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Laser-Guided Rocket Demos Precision Strike Capability for Australian Forces

Laser-Guided Rocket Demos Precision Strike Capability for Australian Forces

The Australian Defence Forces recently concluded a highly successful trial of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters. The ground trial marks the first time the APKWS technology, which […]


North Korea fires rockets as Pope arrives in South

North Korea fires rockets as Pope arrives in South

North Korea fired five short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Thursday, just as Pope Francis arrived in Seoul for a five-day visit. The launches began at 9:30 am (0030 GMT) at a site near the North’s eastern […]


MD 530G Helicopter Fires Laser-Guided Rockets

MD 530G Helicopter Fires Laser-Guided Rockets

Raytheon Company and MD Helicopters, Inc. successfully fired four TALON laser guided rockets from the MD 530G armed aerial scout (AAS) helicopter during a series of tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. “This test further demonstrates the maturity of the […]


Israel’s Iron Dome Is a ‘Total Failure’ at Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

Israel’s Iron Dome Is a ‘Total Failure’ at Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

Although it appears to hit incoming Hamas rockets, Israel’s system could be falling short of detonating the rockets’ warheads. Even though Israel’s U.S.-funded “Iron Dome” rocket-defense interceptors appear to be hitting Hamas rockets in recent days, they are almost certainly […]


Lockheed Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

Lockheed Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

Lockheed Martin received a $255 million contract in late 2013 from the U.S. Army for Lot 9 production of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket. The new allotment of rockets will be delivered to the U.S. Army, […]


Russia to Test 70 New Rockets and Missiles in 2014

Russia to Test 70 New Rockets and Missiles in 2014

The Russian military plans to test around 70 types of rocket and missile weaponry at a major testing site this year, a Defense Ministry spokesman has said. The testing program at the Kapustin Yar range in southern Russia will include […]


BAE Laser-Guided Rockets Used in Afghanistan

BAE Laser-Guided Rockets Used in Afghanistan

BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, or APKWS, has been shot almost 100 times in combat operations in Afghanistan this year, and there hasn’t been a single failure after launch. “The vast majority have been direct hits,” said U.S. […]


Lockheed Demos New Ground-Based Laser System Against Rockets and UASs

Lockheed Demos New Ground-Based Laser System Against Rockets and UASs

Lockheed Martin today announced that it has successfully demonstrated a portable, ground-based military laser system in a series of tests against representative airborne targets. Lockheed Martin developed the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system to provide a defense against short-range threats, […]


Israel’s Iron Dome plays growing role in Gaza conflict

Iron Dome, Israel’s much vaunted anti-missile defence system, is playing an increasingly important role in the growing confrontation between the Jewish state and Gaza-based militants. Since the latest round of bloodshed erupted 48 hours ago with an Israeli strike on […]


 
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