• TDW advances SPEAR warhead solution

    TDW, a wholly owned subsidiary of MBDA Germany, is evolving the design and development of a new unique warhead for the SPEAR stand-off air-to-surface weapon. SPEAR is the MBDA UK solution for the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) Selective Precision Effects At Range Capability 3 (SPEAR Cap 3)

  • Textron Systems finalises development of Fury glide munition

    Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems has finalised development of the Fury lightweight air-launched precision-guided glide munition. Marketed jointly by Textron and Thales UK for the global market, the munition is derived from technologies in the Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) family of

  • Kuwaiti Hornets to get Sniper targeting pods

    Lockheed Martin announced on 15 May it will begin deliveries of its AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) to the Kuwaiti Air Force (KAF) in 2018. It said the pods had been ordered for the KAF's F/A-18C/D Hornet multirole fighters to meet an urgent operational requirement. "Sniper ATP

  • India's Tejas LCA successfully test-fires Derby BVRAAM

    India's Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has successfully test-fired a Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Derby beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) in radar-guided mode. "The missile launch was performed in 'lock-on after launch mode' for a beyond-visual-range (BVR) target in the

  • Tactical targets: US addresses naval aviation challenges in a rapidly changing landscape

    Although US naval TACAIR is without operational parallel, the navy and marines face significant challenges to maintain their edge and relevance. The JNI editorial team - Mike Fabey , Richard Scott , Martin Streetly , and Anika Torruella - explores progress, pitfalls, and potential Since 2010, US

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