Weapons specialists at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, CA. have recently tested the capability of guided missile to defeat an unmanned aerial vehicle in flight. Two Spike 'forward-firing miniature missiles' were used to defeat two Outlaw UAVs, employing both proximity and contact activation (in separate tests)
Taiwan unveiled test records of its new generation weapon systems, including the nation's latest supersonic anti-ship missile Hsiung Feng III and surface-to-air Tien Kung III missiles.
The U.S. Navy yesterday intercepted a medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) target using the new SM-6 Dual I interceptor, proving the capability of the upgraded multi-mission missile to defend the fleet against 'carrier killer' ballistic missiles.
RAFAEL unveils at Euronaval the C-DOME - a close-in weapon system comprised of a 10-missile stack, packed in a vertical launch unit installed below deck. The system utilizes combat-proven Tamir interceptor missiles, and command and control, integrated with the ship's surveillance and air defense radar
News reports aired yesterday said it the recent 'successful' intercept of a ballistic missile target was, in fact, a complete failure, as the interceptor wasn't launched at all!
Israel's missile pioneer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveiled today the latest member of its Spike multi-purpose missile family - Spike LR II. The new weapon defined as the first "5th generation" variant of the Spike Family, is designed to defeat the toughest targets in the battlefield, modern main battle tanks, fast vehicles or bunkers.
The US Army is seeking to field a new air defense system comprising two types of missiles, capable to protect military forces against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Rockets, Artillery and Mortars. The truck mounted system called ‘Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 Intercept (IFPC Inc. 2-I) is designed for rapid deployment on contingency operations.
Seeking to increase the combat power of small dismounted teams, DARPA is studying the Massive Overmatch Assault Round (MOAR) as a way to enhance current man-portable infantry weapon systems with compact, multi-function precision engagement munitions. While some manufacturers address these capabilities with dedicated weapon systems, Saab is exploring enhancement for its proven M4 and AT4 weapon systems, to meet MOAR goals.
The US Navy has tested radar absorbing carbon-fiber cloud generators on board ships, which could be used to protect naval vessels from attacks by radar-guided anti-ship and air-launched cruise missiles
With ongoing domestic procurement of naval weapon systems for Magen corvettes and Dolphin submarines, and growing export opportunities, naval programs become an important growth opportunity for Israel’s defense industries.
Saudi Arabia publicly displayed its Dong Feng-3 (DF-3) ballistic missiles for the first time in a 29 April 2014 on a parade that marked the end of the largest ever military exercise held in the kingdom. The military exercise and official display of the ballistic missiles, which were acquired secretly from China in 1987 were clear signals Riyadh is...
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.
the Air Force has now selected the stealthy, long-range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM-ER) as the optimal air vehicle to carry the CHAMP weapon.