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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 […]


China Provides More Data On Bunker-Busting Ballistic Missile

China Provides More Data On Bunker-Busting Ballistic Missile

China has developed the DF-15C short-range ballistic missile, a bunker buster unveiled in 2007. Chinese officials say the DF-15C is capable of destroying underground command centers using a deep-penetration warhead. The missile uses a terminal radar guidance or infrared imaging […]


Lockheed, MBDA Push MEADS Program at Berlin Show

Lockheed, MBDA Push MEADS Program at Berlin Show

At the ILA Berlin Air Show, MBDA and Lockheed Martin business leaders celebrated 10 years of development cooperation on the MEADSTM program. A definitive $3.4B USD contract was awarded that represented the three partner nations’ commitment to the development of […]


Standard Missile Completes First Test Launch from Aegis Ashore Test Site

Standard Missile Completes First Test Launch from Aegis Ashore Test Site

The Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy, and sailors at the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex and Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), successfully conducted the first flight test involving components of the Aegis Ashore system. During the test, a […]


 
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