Chinese Naval University Develops Electromagnetic Railgun Weapon

October 10, 2017 @ 10:16 AM

China has developed electromagnetic launch technologies that allow the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to build a futuristic naval weapon - an electromagnetic railgun. A railgun uses massive electrical pulse, rather than gunpowder or other chemical propellants, to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles at speeds that exceed Mach 6

Lockheed Martin To Test Low Power Laser from UAV

October 6, 2017 @ 02:42 PM

Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $9.4 million contract for the Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD) that aims to fire a laser beam from a UAV

US Navy Gets First Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Squadron

September 29, 2017 @ 09:57 AM

The US Navy has launched its first ever dedicated underwater drone squadron at a ceremony at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, Washington on Wednesday. The Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Squadron (UUVRON) 1 replaced a smaller detachment that had been part of Submarine Development Squadron Five (DEVRON 5)

USAF Issues RFI For Research On Military Application Of Directed Energy Technology

September 27, 2017 @ 03:30 PM

The US Air Force Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation Office has issued a request for information for research on a directed energy technology to counter hostile unmanned aircraft systems. The Air Force is seeking information regarding the industry capability to provide a directed energy weapons system to counter-UAS operation

Faulty Indian Ammunition Caused Army M777 Gun Explosion

September 25, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

An explosion of Indian Armys new long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 earlier this month was due to faulty ammunition, according to a preliminary investigation. The barrel of the US-manufactured gun had exploded when it was firing ammunition on September 2 in Pokhran

Lockheed Martin Laser Weapon Shoots Down Drone in Test

September 21, 2017 @ 07:40 AM

In tests conducted with the U.S

IAI Unveils New Loitering Munition Solution For Naval Applications

September 11, 2017 @ 02:25 PM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) today unveiled the newest member in its Loitering Munitions (LM) family, the Maritime Harop that provides an operational response for a range of naval vessels, from offshore patrol vessels to naval frigates. The technological adjustments of the marine Harop include a launcher with new marine configuration and adjustments of the communication channel of the loitering munition

Northrop Grumman To Demo Undersea Targeting Using Drones

August 15, 2017 @ 11:10 AM

Northrop Grumman will demonstrate undersea targeting using networked drones both above and below water at this years Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) in Panama City, Florida, August 14-18. The demonstration will showcase Northrop Grummans advanced mission management and control system aligned with the Navy Common Control System vision, highlighting the benefits of an open architecture approach and demonstrating the ability to rapidly integrate multiple capabilities into a relevant mission scenario

Pakistan Imports Towed Howitzer, Grenade Launchers From S. Korean Hanwha For Possible...

June 12, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

South Koreas firm Hanwha Corporation has reportedly exported a towed howitzer and grenade launchers to Pakistan early this year, Pakistan Exim Trade Infos database shows. Pakistan Armys Inspectorate of Armaments imported a single KH179 155 mm towed howitzer and two 40 mm auto grenade launchers (AGL) from Hanwha in January, in addition to 155mm rounds from another South Korean firm Poongsan Corporation in March of this year,

Saab To Showcase New Lightweight Torpedo At German Defense Expo

May 30, 2017 @ 09:11 AM

Saab will showcase its New Lightweight Torpedo at this year´s Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) exhibition in Bremen, Germany on 30 May- 1 June. This will be the first time Saab demonstrates the system, ordered by the Swedish Defence Material Administration in 2016, to the global defence market

Lockheed Martin To Continue Support For US Navy’s Surface Ship Undersea Warfare...

May 19, 2017 @ 09:16 AM

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $33 million contract to continue support for the development of the US Navys Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Systems. “Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,687,911 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-only modification to a previously-awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) to exercise options for engineering services supporting the continued development, integration and production of the Navys AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Systems,” the US Department of Defense announced Thursday

Bertin-Made Chemical Detectors Selected For Australian Defence Force

May 2, 2017 @ 03:23 PM

Australian Defence Force (ADF) has selected Bertin Technologies second Sight MS standoff detector of chemical threats to equip its troops. “The Second Sight is composed of different modules, providing it with unrivalled flexibility of use and versatility as well as compactness, deployability and operability,” said Romain Verollet, Manager in charge of the Defence & Security product range in a statement last week