French Air Force Successfully Demo Raytheon Paveway II GBU-50

January 22, 2014 @ 08:10 AM

Raytheon and the French Air Force successfully completed a demonstration of a penetrator variant of a Paveway GBU-50 from a Mirage 2000D multirole fighter jet. "Raytheon is committed to delivering GBU-50's unique capabilities to our French customer,” said Mike Jarrett, vice president of Air Warfare Systems

UK To Procure New Laser Light Module Mk3 Equipment Worth £53 Million

January 20, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is procuring new laser light module Mk3 equipment under a £53 million contract to provide Royal Marines Commandos with better enemy illumination - up to 800m during day and night operations. Weighing 244g, the new laser light can be equipped onto the SA80 rifle to...

Russia To Get New Warships In 2014

January 4, 2014 @ 07:58 AM

The Russian Navy is expected to receive 40 new warships and auxiliary vessels this year, according to RIA Novosti. In addition to surface ships of various classes, the navy will also commission the third Borey-class nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, and a Varshavyanka-class diesel electric submarine, Rear Admiral...

L-3 Communications To Supply Laser Target Designators To South Korea

October 17, 2013 @ 01:52 PM

L-3 Communications has been awarded a contract to deliver state-of-the-art Ground Laser Target Designators (GLTD) to the Republic of Korea (ROK). L-3s new Scarab system is a modular laser designator equipped with rangefinding and an IR thermal imager, providing accurate target designation during the day, night and in nearly all...

Uralvagonzavod To Debut BMPT-72 At Russia Arms EXPO 2013

September 6, 2013 @ 01:28 PM

Uralvagonzavod will present its latest Tank Support Fighting Vehicle BMPT-72 at the Russia Arms EXPO 2013 on September 25, 2013. BMPT-72 is a breakthrough modernization of the world-famous Uralvagonzavod T-72 tank

Thales Signs 60 Million Euros Laser System Contract

July 15, 2013 @ 04:34 PM

Thales today signed a contract worth €60 million to develop a high-intensity laser system at the Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), Romania. The Thales laser system will generate an unprecedented power level of 2 x 10 petawatts (10E15 watts) in ultrashort pulses

World’s First Net-Enabled Weapon Completes

January 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The Navy recently completed a milestone test phase for its network-enabled weapon that will give forces greater effectiveness at sea. Joint Stand-off Weapon (JSOW) C -1, DoD’s first network-enabled weapon, completed developmental test (DT) in late 2011 at Point Mugu Sea Range, Calif

Cobham Weapons Carriage for Indian Hawk Jets

November 30, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

Cobham will supply Weapons Carriage and Release equipment for the Indian Air Force Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer programme, under an £18m contract with Hawk manufacturer BAE Systems. Cobham’s Mission Equipment strategic business unit will deliver significant quantities of Light Duty Ejector Release Units and Carrier Bomb Light Stores (CBLS) training aids to BAE Systems between 2012 and 2014

Developing country get wise, buy fewer weapons in 2009

September 16, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

Developing nations continue to be the primary focus of foreign arms sales activity by weapons suppliers. During the years 2002-2009, the value of arms transfer agreements with developing nations comprised 68

DRS receives $140 million contract for heavy weapon thermal sights for the...

June 9, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

DRS Technologies, Inc. announced it has received $140 million in orders for Thermal Sights from the U

U.S Army testing green laser kits in Afghanistan

June 3, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

The Army's Program Executive Office Soldier is fielding several Green Laser Escalation of Force kits to units in Afghanistan for operational assessment. The GLEF systems are mounted as an accessory to Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations or CROWS, the turret system that provides Soldiers the ability to employ cameras, sensors and weapons from inside the protection of an armored vehicle