Sunday, May 9, 2021

Missiles & Bombs

U.S. Air Force confirms Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test failure

The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday that a recent test of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile failed. According to a press release issued May 5 by Air Force Global Strike Command an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic...

General Dynamics Land Systems demonstrates new guided missile carrier

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has unveiled a new type of AJAX combat vehicle, which features a Brimstone guided missile system. A new variant of the Ajax vehicle is called the Overwatch and developed by General Dynamics...

Russian Navy weapon test ended in failure after cruise missile failed

A Russian Navy upgraded frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov tried and failed to launch a test Kalibr-NK cruise missile during trials. The Marshal Shaposhnikov, Russia’s upgraded project 1155M frigate, tried to launch a test version of the Kalibr cruise missile,...

Lockheed Martin to provide Taiwanese Air Force with improved AGM-88 missiles

The U.S. Department of Defense had announced the contract, a modification to a previous award, for Peace Phoenix Rising 2 (PPR2) program of the Taiwanese Air Force, also known as the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF). Lockheed Martin Aeronautics...

Pentagon achieves $3 billion air-to-air missile sales milestone

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that Air-to-Air Missiles Program Office (PMA-259) International Programs team has reached a first-time Foreign Military Sales (FMS) portfolio value of $3 Billion for 34 countries and two NATO member countries. In...

Northrop Grumman secures $2,3B contract for Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles

The U.S. Air Force has awarded the contract for sustaining engineering support and program management support services for the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) propulsion subsystem, according to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements. The contract, from Air...

Russian Navy preps for Zircon hypersonic missile tests in Barents Sea

The Russian Navy is preparing for new tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile system in the Barents Sea, according to a recent service news release. Russia's new 3M22 Zircon, also sometimes transliterated as Tsirkon, an anti-ship hypersonic missile...

South Korea looks to buy AGM-114R multi-purpose Hellfire II missiles

The Republic of Korea (South Korea) has decided to buy a batch of U.S.-made AGM-114R multi-purpose Hellfire II missiles. The U.S. military's Defense Security Cooperation Agency issued a press release on March 19, 2021, that announced that the...

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