Raytheon Awarded $110M FMS Contract To Supply Paveway Laser-Guided Bombs To Philippines

August 10, 2018 @ 08:14 AM

The Pentagon has awarded a foreign military sales contract worth $110 million to Raytheon for the Paveway Family of Weapons, the Department of defense announced Thursday. This contract involves foreign military sales (FMS) to the Philippines and countries with active cases to acquire Paveway weapon systems or have expressed interest in...

India Receives Four M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer for Trials

July 17, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

The Indian Army has received four United States manufactured M777 long-range Ultra-light Howitzers (ULH) and will resume trials at Pokhran later this month. The tests were stopped following a barrel burst caused by faulty ammunition in September last year

US Army Awards Contract For Cryofracture Munitions Destruction System

July 13, 2018 @ 08:35 AM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been awarded a contract from the U.S

USAF Orders Bunker Buster Bombs Worth $896 Million

June 28, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

The US Air Force has awarded multiple contracts worth over $896 million to two US-based firms for production of 2000-pound class bunker buster bombs, built around an improved warhead called the BLU-137/B, the Department of defense announced Wednesday. The contracts worth $476 million and $419 million were awarded to Ohio-based Superior...

Russian Terminator Tank-support Combat Vehicles To Get Smart Shells

June 22, 2018 @ 08:15 AM

The Russian Armys advanced Terminator combat vehicles will soon be armed with a 30mm controlled burst shells, the press office of Techmash Scientific and Production Association told TASS on Thursday. The work on developing these munitions is at the final stage, Techmash said

China Develops Motor for Electromagnetic Weapons

June 20, 2018 @ 08:59 AM

China has produced an electric motor that would meet the heavy demand for electricity from China's latest electromagnetic weapon system, which may involve electromagnetic railgun and ballistic missile technologies. Academy of Aerospace Solid Propulsion Technology under China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation has recently delivered a batch of newly developed brushed DC electric motors to an unnamed unit

Rosoboronexport Bets on Artillery for Future Sales Prospects

June 8, 2018 @ 01:56 PM

Russias Rosoboronexport has sought a production and export push for artillery guns and projectiles after the countrys military identified artillery as being effective in 60% of recent conflicts in the Middle East. “If anti-terrorist operations waged in the Middle East are any pointer, then one has to take into account that artillery has to shoulder 50-60 percent of fire missions in ground operations

US Approves Sale of Penetrator Bombs for Bahrain’s F-16 Aircraft

May 19, 2018 @ 11:49 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of General Purpose (GP) and Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies for an estimated cost of $45 million. The Government of Bahrain has requested three thousand two hundred (3,200) General Purpose (GP) and Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies to include: one thousand five hundred (1,500) MK-82 (500lbs) GP bomb bodies, six hundred (600) MK-83 (1,000lbs) GP bomb bodies, six hundred (600) MK-84 (2,000lbs) GP bomb bodies, and five hundred (500) BLU-109 (2,000lbs) Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies, A US Defense Security Cooperation Agency release said

Syrian Army Rolls Out Heavy Artillery Rocket System

May 16, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

The Syrian Army has unveiled a new rocket system called the Golan-1000, built on a Russian T-72 chassis, currently in service with the armys 4th Armored Division. The new rocket system carries three massive 500 mm rounds, each packed with 500 kg of high-explosive fragmentation ammunition, Sputnik reports

Turkey’s New Lightweight Towed Howitzer To Enter Mass Production By 2018-end

May 7, 2018 @ 02:11 PM

The Turkish Armed Forces' (TSK) new 105-millimeter lightweight towed howitzer weapon system will enter mass production by this year end, Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli announced on Saturday. The new system named Boran, has been successfully tested by the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKE), Daily Sabah reports quoting a statement made by Canikli on his official social media account

Raytheon’s Small Diameter Bomb II Completes Development Tests

April 20, 2018 @ 01:09 PM

Raytheon Company has completed developmental testing on the Small Diameter Bomb II, a key step toward bringing this new capability to fighter pilots. Government confidence testing, a prerequisite for operational testing, is scheduled to be completed this year

Nexter To Provide 18 105LG1 Artillery Systems To Malaysia’s Army Forces

April 19, 2018 @ 06:13 PM

The Malaysian Ministry of Defense announced the acquisition of 18 units of 105LG1 artillery systems for the Army Forces during one of the largest defense services exhibition in Asia, DSA&NATSEC 2018. This 3-year contract will start by November 2019 with the first delivery of 6 light guns and the last delivery is due to take place in February 2020