Post Tagged with: "rockets"

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 […]


New Raytheon warhead lethal to enemy rockets

New Raytheon warhead lethal to enemy rockets

The U.S. Army and Raytheon completed a warhead test for the new Accelerated Improved Interceptor Initiative (AI3). Once fielded, AI3 is intended to provide a new level of warfighter protection by destroying incoming rockets, artillery and mortars. The ground-based system […]


Lockheed Wins US Army Contract for Guided MLRS rockets

Lockheed Wins US Army Contract for Guided MLRS rockets

Lockheed Martin has received a $353.2 million U.S. Army follow-on contract for the seventh production lot of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rockets. Designed for destroying targets at ranges up to 70 kilometers, GMLRS is an all-weather, rapidly […]


Egypt seizes Grad rockets smuggled from Libya: reports

Egypt seizes Grad rockets smuggled from Libya: reports

Egypt has seized a large weapons consignment, including Grad rockets, that had been smuggled from Libya and could have been headed to the Gaza Strip, press reports said on Saturday. The haul, which included 138 Grad rockets and a further […]


 
Ratio of armour to infantry http://t.co/dYdTruAJyE #forum #military2 days ago