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New Orders Expand Indian LRSAM Integration to More Vessels

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today it has been awarded an additional, $630 million- contract for the supply of LRSAM air & missile defense systems for four ships of the Indian navy. The type of ships was not released but are likely to be Project 15B Visakhapatnam-class missile destroyers, scheduled for commissioning from 2018 through 2024.

Fury Guided Weapon Completes Developmental Testing

Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems successfully tested the 'Fury' lightweight precision-guided glide munition against moving targets at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. The test marked the completion of the weapon’s development testing.

Next Gen Jammer Increment 1 on track

The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B program office (PMA-234) of the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed a critical design review (CDR) for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment (Inc) 1 Mid-band program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in...

UVision Extends Loitering Weapon Capability with Hero-400EC

UVision has introduced an extended-range variant to the Hero family of loitering weapons. The Hero-400EC offers extended range and loitering capability, The new Hero-400EC combines some of the features of smaller Hero family platforms, with a larger fuselage and cruciform wing design which performs better...

A New Radar for Israel’s Missile Boats

The Israel Navy has recently equipped the first Saar 4.5 (Hetz Class) missile boat with a new, multi-mission, digital phased array radar system developed and produced in Israel by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta Systems.

SPEAR Mk-2 Mobile Mortar – Firepower for the Light Infantry

Elbit Systems unveiled the Spear Mk 2, a new version of the autonomous mortar system designed for Lightweight Combat Vehicles

Pyongyang Tested its Longest Arm Yet – Hwasong 12 Ballistic Missile

North Korea’s latest successful missile test represents a new level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile. Theoretically, such a missile would enable North Korean to strike targets as far as 4,500 km away - in the middle of the Pacific ocean (for example, Hawaii).

Visit at Ground Zero – From the MOAB Attack Site in Afghanistan

There has been intense media coverage of the US Military’s Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) strike on April 13, 2017 in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. On the 15th April, Afghanistan’s defense ministry reported the death of 94 militants including 4 major commanders and that no civilians...

Aerial Surveillance to Boost Security, Fight Drug Lords in Mexico

The Mexican military and security forces are fielding an integrated network of intelligence gathering, surveillance and response capabilities designed to bolster homeland security and combat narco-trafficking.

British F-35B to Carry Meteor Missiles from 2024

The United Kingdom is preparing its F-35 Lightning II to carry and operate the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) as its principal long-range air/air weapon.

Metro Skyways’ Autonomous Flying Car Could Fly in Five Years

Metro Skyways Ltd. (MSL), a subsidiary of Israel's Urban Aeronautics company is set to embark on a five-year development of the CityHawk - an optionally-autonomous flying car. Urban Aeronautics' CEO Rafi Yoeli told Defense-Update his company is seeking to fund the current flight demonstrator...

MOAB Strike in Nangarhar Kills at Least 36 ISIS Operatives

The U.S. forces in Afghanistan conducted yesterday a strike on a tunnel complex built by the Islamic State's Khorasan (ISIS-K) terrorist organization. The strike used a 21,500 pound GBU-43 bomb dropped from an Air-Force Special-Operations Command (AFSOC) MC-130 aircraft. Media reports said 36 ISIS operatives reportedly killed in the attack.

US Air Force F-35A Deploy to Europe

The Air Force will deploy a small number of F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft this weekend on a long-planned training deployment to Europe, Pentagon officials announced today.

Long Live the Fighting Falcon!

The U.S. Air Force authorized extending BY 50 percent the service life of the Lockheed Martin F-16 enabling operators of the Fighting Falcon to safely fly Block 40-52 aircraft to 2048 and beyond
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