• US Navy finalises JSOW internal integration on F-35C

    The US Navy (USN), in collaboration with Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS), has completed the final development test (DT) for the internal integration of the AGM-154 Joint Stand Off Weapon (JSOW) air-to-surface glide weapon on the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. Announced on 17 April,

  • Defexpo 2018: DRDO showcases guided variant of Pinaka Mk II rocket

    India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) showcased a guided version of the locally developed 214 mm Pinaka Mk II rocket at the 11-14 April Defexpo 2018 exhibition in Chennai. The weapon, which is being developed by the DRDO’s Armament Research and

  • GBU-49 to meet urgent moving target requirement for USMC F-35Bs

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is to receive 300 Raytheon GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II precision-guided munitions (PGMs) as it looks to afford its Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) with an interim moving target capability. The US Air Force Material Command (AFMC) said on 10

  • USAF to launch LRSO and B-52 integration in 2019

    The US Air Force (USAF) is to begin integrating the nuclear-capable Long-Range Stand-Off (LRSO) cruise missile onto its Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft from the beginning of 2019, the service disclosed on 10 April. As noted in a presolicitation notification issued by Air Force Materiel

  • AARGM-ER development to begin in 2019

    The US Navy (USN) aims to improve the reach of its AGM-88E Block 1 Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) with a new extended range (ER) variant that could be fielded by 2023. The AGM-88E Block 1 AARGM is now in full-rate production and more than 600 have been delivered, but the USN

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