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LCS Fires New Long-Range Missile, As Navy And Marine Corps Hammer Out New Force Plan

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The Naval Strike Missile is one tool that the Navy and Marines are looking to rely on in crafting a response to a new era of long-range threats.

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Raytheon’s New Peregrine Missile: Smaller, Faster, More Maneuverable [Sponsored]

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Raytheon’s StormBreaker Small Diameter Bomb II guided glide bomb “means that enemies can’t hide behind adverse weather, smoke or dust, anymore. Its tri-mode seeker is one-of-kind technology and gives pilots the ability to destroy moving targets from standoff ranges,” says Kim Ernzen, vice president for Air Warfare Systems.

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Titan Robot Test-Fires Javelin Anti-Tank Missile

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


It’s one small test for a robot, one tactical leap for robot-kind.

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Marines Want Missiles To Sink Ships From Shores, And They Want Them Fast

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“The Army is looking at this too but probably on a different timeline — the Marine Corps wants to get after this pretty quickly.”

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SASC NDAA Would Add $500M For Cruise Missile Defense

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The Senate Armed Services Committee has lost patience with the Army program to develop cruise missile defenses, IFPC, and reallocated $500 million to buy an off-the-shelf alternative by 2020. The system would defend US bases abroad from Russian, Chinese, Iranian, or North Korean strikes. While the bill language and SASC staff are careful not… Keep reading →

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Marine Missile Strategy: Buy Some ASAP, Then Develop With Army

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Marines want new missiles for multiple missions: attacking enemy aircraft, ships at sea, and ground targets. But getting them on a tight budget will require working closely with the Army and Navy.

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LCS Grows Teeth, At Last…

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION: The Littoral Combat Ship is finally about to get the capabilities envisioned for it at the start, 15 years ago, Navy leaders told the annual conference here. The four much-criticized ships now in service have boast little firepower: a 57 millimeter deck gun; two 30mm autocannon, and a MH-60 helicopter (with varying… Keep reading →

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Marines Seek Anti-Ship HIMARS: High Cost, Hard Mission

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


For the first time since December 1941, when Wake Island’s shore gunners sank the invading destroyer Hayate, Marine Corps artillery wants to kill ships. That could be a big boost for the Navy, which confronts ever more powerful Russian and Chinese fleets. Army artillery is also exploring anti-ship missiles, and the Marines may buy the… Keep reading →

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Kongsberg, Raytheon Plan Missile Production In Arizona

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FARNBOROUGH: In a clear effort to defang critics who might slam their product as — gasp — foreign, Raytheon and the Norwegian defense firm Kongsberg told reporters here they will build a production line in Tuscon, Ariz. to build advanced missiles for the U.S. Navy. The first missile to get built should be the Naval… Keep reading →

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Growing Teeth: Upgunning The Surface Navy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Last week, the US Navy made waves by announcing two bold ideas for the surface fleet: a new concept of warfighting called “distributed lethality” — “If it floats, it fights” — and a new name for the controversial Littoral Combat Ship — now called a “frigate.” We asked Bryan Clark, a former special assistant to… Keep reading →

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