Monday, October 3, 2022

Missiles & Bombs

US Navy to receive additional ship-killing missiles

The Norwegian defense group Kongsberg has confirmed that it has received an order from American defense giant Raytheon for Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) to the U.S. Navy Over-The-Horizon Weapon System (OTH WS) program worth MNOK 328 ($33...

Swedish Gripen E fighter jet fires its first Meteor missile

Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab announced last week that it recently conducted the first test firing with the advanced Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) on Gripen E with a successful end-to-end result on the...

B-2 bomber to receive stealthy cruise missile

Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet providing new capability, including its first stealthy cruise missile. NG says the U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber successfully released a Joint...

US to send more ammunition for HIMARS rocket launchers

The U.S. will send Ukraine another $1 billion in weapons to fight Russia, including more ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl announced Monday. Kahl also said that the...

The US tested a mystery hypersonic missile in July

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on Tuesday that its Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC), a missile program conducted in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, completed another successful free flight in early July. Photos...

Mystery buyer awards $220 million contract to Elbit Systems for guided munitions

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems is selling its precision guidance kit for general purpose airborne warheads to a mystery Asian customer.  According to a press release from Elbit Systems, it was awarded an approximately $220 million contract...

Russian fighter fired and lost a secret missile in Ukraine

Russian fighter jet lost a secret air-to-air missile during strikes into northern Ukraine, according to social media posts from Voyennyy Osvedomitel. Ukrainian emergency services have found and unearthed wreckages of Russian-made R-77-1 medium-range air-to-air missile, also known as Izdeliye...

Ukraine uses new British missile to shoot down Russian aircraft

Ukrainian troops reportedly are using a British-supplied new lightweight Martlet missile to shoot down Russian aircraft. According to some reports, like one from Militarnyi, Ukrainian Soldiers used them against Russian unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance aerial vehicles. The Thales Martlet, also...

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