• Eurosatory 2018: Bosnian Serb company TRB presents its first pistol

    Tehnicki Remont Bratunac (TRB), a defence and security company based in Bratunac, Republika Srpska (RS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), promoted its new RS9 Vampire pistol at Eurosatory 2018, held in Paris on 11-15 June. Expected to serve as a platform for developing new and more advanced models.

  • JAGM enters LRIP

    Low rate initial production (LRIP) of the US Army’s new Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) has now commenced following the successful completion by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and the Army’s Joint Attack Munitions Systems (JAMS) Project Office of the programme’s

  • Raytheon, Kongsberg clinch US Navy Over-the-Horizon missile contract

    Raytheon Missile Systems, partnered with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, is to supply the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to meet the US Navy’s Over-The-Horizon Weapon System (OTH-WS) requirement. The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on 31 May awarded Raytheon an initial USD14.8 million

  • Eurosatory 2018: Yugoimport offers fire support solutions

    The complete range of Serbian company Yugoimport’s truck-mounted self-propelled (SP) artillery systems was displayed for the first time outside the country at Eurosatory 2018. Firing trials for company’s latest 155 mm/52 calibre SP artillery system, the Aleksandar, began

  • Azerbaijan displays new long-range missile systems

    Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed on 11 June that it has acquired both Belarussian Polonez and Israeli LORA precision surface-to-surface missile systems. The MoD released photographs showing three Polonez launchers and at least two LORA launchers to publicise a visit by

  • Eurosatory 2018: Expal unveils upgrade to EIMOS mortar system

    Spain’s Expal unveiled a new upgraded variant of its EIMOS truck-mounted mortar system at the Eurosatory trade show in Paris on 13 June. Key upgrades include changes to the system’s inertial navigation system to help act as a redundancy to the platform’s GPS system, following on

  • Denel Dynamics sheds light on new C-RAM missile

    Denel Dynamics has released details of its Mongoose 3 counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) missile, which underwent its first flight tests in March and will be shown at Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show in South Africa in September. The transonic Mongoose 3 is being developed to

  • Eurosatory 2018: MMP missile fired over 5,000 m

    The French Army has fired Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) medium-range missiles over a range of 5,000 m as it prepares for operational deployment, MBDA, the system’s manufacturer, announced on 10 June, on the eve of Eurosatory 2018, which is being held in Paris on 11–15 June. The

  • Eurosatory 2018: Estonia orders more Mistrals

    Estonia has signed a contract with MBDA to acquire more Mistral manportable short-range surface-to-air missiles during the second day of Eurosatory 2018, which is being held in Paris on 11–15 June, the company announced on 12 June. The EUR50 million (USD58.7 million) contract, signed by ECDI

  • Eurosatory 2018: Elbit announces new mortar guidance kit

    Elbit Systems has announced a new guidance kit for 120 mm mortar rounds, which is designed to provide a lightweight precision capability for existing mortar shells. According to Ori Naor, programme manager of Elbit’s mortars business unit, the round can achieve a 1 m circular error probably

  • Eurosatory 2018: Nammo unveils ramjet-assisted artillery round concept

    Norwegian munition manufacturer Nammo revealed at Eurosatory that it is developing a ramjet-assisted, INS/GPS-guided round for 155 mm L52 artillery pieces that will extend the range of precision fires out to 100 km and beyond. Presenting the concept at the show on 12 June, Thomas Danbolt,

  • Eurosatory 2018: ST Engineering, Hirtenberger collaborate on 120 mm mortar

    Singapore’s ST Engineering Land Systems division Hirtenberger Defence Systems (HDS) signed an agreement on 12 June to co-operate on 120 mm mortar systems. Under the agreement, HDS’s UK branch will market ST Engineering’s 120 mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar Systems (SRAMS), which

  • Eurosatory 2018: Hirtenberger increases first round accuracy by the GRAM

    Hirtenberger Defence Europe has produced an innovative new aiming system for its range of 60 mm mortars called Grid Aiming Mode (GRAM), it was announced during the Eurosatory show in Paris. Target data can either be input as a grid reference, GPS co-ordinates, or via a co-located and

  • US Navy progresses HAAWC high-altitude ASW capability for Poseidon

    The US Navy (USN) is pushing ahead with plans to field the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability (HAAWC) on the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA), despite recent comments made to the contrary by some senior service officials. The aircraft original equipment

  • India completes trials of licence-built FH-77B howitzer

    India’s state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has successfully completed the final round of trials of its licence-built, upgraded Dhanush FH-77B 155m/45 cal towed howitzer, paving the way for the imminent induction of the gun into the Indian Army (IA). OFB officials told Jane’s on 11

  • Lockheed Martin secures contract to prototype the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon

    The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre (AFLCMC) has awarded Lockheed Martin an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to design and develop a new stand-off hypersonic air-to-surface missile. Part of a drive by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to field a near-term hypersonic

  • KADDB showcases new artillery systems

    Jordan’s King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) of Jordan has completed initial firing trials of a locally developed 155 mm/39 calibre wheeled self-propelled (SP) artillery system called Rum II. The weapon achieved a maximum range of 18.1 km with the standard US 155 mm M107

  • Georgia reveals Python SAMs with Ground Master radar

    The Georgian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published photos showing its Rafael Python surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) together with ThalesRaytheon Ground Master 200 and 400 mobile air defence radars. The photos were published on the MoD’s website and Facebook on 31 May on the occasion of the

  • Rafael unveils Firefly loitering weapon system

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has disclosed details of the development of a new variant in its Spike family of precision engagement weapon systems: the Spike Firefly loitering munition (LM). “Firefly is a man-portable day/night situational awareness/lethality system specifically intended to

  • India's Agni V ballistic missile inches closer to induction after successful test-firing

    India has successfully conducted the sixth test-firing of its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni V intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM). Launched on 3 June from the integrated test range on Abdul Kalam Island, which is located off the coast of the eastern Indian

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