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  • Indonesia selects MARLIN WS 30 mm gun system for PC-40 class

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has selected the MARLIN - WS remote-controlled gun mount system equipped with a 30 mm cannon for its PC-40 class of patrol vessels. Confirmation from the TNI-AL on this weapon choice came with the commissioning of the sixth

  • SM-2 production re-starts to meet international demand

    Raytheon Missile Systems has been contracted by the US Navy (USN) to restart production of the Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) area air-defence missile for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded Raytheon a fixed-price-incentive firm, firm-fixed-price

  • Poland, US sign MOI for Patriot

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) and Polish Ministry of National Defence on 6 July signed a memorandum of intent (MOI) for the Raytheon Patriot Air and Missile Defence (AMD) system to meet Poland's Wisla medium-range air defence requirement. The prospective contract will be implemented in two

  • Rostec develops new anti-submarine weapon

    Russian state corporation Rostec unveiled an export version of the Techmash-designed Zagon-2 guided anti-submarine weapon, designated the Zagon-2E, at the International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS), which took place in St Petersburg from 28 June to 2 July. The Zagon-2/2E is an air-launched

  • Singapore Army acquires Spike SR anti-armour missile system

    The Singapore Army has acquired the man portable Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike SR (short range) missile system as the next-generation guided anti-armour weapon for its infantry forces, Jane's has learnt at the army's Open House 2017 event that was held from 27 to 29 May. Jane's understands

  • Sweden to acquire new RBS 58 anti-tank guided missile system

    The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk: FMV) has issued a requirement for a new, man-portable anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system, under the programme designator RBS 58 (Robotsystem 58). The FMV has asked manufacturers of candidate systems to submit proposals

  • Pakistan test-fires improved variant of Nasr CRBM

    Pakistan has test-fired an improved version of its Nasr (also known as Hatf 9) close-range ballistic missile (CRBM), according to a 5 July statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces. "Pakistan has successfully undertaken a series of

  • LEMT rolls out DT3XS weapon scope

    The LEMT (Lasers in Ecology, Medicine, and Technology) scientific and research centre of Belarusian optics company BelOMO has developed a new combined day and thermal scope with 3x magnification for infantry weapons. The DT3XS (Day Thermal 3x Magnification Sight) is based on LEMT's DNS-1 combined

  • Sea Venom / ANL completes first live firing

    European missile house MBDA, in collaboration with the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA), has conducted the first powered-flight test of the new Anglo-French Sea Venom/Anti-Navire Léger (ANL) helicopter-launched anti-ship missile. Performed on 21 June at the DGA Essais de

  • India's DRDO conducts successful flight test of QRSAM

    India's state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the indigenously designed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) on 3 July from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur on the country's east coast. "All the technologies and

  • AK-12 assault rifle passes field tests

    The Kalashnikov Concern has reported that its 5.45 mm AK-12 assault rifle has passed all military field tests. The military field trials confirm that the weapon meets all the design and operational requirements of the Russian Armed Forces, according to the company. This paves the way for the

  • Algeria displays locally developed self-propelled artillery

    The Algerian military displayed two previously unseen types of self-propelled artillery systems at a public event held in early July to showcase the capabilities of the country's defence industry. One consisted of a 122 mm D-30 (2A18) howitzer fitted on a 6x6 Zetros with four stabilisation legs

  • BAE Systems, Leonardo collaborate on new PGM family

    BAE Systems and Leonardo have announced a collaboration to develop new precision guided munitions (PGMs) based on the Vulcano gun-launched projectile family. The new PGM is slated for use with land and naval-based weapon systems, including 155 mm and 5-inch guns. Plans to enhance the guidance

  • Dynetics receives new Small Glide Munition contract

    US systems and technology house Dynetics has been awarded a USD10.9 million sole-source contract by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, for the supply of GBU-69B Small Glide Munition (SGM) All-Up-Rounds (AURs) for deployment by US Special Operations Command

  • IMDS 2017: Rostec unveils Pantsir-ME naval weapon, adds details on the system

    Rostec unveiled an export version of the Russian Instrument Design Bureau (KBP)-designed integrated gun and surface-to-air missile (SAM) naval weapon system Pantsir-M, designated Pantsir-ME, at the International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS) in St Petersburg. Pantsir-ME is a fully automated

  • MBDA unveils future 'family' of glide munitions

    MBDA is to introduce a new unpowered, stand-off air-launched munition capability to its air-to-surface guided weapons portfolio, through the development of what the company describes as a "family of all-up-round glide weapons" with the designation 'SmartGlider'. Optimised as a

  • Azerbaijan boosts anti-tank capabilities

    Russia has delivered at least 12 9K123-1 Khrizantema-S vehicle-mounted anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) systems to Azerbaijan and more than 15 systems will be delivered by the end of 2018, Jane's has learned. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence reported the arms acquisition on 24 June in an official

  • USAF issues Sources Sought notice for rapid fielding of hypersonic strike weapon

    The US Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) on 29 June issued a Sources Sought notice for a rapidly-fielded and developed hypersonic, conventional air-launched strike weapon. According to the notice, capabilities statements are being sought from potential sources "that are capable of

  • Elbit Systems unveils SkyStriker loitering munition

    Elbit Systems has formally unveiled its first venture into the loitering munition (LM) sector with SkyStriker - a remotely-operated, precision-guided LM system designed to seek, locate and acquire operator-marked targets and targets of opportunity in tactical-level engagements. Development of

  • Switzerland orders NLAW

    Saab Dynamics announced on 28 June that it had signed a framework agreement with the Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement, Armasuisse, for the procurement of the Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon System (NLAW). Following a competitive evaluation process, in which the NLAW was deployed

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