Missiles & Bombs News

PAC-3 Interceptors Missed Target In Latest Test, U.S. Army Says

Aviation Now, The U.S. Army is investigating why the latest test of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile system apparently failed to achieve an intercept. During the Nov. 11 test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., two PAC-3 missiles were […]

China Knocks Down US Missile Initiative

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Busan, South Korea: China on Saturday vetoed a US proposal aimed at reducing the vulnerability of commercial aircraft to heat-seeking surface-to-air missiles, an official said. The proposal asking members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation group to assess […]

Poland Bids For 'Son Of Star Wars' Missile Defence: Report

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Warsaw: Poland has held talks with the United States about stationing part of its “son of Star Wars” anti-missile defence system on Polish soil, a report said Saturday. “Secret negotiations took place last year over the stationing of […]

Boeing Small Diameter Bomb Enters Operational Testing

Boeing Co, ST. LOUIS: Two months after development flight testing ended, the U.S. Air Force recently began operational testing of the Boeing Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) with a series of tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Taiwan Legislature Torpedoes Patriot Missiles

Taiwan Government Information Office, The legislative national defense committee ruled on Wednesday to cancel two budgets set aside for weapons procurement — NT$10.9 billion earmarked for three PAC-III Patriot anti-missile systems and NT$40 million of preparatory funds for the purchase […]

Western Senators Want To Keep ICBMs

Agence France-Presse, Washington: Senators and congressmen from western states are seeking to prevent changes or cuts to the U.S. force of deployed nuclear-armed ICBMs. Currently, 500 Minuteman III missiles are dispersed across Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. The legislators are […]

Taurus Missiles Set For Full Production

EADS, Operational testing of the Taurus KEPD 350 standoff guided missile system destined for the German Air Force has been successfully completed at Overberg / South Africa. The trials confirmed that Taurus KEPD 350 completely meets the system performance specifications […]

Russians test fire Topol-M

Agence France-Presse, Moscow: The Russian Strategic Rocket Forces last week carried out another in their current series of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests and said it proved their ability to penetrate America's anti-ballistic missile defense system as currently deployed. The […]

Lockheed Martin to Develope Paveway II Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB)

Lockheed Martin, ARCHBALD, PA: Lockheed Martin has been selected to develop, qualify and produce the Paveway II Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB), the next-generation precision-guided weapon system for the U.S. Navy.  The contract calls for a 2006 procurement worth […]

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