Israel to Replenish the IAF Aerial Ordnance, Requests U.S. Arms Package...

Israel plans to replenish its aerial ordnance stocks with the procurement of thousands of US made warheads and guidance kits worth over $1.8 Billion. The State Department published a request for Congress approval for this acquisition. The package includes several types of GPS and laser guided munitions, missiles and deep target penetrating bombs shells that can defeat deeply buried targets.

F-35A Drops Guided Weapons over China Lake

An F-35A completed the first in-flight weapons release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) over the China Lake test range yesterday, October 16, 2012. Photo: Lockheed Martin
An F-35A completed the first in-flight weapons release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) over the China Lake test range yesterday, October 16, 2012.

Navy Awards Boeing $23 Million for Laser JDAM

Following the completion of successful integration testing on its F/A-18 and AV-8B strike fighters, the US Navy recently awarded a $23 million full-rate production contract to Boeing Inc. for the production of 2,384 Laser JDAM weapon kits, to be delivered by February 2014.

Pax River F35 Conducts First Weapon Separation Test

The F-35 Lightning II accomplished the first weapon separation test yesterday (August 8, 2012) on a test flight over the Atlantic test range.

IMI’s MPR 500 Warhead Approved for use with JDAM

Israel Military Industries Ltd. announced today that the Boeing Company has approved IMI's 500-pound Multi Purpose Rigid (MPR 500) Bomb as compatible with...

Middle East Defense Update

Iran Claims it Shot Down a U.S. Stealth Drone | Syria Receives 72 Yakhont Missiles from Russia | JDAMs to Arm the Emirate’s F-16s | Iran Equips Navy with Highly Advanced Anti-Ship Cruise Missile

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.

Laser JDAM Tested with 2,000 pound Mk-84 Warhead

Boeing completed the first pair of seven flight tests of the MK-84 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (Laser JDAM) this summer at Eglin Air...

Korean Company to Offer Wing Assembly for 2,000-Pound JDAM ER

Boeing has teamed with a Korean company to jointly develop a wing assembly for the 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER)...

Silent Eagle F-15SE

The Joint Strike Fighter is expected to suffer another, yet unexpected blow, with the Boeing Company introduction of a new version of the...

US Navy Receives Initial Shipment of Laser Guided JDAM

After being fielded by the Air Force, Laser JDAM (LJDAM) enters the naval inventory. During flight tests at China Lake, the weapon demonstrated precision...

F-22 with SDB Means Improved Global Strike Capability

// // The F-22A Raptor is undergoing flight qualification at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) where its capability suitability to carry and drop the GBU-39 Small Diameter...

Boeing Develops JDAM Based Countermine Weapon for the US Navy

August 10, 2008: Boeing has been awarded a $153 million contract for the development of an aerial Assault Breaching System (ABS) Countermine System (CMS). The...