• IDEX 2019: Mirach 40 conducts first live training missions

    Leonardo announced in a press release on 17 February that its Mirach 40 (M-40) target drone had flown its first live missions during a recent training exercise, simulating missile attacks against naval vessels and fighter jets in air-to-air combat scenarios. The exercise involved the Italian Navy

  • IAI announces new Mini Harpy loitering munition

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced a new tactical loitering munition called Mini Harpy on 18 February. The system combines capabilities from IAI's two previous flagship loitering munitions, the Harop and Harpy, bringing together the ability to lock on to radiation-emitting threats like

  • Nigerian APKWS order announced

    The Nigerian Air Force will receive the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), the US Department of Defense (DoD) confirmed in a 6 February contract announcement. The USD225 million contract awarded to BAE Systems covers APKWSs for all four branches of the US military, as well as the

  • Brimstone, Paveway to equip UK Protector RPAS

    MBDA and Raytheon UK have been awarded separate contracts by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) to respectively integrate the Brimstone 3 precision strike missile and Paveway IV precision-guided munition with the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) future Protector RG Mk1

  • DOT&E says F-35A gun accuracy issues remain

    Key Points The F-35A continues to have issues with gun accuracy as identified in last year’s DOT&E report The programme is considering options for re-boresighting and correcting gun alignments The Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) conventional variant’s

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  • IDEX 2019: UAE confirms EOS weapon station contract

    The UAE Armed Forces confirmed during the IDEX 2019 show, held from 17 to 21 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that it has placed a large contract for remote weapon stations (RWS) with the Australian company EOS Defence Systems. The military spokesperson announced on 17 February that a contract worth
  • US Navy canvasses industry for GLGP seeker options

    US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has released an initial Request for Information (RFI) to assess potential seeker options for the US Navy’s (USN’s) next-generation Gun-Launched, Guided Projectiles (GLGP), which are planned to be fired from the MK 45 5-inch guns that equip the