• India tests BrahMos cruise missile under ‘extreme weather conditions’

    India successfully test-fired the BrahMos (PJ-10) supersonic cruise missile on 16 July to validate its “life-extension” capabilities and confirm the operational efficacy of the weapon system under “extreme weather conditions”, according to a statement by the

  • Farnborough 2018: Romania moves towards Venom and Viper procurement

    Romania has recently taken a step forward in its plans to procure both the Bell UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper helicopters for which it earlier issued a letter of request (LOR). Speaking to Jane’s on 17 July, Bell’s international business development manager Joel Best said that the early

  • Navantia releases more details of Saudi corvette deal

    The Spanish shipbuilding company Navantia released more details of its deal to build five corvettes for Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) announced in April that it and Navantia had signed letters of intent covering the design and construction of five Avante 2200 corvettes, but

  • RAMSYS contracted for MK 49 Guided Missile Launching Systems

    RAM-System GmbH (RAMSYS), a consortium of Diehl Defence and MBDA Deutschland, has been awarded a EUR79.5 million (USD92.9 million) contract for the delivery of 10 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) MK 49 Guided Missile Launching Systems (GMLSs) to equip the German Navy’s second batch of five K 130

  • ESSM Block II successfully intercepts target in test

    The Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) Block II successfully intercepted a BQM-74E aerial target during a recent flight test, the US Navy (USN) has confirmed. The test, conducted by the NATO Seasparrow Project Office, was the first ESSM flight test to use the new Block II active guidance seeker

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  • Rafael unveils Spike NLOS Modular Launcher development

    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has finalised development of a new lightweight, vehicle-integrated evolution of its SPARC trailer-mounted and remote-controlled launch system for the Spike non-line-of-sight (NLOS) multi-purpose tactical missile. Spike NLOS is a multi-purpose precision guided missile