AUSA 2021: Army pulled Strategic Long-Range Cannon funds, anticipates decision on path forward later this year
11 October 2021
by Ashley Roque
Senior US Army leaders are expected to review Strategic Long-Range Cannon (SLRC) feasibility study findings later this year and decide how they want to proceed with weapon development. However, they have already pulled development funding away from the initiative and it is no longer feasible for the service to conduct a full-range demonstration with such a weapon in 2023, according to Brigadier General John Rafferty, head of the army's Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team.
Switchblade 300 fired from USV as part of US/UK sensor-to-shooter demo
21 October 2021
by Richard Scott
An AeroVironment Switchblade 300 tactical precision-guided missile is fired from the UK's MADFOX USV during the NATO ‘REP(MUS) 21' exercise. (AeroVironment)
The US Navy (USN) and UK Royal Navy (RN) have successfully executed a maritime sensor-to-shooter (S2S) demonstration culminating in the firing of an AeroVironment Switchblade 300 tactical precision-guided missile from an experimental unmanned surface vessel (USV).
Russia to extend service life of UR-100N ‘Stiletto' ICBM to 2023
21 October 2021
by Samuel Cranny-Evans
The service life of Russia's UR-100N (SS-19 ‘Stiletto') intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is to be extended to 2023, NPO Mashinostroyenia general director Alexander Leonov told the RIA Novosti news agency on 18 October.
The last UR-100N missile was delivered to Soviet forces in 1985 with a guaranteed service life of 10 years, which Leonov said was repeatedly extended by checking the missile's fuel tanks, the condition of the liquid propellant, and the safety margins of the load-bearing structures.
Arnold Defense unveils ‘Trident' 2.75-inch rocket air launcher concept
20 October 2021
by Robin Hughes
The Arnold Defense ‘Trident' three-round launcher prototype concept demonstrator mounted on Moog Space and Defense Group's Lightweight Dual Rail Launcher. (Arnold Defense)
Arnold Defense has unveiled a three-round air launcher concept protoytpe for 2.75 inch/70 mm laser-guided rockets. Developed in partnership with Moog Space and Defense Group, the concept demonstrator – designated ‘Trident' – was unveiled at the AUSA 2021 exhibition in Washington, mounted on a Moog Lightweight Dual Rail Launcher.
How to become an effective leader with Lt Col Langley Sharp
In this episode of the Janes podcast, Lt Col Langley Sharp shares lessons learned in leadership from his career in the Parachute Regiment which has seen him deployed to Northern Ireland, Macedonia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Among his many varied rol...