Saturday, March 2, 2024

Missiles & Bombs

US Missile Defense Agency receives two new interceptors

U.S. aerospace and defense giant Boeing announced on Thursday that it has delivered two new ground-based interceptors to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, or...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Australia “fires up” $1 billion weapons program

Australia’s Department of Defense confirmed on Wednesday that the government has advanced its $1 billion weapons program in announcing Raytheon Australia and Lockheed Martin...

Russian KH-59M missile hit grain storage in southern Ukraine

Russia targeted a grain storage facility with Kh-59M Ovod-M (NATO reporting name AS-18 Kazoo) medium-range cruise missile. Russian forces struck a grain silo near Mykolaiv...

North Korea confirms reports it has test-fired its largest intercontinental ballistic missile yet

North Korea has announced that it successfully launched its its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) since 2017 in a test on Thursday. State media said...

Expert says Russia fired more than 13 ballistic missiles on Ukraine

At least 13 different Iskander-M ballistic missile launches were fired by Russia in the widescale invasion of Ukraine, according to astrophysicist and satellite tracker...

Russian army used Iskander ballistic missile to attack Zhytomyr airport

Ukrainian defense reporter Illia Ponomarenko said in a Twitter account post early on Monday that Russian Armed Forces used Iskander short-range ballistic missile systems...

IAI debuts its new surface-to-surface missile at Singapore Airshow

Israel Aerospace Industries debuted BLUE SPEAR (5G SSM), its newest surface-to-surface missile, at Singapore Airshow, which begins Tuesday. As noted by the Israeli defense company...

Raytheon receives $269 million for Evolved Seasparrow Block II missile production

The U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday that Raytheon Technologies was awarded a new contract modification for Evolved Seasparrow missile production. Raytheon Technologies, the second-largest...

MBDA conducts final test firing of its new Marte ER anti-ship missile

European missile-maker MBDA announced on Tuesday that its new Marte ER anti-ship missile successfully completed its final test firing at the end of November...

US Army to receive 110 next-gen PrSM missiles in 2022

The U.S. Army has requested $166 million in fiscal year 2022 for 110 next-generation Precision Strike Missiles. Army is expected to receive more new surface-to-surface,...

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