• Yemen’s rebels unveil air-bursting missile

    Ansar Allah, the Yemeni rebel group popularly known as the Houthis, unveiled a new version of its Badr series of surface-to-surface projectiles that has an airburst warhead on 16 April. “Our missile power, which you once claimed you were able to destroy, is now much stronger than it was years

  • Brazilian AEQ develops 2,000 lb penetrator bomb

    The Brazilian privately owned company AEQ is in the final phase of completing the development of its BPEN 2000 air-launched ground penetration bomb for use by tactical combat aircraft. The development, which was initiated in early 2017 is scheduled to be complete in six months, the company told

  • French Air Force, Navy conduct technical-operational evaluation firings of Meteor

    The French Air Force and French Navy (Marine Nationale: MN), supported by the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), have completed initial technical and operational evaluation firings of the MBDA Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) on the Dassault Rafale

  • LAAD 2019: Companies promote armament upgrades for regional utility helicopters

    Key Points Contractors are offering armament upgrades and kits for utility helicopters Companies see opportunities to make utility aircraft multi-mission Sikorsky and Rafael are offering armament upgrades to utility helicopters fielded by Latin American air arms at the 2019 LAAD Defence and

  • Update: BAE begins Meteor and SPEAR integration for F-35

    BAE Systems has begun integrating the next tranche of UK-specific weapons onto the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning combat aircraft. The company announced on 18 March that it had been sub-contracted by Lockheed Martin to begin integrating the MBDA Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile

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  • Switzerland ready to buy Cobra 120 mm mortar systems

    Following extensive trials, the Swiss Army is expected to place a contract for a new 120 mm self-propelled (SP) mortar system in the next 6–12 months, according to Captain Lars Kristian Lehman of the Swiss Armed Forces. Capt Lehman revealed the forthcoming contract in March at the Omega