French Frigate Fires New Gen Exocet Missile

September 29, 2023 @ 03:58 AM

The French Navys FREMM DA Alsace frigate launched the latest MBDA Exocet missile, the Mer-Mer 40 Block 3c (MM40 B3c) featuring a digital seeker, on Sept. 20, 2023

Northrop Grumman Wins $705M to Develop, Test New Advanced Air-to-Ground Stand-In Attack...

September 26, 2023 @ 04:09 AM

Northrop Grumman has secured a $705 million contract for the development of the Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW), an advanced high-speed air-to-ground weapon. Over the next 36 months, the company will advance the weapon, integrate it with platforms, and complete flight testing for rapid prototyping in preparation for field deployment

German Bundeswehr Tests Laser Weapon at Sea

September 23, 2023 @ 07:32 AM

Following the installation of the laser weapon demonstrator (LWD) on the German frigate "SACHSEN" in June 2022, Rheinmetall has conducted sea trials for the LWD at sea. Responsible for development and construction as well as the support during the trials that have been planned and organized by the Federal Office of...

Raytheon to Integrate First British Laser Weapon System in October

September 14, 2023 @ 01:47 PM

Raytheon UK will receive the first laser weapon in the United Kingdom, and will integrate it onto a patrol vehicle next month. Designed to stop aerial threats such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), this 15-kilowatt laser is the latest development in the UK Ministry of Defence's Land Demonstrator programme

MBDA to Accelerate Work on SPEAR-EW Jammer

September 13, 2023 @ 12:35 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence provided additional funding to MBDA to accelerate the development of the SPEAR-EW stand-in jammer.

Boeing to Test DARPA’s “Glide Breaker” Hypersonic Interceptor

September 12, 2023 @ 11:29 AM

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)awarded Boeing $70.6 million to move to the second phase of the “Glide Breaker” hypersonic missile interceptor program

Norway Places Further Order for Naval Strike Missiles

September 11, 2023 @ 05:23 AM

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has inked a deal to supply more Naval Strike Missiles to Norwegian Navy. The value of the contract is MNOK 487 (~$46 million)

South Korea to Develop Laser Weapon Against Aircraft, Missiles & Drones

September 8, 2023 @ 09:42 AM

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced plans on Thursday to develop a 300-kilowatt laser weapon for use against aircraft, missiles, and drones. The proposed laser weapon is stated to be “superior to existing laser anti-aircraft weapon systems' and will possess the capability to intercept large unmanned aerial vehicles, rocket launchers, and subsonic guided missiles,” according to a statement by DAPA

MBDA, Poland’s PGZ to Develop CAMM-MR Missile Development

September 7, 2023 @ 07:05 AM

MBDA and PGZ have joined forces at MSPO 2023 to develop the CAMM-MR missile for advanced medium-range air defense. The letter of intent between PGZ and MBDA follows on from the UK and Polish governments agreeing to progress development of a future common missile based on the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) family as part of the UK–Poland 2030 strategic partnership