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SEWIP Electronic Attack Capability for US Navy Anti-ship Missile Defense

SEWIP Electronic Attack Capability for US Navy Anti-ship Missile Defense

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) are teaming to compete for a U.S. Navy contract that will upgrade the fleet’s capability to electronically attack anti-ship missiles. Through its Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 upgrade, […]


New Sea Ceptor Missiles to Be Developed for Royal Navy

New Sea Ceptor Missiles to Be Developed for Royal Navy

The MOD has confirmed the development of a new Royal Navy missile defense system which will be able to intercept and destroy enemy missiles traveling at supersonic speeds. The £483m contract to develop this cutting-edge air defense system – known […]


Royal Navy Frigates to get MBDA Sea Ceptor Air Defence System

Royal Navy Frigates to get MBDA Sea Ceptor Air Defence System

MBDA is pleased to announce the award of the FLAADS (Future Local Area Air Defence System) Demonstration Phase Contract by the Ministry of Defence. Under this £483M contract, MBDA will develop the naval air defence system, named SEA CEPTOR, to […]


Thales to Supply Proximity Fuzes for New UK Anti-Air Missile

Thales to Supply Proximity Fuzes for New UK Anti-Air Missile

Thales UK has been awarded an £11m contract by MBDA to provide the laser proximity fuze for Sea Ceptor’s common anti-air modular missile (CAMM). The contract is for the development and qualification of the laser proximity fuze, and includes options […]


Raytheon’s RAM Strikes Twice During Back-to-Back Tests

Raytheon’s RAM Strikes Twice During Back-to-Back Tests

Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 successfully completed two guided test vehicle flights within one week, demonstrating the system’s upgraded kinematic performance, guidance system and airframe capabilities. Raytheon is building 35 RAM Block 2 missiles during the […]


US ‘bunker-buster’ not powerful enough against Iran

US ‘bunker-buster’ not powerful enough against Iran

The US military has concluded that its largest conventional bomb is not capable of destroying Iran’s most heavily fortified underground facilities suspected to be used for building nuclear weapons, The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday. But citing unnamed US […]


US Making More Powerful Bomb to Hit Underground Facilities‎

US Making More Powerful Bomb to Hit Underground Facilities‎

Pentagon is stepping up efforts to make a bomb capable of destroying Iran’s most heavily fortified underground facilities, the Wall Street Journal said on Saturday referring to U.S. officials briefed on the plan. “The 30,000-pound [13,600 kilograms] “bunker-buster” bomb, known […]


US Navy Completes Raytheon Laser-guided Maverick Testing

US Navy Completes Raytheon Laser-guided Maverick Testing

The U.S. Navy completed developmental and operational testing (DT/OT) of the newest variant of the Raytheon Company laser-guided Maverick missile. This brings U.S. Sailors and Marines one step closer to conducting airborne precision engagements of rapidly moving targets in urban […]


Russian Air Force Tests New Air-to-Air Missile

Russian Air Force Tests New Air-to-Air Missile

The Russian Air Force is testing and will soon deploy an advanced tactical air-to-air missile that will greatly enhance its operational effectiveness, the service’s commander Col Gen Alexander Zelin said on Tuesday. The missile will be carried by MiG-31BM Foxhound […]


 
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