• Aero India 2019: US awards full-rate production for Javelin F-model missile

    The Javelin Joint Venture (JJV), a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, has received a production contract for 2,100 of the latest variant of the Javelin missile series. This production contract, announced on 20 February, will mark the beginning of the full-rate production agreement for the

  • IDEX 2019: ALIT displays small MANPADS for UAVs

    China Aerospace Long-March International (ALIT) displayed what was labelled as the FN-M Multi-role Missile System at the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi on 17–21 February. An ALIT official said it is primarily designed for shooting down unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), making it a manportable

  • IDEX 2019: Jadara developing new sight for Terminator missile

    Jordan’s Jadara Equipment and Defence Systems is developing a new sight for the Terminator man-portable guided missile system, a company official told Jane’s during the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi from 17–21 February. Unveiled at the SOFEX show held in Jordan in March 2018, the

  • Taiwan to upgrade Hsiung Feng II Block II anti-ship missile

    Taiwan has decided to upgrade its Hsiung Feng II Block II (also referred to as Hsiung Feng IIB or HF-IIB) anti-ship missile and complete mass production of the improved weapon system by 2023, defence officials told Jane’s on 18 February The upgrade is being carried out by Taiwan’s

  • IDEX 2019: Finland, Sweden interested in NEMO Container

    Finland’s Patria has provided Jane’s with an update on the NEMO Container 120 mm mortar system, following on from extensive testing in the Baltic Sea last year. According to Kari Reunamäki, Patria’s vice-president for Weapon Systems, the design of the system is now locked

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  • Rafael unveils Rocks air-to-surface missile

    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has unveiled a new, advanced stand-off high-speed air-to-surface missile (ASM) designed to engage high-value stationary and re-locatable targets in heavily GPS-denied environments. Designated ‘Rocks’, the new missile is furnished with a single-stage solid
  • IDEX 2019: Yugoimport unveils RALAS missile

    Serbia’s Yugoimport unveiled the RALAS non-line-of-sight missile at the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 17 to 21 February, prominently displaying an eight-round launcher mounted on the company’s Lazar 3 8×8 armoured vehicle. The RALAS is essentially a smaller version of the
  • MBDA offers SPIMM for ‘bolt-on’ ship self-protection

    MBDA has unveiled details of a new self-protection system designed to provide otherwise unarmed containerised ships with a short-range defence capability in high threat zones. Known as SPIMM (Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module), the new system was unveiled in February at the IDEX 2019
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