• Yemeni rebels claim third anti-ship missile attack

    Ansar Allah, the Yemeni group that ousted the country's president last year, claimed on 26 October that it had sunk a naval vessel off the coast of Taizz province using an anti-ship missile. This was the third time the group claimed to have launched an attack on a naval vessel operated by the Arab

  • UK, France to study next-generation cruise and anti-ship missile

    Key Points Concept study award anticipated in Q3/Q4 2016 Associated technology demonstrator expected by 2019 The UK and France are expected to award MBDA Missile Systems a new, funded three-year joint concept design study in Q3/Q4 2016 for developing a next-generation cruise missile and anti-ship

  • Russia's new Project 22160 corvettes to be armed with Kalibr-NK missiles

    The Russian Navy's new Project 22160 patrol ships will be armed with the Kalibr-NK land attack cruise missile, according to Alexander Karpov, First Deputy Director General of Gorky Zelenodolsk Shipyard. For Karpov the capability of the missiles was proved when Russia launched Kalibr-NK strikes from

  • Oerlikon Searanger 20 nears qualification

    Key Points Rheinmetall Air Defence expects to complete qualification of its Oerlikon Searanger 20 remote-control gun system and SAPPIE-T insensitive ammunition by the end of 2015 The Zurich-based company is also stepping up its marketing campaign for the combination Rheinmetall Air Defence

  • USN buying additional CIWS ship self-defence systems from Raytheon

    Raytheon announced on 23 October it has received a USD159 million production contract from the US Navy (USN) for the Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS). The contract also includes a USD10 million option in fiscal year 2015 (FY 2015) and another valued at USD291 million in FY 2016. Phalanx is a

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  • IDF to get new Meprolight sights

    The Israeli optics company Meprolight has said it will deliver "thousands" of its MEPRO M5 weapon sights to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from December. The M5 red dot sight is designed for 'both-eyes-open' shooting and can be used with magnification devices and night-vision goggles.


  • HHQ-16

    Type Medium-range surface-to-air defence missile. Development The vertically launched HHQ-16 is a version of the Russian Shtil-1 (SA-N-7) series of missiles (with origins in the 9M38) already in service with the Peoples Liberation Army (Navy). It was developed under a joint venture, which

  • TVT-300

    Type Electro-optic/Infrared (EO/IR)/laser fire-control director Development The TVT-300 system was developed in the mid-1960s, most likely to meet a joint Swedish-Norwegian requirement. It appears to have entered service with the Norwegian frigate Oslo in January 1966, followed by the Swedish