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...

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...

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

India Displays AMRAAM Missile Wreckage as Evidence of Pakistan F-16 Attack

March 1, 2019 @ 12:08 AM

The Indian Air Force on Thursday displayed a portion of Raytheon manufactured AIM-120C-5 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) claiming it as an evidence that Pakistan engaged its F-16 fighter jets in the recent airstrikes in Indian airspace. In a joint press conference by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, pieces of F-16 AMRAAM air-to-air missile was displayed before the media as the evidence that falsified Pakistani claims of not using F-16 fighters to target India

BrahMos NG Can be Launched from Submarines and Fighter Jets

February 21, 2019 @ 05:00 AM

BrahMos NG hypersonic cruise missile, the latest development of BrahMos Aerospace, can be launched from submarines and fighter jets such as Su-30MKI, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and MiG-29s. The BrahMos NG missile can be submarine launched from Torpedo tubes