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Switchblade – Miniature Killer Drone

The objective of Project Anubis was the development of a prototype, Non Line of Sight (NLOS) munition enabling engagement of time-sensitive fleeting, high value...

Combining EO/Laser Guidance for Small Precision Guided Weapons

Above: The Israeli Spike MR is an advanced 'fire and forget' electro-optically (EO) guided anti-tank missile. A family of missiles based on the Spike developed...

New Missiles to Extend Offensive, Defensive Capabilities of the U.S. Navy

The U.S. military is embarking on several new missile development programs promising to change the rules of air- and naval warfare as it is...

Australia’s Super Hornet Tests JSOW Guided Weapons

Super Hornet aircraft from No. 1 Squadron conducted their first live weapon trials at the Woomera Test Range, north of Adelaide. The JSOW test...

Saudi Arabia to Order 180 New Helicopters for a New National...

The recently announced acquisition of more than 180 helicopters for the Saudi Arabian National Guards (SANG) provides the first major step in expansion of...

Better F-15SA Eagles for the Royal Saudi Air Force

Updated: October 21, 2010: The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have finalized an arms package that shadows even the large arms mega-sales in the region....

Small Diameter Bomb II – GBU-53/B

The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) US$450 million for the development and production of GBU-53/B for the Small Diameter Bomb...

Karrar – Iran’s New Jet-Powered Recce and Attack Drone

Iran has this week unveiled a new type of turbojet-powered drone designated 'Karrar' (striker - in Farsi), described by Iranian officials as capable to...

Update: Israel MOD Formally Orders the F-35A Stealth Fighters

Israel will be the first country to receive the F-35 through the United States government’s Foreign Military Sales process. beginning in 2015. In August 2010...

Maiden Flight for the Silent Eagle

The Boeing company completed the first flight of the F-15SE ‘Silent Eagle’ flight demonstrator on July 8, 2010. The aircraft, designated F-15E1 took off...

Lightweight Air-Dropped Guided Weapon Optimized for Tactical-UAVs

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) has successfully demonstrated a lightweight, precision guided weapon that could potentially be launched from tactical-class unmanned aerial...

Future Air-to-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW)

The UK’s Future Air to Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) is being developed as a family of guided weapons comprising of a light and heavy...

Israel Unveils “Harop” Loitering Anti-Missile Drone

India is inducting the Israeli HAROP loitering weapon. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense Update
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing a loitering killer drone that has the capability to hunt illusive ground targets, such as anti-aircraft systems and...

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...

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