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MBDA Demonstrates MMP Firing from Confined Spaces

MBDA Demonstrates MMP Firing from Confined Spaces

MBDA’s MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) program has passed a major phase in its development. MBDA has just demonstrated the firing capabilities of its MMP missile in an operational configuration. The launch tests were carried out in a confined space in […]


South Africa Needs Bigger Defense Budget, Says Minister

South Africa Needs Bigger Defense Budget, Says Minister

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) needs a bigger budget, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Wednesday. “I don’t think government has a choice at this point. We had to conduct this Defence Review in order to have an appreciation […]


Russia to Test Launch New Angara Rocket

Russia to Test Launch New Angara Rocket

The date of the maiden launch of Russia’s new Angara rocket has been set for June 25, an official with the Russian Space Agency told RIA Novosti Friday. “The launch is set for June 25, with the 26th as a […]


PAF inducts first batch of F-16 fighter jets from Jordan

PAF inducts first batch of F-16 fighter jets from Jordan

Pakistan received on Sunday its first batch of F-16 fighter jets delivered from Jordan, DawnNews reported. Sources said that the Pakistan had signed a contract with Jordan for the supply of 13 fighter jets out of which five were delivered […]


Lockheed Demos Enhanced Ground Control System and Software for Small Unmanned Aircraft

Lockheed Demos Enhanced Ground Control System and Software for Small Unmanned Aircraft

Lockheed Martin’s Group 1 family of unmanned aircraft systems is migrating to enhanced automation capabilities using its Kestrel “Fly Light” flight control systems and industry-leading mobile Ground Control Station (mGCS) software. The increased automation allows operators to focus on executing […]


US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach. “The SM-3 Block IB’s completion of initial […]


Britain scrambles jets after Russian plane approaches airspace

Britain scrambles jets after Russian plane approaches airspace

Two British Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled after two Russian military aircraft were detected approaching northern Scotland on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence said. The jets from RAF Leuchars in Scotland were sent to “determine the identity […]


Sweden to arm fighter jets with cruise missile ‘deterrent’

Sweden to arm fighter jets with cruise missile ‘deterrent’

The Swedish government defended plans Thursday to equip fighter jets with cruise missiles capable of striking targets in Russia, days after announcing a military spending hike linked to the Ukraine conflict. “In the future the ability to combat longer range […]


Dispute islands ‘within scope’ of US-Japan alliance: Obama

Dispute islands ‘within scope’ of US-Japan alliance: Obama

The islands at the centre of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo Wednesday. Obama, whose tour of Asia will also take […]


 
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