• UK funds initial SPEAR Cap 3 integration for F-35B

    Key Points The UK has funded initial de-risking of SPEAR Cap 3 integration on the F-35B Lightning II SPEAR Cap 3 integration is planned as part of the Block 4 update The United Kingdom has funded initial integration of the Selective Precision Effects At Range (SPEAR) Capability 3 on the F-35B

  • UK, France sign off FC/ASW concept phase

    On 28 March the UK and France signed a new weapon system agreement initiating a three-year concept phase to develop the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) programme. The FC/ASW programme - which will be executed by MBDA - will examine options to replace and improve existing Naval and Air Force

  • USAF completes verification of new GPS anti-jam architecture for JASSM

    The US Air Force (USAF) has finalised product upgrade verification (PUV) flight tests of GPS anti-jam software and hardware for the AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and AGM-158B JASSM-Extended Range (ER) long-range, conventionally armed, precision stealth weapons in

  • Rafael develops missile launcher for light helicopters

    A new missile launcher for light helicopters has been developed by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Known so far only as the Light Helicopter Launcher, the system carries two missiles and weighs just 27 kg compared to the 55 kg of Rafael's current four-missile launcher. Speaking to Jane's

  • BAE Systems set to begin Brimstone firing trials with Typhoon

    Key Points Nine Brimstone separation trials are currently scheduled, beginning June 2017 There were 40 carriage trials conducted towards the end of 2016 BAE Systems is set to begin initial firing trials of the MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface precision attack weapon with the Eurofighter Typhoon

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  • SSMM module completes LCS structural test firing

    Key Points The SSMM utilises the AGM-114L-8A Longbow Hellfire missile in a vertical launch configuration IOC of SSMM Increment 1 is planned for 2018 The US Navy (USN) has conducted a successful structural test firing of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) from
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