Lockheed to Test HELIOS Laser Weapon in 2020

March 12, 2020 @ 07:06 AM

The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have conducted Critical Design Review (CDR) for HELIOS laser weapon system built for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, tests of which are scheduled to take place later this year. This takes the program an inch closer towards its integration with the destroyers, expected to take place in...

Raytheon To Build Prototypes Of High Energy Laser Weapon Systems For USAF

August 3, 2019 @ 09:33 AM

Raytheon has won a $23.8 million contract to build two prototypes of High Energy Laser Weapon Systems (HELWS) for the US Air Force

Saab Signs Framework Agreement For Carl-Gustaf M4 Weapon Systems

June 27, 2019 @ 07:36 AM

Saab has signed a framework agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide the Swedish Armed Forces with Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon systems. The framework agreement will allow FMV to place orders during a ten-year period

Russia’s Almaz Launches Airborne Anti-surveillance Laser Project

June 26, 2019 @ 10:36 AM

Russias Almaz Antey has launched a project to develop airborne laser technologies to counter ground-based, aerial and space surveillance systems. "As one of the priority areas of its work, JSC NPO Almaz views designing and testing a prototype of an airborne laser system to counter land-, sea-, air-and space-based surveillance systems...

MBDA’s New Test Facility to Help Develop Laser Weapons

April 13, 2019 @ 08:17 PM

MBDA and ALPhANOV inaugurated their common Vulnerability Test Facility (VTF) to test the effects of lasers on materials which will help in the development of laser weapons. The VTF has the ability to simulate many of the real world conditions of a real-life laser firing, including: the imperfections of pointing a...

Russia Testing New Onboard Reconnaisance Attack System On Mi-28N Attack Helicopter

February 21, 2019 @ 07:08 AM

Russia is testing new electronic attack system onboard Mi-28N attack helicopter that has an artificial intelligence capable of analysing the target automatically without the help of a manual operator. "Trials are held on Mi-28N helicopters for the system with artificial intelligence — a new onboard reconnaisance attack system with the so-called electronic weapons operator

MBDA Debuts Anti-tank Unmanned Ground Vehicle At IDEX 2019

February 18, 2019 @ 03:21 PM

MBDA and Milrem Robotics debut the worlds first anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at IDEX 2019, the main defence industry event in the MENA region. The joint project integrates the Milrem Robotics THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle with the MBDA IMPACT (Integrated MMP Precision Attack Combat Turret) system fitted with two MMP 5th generation battlefield engagement missiles and a self-defence machine gun

Russia Becomes First Country to Introduce Combat Lasers into Service

December 5, 2018 @ 03:25 PM

Russian-made combat lasers, Peresvet, have started to enter duty with the Russian armed forces, making it perhaps the first country in the world do so. "Peresvet laser systems, based on new physical principles, entered combat service in testing regime with the Russian armed forces," the paper said

Lockheed Martin Awarded Second Contract Worth $480M For Hypersonic Weapons Development

August 14, 2018 @ 08:43 AM

The Pentagon has awarded a $480 million worth US Air Force contract to Lockheed Martin for second hypersonic weapon prototype known as Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) or “Arrow”. Under a not-to-exceed $480,000,000 undefinitized contract, Lockheed Martin will provide “ARRW critical design review and test and production readiness support”, the Department of defense announced Monday

US Army Orders Additional AT4CS RS Anti-Armor Weapon System

July 18, 2018 @ 09:01 AM

Saab has received a new order valued $50 million (426 MSEK) from the United States Army for the shoulder-launched AT4CS RS (Confined Space Reduced Sensitivity) anti-armor weapon system. The order was booked during Q2 2018

Leonardo sells Aircraft Counter-measures System to Middle Eastern customer

July 17, 2018 @ 11:47 AM

Leonardo has won a contract to deliver its ‘Miysis Directed InfraRed CounterMeasure (DIRCM) systems to a Middle Eastern customer. The DIRCM protects aircraft from advanced heat-seeking missiles confusing their targeting sensors

Raytheon To Develop Laser Weapon System For US Army’s Tactical Vehicles

July 6, 2018 @ 08:43 AM

The US Army has awarded a $10 million worth contract to Raytheon for development of laser weapon systems preliminary design for integration onboard the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. According to the contract announced on July 2, the company will develop a 100 kW class laser weapon system under High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstration program