• Atlantis develops long-range 40 mm grenade

    The Atlantis Corporation in South Africa has developed an innovative long-range 40x46 mm grenade that is compatible with standard low-velocity grenade launchers. Atlantis previously developed a medium-velocity grenade propulsion system that it sold to German interests, and has since been working on

  • Saudi Arabia to get additional Patriot fire units

    Raytheon revealed on 23 April that Saudi Arabia had awarded it a contract worth over USD2 billion to deliver additional Patriot air defence systems. The company announced the contract on 17 April, but did not identify the customer until six days later. The initial Raytheon press release said the

  • LAAD 2015: Russian Bazalt allowed to export APS-defeating RPG-30

    The RPG-30 disposable anti-tank rocket launcher, developed by Russia's Bazalt, was marketed for export for the first time at the LAAD 2015 exhibition, held in Rio de Janeiro from 14-17 April. "Only on the eve of the exhibition did we gain the export licence for this new item," Bazalt

  • Raytheon picked to provide Poland with Patriot

    Poland announced on 21 April it would begin negotiations with the US government for the purchase of Raytheon's Patriot Air and Missile Defence System. The decision to buy Patriot had been expected for several weeks and follows Raytheon's announcement earlier in April that it had secured a USD2

  • MV-22 deploys tube-launched weapons during gunship tests

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has tested the deployment of ramp-launched munitions from the Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor under wider plans to equip the aircraft with a gunship capability, it was announced earlier in April. The tests, which were conducted in late March under the auspices of the

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  • BROACH

    Type Penetration warhead. Development In 1994 Britain's Royal Ordnance (later BAE Systems Royal Ordnance Defence, BAE Systems Land and Armaments and now BAE Global Combat Systems Munitions) released details of a new penetrating tandem warhead concept suitable for both bombs and air-to-surface

  • Mk 1 and Mk 2 540 lb UK general purpose bombs

    Type General purpose bomb. Development The last UK in-service 500 lb class bombs were developed by Royal Ordnance (later BAE Systems Royal Ordnance Defence, now BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Munitions) from World War II type bombs. The many design changes since that period included

  • Mk 10, 13, 20 and 22 1,000 lb general purpose bombs

    Type General purpose bomb. Development The current range of in-service British 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs was developed by Royal Ordnance (later BAE Systems Royal Ordnance Defence, now BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Munitions) from World War II type bombs. The major changes introduced since that

  • MBDA Missile de Moyenne Portée (MMP) anti-tank missile system

    Development MBDA developed the Missile de Moyenne Portée or medium range missile (MMP) as a potential replacement for the MILAN ATGW for the French Army. MBDA started development of the MMP in 2009 and completed the full scale mock-up of the firing post in May 2010. It was first unveiled by

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