Missiles & Bombs News

Minuteman III Launches from Vandenberg

US Air Force, VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE: An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, was launched from Launch Facility-10 on North Vandenberg at 12:01 a.m. today.   The launch was part of a test to demonstrate the ability to […]


Spain To Buy Israeli Missiles

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Spain plans to buy 2,600 ground-to-ground missiles from Israeli firm Rafael in a deal worth 250 million euros ($300 million), El Mundo newspaper reported Feb. 20, although ministers did not confirm the story. Rafael was facing competition from […]


SLAMRAAM Completes Two Successful System Reviews

Raytheon Company, TEWKSBURY: Raytheon Company's Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (SLAMRAAM) program received the go-ahead to proceed with manufacturing, assembly and test of the Integrated Fire Control Station (IFCS) after conducting a successful product baseline design review (PBDR) […]


Russia Upgrading Missile Warning Radar System

Agence France-Presse, Moscow, Russia: A major upgrade is underway of Russia's anti-missile early warning radar system, Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov was quoted as saying Wednesday by Interfax news agency. Ivanov said that the space- and ground-based system, launched in 1971, […]


US Ship To Bring Missile Defense Shield To Japan

Agence France-Presse, Tokyo, Japan: The US navy will station an Aegis-type destroyer at a port near Tokyo that would effectively make Japan part of the US missile defense shield, amid heated debate here over the American military presence. Admiral Gary […]


19 GQM-163A "Coyote" Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST) Missiles for USN

Orbital Sciences Corporation, DULLES: Orbital Sciences Corporation announced today that it has received the first full production order from the U.S. Navy for 19 GQM-163A “Coyote” Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST) missiles.   The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), based at Patuxent […]


Successful Ballistic Flight Test of the Precision Guided Mortar Munition

ATK, MINNEAPOLIS: In a series of flight tests conducted at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Alliant Techsystems successfully demonstrated the ballistic characteristics of the most advanced mortar round ever developed for the U.S. Army — ATK's precision guided mortar munition (PGMM). […]


NATO in Talks on Defense System With Poland

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Poland is playing an important role in NATO talks on the development of an anti-missile defense system, the military alliance


Missile Flight Test Program Targets New Successes

US Air Force, LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE: The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile flight test program added two more successes to its record during recent tests conducted at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.   The program, one of Air Combat Command's priority […]


 
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