• AUSA 2018: Lockheed Martin plans ER GMLRS flight for mid-2019

    Lockheed Martin plans in mid-2019 to conduct the first engineering development flights of its extended-range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS), a company spokesperson told reporters on 10 October at the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA's) annual conference. ER

  • Italian Air Force completes AARGM testing

    The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) completed operational testing of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) on its Tornado Electronic Combat and Reconnaissance (ECR) aircraft at the Naval Air Warfare Center at China Lake in California, the missile's manufacturer,

  • MALD-N programme transitions into TMRR phase, splits off jammer payload

    The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has funded Raytheon Missile Systems for technical maturation and risk reduction (TMRR) of the Miniature Air-Launched Decoy-Navy (MALD-N) air vehicle, but is keeping options open on the final choice of electronic attack (EA) payload. The ADM-160B MALD was

  • IAF test-fires Astra BVRAAM as part of final pre-induction trials

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test-fired the locally developed Astra beyond-visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) on 26 September as part of a series of final pre-induction trials, according to a statement by the Indian government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB). The missile,

  • A-Darter completes flight tests

    South Africa’s Denel Dynamics has completed qualification testing of its fifth-generation A-Darter short-range air-to-air missile, Denel announced on 17 September. Four guided launches were carried out at the Overberg Test Range, all of them against Skua targets. The first was carried out on

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  • Rosgvardiya tests new Kalashnikov firearms

    The Rosgvardiya, Russia’s national guard, is testing new small arms designed by Rostec’s Kalashnikov Group, a military source has told Jane’s . “The Rosgvardiya has started the operational evaluation and testing of the newest Kalashnikov AK-200 series of assault rifles,