36M2 Satan, with a new liquid-propelled ICBM – RS-28 Sarmat. The need for a new missile is evident since its predecessor, the R-36 (SS-18) Satan that uses a liquid propulsion system designed and produced in Ukraine, that cannot be relied upon to support the weapon.

New Weapons Initiatives Violating Strategic Arms Control Treaties

December 31, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
As Russia continues the modernization of its strategic forces, Moscow is testing the limits of compliance to arms reduction treaties it is committed to. The United States complained about two Russian weapon categories that allegedly violate the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty - the RS-26 Rubezh and 9M729 Iskander-K.

Pressed by Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen, Houthis Attempt Deep Strikes in Saudi Arabia, UAE

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Saudi Arabia, Syndicated Industry News 
Iranian backed Houthis in Yemen targeted the Saudi capital Riyadh today, launching a Burkan 2 ballistic missile. This was the second failed attempt by the Houthis to hit the capital of Saudi Arabia. Using conflicts in Syria and Yemen to demonstrate the capabilities of their weapons, particularly missiles and long-range weapons, Iran is projecting power and influence throughout and beyond the region.

Romania Evaluates Spike LR Missiles in Dismounted Configuration

December 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The Romanian Army has completed testing of SPIKE LR (Long Range) missiles as part of the Romanian Army qualification of the man-portable Spike-LR for dismounted operations.

Qatar Acquires Ballistic Missiles from China

December 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Qatar, Syndicated Industry News 
Qatar is fielding a short-range ballistic missile with a range of 480 km, an act that further expands the country's reach and deterrence amidst raw with neighboring UAE and Saudi Arabia. The first units of SY-400 missile, to be displayed on the national parade, was seen publicly for the first time during the rehearsals yesterday.

Preparing for Operational Service, B-1B Fires LRASM in Salvo

December 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin successfully launched production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber. to be integrated onboard the U.S. Air Force's B-1B in 2018 and on the U.S. Navy's F/A-18E/F in 2019, LRASM will fulfill the US Navy's Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) Increment I requirement.

North Korean Deterrence Boosted with HS-15 Success

December 1, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
The largest ballistic missile developed and launched by North Korea, Hwasong 15 (HS-15) represents an impressive weapon developed by the rough state to achieve credible deterrence against the United States. According to analysts, the new Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, (ICBM) carrying thermonuclear warheads could establish the North Korean nuclear deterrence force as early as next year.

IAI Introduces a Loitering Weapon Optimized for Maritime Attack

September 10, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has developed a Maritime version of its Harop Loitering Munitions (LM) family. The company is displaying the weapon at the DSEI 2017 defense expo in London this week. The new marine capabilities of the HAROP extends the operational capability of surface ships, from offshore patrol vessels to naval frigates. The technological […]

North Korea Successfully Tests a Thermonuclear Device

September 3, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Pyongyang confirmed today it successfully tested a hydrogen-bomb device, claiming it is now fully independent in producing such nuclear devices, from raw materials to the assembly in missiles. Prior to the recent test the official news agency KCNA released undated photos showing Kim Jong Un inspecting a peanut shaped object of the instrument claimed to be a new, miniaturized thermonuclear device designed for use in Hwasong-14 ICBMs. Photo: KCNA.

North Korea Successfully Tests a Thermonuclear Device

September 3, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Pyongyang confirmed today it successfully tested a hydrogen-bomb device, claiming it is now fully independent in producing such nuclear devices, from raw materials to the assembly in missiles. Prior to the recent test the official news agency KCNA released undated photos showing Kim Jong Un inspecting a peanut shaped object of the instrument claimed to be a new, miniaturized thermonuclear device designed for use in Hwasong-14 ICBMs. Photo: KCNA.

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