• USAF wants USD16.5 million for unspecified bunker buster modifications

    Key Points The USAF has asked lawmakers to move USD16.5 million into the GBU-57 programme The Pentagon said it is needed for a 'mission critical modification' on the munition The US Air Force (USAF) has asked Congress to move USD16.5 million in war funding into the Boeing GBU-57 Massive Ordnance

  • MSPO 2014: Poland could acquire JASSM-ER

    The Polish Air Force could soon acquire the extended-range (ER) variant of Lockheed Martin's AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), it has emerged. Poland is already preparing to receive the baseline JASSM model, but the longer-range variant is likely to be approved for sale to

  • USMC trains with laser-guided Paveway bombs

    Key Points USMC Harrier aircrews employed GBU-12F/B bombs with upgraded Paveway II DMLGB kits in recent training This is the first USMC training with the weapon since Lockheed Martin upgraded the DMLGB's block II operational flight programme software last year US Marine Corps (USMC) McDonnell

  • RAN MH-60R fires first Hellfire

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has completed its first test firings of the AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile from an MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopter, the Department of Defence said on 30 July. The test firings - of two ATM-114Q-1 training missiles - were conducted at the US Navy's (USN's)

  • Japan approves Meteor research JV between MBDA, Mitsubishi

    The Japanese government has approved the overseas transfer of missile seeker technology to allow joint research on air-to-air missiles for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. Officials at the Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) told IHS

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  • Belarus developing new RPG

    Key Points Belarus' BSVT is developing a new type of RPG launcher It is understood the weapon will be manufactured in partnership with Russia Belarussian company Belspetsvneshtechnika (BSVT) is developing a new rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher, IHS Jane's understands. The new weapon
  • MBDA begins MdCN cruise missile production

    European missile house MBDA has commenced low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the French Navy's new Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile at its Selles-Saint-Denis plant in central France. Delivery of the first production lot is expected early in 2015. Manufacture rates will ramp

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  • 3M51 Alfa

    Type High-speed land-attack cruise missile. Development The 3M51 Alfa (P-900) is a hypersonic cruise missile developed by NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPO Mash), formerly the Chelomey design bureau. It was first revealed in public in 1993 and several concept models and mock-ups were exhibited before the

  • AGM-130

    Type Powered stand-off weapon. Development The AGM-130 was a second-generation stand-off weapon, conceived in the post-Vietnam era of the late 1970s as a modular, heavyweight precision missile. It was essentially a powered version of the earlier GBU-15 weapon, to be used against a variety of

  • AGM-65 Maverick

    Type TV, laser and infra-red guided air-to-surface missile. Development The AGM-65 Maverick family of air-to-surface missiles was developed by Hughes in the mid-1960s and first delivered to the US Air Force in 1972. Many different variants of the missile were adopted across the US armed forces

  • Hakeem (PGM-500, PGM-2000)

    Type Powered stand-off weapon. Development The family of weapons produced by MBDA as the PGM series (export name) was developed to meet a unique national requirement for the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF). At the beginning of the 1980s the UAE made discrete approaches to a number of

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