• India delivers first batch of indigenous lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar

    India has delivered the first batch of Shyena advanced lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar as part of a USD37.9 million deal that New Delhi signed with Naypyitaw in early 2017. Official sources told Jane’s on 15 July that an undisclosed number of these torpedoes, which were designed by

  • Lockheed Martin awarded LRASM upgrade contract

    US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control an undefinitised contract, with a not-to-exceed value of USD174,970,959 million, to upgrade the AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM). Developed and fielded under an accelerated programme to meet

  • China fires anti-ship missile in South China Sea

    China has conducted an anti-ship missile test-firing in the South China Sea, a US Department of Defense (DoD) spokesperson told Jane’s in a 2 July statement, confirming parts of an NBC News report published a day earlier stating that the firing had taken place on 30 June. The spokesperson,

  • Brazil considers VSHORAD system for Atlantico

    The Brazilian Navy is considering installing three of its MBDA SIMBAD (Système Intégré de MISTRAL Bitube d'Auto-Défense) air defence systems on its PHM Atlantico (A140) multi-purpose helicopter carrier, service officials told Jane’s . The SIMBADs were formerly part of

  • USN eyes 2025 IOC for extended range JSOW

    The US Navy (USN) is advancing plans to introduce a powered, longer-range version of the air-launched AGM-154C-1 Joint Stand Off Weapon (JSOW) into service in fiscal year (FY) 2025. JSOW is a medium-range air-to-surface precision-guided glide weapon employing a GPS/inertial navigation system and a

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  • IDF rapidly developing non-lethal systems for Gaza border

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have in recent months deployed a number of new non-lethal weapons and crowd-control measures on the border with the Gaza Strip as part of an effort to give its Gaza Division new tools to deal with weekly disturbances organised by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
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