Thursday 13 June, 2024

Air Weapons

Raytheon wins US Navy contract for AIM-9X missiles

Raytheon Technologies has been awarded a $264 million modification contract from the United States Navy to produce and deliver 571 AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles. The AIM-9X Sidewinder is a triple-threat missile that can be used...

Greece to purchase Spike anti-tank missiles from Israel

Greece has recently finalized a deal with Israel to purchase anti-tank Spike missiles for its army and navy. The agreement, worth up to $400 million, is part of a series of defence procurement programmes...

U.S. Air Force to receive 1,500 StormBreaker smart weapons

The Pentagon has recently awarded Raytheon Technologies a $320 million contract to produce and deliver 1,500 StormBreaker smart bombs, which are air-to-surface, network-enabled weapons that can engage moving targets in all weather conditions using...

US Air Force to buy JSM cruise missiles for F-35 jets

The US Air Force is planning to buy 48 JSM (Joint Strike Missile) cruise missiles for its F-35 Lightning II fighters, according to a budget request for the fiscal year 2024. The JSM is...

U.S. Air Force selects Raytheon, Northrop Grumman for hypersonic missile

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, has been selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to develop the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile. HACM is a first-of-its-kind weapon developed in conjunction with the...

StormBreaker in successful test launch from F-35

The U.S. Navy conducted two successful test launches of the StormBreaker precision-guided glide bomb from an F-35B Lightning II, Raytheon Missiles & Defense announced on 19 September. StormBreaker is an air-launched, precision strike weapon equipped...

Meteor BVRAAM successfully fired from Gripen E

Swedish defence company Saab announced on 30 August that it had 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...

France successfully tests improved ASMPA nuclear missile

France's Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) announced on 23 March that the successful qualification firing of the Air-Sol Moyenne Portée Amélioré (ASMPA) air-launched cruise missile from a Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft had been carried...