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South Korea conducts AH-64 missile drills

South Korea conducts AH-64 missile drills

The South Korean Army test fired their Stinger missiles from Apache helicopters this past Wednesday, reports Reuters. The air-to-air missile firing drill was a success, according to the army.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Dec-17

Rayhteon awarded $260M contract for procurement of 196 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round vertical launch system missiles

Rayhteon awarded $260M contract for procurement of 196 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round vertical launch system missiles

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $260,345,336 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price (N00019-17-C-0034) for procurement of 196 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round vertical launch system missiles and spares in support of the Navy.  In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of spare parts and support for the government of the United Kingdom.  Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Nov-17

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MBDA demonstrates Brimstone missile live firing from Apache

MBDA demonstrates Brimstone missile live firing from Apache

MBDA and Boeing have successfully completed a series of physical trials and firings of Brimstone on the AH-64E attack helicopter to confirm the feasibility of integrating the missile with the United Kingdom’s future Apache AH-64E fleet. These trials validate a prior UK MOD study contract with MBDA and Boeing that confirmed integration was expected to… Read more »

Source: MBDA, 20-Jul-16

US Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets from BAE Systems

US Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets from BAE Systems

The U.S. Army has procured an initial quantity of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rockets for use in ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This deployment marks the first time U.S. Army personnel will be able to benefit from the laser-guided rocket, which has proven highly successful for the U.S. Navy… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 14-Oct-15

MBDA to Market BAE Systems’ APKWS Laser-guided Rocket in Europe

MBDA to Market BAE Systems’ APKWS Laser-guided Rocket in Europe

BAE Systems, Inc. today announced an agreement with MBDA to support marketing efforts for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rocket. Under the terms of the agreement, MBDA will lead marketing efforts for the BAE Systems, Inc. APKWS rocket in Europe. “MBDA’s position as a prime weapon systems integrator in Europe, and the… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 17-Sep-15

First Indian-developed anti-tank guided missile fired from helicopter

First Indian-developed anti-tank guided missile fired from helicopter

For the first time, an indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) has been successfully test-fired from a helicopter platform. See full story.

Source: The Times Of India, 14-Jul-15

First Hellfire missile test for Royal Australian Navy MH-60R

First Hellfire missile test for Royal Australian Navy MH-60R

In the space of seven short months, NUSQN 725 has leapt from receiving their first MH-60R Romeo helicopters to firing the first Royal Australian Navy AGM-114 Hellfire missiles during a live fire exercise at the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in the United States. It was smiles all round for the entire team,… Read more »

Source: Royal Australian Navy, 01-Aug-14

UK Government announces FASGW(L) missile contract for Thales

UK Government announces FASGW(L) missile contract for Thales

MOD Minister announces FASGW(L) contract for Thales Philip Dunne MP, Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, today announced that Thales has been awarded a contract worth €56 million (£48 million) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the demonstration and manufacture of the Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Light) system. Key points    … Read more »

Source: Thales, 17-Jun-14

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Armed EC725 undergoes flight tests

Armed EC725 undergoes flight tests

A prototype of the EC725 did flight tests in France, with a specialized team, led by the engineer Pedro Paim from Helibras and Airbus Helicopters experts. These tests evaluated the behavior of the aircraft in critical phases of flight with anti-surface missiles AM39 Block 2 Mode 2 with 700 kg installed on each side of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jun-14

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MBDA to develop next generation Anglo-French anti-ship missile

MBDA to develop next generation Anglo-French anti-ship missile

MBDA welcomes the signature of the Demonstration and Manufacture contract for the FASGW(H)/ANL (Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy)/ Anti Navire Léger) missile on 26th March 2014. This jointly funded Anglo-French contract, valued at more than £500 million (€600 million) has been awarded to MBDA by the UK DE&S (Defence Equipment & Support) on behalf… Read more »

Source: MBDA, 31-Mar-14

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France testing MU90 torpedo on NH90 Caiman

France testing MU90 torpedo on NH90 Caiman

[Electronic translation]  A new milestone has been reached in the framework of the operational implementation of the Cayman Step B in the Navy: the first flight experiment with MU90 torpedo exercise. This flight was made on September 5 by the NH90 detachment CEPA/10S, and marks the beginning of the technical and operational evaluation of this… Read more »

Source: French Navy, 11-Sep-13

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Alliant Techsystems awarded $20M contract for various AN/AAR-47 missile assemblies

Alliant Techsystems awarded $20M contract for various AN/AAR-47 missile assemblies

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, Clearwater, Fla., is being awarded a $20,017,724 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0009) to procure various AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System Weapons Replaceable Assemblies.  These newly manufactured assemblies include 92 A(V)2 and 328 B(V)2 Integrated Optical Sensor Convertors; 18 A(V)2 and 99 B(V)2 Computer Processors.  Additionally, this effort will procure… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jun-13

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US Army extends Joint Air-to-Ground Missile program with LockMart

US Army extends Joint Air-to-Ground Missile program with LockMart

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $64 million contract from the U.S. Army to extend the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) Technology Development program. The 27-month extended Technology Development program will include design, test and demonstration phases for the JAGM guidance section. The JAGM guidance section includes the seeker, dome and housing. “Lockheed Martin’s JAGM guidance… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 22-Aug-12

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Lockheed Martin’s DAGR Successfully Engages Moving Target in Apache Demonstration

Lockheed Martin’s DAGR Successfully Engages Moving Target in Apache Demonstration

Lockheed Martin’s Direct Attack Guided Rocket (DAGR)successfully tracked and engaged a moving target in a recent demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. “DAGR hit a moving target from 3.5 kilometers,” said Hady Mourad, DAGR program director in Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business. “Defeating high-value targets on the move is a critical capability, and demonstrating… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-May-12

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Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System aces helicopter testing

Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System aces helicopter testing

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps recently successfully fired the first shots of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS) from a UH-1Y helicopter, in preparation for fielding in 2012. The successful shots, which took place at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California, Sept. 9-13, mark the start of APKWS… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 12-Nov-11

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Raytheon completes Talon rocket testing on Apache

Raytheon completes Talon rocket testing on Apache

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed additional testing of the TALON Laser-Guided Rocket on the AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter. Raytheon and Emirates Advanced Investment Group are developing TALON under a cooperative development effort. TALON met or exceeded all Raytheon test objectives, which included firing from hovering and moving platforms and engaging targets from short (1.2 km/.74… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 13-Sep-11

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India short-lists MBDA’s PARS 3LR guided missile system

India short-lists MBDA’s PARS 3LR guided missile system

MBDA´s PARS 3 LR guided missile system has been short listed for the Indian Army helicopter future air-to-ground requirement. MBDA Deutschland has delivered proposals for its PARS 3 LR multi-target, long range weapon system for HAL’s Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH DHRUV) and for two attack helicopters, the KAMOV KA-52 and the MIL MI-28. Within the… Read more »

Source: MBDA, 23-Jun-11

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Lockheed Martin demos JAGM Tri-Mode Seeker against moving sea targets

Lockheed Martin demos JAGM Tri-Mode Seeker against moving sea targets

Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) tri-mode seeker successfully acquired and tracked multiple moving maritime vessels during recent high-speed, captive flight tests. The tests occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, off the shore of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., against multiple maritime targets, including a Revenge Advanced Composites (RAC) state-of-the-art, low-signature, high-speed patrol craft.  The RAC… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 08-Jun-11

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Raytheon-Boeing team responds to call for JAGM Joint Air-To-Ground Missile

Raytheon-Boeing team responds to call for JAGM Joint Air-To-Ground Missile

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) submitted its proposal for the U.S. Army and Navy’s Joint Air-to-Ground Missile competition and responded as a prime contractor. Raytheon is teamed with The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) for the JAGM program. Raytheon and Boeing have proven capabilities that were showcased in the JAGM technology demonstration phase. The team enters the… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 08-Jun-11

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MBDA’s PARS-3LR guided missile successfully tested on German Tiger

MBDA’s PARS-3LR guided missile successfully tested on German Tiger

Three firings, three hits! This is the impressive score of the test firing exercise conducted with the PARS 3 LR guided antitank missile system. For the first time, the test firings with warheads were carried out using a Tiger support helicopter of the German Army. All guided missiles hit their targets at the optimum point… Read more »

Source: MBDA, 24-May-11

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Turkey develops missile for T129 helicopters

Turkey develops missile for T129 helicopters

Turkey’s first active laser-guided missile, the “Cirit,” has been receiving attention from other countries as well, Turkish executives have told the Anatolia news agency.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News, 23-May-11

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First contract for Thales’ Lightweight Multi-role Missile

First contract for Thales’ Lightweight Multi-role Missile

Thales UK and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have today announced an innovative approach to contracting under the principles of Team Complex Weapons (TCW). The two parties have agreed to ‘re-role’ previously contracted budgets to facilitate the full-scale development, series production and introduction of the Lightweight Multi-role Missile (LMM) into service for UK Armed… Read more »

Source: Thales, 06-Apr-11

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Multipurpose Hellfire II ‘Romeo’ Strikes Target, Completes Proof-of-Principle Flight Tests

Multipurpose Hellfire II ‘Romeo’ Strikes Target, Completes Proof-of-Principle Flight Tests

The U.S. Army’s Joint Attack Munition Systems (JAMS) Project Office and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully fired a multipurpose AGM 114R HELLFIRE II “Romeo” missile with a live warhead and penetrated a brick-over-block target in its sixth proof-of-principle (POP) test. The flight test, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., demonstrated the Romeo’s enhanced software capability… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 29-Mar-11

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Hurricane-I missile pod developed for Peruvian Army Mi-17s

Hurricane-I missile pod developed for Peruvian Army Mi-17s

Casanave Industrial Development, in association with the 1st Army Aviation Brigade of Peru, has developed a missle pod system for the MI-17-1B The system, called Hurricane-I is operational on Mi-17 helicopters assigned to counter-insurgency operations in the valley of the Ene and Apurimac rivers.  It includes the HMP-250 Helicopter Machine-gun Pods made by Herstal in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jan-11

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Middle East EC635 operator using Denel weapon systems

Middle East EC635 operator using Denel weapon systems

Eurocopter will not, at the customer’s request, reveal the identity of the country nor the number of helicopters being acquired. The programme involves the supply of Eurocopter EC635 light attack helicopters, fitted with weapons systems equipped with 20 mm cannons, unguided rockets and guided missiles.

27-Jan-11

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Denel’s Mokopa missile ready for market

Denel’s Mokopa missile ready for market

Denel Dynamics says the Mokopa is a precision-strike, multi-purpose 10 km plus surface-target missile, that can be fired from the ground, helicopter and fighter jet.

Source: Times Live, 26-Jan-11

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Lockheed Martin’s JAGM missile hits target from 6KM

Lockheed Martin’s JAGM missile hits target from 6KM

Lockheed Martin scored a hit on a main battle tank at sixkilometers in a company-funded, multiple-mission firing of its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). The complex flight test at White Sands Missile Range, NM, demonstrated the ability of the imaging infrared (I2R) sensor in the missile’s cooled tri-mode seeker to lock on before launch at extended… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-Nov-10

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Laser-based missile defence for helicopters under development

Laser-based missile defence for helicopters under development

Protecting helicopters in combat from heat-seeking missiles is the goal of new laser technology created at the University of Michigan and Omni Sciences, Inc., which is a U-M spin-off company. “Battlefield terrain in places like Afghanistan and Iraq can be so rough that our troops have often had to rely on helicopters, and they can… Read more »

Source: University of Michigan, 04-Sep-10

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ATK Awarded $32M Contracts to Produce Hellfire II Rocket Motors and Warheads

ATK Awarded $32M Contracts to Produce Hellfire II Rocket Motors and Warheads

Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received follow-on production contracts valued at $32 million to produce rocket motors and warheads for the precision-strike laser-guided HELLFIRE® II missile.  ATK will manufacture approximately 7,100 rocket motors and 2,200 metal augmented charge (MAC) warheads at its manufacturing facility in Rocket Center, West Virginia.  The contracts were awarded by Lockheed… Read more »

Source: ATK, 30-Apr-10

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Iran boasts of new Apache-killer weapon

Iran boasts of new Apache-killer weapon

Iran has developed a new weapon to shoot down U.S. Apache attack helicopters, the Iranian Fars news agency has reported.

Source: Defence Talk, 03-Feb-10

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AH-1W Cobra crew complete integrated testing of APKWS – Operational assessment follows

AH-1W Cobra crew complete integrated testing of APKWS – Operational assessment follows

Aviators from the U.S. Marine Corps completed the integrated test phase of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) program Jan. 5, firing five rounds against stationary and moving targets. All five shots hit their intended targets within 2 meters of the laser designator’s spot. In the final series of shots in integrated testing, five… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 02-Feb-10

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US Army fires Talon Laser-Guided Rocket Rounds from OH-58D

US Army fires Talon Laser-Guided Rocket Rounds from OH-58D

The TALON LGR rounds were launched from a U.S. Army OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and hit targets at 3,500 meters (2.17 miles). This exceeded accuracy requirements for the Department of Defense’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II program.

Source: Raytheon, 30-Dec-09

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ATK and Elbit Systems Conduct Successful Flight Test of GATR From OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

ATK and Elbit Systems Conduct Successful Flight Test of GATR From OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

Alliant Techsystems and Elbit Systems have successfully conducted flight tests of the Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket (GATR) from a U.S. Army rotary-wing helicopter: the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

Source: ATK, 02-Dec-09

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UK and France start work on advanced naval anti-ship missile

The UK and French governments have announced the start of a joint Assessment Phase to develop systems and technologies for a new helicopter-launched anti-surface missile.

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Sep-09

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Lockheed Martin’s DAGR® System Successful in Airborne Apache Helicopter Testing

17-Jun-09

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France and UK work on Sea Skua anti-ship missile replacement

Source: Rotorhub, 29-May-09

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Eurocopter successfully leads the first firing campaign of the HAD Tiger using the Spike missile

Eurocopter successfully leads the first firing campaign of the HAD Tiger using the Spike missile

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Sep-08

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