• Leonardo develops M60A3 MBT upgrade

    Leonardo has developed and tested a major upgrade package for the US General Dynamics Land Systems M60A3 main battle tank (MBT). This M60A3 upgrade was developed and tested using internal funding for the export market, according to Massimo Gualco, director of marketing and sales at Leonardo Defence

  • Surface Navy 2019: HELIOS preliminary design review expected this year

    Lockheed Martin expects to have its High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) system ready for preliminary design review this year, Paul Lemmo, Lockheed Martin vice-president and general manager, Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors, said on 15 January during a

  • Update: Russia reported to be developing longer-range Kalibr missile

    Key Points TASS reports that Russia is developing the new Kalibr-M sea-launched cruise missile with a range of 4,500 km The news agency said that the new missile would be “significantly larger” than existing Kalibr missiles Russia is developing the new Kalibr-M cruise missile with a

  • China conducts first JL-3 SLBM launch

    The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has carried out a first flight test of the new JL-3 submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile (SLBM). During the test, which was conducted on 24 November 2018, a JL-3 missile was launched from the sole Type 032 Qing-class auxiliary

  • USN eyes ‘energy magazine’ for directed energy weapons

    The US Navy (USN) has kicked off efforts to develop an electrical ‘energy magazine’ to serve high-power shipborne directed energy weapon (DEW) systems. Releasing a request for information (RFI) for Multi-Application Shipboard Energy Magazine Requirements Development on 2 January, the US

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