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India to Induct Loitering Weapon, Upgrade Israeli Searcher Mk II, Heron...

India is inducting the Israeli HAROP loitering weapon. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense Update
The Indian Air Force is planning to embark on a tri-service wide upgrade of its Israeli-supplied unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as part of an unprecedented program that could cost up to one billion US$. Indian military services are already operating more than 150 UAVs, mostly Searcher Mk II and Heron I procured from Israel Aerospace Industries since the early 2000s.

Iran Flexing Muscles Part 3: Air Defense & Ballistic Missiles

The Raad air defense missile comprises of the Taer air defense missiles
In recent weeks Iran has introduced new guided weapon systems claimed to be based on indigenous developments. Among these weapons are precision guided versions of the Zelzal medium range rocket, and Taer medium-range air-defense missile, positioned to be a precursor for the country’s new category of air defense weapon systems.

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.

Poland Plans to Phase Out its Su-22M in Favor of Armed...

Poland is looking to replace its aging strike force, currently flying Su-22 with armed unmanned aerial vehicles. According to Waldemar Skrzypczak Poland’s Deputy Minister of Defense for military procurement, a future procurement of some 30 armed drone equipping three squadrons is being considered.

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.

MBDA Introduces Futuristic UAV Weapon Approach

MBDA unveiled today a new member of its ‘Concept Vision’ system ideas, a futuristic weapon systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) the company’s scientists consider could mature in the next 20 year timeframe.

UVision unveils ‘Blade Arrow’ Precision Attack Munition (PAM) at the Singapore...

The Blade Arrow Precision Attack Munition (PAM) was unveiled today by UVision Air Ltd. five years after being first demonstrated. The PAM concept brings...

France Spent Over 1,000 Bombs and Missiles in the 7 Month...

Seven months after the beginning of the conflict the French forces spent over 950 bombs, 240 guided weapons and 431 HOT anti-tank missiles in Libya. However, while weapons replenishment could be expected soon, French aircraft ordnance maker Société des Ateliers Mécaniques de Pont sur Sambre (SAMP) is shutting down production because of lack of orders.

U.S. Army Buys Switchblade Small Loitering Weapons

The U.S. Army has awarded AeroVironment a contract worth almost $5 million for the first deliveries of Switchblade agile munition, the company announced today....

Lockheed Martin Receives $34.5 Million Contract For Paveway II Plus Laser...

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $34.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for production of paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB)...

Laser Guided APKWS II Rockets for USMC Harrier, Air Combat Command’s...

The Navy and BAE Systems are entering a two-year Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program to integrate and demonstrate the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon...

From Anti-Tank to Multi-Purpose

Above: this NLOW anti-tank weapon firing clearly show the delayed activiation of the rocket motor, ensuring the effects of flash, pressure acoustic overload are minimized...

Miniaturization of the Infantry Weapons’s Components

Above: Eryx anti-tank wire-guided weapon system is in use with the French Army and Special Forces. Photo: MBDA New Guided Missiles, Programmable Munitions Enhancing The Infantry...

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...

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