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US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Shoot Down UAVs
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)
Brimstone Completes Drone Test Trials
MBDA has successfully demonstrated the operation of Dual Mode Seeker Brimstone (DMB) missile from an MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), scoring nine direct hits...
Navy, Marines Begin RQ-21 Developmental Flight Testing
A little more than two years into its engineering, manufacturing and development phase, the RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Air System (STUAS) entered developmental test...
AIM-9X Block II Successful in Flight Tests
The U.S. Navy recently completed two successful live fire tests of the Raytheon AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder air/air missile. Following the recent approval for Raytheon to enter low rate initial production, AIM-9X Block II is now scheduled to enter operational testing in spring 2012.
New Telemetry System Improves Missile Test Evaluation
A new GPS-enabled telemetry system developed by the government team in U.S. Navy Weapons Test Center at China Lake enables highly-accurate, high-rate, three dimensional time, space and position information to be collected during missile fly-out.