Missiles & Bombs News

Precision Attack Air-to-Surface Missile Successfully Fired from Rotary Wing Aircraft

Raytheon Company, TUCSON: A Raytheon Company Precision Attack Air-to-Surface Missile (PAASM) was successfully launched Dec. 13 from a rotary-winged, unmanned aerial vehicle (UH-1) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.   The missile was fired from a standard M299 digital launcher and […]

UK Must Continue To Lead The Field In Missiles Says Reid

UK Ministry of Defence, London: The UK must retain its capability to produce Complex Weapons according to the Defence Industrial Strategy (DIS), published Thursday.The DIS sets out the need to retain this capability while acknowledging that industry will have to […]

Iran Bought Missiles From North Korea: Press

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Iran has bought 18 BM-25 missiles from North Korea which the Islamic Republic wants to transform to extend their range, the German press reported Dec. 16.

EU Protests Russian-Iran Missile Deal

Associated Press, The European Union has formally protested to Russia about its sale of sophisticated missiles to Iran, European and U.S. officials said Thursday, saying the diplomatic row reflected disarray on how to pressure Tehran to scale back its suspect […]

Japan Expects To Pay One Third Of Joint Missile System With US

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Tokyo: Japan expects to shoulder 1.0-1.2 billion dollars, or about one-third of the cost of developing a missile system with the United States, the Defense Agency said Thursday, after reports Tokyo faced a greater burden. The close allies […]

Russia to continue export of anti-aircraft missile systems

RIA Novosti, MOSCOW: A Russian military official said Thursday that Russia will continue exporting Tor M1 anti-aircraft missile systems despite the United States' allegations that Russia has been violating regulations of the supply of military-use products, a Russian military official […]

OBV Missile Defense Interceptor Rocket Launched

Orbital Sciences, Dulles VA: Orbital Sciences has announced that it successfully launched its Orbital Boost Vehicle (OBV) ground-based interceptor (GBI) as part of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system industry team led by Boeing. The mission, designated Flight Test-1 (FT-1), […]

Successful Trials of Upgraded Spada Air Defence Systems

MBDA, The Italian Air Force has successfully carried out a series of live firing trials of its upgraded Spada air defence systems to qualify the system Mid-Life Update (MLU) programme.   This Air Force trials campaign, unprecedented in the history of […]

BMD Watch: Ukraine may host US radars

United Press International, WASHINGTON: Russian defense experts warned this week that Ukraine could retaliate against a major price hike on their Russian gas imports by letting the United States use its early warning radar bases for ballistic missile defense. The […]

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