• UK-specific weapons testing of F-35 continues with guided Paveway IV drop

    UK-specific weapons trials of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have continued with the first guided drop of a Raytheon Paveway IV precision-guided munition (PGM) announced on 5 December. A US Marine Corps aircraft assigned to the 461st Flight Test Squadron dropped

  • USN plans extended range JSOW test

    Key Points NAVAIR plans a contract award to Raytheon in early 2017 for JSOW ER all-up-round test support Scope of work includes adding a production-representative engine/fuel/inlet system, and software modifications to optimise mid-course/endgame performance The US Navy (USN) is finalising plans

  • Raytheon, Lockheed awarded HAWC research contracts

    Key Points The HAWC programme aims to mature critical technologies to develop an effective and affordable air-launched hypersonic cruise missile HAWC will leverage advances in hypersonics made under earlier funded programmes including Falcon, HyFly, and X-51 The US Defense Advanced Research

  • IOMAX showcases Archangel to US Marine Corps

    IOMAX demonstrated the capabilities of its Archangel Border Patrol Aircraft (BPA) to the US Marine Corps (USMC) during a series of recent training courses in southern California and Arizona. In mid-October a pair of Archangels took part in a Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course at the Marine

  • European and US defence companies report third quarter profits

    European and US defence companies began publishing reports covering the third quarter of their 2016 financial year on 24 October, with results revealed ranging from a 21.5% rise in operating income at Saab to a 29.3% fall in Airbus's profits on a similar measure. Airbus and Safran The same day as

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  • NORINCO develops new RWS

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has expanded its range of remote weapon stations (RWS) with the development of the UW4A, IHS Jane's has learned. At this stage it has not been confirmed if the UW4A has been developed to meet the operational requirements of the People's Liberation Army
  • Images emerge of possible new Chinese anti-submarine missile

    Video footage from Chinese broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) posted on Chinese online forums around 20 November shows what appears to be a new torpedo-carrying missile being test-fired from a land-based inclined containerised launcher: an indication that the People's Liberation Army Navy