Aselsan To Unveil New Anti-Submarine Warfare Torpedo At IDEF 2017

April 19, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

Turkeys defence vendor Aselsan will showcase its new lightweight anti-submarine warfare (ASW) torpedo for the first time at International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) to be held in Istanbul next month. As per the Turkish state-owned news agency

US Army Demos Laser Weapon On Stryker Armored Vehicle

March 20, 2017 @ 03:43 PM

The US Army demonstrated the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, or JIDO, UAS Hard-Kill Challenge at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, from Feb. 27 to March 3

Saab Gets Order For AT4 CS ER Anti-Armor Weapon Systems

March 18, 2017 @ 03:41 PM

Saab has received an order from an undisclosed customer for its new AT4 CS ER (Confined Space Extended Range) and the AT4 CS HP (Confined Space High Penetration) weapon systems. The new AT4 CS ER takes the well-proven anti-armour capability of the AT4 family and extends the effective range to 600...

US Army To Test 60 kW Laser For Vehicle-Mounted Air Defence

March 16, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

The US Army will soon experiment using a 60 kW laser for air defence missions as part of its plan to integrate it on its High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck (HELMTT). In April the army expects to receive new laser to integrate on its HELMTT, formerly known as the High...

USAF C-130 Gunships Laser Test Likely This Year

March 3, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) plans to test laser weapons on its AC-130 gunships within a year. The laser beams would be a defence against incoming missiles or enemy jets

India Test-fires Home-grown Guided Pinaka Rocket

January 24, 2017 @ 02:32 PM

Indian Army successfully tested guided Pinaka rocket from launch complex—III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur today. Defence sources were quoted as saying by PTI that the test was conducted at 12:45 pm and Pinaka rocket mark-II, equipped with navigation, guidance and control kit, was transformed into a “guided Pinaka"

Dragonfire Consortium To Develop Laser Weapon For UK MoD

January 5, 2017 @ 01:52 PM

The UK Ministry of Defense has awarded 30 million pounds (around $36 million) contract to produce prototype laser weapon in order to make first laser weapons by the mid-2020s. The agreement has been finalized with a consortium of European defense firms, known as UK Dragonfire and consisting of MBDA, Qinetiq, Leonardo-Finmeccanica GKN, Arke, BAE Systems and Marshall ADG,

Elbit Systems Wins Laser Designators Contract To Supply To Asia-Pacific Countries

January 3, 2017 @ 02:08 PM

Elbit Systems has won a $35 million worth two contracts from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for the supply of airborne laser designators to two countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The contracts will be performed over a three-year period and systems will be supplied by Rafael Elbit Systems, the Israeli firm announced today

Boeing Wins $90M USAF Contract For Laser Pods

December 16, 2016 @ 10:26 AM

Boeing has won $90 million contract from the US Air Force to develop laser pods. “The Boeing Co

Finmeccanica's Man-Portable Laser Target Designator A Favorite of Spl Forces, Claims Company

December 7, 2016 @ 05:52 PM

Over 250 units of Leonardo Finmeccanica's Man-portable Laser Target Designator (LTD) have been procured over the last two years, following a surge in orders for the product. 10 customers in the US and Europe have now procured the high-energy, man-portable laser systems, the company announced today

MBDA Demos New Laser Weapon System Demonstrator

November 29, 2016 @ 09:19 AM

MBDA Germany has carried out trials of new Laser Weapon System (LWS) demonstrator designed to test its beam guidance and tracking system in a sequence of simulated engagements of airborne targets. The trials were conducted at the Bundeswehr's military training ground at Putlos on the Baltic Sea from 4-14 October

Tech In Russian Lider-Class Destroyers Can 'Blind' Enemy Night Vision, Laser Systems

September 13, 2016 @ 02:27 PM

Russia will equip its new project 23560 Lider (Leader) class nuclear-powered destroyers with advanced Grach visual optical interference stations that could "blind" enemy troops and optoelectronic devices, such as night vision equipment, binocular glasses and laser ranging devices with bright flares of light. The system was developed by the Integral plant which was part of the United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation, the Izvestia newspaper was quoted by