• Lithuania and Norway agree NASAMS deal

    Lithuania has agreed to buy the Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) from Norway, the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (MND) announced on 21 October. In total Lithuania is looking to purchase two batteries of the air-defence system for around EUR100 million (USD109

  • US Navy awards APKWS production contract

    The US Navy (USN) has placed a contract with BAE Systems for the supply of additional Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rockets. The contract, announced by the company on 19 October, is valued at USD600 million if all of the options are exercised, with an initial award of

  • AMRAAM ER destroys drone target in first modified Raytheon missile test

    An extended range (ER) version of Raytheon's Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM ER) destroyed a target drone in the new missile's first flight test, validating the weapon's compatibility with Kongsberg's National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) launcher. Raytheon and

  • South Korea to buy additional Taurus missiles

    In a bid to bolster its strike capabilities amid growing threats from Pyongyang, South Korea is planning to buy additional Taurus KEPD 350K air-to-surface cruise missiles that can be carried by its F-15K Slam Eagle fighters, Yonhap news agency reported on 4 October. "The military has recently

  • Denel targets expansion in Saudi Arabia with anti-tank systems

    South African defence equipment manufacturer Denel Dynamics has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabian firm ITAEC Group to potentially manufacture anti-tank missiles in the country. The MoU was reportedly signed at the Africa Aerospace and Defence tradeshow, held

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  • Ukrainian firm develops handheld variant of AGS-17

    Kiev-based company Precision Systems has developed a new, handheld version of the Russian-made KBP AGS-17 30 mm automatic grenade launcher, which was displayed for the first time at Ukraine's AviaSvit/Arms and Security show, held in Kiev from 11 to 14 October. Speaking to IHS Jane's at the show,