• FCLIP demonstrates improved SSDS detect-to-engage co-ordination

    Key Points The live fire test demonstrated the FCLIP software update introduced into the SSDS Mk 2 system RAM Block 2 missiles successfully engaged and killed two supersonic sea-skimming targets A live fire test performed from the United States Navy (USN) Self-Defense Test Ship (SDTS) has

  • Navy League 2016: DSG Technology begins producing supercavitating bullets

    DSG Technology has begun production in California of its supercavitating multi-environment ammunition (MEA), which the company said allows for shooting into and under water and better addresses multi-layered targets. After 10 years in development the company last month began producing ammunition

  • Navy League 2016: US destroyer programme looking at LaWS 'intently'

    The officer in charge of the US Navy's (USN's) DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer restart programme said on 17 May that the navy is examining directed energy weapons for possible inclusion on future ships. "I can tell you we're looking intently at things like LaWS [Laser Weapon System] and

  • US approves sub Harpoon sale to Egypt

    The US State Department has approved the sale of Boeing UGM-84L Encapsulated Harpoon Block II submarine-launched anti-ship missiles to Egypt, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 13 May. The missiles will be used by Egypt's new Type 209 submarines, which are being built by

  • Lockheed Martin receives funding to complete LRASM integration and test

    Key Points LRASM EOC on the USAF's B-1B Lancer bomber is planned from fiscal year 2018 EOC on the USN's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is to follow in fiscal year 2019 Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been contracted to complete the integration and test phase for the AGM-158C Long Range

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  • US Army approves Carl Gustaf M3 MAAWS for general use

    Key Points FMR is expected in late 2016 PM CSW is also conducting a FCT on the lighter weight Carl Gustaf M3E1 for SOCOM and the US Army US Army light infantry units are to be equipped with the Saab 84 mm Carl Gustaf M3 Multirole Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (MAAWS) as a standard issue