• Australia requests HARM, AARGM for Growlers, Super Hornets

    Australia has requested the sale of up to 14 AGM-88B high-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARM) and 16 AGM-88E advanced anti-radiation guided missiles (AARGM) together with associated equipment for an estimated cost of USD69 million. The request, which was published in a US Defence Security

  • Paris Air Show 2015: Aeronautics debuts first loitering munition

    Israeli unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) house, Aeronautics, unveiled its initial offering for the loitering weapon systems market - the Orbiter 1K (Kingfisher) - at the 2015 Paris Air Show. Currently in the final stages of development, Orbiter 1K (Kingfisher) is derived from Aeronautics'

  • Paris Air Show 2015: Rafael launches extended-range I-Derby

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems took the opportunity at Paris to debut an extended-range (ER) variant of the I-Derby short- to beyond-visual-range (BVR) air-to-air missile (AAM) it unveiled at Aero India in Bangalore in February. The new missile uses a dual-pulse solid rocket motor that extends the

  • Paris Air Show 2015: Raytheon pitching SDB II precision-guided bomb to the UK

    Raytheon is in "significant" discussions with the United Kingdom for the possible sale of the company's GBU-53/B Small-Diameter Bomb (SDB) II, a senior company official told IHS Jane's at the 2015 Paris Air Show. Speaking on the first day of the show on 15 June, Mike Jarrett, Vice

  • Paris Air Show 2015: Boeing touts ground-launched SDB for Poland

    Poland has 'a need and an excellent opportunity' to field the Ground-Launched Small-Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), manufacturer Boeing told reporters in late May. Speaking ahead of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Debbie Rub, Vice President Global Strike, said that Poland's need to procure a strategic

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  • Australia ready to sign EF88 Austeyr rifle contract

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will begin taking delivery in 2016 of about 30,000 new EF88 Austeyr 5.56 mm rifles under an AUD100 million (USD75 million) contract to be signed later this month, a Department of Defence (DoD) spokesman confirmed to IHS Jane's on 7 July. The contract, to be signed

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    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

  • AR-8L, AR-8 laser-guided rocket

    Type 80 mm rocket. Development Ukraine's Luch design bureau (more properly known as State Kyiv Design Bureau 'Luch') has developed a laser-guided 80-mm airborne rocket designed AR-8L. It is based on the standard Soviet-era S-8 unguided rocket, which is produced by Luch as the AR-8. Work on the

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