Rafael’s ‘Smarter’ Spike is Designed to Defeat Tanks with Active Protection

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.

Enhanced, Switchblade to Use Immune, Digital Datalink

AeroVironment and Orbital ATK announced the completion of development of a block upgrade for the Switchblade tactical missile system, improving the weapon's datalink with a new, encrypted digital data-link. AeroVironment has teamed with Orbital ATK to produce the advanced warhead for the weapon.

Embraer to Overhaul 43 AMX Fighters for Brazil’s Fighter Modernization Program

Embraer will overhaul 43 AMX jet fighters for the Brazilian Air Force, under a new contract signed with the air forces FAB (Comando da Aeronáutica – COMAER). The current contract complements a previous one signed in 2003, for the modernization of the AMX fighters.

Rafale’s Latest Radar Moves into Production

Thales celebrated last week the launching of the first production model of the RBE2 AESA radar, and the validation of the new software functions,...

Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) Assessed as Rapier FSC Replacement

A £36M contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been placed with MBDA for the Land variant of the Future Local Area...
NGJ-MB testing

Next Gen Jammer Nears Flight Testing

The U.S. Navy recently completed a portion of developmental testing of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) electronic warfare (EW) pod. Moving to flight testing with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 by late June or early July 2020, the program is scheduled to reach Milestone C by the end of this fiscal year and expected to become operational in 2023.

Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GL-SDB) tested in Sweden

Boeing and the Saab Group have conducted a feasibility test launching a Small Diameter Bomb (SDB I) GPS guided aerial bomb from coupled to an M-26 rocket launched from an MLRS rocket launcher. The Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) allows the artillery system to reach targets from significantly longer distances, and engage hard-to-reach targets, while maintaining the Small Diameter Bomb’s flight maneuverability and accuracy.

South Korea cancels BAE Systems’ KF-16 modernization contract

The Government of the Republic of Korea officially requested yesterday to cancel the KF-16 upgrading contract with BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Service of the USA. The contract worth $138 million was the lead part in a longer upgrading program covering the modernization of 134 Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16s. The contract was managed by the US Air Force under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procurement.

Tailoring Unmanned Platforms for New Missions

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have established a leading position in modern air power, already performing far more operational hours, compared to any other military...

AFSOC Gunships to Get Air-Launched UAVS for Operational Evaluation

The US Air Force Special Operations Command is planning to use air-launched drones to enable Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) AC-130 aerial gunships and MQ-9 Reaper drones to operate in all weather conditions, particularly above the clouds.

Air Mobile Trucks

Start < Page 3 of 3 > The Pinzgauer, in service with the British elite and Special Forces, are designed to fit inside a C-130, CH-47 Chinook...

RIAT – First Impressions

"With the Friday at RIAT traditionally being the quietest day of the weekend (as quiet as it can be with jet aircraft zipping around!) it gave us the opportunity to ease ourselves into the show." BAE Systems' staff reported from RIAT yesterday. Read the full report on their page, linked here.

Resurrected US Navy Traders to serve on Brazilian aircraft carrier

The Brazilian Navy is restarting the refurbishment of eight C1/S2 carrier based transport aircraft. If everything goes according to plan, four ex-US Navy C-1A Trader aircraft that have rested for 26 years in the aircraft boneyard in Arizona will return to sea, operating from the deck of Brazil’s aircraft carrier São Paulo.

Brazil, Argentina to negotiate over Gripen aircraft

Argentina is probing to join with Brazil in the procurement of 24 Saab Gripen fighters. Argentinian and Brazilian defense ministers have recently discussed the potential procurement and Argentina's participation in the production of the Saab-designed aircraft

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