Raytheon Wins $1.5 Billion to Supply PATRIOT Missile Defense Systems to Poland

September 26, 2018 @ 07:29 AM

Raytheon has won $1.5 billion modification contract to supply Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) to Poland

Switzerland Issues RFQs For Ground-based Missile Defence Systems

September 25, 2018 @ 04:37 PM

The Swiss government has issued the request for tender for a new long-range surface-to-air defense system through its defense procurement agency, Armasuisse, for the countrys Air 2030 program. Under its Air2030, Switzerland is aiming to procure new combat aircraft and ground-based defences in a programme valued at CHF8 billion ($8

India’s DAC Okays Purchase of Upgraded Version Of Akash Missiles

September 19, 2018 @ 08:50 AM

Indias Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the procurement of military hardware worth INR 9,100 crore (US$ 1.2 billion) that includes an upgraded version of the Akash missile, on Tuesday

India Test Fires Indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile

September 17, 2018 @ 04:09 PM

Indias indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) was successfully flight tested for the second time from the Ahmednagar range over the weekend. It was the second MPATGM test, the DRDO said, adding that the first was tested on Saturday

US Approves Patriot Missiles Sale To Netherlands For US$105M

September 6, 2018 @ 12:47 PM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of Patriot Fire Units for an estimated cost of $105 million for the Netherlands, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced Wednesday. According to the release, the Netherlands has requested Recapitalization (RECAP) of four Netherlands Patriot Fire

Japan Seeks $212M For Aegis Missile Defense Systems In Record Budget

August 31, 2018 @ 03:13 PM

Japan is seeking 235 billion yen ($212 million) for US-built Aegis Ashore radar missile systems in its new budget proposal released on Friday. Japans defense ministry announced today that the defence spending will increase to 2

Second RFP Issued To Develop Germany's Next-Gen Ground Based Air Defense System...

August 17, 2018 @ 08:33 AM

The German Bundeswehr has issued a second Request for Proposal (RFP) to the TLVS bidders consortium - an MBDA and Lockheed Martin joint venture - to develop TLVS, Germanys future Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) system. “This second RFP is based on the first RFP

Iran Unveils New Generation of ‘Fateh’ Ballistic Missiles

August 14, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

Iran unveiled a new short-range ballistic missile on Monday, a few days after test firing a variant of the missile over the Strait of Hormuz. According to Tasnim news agency, the new generation of homegrown “Fateh” (Conqueror) ballistic missile can evade radars and hit targets with pinpoint accuracy, which has been fully designed by the local experts and successfully test-fired

Taiwan's Wan Chien Cruise Missile Capable Of Striking China's Coastal Bases Is...

August 7, 2018 @ 12:24 PM

Taiwans indigenous Wan Chien air to ground cruise missile – a cluster munition, is now operational after a successful live-fire test in September last year, Taiwans defense ministry announced Monday. The Wan Chien developed by the National Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), has a range of over 200 kilometers, which gives it the ability to strike Chinese bases in Fujian and Guangdong, as well as amphibious forces approaching Taiwan by sea

Sanctions Waiver Smoothens India’s Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defence System

August 3, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

India will be able to purchase the Russian S-400 Air Defence System without fear of United States sanctions following a waiver granted under the US National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA). Further, India may have negotiated an attractive price for the system bringing it below US$5

India Begins Acquisition Of NASAMS-II Air Defence System From US For $1B

July 30, 2018 @ 12:35 PM

India has begun the process of introducing a multi-tiered air defence network to fully secure its airspace from incoming enemy threats by initiating the process of acquiring US-built advanced air defence system. According to local media reports, Defence acquisitions council (DAC), chaired by Indias Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has approved the "acceptance of necessity (AoN) for the acquisition of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) worth around $1 billion

Lockheed Martin's Hit-To-Kill PAC-3 Missile Sets Distance Record

July 27, 2018 @ 08:39 AM

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted an Air-Breathing Threat (ABT) in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on Thursday. The test marked the furthest distance a PAC-3 MSE missile has intercepted an ABT, which represents fixed-wing aircraft or cruise missiles