Raytheon Wins DARPA Contract for Air-Breathing Propulsion Program with Rotating Detonation Engine

October 5, 2023 @ 11:04 AM

Raytheon has secured a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to advance the development of Gambit, an air-breathing propulsion program featuring a Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE). This engine design offers numerous advantages over traditional missile propulsion systems, including enhanced efficiency and the potential for reduced costs

Pentagon Awards $3.38B Trident II SLBM Deals

September 30, 2023 @ 05:28 AM

The Pentagon has announced contracts totaling $3.38 billion to Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and Lockheed Martin for Trident II (Trident D5) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

French Frigate Fires New Gen Exocet Missile

September 29, 2023 @ 03:58 AM

The French Navys FREMM DA Alsace frigate launched the latest MBDA Exocet missile, the Mer-Mer 40 Block 3c (MM40 B3c) featuring a digital seeker, on Sept. 20, 2023

Northrop Grumman Wins $705M to Develop, Test New Advanced Air-to-Ground Stand-In Attack...

September 26, 2023 @ 04:09 AM

Northrop Grumman has secured a $705 million contract for the development of the Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW), an advanced high-speed air-to-ground weapon. Over the next 36 months, the company will advance the weapon, integrate it with platforms, and complete flight testing for rapid prototyping in preparation for field deployment

German Bundeswehr Tests Laser Weapon at Sea

September 23, 2023 @ 07:32 AM

Following the installation of the laser weapon demonstrator (LWD) on the German frigate "SACHSEN" in June 2022, Rheinmetall has conducted sea trials for the LWD at sea. Responsible for development and construction as well as the support during the trials that have been planned and organized by the Federal Office of...

Raytheon to Integrate First British Laser Weapon System in October

September 14, 2023 @ 01:47 PM

Raytheon UK will receive the first laser weapon in the United Kingdom, and will integrate it onto a patrol vehicle next month. Designed to stop aerial threats such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), this 15-kilowatt laser is the latest development in the UK Ministry of Defence's Land Demonstrator programme

MBDA to Accelerate Work on SPEAR-EW Jammer

September 13, 2023 @ 12:35 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence provided additional funding to MBDA to accelerate the development of the SPEAR-EW stand-in jammer.

Boeing to Test DARPA’s “Glide Breaker” Hypersonic Interceptor

September 12, 2023 @ 11:29 AM

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)awarded Boeing $70.6 million to move to the second phase of the “Glide Breaker” hypersonic missile interceptor program

Norway Places Further Order for Naval Strike Missiles

September 11, 2023 @ 05:23 AM

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has inked a deal to supply more Naval Strike Missiles to Norwegian Navy. The value of the contract is MNOK 487 (~$46 million)