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Missiles and Missile Defense Systems – 2011-2021

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The global missiles and missile defense systems market, estimated to be worth US$15.2 billion in 2011, is projected to grow at a CAGR of...

France Spent Over 1,000 Bombs and Missiles in the 7 Month...

Seven months after the beginning of the conflict the French forces spent over 950 bombs, 240 guided weapons and 431 HOT anti-tank missiles in Libya. However, while weapons replenishment could be expected soon, French aircraft ordnance maker Société des Ateliers Mécaniques de Pont sur Sambre (SAMP) is shutting down production because of lack of orders.

Updated: Paris Air Show 2011 On Site Report

Towards the Paris Air Show 2011 opening on Monday, 20 June, defense Update outlines the highlights, trends, names and buzz building up for the biennial event, the world's largest aerospace event. Defense Update will continue to report on site as news become available. Stay tuned on te web, by e-mail or with our special mobile phone or iPad apps.

Laser Guided Bombs vs Geo-Targeted Weapons

Laser guided bombs are often more accurate than GPS guided weapons, typically achieving circular error points (CEP) of thee to one meters. On the down side, their employment requires complex coordination, restricting mission planning and maneuverability, considerably reducing mission success rate.

The High Cost of Precision Attack

Depleting stocks of Precision Guided Munitions (PGM) used by European Air Forces in Libya is expected to trigger demand for affordable guided weapons. This article examines the operational advantages and weaknesses of the various weapons, and how it reflects in their costs

With Libyan Air Defense Neutralized, Coalition Air Forces Target Libyan Ground...

After a third night of mounting military pressure by coalition forces, units loyal to Muammar Gaddafi were reported to withdraw from Benghazi, shifting their pressure to the west on Tuesday, Gaddafi’s forces attacked two Libyan towns on the eastern border with Tunisia.

Lockheed Martin Receives $34.5 Million Contract For Paveway II Plus Laser...

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $34.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for production of paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB)...

Raytheon Conducts Free-Flight Demonstration of JSOW-C From F-16IN

Raytheon Company completed a series of free-flight demonstrations of the Joint Standoff Weapon(JSOW) AGM-154-C from an F-16IN fighter aircraft. The tests were part of...

Brahmos to Fly with the Indian Air Force in 2012

BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile for the Indian Air Force, would be ready by next year, officials said. Destined to fly on the Su-30MKI...

Delilah Addresses India’s Requirement for Air-Launched Loitering Weapons

An increasing demand for precision guided weapons, driven by the network-enabled revolution, and essential needs for defensive systems are creating significant demand for the...

Suicide Micro-Drons

Above: Miniature missiles developed for use with small UAVs such as this Raytheon Small Tactical Missile (STM) shown above, under a Cobra experimental UAV...

Arming the Shadows

The UAV weaponization trend does not stop at the Predator and Reaper. After the CIA, the U.S. Air Force and Army, as the U.S....

UAVs as Multi-Mission Warfighters

Two new versions of the Predator - the U.S. Army MQ-1C 'Gray Eagle' and the Air Forces' MQ-9' Reaper, both from General Atomics, are changing the way...

Miniaturizing the Aerial Weapons

The capability of armed forces to employ 'Kinetic effects' by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have evolved in the past decade from science fiction into reality. Soon...
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