• USAF develops new signal processor for AMRAAM

    The US Air Force (USAF), in collaboration with Raytheon Missile Systems, is developing a new signal processor for the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). Funded by the USAF, this development falls under the Form Fit Function Refresh(F3R) programme, which is designed to ensure AMRAAM

  • Russia to deploy anti-satellite weapon on MiG-31BM

    Key Points Initiative indicates a potential revival of the Soviet-era Kontakt programme MiG-31BM platform suggests a large missile that is likely to be launched from high altitude Russia's Aerospace Forces (VKF) is to deploy an anti-satellite weapon on its MiG-31BM interceptor aircraft, a VKF

  • IDEX 2017: Nimr contracted to deliver 1,500 Jais vehicles to UAE military

    Nimr Automotive will build 1,500 of its new Jais armoured vehicle for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) military, it was announced during the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi. Nimr said it had been awarded three contracts to build 1,500 Jais vehicles in both 4x4 and 6x6 configurations, as well as more than 150

  • SANDF takes real-term hit in defence budget

    South Africa's defence budget has again been reduced in real terms, with an overall nominal increase of just 3% to ZAR48.62 billion (USD3.74 billion) against a general inflation rate of about 6%. While this was to be expected, given the country's poor economic performance, it will further aggravate

  • UPDATE: France, UK fund Storm Shadow/SCALP cruise missile overhaul

    France and the United Kingdom have signed contracts with MBDA to update their Storm Shadow/SCALP EG long-range air-launched cruise missiles, it was announced on 22 February. Under the deal, MBDA will refurbish the country's remaining stocks of the missile, which has been in service since 2003, in

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