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Modernizing the Submarine Fleet

As work on the seventh, and last Astute Class attack submarines begins, design work is already underway on the Dreadnought - the future class of submarine that will become Britains' strategic nuclear-powered missile submarine in the 2030s.

Tomahawk Cruise Missiles to Become Dual-Mission, Assume Anti-Ship Role

New capabilities introduced to the new batch of Block IV Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missiles (TLAM) are transforming the weapon of the 1980s into a smarter, more versatile 21st century weapon. The U.S. Navy is planning to rapidly deploy the modernized, retargetable Block IV land attack missile on board ships as a dual-mission 'Maritime Strike Tomahawk'.

Multi-Mission Launcher Launch a Stinger Missile on First Test

The U.S. Army successfully fired a Stinger missile from its newest launch platform last week. The test was part of a demonstration of the Army's new Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I) platform's Multi-Mission Launcher (MML).

Failed Cruise Missile Crashes Into Russian Village

A cruise missile tested yesterday by its manufacturer NPO Mashinostroyeniya failed on a test flight and crashed into a three storey building at the town of Nenoksa in the Arkhangelsk region in northern Russia.

Iran’s cruise missile could strike targets beyond 2000 km

Iran unveiled today a new, long range surface-launched cruise missile designed for land-attack. The cruise missile called 'Soumar' was presented today. The missile is believed to be one of the variants of the 'Meshkat' cruise missile announced in 2012. Meshkat is believed to be a reverse engineered version of the Russian Kh55 cruise missile, transferred by Ukraine to Iran in 2001.

Enhanced Tomahawk cruise missile engages moving targets

The US Navy has tested a ‘synthetically guided’ Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile last month, demonstrating the capability of existing Tomahawk missiles as netted weapons. “This capability extends the Tomahawk’s reach beyond fixed and re-locatable points, to moving targets.” Tomahawk Weapons System (PMA-280) program manager Capt. Joe Mauser explained.

Chinese submarines to get a new, long range cruise missile

A cruise missile designed to be launched from attack submarines was unveiled today at Airshow China. The new missile, designated CM-708UNA, was developed by...

Turkey, US to modify the SOM cruise missile for use with...

Lockheed Martin and Rocketsan will collaborate on modifying the Turkish SOM cruise missile to fit into the internal weapons bay of the F-35. The Turkish Air Force currently uses the SOM cruise missiles with its F-4E and F-16 fighters.

Raytheon tests new RF targeting system for the Tomahawk cruise missile

Raytheon Company successfully completed a passive seeker test designed for a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile using company-funded independent research and development investment. The...

Taiwan Unveils ‘Wan Chien’ Air-To-Ground Stand-Off Weapon

The Taiwanese Air Force unveiled an locally developed air-to-ground stand-off weapon developed for the nation's F-CK-1 Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) 'The Diplomat' Reports. Known...

Tomahawk Cruise Missiles to Pursue Moving Targets with New ESM Seeker

A new seeker employing Electronic Support Measures (ESM) was recently tested with the Raytheon Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile, as part of the weapon's...

Russian Air Force to Field a Stealth Bomber By 2020

In April 2013 the Russian Air Force has approved the conceptual design and specification of its future strategic bomber known as ‘PAK-DA’ (future long-range...

MBDA Tests ‘Scalable Warhead’ Technology

Engineers at TDW GmbH have developed a new effector technology with which armed forces can achieve scalable target-adapted effectiveness. The new capability was recently...

French Cruise Missile Successful in First Firing Test

The new cruise missile built for the French Navy has completed the first qualification test firing last week. The naval cruise missile (MdCN or...

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