Boeing’s Joint Direct Attack Munition to Get Powered Tail Kit

October 25, 2023 @ 07:55 AM

Boeing and Australian partner Ferra Engineering signed a MoU to explore applications for Powered JDAM — a long-range, low-cost and mass-producible JDAM derivative capable of travelling upwards of 300 nautical miles. “Powered JDAM will exponentially increase the effective range of the munition, and alongside the JDAM ER, will effectively and affordably...

United Kingdom to Receive 3000 Joint Air-to-Ground, JAGM Missiles

October 24, 2023 @ 05:28 AM

The United States has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of Joint Air-to-Ground Missiles (JAGM) for an estimated cost of $957.4 million

Diehl Defence, Korean LIG Nex1 to Cooperate on IRIS-T Air-to-air Missile Systems

October 21, 2023 @ 01:48 PM

Germanys Diehl Defence has signed a MoU with LIG Nex1, a Korean defence contractor for cooperation in supporting the short range missile, IRIS-T which has been selected as the air-to-air weapon for Koreas KF-21 fighter. The MOU was signed during ADEX International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition, held last week in Seoul...

Mitsubishi Electric to Develop Laser Capability for Australian Ministry of Defence

October 20, 2023 @ 10:42 AM

Australian Defence Ministry and Mitsubishi Electric Australia (MEA) have joined forces to develop an advanced laser capability aimed at bolstering the surveillance and survivability of Australian Defence Force platforms. The initiative, spearheaded by Defences Science and Technology Group, is set to be industrialized in collaboration with MEA and Japanese firm Mitsubishi...

Japan Orders 300 Carl-Gustaf Weapon Systems

October 19, 2023 @ 06:46 AM

Japanese Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) have placed an order with Saab for the acquisition of more than 300 Carl-Gustaf man-portable, multi-role weapon systems. The scheduled deliveries of the Carl-Gustaf weapon systems are set to commence in 2025

Turkey Developing Lightweight Versions of Air-to-Air Missiles for Use on Drones

October 16, 2023 @ 11:48 AM

Turkeys TÜBİTAK Defense Industries Research and Development Institute (TÜBİTAK SAGE) is developing lightweight versions of its air-to-air missiles Gokdogan and Bozdogan for use drones such as Bayraktar TB2 and Akinci. The Gokdogan is a beyond-visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile while the Bozdogan is a visual-range air-to-air missile being developed for use on Turkey upgrade of its F-16 fighter jets

Russia Claims Testing Complete of 'Burevestnik' Nuclear-powered Cruise Missile

October 6, 2023 @ 08:23 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that the ‘Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile, an ultra-long-range missile has completed its “final test.” "Right now, we have actually completed work on advanced strategic weapons that I spoke about and announced several years ago

Raytheon Wins DARPA Contract for Air-Breathing Propulsion Program with Rotating Detonation Engine

October 5, 2023 @ 11:04 AM

Raytheon has secured a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to advance the development of Gambit, an air-breathing propulsion program featuring a Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE). This engine design offers numerous advantages over traditional missile propulsion systems, including enhanced efficiency and the potential for reduced costs

Pentagon Awards $3.38B Trident II SLBM Deals

September 30, 2023 @ 05:28 AM

The Pentagon has announced contracts totaling $3.38 billion to Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and Lockheed Martin for Trident II (Trident D5) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

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 Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), is the High-Energy Laser Naval Demonstrator Working Group, or ARGE, consisting of MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Rheinmetall