• NAVAIR contracts BAE Systems to integrate CV-22 HMD with Forward Defensive Weapon System

    BAE Systems Controls has been contracted by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for the software development associated with the integration of Defensive Weapon System (DWS) enhancements with the CV-22 tiltrotor helmet-mounted display (HMD). The DWS, which is also known as AN/AWG-35(V), is a

  • Iran ‘rebuilds’ Russian air surveillance radar

    Iran’s air-defence force has unveiled what it says is a refurbished version of the Russian-made Gamma-DE air surveillance radar called the Falagh (Falaq). The announcement was made during an event that was held in Tehran on 10 August. Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-Fard, the commander of

  • India signs USD700 million deal with Russia for 1,000 additional air-to-air missiles

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed deals with Russia worth about USD700 million for an additional 1,000 air-to-air missiles (AAMs) to arm its fleets of MiG and Sukhoi combat aircraft. Military sources in Moscow and New Delhi told Jane’s on 30 July that the order for the AAMs, which was

  • IMDO, MDA conduct exoatmospheric testing of Arrow-3 Weapon System

    The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in collaboration with the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), completed a 10-day exoatmospheric test campaign of the Arrow-3 Weapon System at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska (PSCA) in Kodiak on 28 July. The campaign, led by the Israel Ministry of

  • Raytheon awarded HARM CLC supply contract

    US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded Raytheon a USD17.8 million contract to supply High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) command launch computers (CLCs) in support of US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet multirole combat and EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft. The contract, which

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  • Progressive HARM: An evolution in capability

    The suppression and/or destruction of enemy air-defence systems is essential to sustaining US and allied anti access/area denial mission superiority. Robin Hughes explores the evolution of the AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile in advancing this capability
  • More bang for your buck: B61 service-life extension upgrades

    Despite being more than 50 years old the B61 nuclear bomb is still in service with armed forces around the globe. As this weapon enters into its sixth decade it is being extensively upgraded to enhance its precision and, by default, its lethality. Thomas Withington reports
  • Striking fresh: Finland’s combat aircraft procurement programme

    Finland is in the midst of a thorough campaign to overhaul its air combat capability through the HX programme, under which the country will procure aircraft, weapons, and sensors to completely replace its current fleet of Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornets. Charles Forrester reports
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  • Iran unveils new Raad MRAP

    Iran has unveiled what appears to be its first indigenously developed mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle (MRAP) on 13 August. The Raad was unveiled in a ceremony held at the Defense Industries Organization in Isfahan and attended by Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, as well as
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