• RIMPAC 2014: Royal Brunei Navy fires missiles in first SINKEX

    The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) has successfully fired two anti-ship missiles at an ex-US Navy (USN) ship during the sinking exercise (SINKEX) phase of the 2014 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, the RIMPAC maritime force commander confirmed to IHS Jane's on 15 July. With the RBN making its debut at

  • RIMPAC 2014: RCN's modernised frigate to test ESSM integration in live-fire trials

    As one of the Royal Canadian Navy's first modernised Halifax-class frigates, HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) will test the integration of its Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles (ESSMs) through a live-fire exercise in the Pacific Ocean, the ship's commanding officer told IHS Jane's on 14 July. Calgary , currently

  • RIMPAC 2014: RSN to test Aster 15 missiles in operational situation

    The Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN's) Formidable (Project Delta)-class guided-missile frigate RSS Intrepid will use the waters surrounding Hawaii to test its MBDA Aster 15 area-defence missiles, an RSN official told IHS Jane's on 5 July. Intrepid 's Executive Officer Major Au Yong Kok Phai, who

  • Lockheed Martin funded for LRASM follow-on development

    Lockheed Martin has received a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract worth up to USD202 million for follow-on development and accelerated acquisition of the US Navy's (USN's) next-generation Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM). The 2 July award came a week after the

  • UK requests additional Tomahawks

    The United Kingdom has requested the Foreign Military Sale of 65 UGM-109E Tomahawk Block IV missiles from the United States. Also known as the Tactical Tomahawk, the Block IV missile has been in service with the Royal Navy since 2008 arming Trafalgar- and Astute-class attack submarines. The timing

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  • MBDA in advanced talks for Marte ER

    The Italian arm of European missile house MBDA is looking to secure a launch customer for its new Marte ER (Extended Range) anti-ship missile by the end of 2014. Speaking to IHS Jane's on 16 July during the Farnborough International Airshow, a company official said the company was in advanced
  • South Sudan takes delivery of Chinese ATGWs

    South Sudan has taken delivery of a large shipment of Chinese infantry weapons that includes anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), according to shipping documents obtained by Bloomberg and passed on to IHS Jane's . The documentation said the shipment was carried by the Cosco cargo ship Feng Huang Song