PAE Aviation and Technical Services to Test Air-to-Air Missiles of USAF F-15,...

August 27, 2019 @ 08:47 AM

PAE Aviation and Technical Services has won a $19 million modification contract to test air-to-air missiles of the United States Air Forces (USAFs) F-15, F-16, F-22 and F-35 jets. “The company has been awarded a $19

Bahrain Signs Agreement with US Army to Purchase Patriot Missile Defence Systems

August 14, 2019 @ 07:40 AM

The Kingdom of Bahrain signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's Patriot air and missile defense system from the United States Army. This letter of offer and acceptance allows the US government to begin contract negotiations with Raytheon for production of an undisclosed quantity of systems and missiles

India's First Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Ready

August 8, 2019 @ 11:26 AM

India has completed development of "Astra," the country's first Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-to-Air Missile (AAM), according to some reports. State-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was responsible for the development of the missile

India Buys $218M Worth R-27 Missiles For Its Su-30MKI Fighters

July 30, 2019 @ 10:15 AM

India has inked a $218 million (INR 1500 crore) agreement with Russia for Vympel R-27 air-to-air missiles under the emergency procurement route to arm the Indian Air Forces (IAFs) fleet of Su-30MKI fighters. The contract for the medium-to-long-range missiles takes the value of emergency purchases made by the IAF in the...

Qatar Awards Raytheon $2B for AMRAAM-Er, Patriot, NASAMS Missile Capability

July 11, 2019 @ 09:08 AM

Qatar has awarded Raytheon two direct commercial sales contracts worth $2.2 Billion combined to supply Doha with AMRAAM-Extended Range missile, National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAM), and additional Patriot fire units

Raytheon To Supply US Army With Enhanced Stinger Missiles For Counter-Drone Missions

June 18, 2019 @ 11:57 AM

Raytheon has won a contract to supply the US Army with enhanced Stinger missiles retrofitted with proximity fuzes to help counter the growing threat of enemy unmanned aircraft systems, the company announced Tuesday. The enhancement enables the lightweight, self-contained Stinger air defense system to destroy a wider array of battlefield threats by detonating its warhead near the target, while maintaining the missile's proven hit-to-kill capability

Russia Test Launches New ‘Kinzhal’ Hypersonic Missile

June 18, 2019 @ 08:21 AM

Russia successfully test launched an ultra-maneuverable air-launched missile “Kinzhal” from a MiG-31 interceptor jet, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday. "A MiG-31 fighter crew of the Russian Aerospace Forces made a training launch of a hypersonic missile of the Kinzhal high-precision air missile system in the predetermined area," TASS reports quoting the ministry as saying

MBDA Bags €200M Meteor Missile Deal for Brazilian Gripen NG Jets

June 10, 2019 @ 09:46 AM

European company MBDA has won a €200 million contract to supply 100 Meteor air-to-air missiles to be equipped on Brazilian Gripen NG fighters. The aircraft are expected to be commissioned by the Brazilian Air Force in 2021 or 2022

Indian Su-30MKI Jets To Be Equipped With Israeli I-Derby Missiles In Two...

May 29, 2019 @ 05:06 PM

Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) are likely to be re-armed with Israeli I-Derby air-to-air missiles within the next two years. "We already have the older version of the missile as part of the SPYDER (Surface-to-Air Missile) system

BrahMos Missile Successfully Launched From Su-30MKI Fighter: IAF

May 23, 2019 @ 06:05 AM

The Indian Air Force (IAF) announced Wednesday the successful launch of the BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft from Andamans. The launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target, according to the IAF statement

BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, MBDA Start Integrating Meteor, Spear Missiles on UK’s...

March 19, 2019 @ 04:51 AM

BAE Systems along with Lockheed Martin and MBDA have started integrating next generation weapon systems on the United Kingdoms fleet of F-35 fighter aircraft. BAE Systems has received an initial funding award from Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the F-35 programme, to start integration efforts for MBDAs Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile and SPEAR precision surface attack missile, the company said in a statement Monday

US Approves Sale of 108 AMRAAM Missiles to Australia for $240 Million

March 14, 2019 @ 09:14 AM

The United States State Department has approved sale AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $240.5 million to Australia