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Raytheon, Eurosam compete for $7.9 bn Polish air defence contract

Raytheon, Eurosam compete for $7.9 bn Polish air defence contract

Poland said Monday it had shortlisted US manufacturer Raytheon and French-led consortium Eurosam as bidders for a contract to build its air defence system, which local media say is worth $7.9 billion. The defence ministry said in a statement it […]


North Korea confirms latest missile test

North Korea confirms latest missile test

North Korea confirmed Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong-Un overseeing the drill ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to South Korea. The South Korean military said Sunday’s test was of two […]


US missile defense system strikes target in test

US missile defense system strikes target in test

The Boeing-managed ground-based system intended to shield the continental United States successfully intercepted a simulated incoming missile over the Pacific Ocean for the first time Sunday, the Pentagon said. The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, with a $40 billion price […]


Malmstrom AFB Completes Final Minuteman III Missile Configuration

Malmstrom AFB Completes Final Minuteman III Missile Configuration

Air Force Global Strike Command met a major milestone June 16, when maintainers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, removed the last multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle in the Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile inventory from a Minuteman III. The […]


Lockheed DAGR and HELLFIRE II Missiles Score Direct Hits During Tests

Lockheed DAGR and HELLFIRE II Missiles Score Direct Hits During Tests

Lockheed Martin successfully fired HELLFIRE and DAGR missiles from its Long Range Surveillance and Attack Vehicle (LRSAV) turreted weapon system during recent ground-to-ground tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The LRSAV is a fully integrated, turreted, ground-vehicle weapon system. […]


Raytheon, Thales Team to Upgrade TOW Missile

Raytheon, Thales Team to Upgrade TOW Missile

Raytheon Company and Thales have signed a 27-month development and five-year production agreement in support of future improvements of Raytheon’s tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) weapon system. Thales has committed a £13.5M (~$20.2 million) investment in the design and qualification of […]


India-Russia Missile Successfully Test Fired from Indian Warship

India-Russia Missile Successfully Test Fired from Indian Warship

India’s armed forces successfully test launched a BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, developed jointly with Russia, from the country’s newest warship INS Kolkata, the PTI news agency reported Monday quoting Indian defense officials. The missile-launch took place earlier this morning […]


US Should Fix Missile Defense, Not Expand It

US Should Fix Missile Defense, Not Expand It

The next test of the U.S. Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) system will occur “very soon,” Admiral James Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said May 28. And if that test is a success, he said, the Pentagon plans […]


Trident II D5 Missile Reaches 150 Successful Test Flights

Trident II D5 Missile Reaches 150 Successful Test Flights

The U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile, built by Lockheed Martin, has achieved 150 successful test flights, setting a new reliability record for large ballistic missiles. The Navy launched two unarmed missiles June 2 in the Atlantic Ocean […]


 
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