US Army conducts ‘max range' PrSM test fire

by Ashley Roque

The US Army conducted a ‘max-range shot' of a Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) prototype on 13 October at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, but neither the service nor Lockheed Martin have disclosed just how far the missile flew.

“Lockheed Martin's PrSM completed its longest flight to date, exceeding maximum threshold,” the company wrote in a 14 October announcement.

Just days earlier, Janes spoke with Brigadier General John Rafferty, head of the army's Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team, about PrSM development and the plan to fire the weapon out past the 500 km range.


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Bahraini Patriot PAC-3 missile procurement confirmed

by Jeremy Binnie

The US Department of Defense has announced a USD94 million contract award to Lockheed Martin that includes Bahrain as a customer for the Patriot PAC-3 surface-to-air missile for the first time. The contract covers “technical assistance support for the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile segment” in several other countries that were already known to be PAC-3 customers.


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Mac Jee develops improved Armadillo multiple rocket system

by Victor Barreira

Mac Jee Defesa has developed an improved Armadillo 70 mm launcher configuration for 4×4 light armoured tactical vehicles. (Mac Jee)

Brazil's Mac Jee Defesa has developed an improved configuration of its all-weather Armadillo 2.75”/70 mm rocket launcher system for 4×4 light tactical armoured vehicles.


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Russian forces receive 9M333 SAMs

by Samuel Cranny-Evans

The Russian MoD has taken delivery of 9M333 SAMs for its Strela-10M3 short-range air defence systems. (Russian MoD)

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received “the first mass deliveries” of 9M333 surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) from Kalashnikov, Rostec announced on its website on 18 November.

Rostec said the new missile is designed to arm the Strela-10M3 air defence system 9A34M3 and 9A35M3 combat vehicles. It replaces legacy 9M37 missiles, which only had a dual-mode seeker.


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