United States approves $740 Million AMRAAM Missile Sale to UK, Denmark

July 11, 2018 @ 08:27 AM

The United States Department of State has approved a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Denmark of twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $90 million. In addition, The State Department also approved a possible FMS to the United Kingdom of up to two...

France Receives US OK for Export of Scalp Missiles to Egypt

July 9, 2018 @ 02:17 PM

France has received Washington's nod to export Scalp missiles to Egypt as part of a package for the sale of Rafale fighter jets. The requisite export licences have been received to bypass the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) rules which prohibit sale of military equipment to certain countries which...

MBDA'S New UK Facility to Manufacture Missile Equipment and Systems

July 4, 2018 @ 11:49 AM

MBDA has opened a new facility in Bolton for the manufacture of a range of missiles for the UK and export markets. The new Bolton site is where a number of missiles (that include Brimstone, ASRAAM, CAMM (Sea Ceptor and Land Ceptor), SPEAR, and Meteor) are being produced for the UK...

Taiwan’s Air Force Tests Homegrown Sky Sword II Missile

June 27, 2018 @ 08:57 AM

Taiwan successfully carried out a preliminary test of domestically built Sky Sword II missiles over the weekend, local media reports. Domestically produced by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCIST), the new missile system was tested on June 24 resulting in over 100 seconds of successful flight for the...

Diehl to Supply Additional IRIS-T Short Range Air-air Missiles to Thailand

June 22, 2018 @ 02:50 PM

Diehl Defense has signed a contract to supply additional short range air-air missiles IRIS-T (InfraRed Imaging System – Tail/Thrust Vector Controlled) to Thailand earlier this month. The Royal Thai Air force had selected the European short-range missile for arming first their Gripen- and later also their F-16 fighter aircraft in...

Boeing to Re-manufacture 94 Air Launched Cruise Missile Warhead

June 5, 2018 @ 10:52 AM

Boeing has been awarded a $7 million contract for the Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) warhead arming devices remanufacture. This contract provides for the remanufacture of 94 ALCM warhead arming devices

Raytheon to Supply Additional 18 AMRAAM Missiles to USAF

June 1, 2018 @ 06:54 AM

Raytheon has been awarded a $14 million modification contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile production Lot 32, for 18 additional AIM-120D missiles to US Air Force. Work is expected to be complete by Jan

Orbital ATK Wins $171 Million FMS Contract To Exercise Option For Anti-Radiation

May 31, 2018 @ 11:41 AM

Orbital ATK has been awarded a $171 million worth contract to exercise an option for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) for the US Navy and the government of Australia, the Department of defense announced Wednesday. “Orbital ATK Inc

European Meteor Long-range Missiles To Enhance Capabilities Of LCA Tejas

May 14, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

Indias indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be equipped with a long-range missile of the Meteor class for enhanced capability. The missiles are required to be equipped on the 83 Mark 1A LCAs for which an order has been placed by the air force with the public sector unit Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, government sources told

France Launches Tiger Helicopter Missile Development Program, Orders Fifth Barracuda Submarine

May 7, 2018 @ 04:34 PM

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces announced Monday that the country is launching the development phase of the "Tiger Standard 3" helicopter program on the basis of European cooperation, and is ordering the fifth Barracuda-class nuclear attack submarine. This decision is directly in line with the framework set by the Franco-German Defense and Security Council of 13 July 2017, during which Germany and France agreed to set up a cooperation framework for the Standard 3 of the Tiger helicopter, as well as for a joint air-to-ground tactical missile program, the ministry said in a statement

India Unveils Prototype of Quad Launcher for BrahMos Missiles

May 7, 2018 @ 04:22 PM

India is aiming to achieve 75 per cent localisation for the worlds fastest supersonic cruise missile ‘BrahMos in the next six months and has successfully designed and built a prototype of the Quad Launcher for the homegrown missiles. The Quad launcher is designed for supersonic cruise missiles in an inclined configuration on-board the Indian navy ships