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US Air Force to Experiment With Counter-Air Defense Cruise Missiles

December 21, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Kratos, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) munitions directorate awarded two competitive contracts for the first phase of development of a new cruise missile designed to defeat modern, integrated air defense systems (IADS).

German Air Force Typhoons to Assume Attack Role in 2018

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
The German Air Force officially received the first shipment of Raytheon Enhanced Paveway II guidance kits (GBU-48), preparing its Eurofighter Typhoon to assume ground attack missions.

Raytheon completes first lot production of Small Diameter Bomb II

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
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As the SDB II program is nearing completion of developmental testing Raytheon has completed the first production lot of the Small Diameter Bomb II (designated GBU-53/B) at its fully-automated manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona.

Korean Threat Driving Missile Defense Buildup Across the Far East

Racing to the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), Pyongyang's long-range missile activity means bad news for Japan and South Korea, since the medium and intermediate range missiles developed by the rough nation could target even well-defended targets in the Western Pacific, including Japan, South Korea and US bases in the region. This review outlines some of the measures taken by countries in the region, to bolster their missile defense capabilities.

Qatar’s Race for Air Power

December 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, Boeing, France, Qatar, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
In recent months Qatar defense officials were busy dealing in shopping for fighter jets to expand their minuscule air force into a significant, modern air power. If those deals are fulfilled, in less than five years the Qatari Emiri Air Force (QEAF) will increase its order of battle from the current nine Mirage 2000-5 fighters to 96 modern combat jets, armed with the latest weapons the Western world can offer.

New Breath of Life for the Old Patton

October 26, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Egypt, L-3, Raytheon, Saudi Arabia, Syndicated Industry News 
The largest fleets of M-60 are in Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, where the M-60 is used alongside the M-1A1. In the recent years, these tanks are heavily engaged in combat operations, in Yemen, Syria, and Sinai where they have suffered significant losses to anti-tank weapons. To survive and continue to be effective in service these tanks must be modernized.

Next Gen Jammer Increment 1 on track

May 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B program office (PMA-234) of the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed a critical design review (CDR) for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment (Inc) 1 Mid-band program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in late April. The system is now in the Engineering and Manufacturing […]
              

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US-Norwegian Air and Missile Defense to Protect Australian Forces Abroad

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The Reaper Kits-up for Operation in Contested Airspace

April 11, 2017 by · Comment
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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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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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Beefing up Defense Against Chinese ‘Carrier Killers’

December 15, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: MDA, missile defense, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 

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High Flying Drones Recruited for Missile Defense

reaper_bmds_1021Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) are currently tested with Airborne Infrared (ABIR) sensors – performing persistent, forward pickets to spot hostile missile launches and track them through their flight trajectory. These missions will soon evolve as RPAs become operational, and augment existing radar and space-based sensors, providing midcourse tracking and target discrimination, to help targeting ground and ship-based missile defense interceptors. In the next phase MDA will equip even larger unmanned platforms with high-power laser systems, to perform boost-phase intercept. The agency plans to demonstrate such systems in 2021.
              

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Robot Mounted GroundEye Sensor Set to Combat Hidden IEDs

Raytheon UK's new Counter-IED sensor 'GroundEye' combines an imaging sensor with a laser array to measure ground disturbances and changes created by IEDs. Photo Raytheon.Raytheon UK and Estonian UGV developer Milrem unveiled at Eurosatory an IED detection platform based in Raytheon UK GroundEye sensor system, integrated on the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developed by Milrem.
              

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SM-6 Demonstrates Warfighting Capability Against Air and Surface Targets

sm-61021The Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) continues to demonstrate its prowess in operational tests - in a challenging multi-threat intercept test SM-6 missiles successfully engaged five targets, struck a surface target and shattered its previous maximum engagement range record, set in June of 2014.
              

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Successful Intercepts Sweeten a Challenging Year for Missile Defense

December 10, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, MDA, missile defense, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
Arrow 3 interceptor missile launched from Palmachim missile test site on Israel's Mediterranean shore, December 10, 2015. Photo: IMODThe US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has completed three major missile defense tests this week, a closing accord for an ambitious test plan this year. Two tests performed earlier today included a successful exo-atmospheric intercept test of the Arrow 3 interceptor, and first intercept mission of the Land-Based Standard Missile SM-3 Block IB launched from a land-based site. A third test conducted earlier this week tested the latest, most advanced variant of Standard Missile 3 series, the US-Japanese SM-3 Block IIA.
              

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Raytheon, IMI to Provide Guided Bombs for Marine Corps Mortars

December 10, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 

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following a successful test series David’s Sling to become operational this year,

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New Launcher to Deploy C-RAM, C-UAV and Counter Cruise-Missile Defenses by 2019

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SDB II comletes development phase engaging moving targets with live warheads

February 16, 2015 by · Comment
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Raytheon acquires AZ based UAS specialist Sensintel

January 27, 2015 by · Comment
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Raytheon bags $2.4 billion to supply Qatar with Patriot air defense systems

December 22, 2014 by · Comment
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System upgrades are key in Aegis destroyer’s success defeating ballistic, cruise missile raid on the recent test

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Raytheon to supply Iron Dome components worth $149 million

September 30, 2014 by · Comment
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US Navy to test powerful mobile lasers against drones

August 13, 2014 by · Comment
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