• India scraps Black Shark torpedo deal for Scorpene-class submarines

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) terminated a USD300 million order for 98 Black Shark torpedoes from Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei (WASS) on 24 May, senior officials have told IHS Jane's. They said the long-pending contract for the torpedo procurement, initiated in 2010, was abandoned because

  • MBDA funded for SPEAR Cap 3 development phase

    Key Points An airframe and propulsion flight test demonstration was performed in March this year, with a prototype weapon successfully deployed from a Typhoon aircraft Subject to a Main Gate review planned for 2018, the UK expects SPEAR Cap 3 to enter service on the F-35B in 2025 The UK Ministry

  • BAE Systems, USN are looking to grow the list of APKWS users

    Key Points Five foreign militaries use APKWS along with the US Army, USMC, and USAF BAE Systems is working on a single software load for APKWS BAE Systems expects to see an increase in production of its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) now that the US Air Force is using the guidance

  • Expanded role for Jordanian Nash-Shab anti-armour system

    Jadara Equipment & Defence Systems - a joint venture between King Abdullah II Design & Development Bureau (KADDB) and the Jordanian Specialized Company for Electronic Services (JSCES) - has enhanced the capabilities of its Nash-Shab (RPG-32) 105 mm anti-armour system. The baseline Nash-Shab

  • ATAS to become a standard air-to-air component for Apache AH-64E

    Key Points Stinger moved from outer wingtips to fixed adapter on the stub wing pylons ATAS will be available to all domestic US and international customers for the E-model Raytheon Missile Systems has entered a System Design and Development (SDD) contract with Boeing to integrate its FIM-92 Block

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  • US Army approves Carl Gustaf M3 MAAWS for general use

    Key Points FMR is expected in late 2016 PM CSW is also conducting a FCT on the lighter weight Carl Gustaf M3E1 for SOCOM and the US Army US Army light infantry units are to be equipped with the Saab 84 mm Carl Gustaf M3 Multirole Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (MAAWS) as a standard issue
  • Sweden orders new Tp 47 torpedo from Saab

    Sweden has ordered the development and production of a new lightweight torpedo from Saab, it was announced on 20 May. According to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the contract is worth SEK1.53 billion (USD184 million). To be called the Torpedo 47 (Tp 47), the new torpedo will