Lockheed Martin to Hike Hellfire Missile Production to 11000 Units a Year

January 31, 2018 @ 03:26 AM

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded a $80,250,000 contract modification for the Hellfire production ramp-up effort. This includes production line set-ups, acquisition of additional tooling/test equipment, and establishment of additional suppliers

Orbital ATK To Upgrade US Navy’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile

January 25, 2018 @ 01:53 PM

Orbital ATK has won a developmental contract by the U.S

Taiwan To Upgrade ‘Cloud Peak’ Medium-range Missiles For Micro-Satellites Launch

January 25, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Taiwans Defense Ministry is allocating over US$426 million (NT$12.4 billion) to upgrade countrys Yun Feng or "Cloud Peak" medium-range guided missiles in order to convert into a satellite launch vehicle

DRDO’s Private Firm To Mass Produce Propellant Booster For BrahMos Missiles

January 18, 2018 @ 02:27 PM

A solid propellant used as booster for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which was successfully test fired from a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet in November 2017, will now be mass produced in India, enabling the government to save millions. "The DRDO will sign an agreement of transfer of technology (ToT)...

Airbus Ordered To Pay EURO 140M To Settle Taiwanese Missile Dispute

January 15, 2018 @ 03:07 PM

European aerospace giant Airbus issued a statement on January 13 that it has been ordered to pay a fine of €104 million regarding missiles sale to Taiwan in 1992. The company said that it acknowledges notification of an arbitral award on 12 January 2018 concerning a breach of contract claim related...

Taiwan’s Advanced Sky Sword II Missiles To Tackle Chinese Fighter Jets

January 10, 2018 @ 03:16 PM

Taiwan will reportedly equip countrys Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) and frigates with domestically built Sky Sword II missiles, to tackle growing Chinese fighter aircraft threats. The Taiwan Navys Lafayette frigates will be equipped with the sea-to-air version of the Sky Sword II from 2020 to 2028,

Raytheon Wins $634 Million AMRAAM Missile Production Contract

December 29, 2017 @ 03:28 AM

Raytheon has won $634 million contract for Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production Lot 31. The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM missile and other AMRAAM system items

US Approves Sale of 150 AMRAAM Missiles to Poland for $250 Million

November 29, 2017 @ 05:55 AM

The US State Department has approved sale of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $250 million to Poland. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Tuesday

DRDO to Test New Propellant Booster on BrahMos Missile in December

November 25, 2017 @ 07:46 AM

The High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) of Indias state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will conduct a mechanical vibration test of a solid proponent booster for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile sometime in December. "A solid propellant booster, which is an important component of the BrahMos, is in its final stages of development

Japan, UK to Work on Improved Meteor Air-to-air Missile Development

November 24, 2017 @ 07:42 AM

Japan and UK are likely to team up to build an improvised version of MBDA Meteor air-to-air missile. The weapon will incorporate radar system developed by Japans Mitsubishi Electri into European MBDAs Meteor missile

Indian Air Force Flight Tests BrahMos Cruise Missile from Su-30MKI

November 22, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

The Indian Air Force has successfully flight-tested BrahMos, supersonic cruise missile from its frontline fighter aircraft, Su-30MKI against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal. The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from fuselage, and the two stage missiles engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal, Indian Ministry of Defense said in a statement Wednesday

First Trial Of BrahMos Cruise Missile From Indian Sukhoi-30 MKI Aircraft on...

November 22, 2017 @ 05:12 AM

India's air force version of BrahMos cruise missile is all set to perform its maiden flight from Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft on Wednesday. Defence sources told Indian Express that the aircraft will take off from an air force base by noon in West Bengal and fire the missile against a target over the Bay of Bengal