France Test Fires Meteor Air-to-air Missiles Onboard Rafale Fighter Jet

February 18, 2019 @ 03:03 PM

The French Ministry of Defense and Dassault test fired two Meteor missiles from a Rafale aircraft last week. On Wednesday, 13 February, at 13:30, a patrol composed of two Rafale fighters took off from the air base of Cazaux (Gironde) to fire a first Meteor missile, the French MoD said in...

Raytheon Completes Wind Tunnel Tests of Extended-range AMRAAM Missiles

February 18, 2019 @ 09:42 AM

Raytheon has completed more than 1,700 wind tunnel tests on the newest, extended-range variant of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). The AMRAAM-ER missile is a ground-launched weapon that will intercept targets at longer distances and higher altitudes

China Retro-fits Home-made Air-to-air Missile on Su-30MKK Fighter Jet

February 4, 2019 @ 04:44 PM

China has flown an ageing Su-30MKK fighter jet, sourced from Russia with its latest home-made PL-12 air-to-air missile. China unveiled a set of photos of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Navys Su-30MKK fighter jets' first training on January 6, 2019, China Military Online reported

New Drones, Missiles Unveiled At Iran's Eqtedar 40 Exhibition

January 31, 2019 @ 09:26 AM

Iranian Armed Forces have unveiled new drones and missiles at the Eqtedar 40 Exhibition ahead of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The equipment were displayed at Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds in Tehran, PressTV reported Wednesday

MBDA Awarded Brimstone Missile Integration Contract For RAF’s New Protector Unmanned Aircraft...

January 29, 2019 @ 07:56 AM

MBDA has received a contract for the integration of its Brimstone high-precision strike missile onto the Royal Air Forces Protector RG Mk1 remotely piloted aircraft developed and manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Brimstone and Protector RG Mk1 will provide key new capabilities to the Royal Air Forces ISTAR force,...

MBDA Demonstrates Mistral Missile against Fast Attack Boats

January 9, 2019 @ 02:09 PM

MBDA has test fired its Mistral missile from a SIMBAD-RC automated naval turret firing from the land against a fast moving remotely-controlled semi-rigid Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIACs). The scenario was intended to be representative of the self-protection of a vessel against an asymmetric threat (commando or terrorist attack)

Raytheon Wins $434M Contract to Supply 766 AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles

December 29, 2018 @ 08:51 AM

Raytheon has won $434 million modification contract for the procurement of AIM-9X Lot 18 production requirements to include 766 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical missiles for the United States and Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The contract includes AIM-9X missiles for the US Navy (138); US Air Force (197); and the governments of Israel (11); Norway (20); Qatar (40); South Korea (60); and the United Arab Emirates (300), as well as 160 AIM-9X Block II+ all up round missiles for the Navy (12); Air Force (75); and the governments of Australia (49); Israel (7); and the Netherlands (17), US department

India Fires Agni-5 Ballistic Missile from Mobile Launcher

December 10, 2018 @ 12:57 PM

India on Monday fired a home-grown nuclear-capable long range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Agni 5 from a canister on a mobile launcher. “Indigenous long range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni5, was successfully launched from a canister on a road mobile launcher at Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha, today, Indian Defense Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman said in a tweet Monday

US DSCA Approves Sale of Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems to Qatar for...

November 28, 2018 @ 02:30 AM

The United States has approved sale of defense articles and services in support of a Direct Commercial Sale of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) to Qatar for an estimated cost of $215 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Tuesday

US DSCA Approves Sale of 32 AMRAAM Missiles to Japan for $63M

November 21, 2018 @ 09:27 AM

The United States has approved sale of 32 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $63 million to Japan. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 16, 2018, the US DoD said in a statement Monday

SAAB Completes test flight of Gripen E with Meteor missiles

November 13, 2018 @ 09:28 AM

SAAB has completed testing its Gripen E multirole fighter aircraft with two Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missiles (BVRAAM) for the first time on Monday. This test with Meteor is a part of the weapon integration progress in the Gripen E test programme

MBDA to Develop Next-gen MICA Missile for Rafale Fighters

November 12, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

MBDA has won a contract to develop next generation MICA missile, MICA NG from the French Defence Procurement Agency DGA (Direction Générale de lArmement) with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026. The MICA NG will be available to arm the current and future versions of the Rafale combat aircraft, the company said in a statement last Friday