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Precision Guided Munitions

Lockheed Teams With Airbus, ELTA, Rafael For Israeli Contracts & US Cash

Posted by Arie Egozi on


New restrictions on US aid to Israel is driving companies to seek American partners.

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Lockheed Adds Some Israeli SPICE To Kinetics Market

Posted by Arie Egozi on


It’s a global coming-out party for the precision munition, already used by the Israeli Air Force in Syria.

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AI, Initiative, & Lots Of Smart Bombs: Gen. Perna On Supplying Major Wars

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The massive Army Materiel Command needs to get a lot lighter on its feet for future conflicts, its four-star chief says.

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DoD 2020 Budget Looks to Fix Shipbuilding, Ammo Industrial Base

Posted by Paul McLeary on


As the Pentagon starts pumping cash into shipyards and small weapons manufacturers, is it enough to save some ailing production lines?

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US ‘Gets Its Ass Handed To It’ In Wargames: Here’s A $24 Billion Fix

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Warships sink. Bases burn. F-35s die on the runway. Can $24 billion a year — 3.3 % of the Pentagon budget — fix the problem?

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NATO Stocks Up on Bombs, Giving Smaller States More Punch

Posted by Paul McLeary on


WASHINGTON: Over the past month, US Air Forces in Europe took delivery of their largest shipment of ordnance in two decades. It’s another sign of the rearming of the continent as the United States pushes troops and equipment back into the region after years of drawing down, even as its NATO allies — and increasingly,… Keep reading →

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Rafael, Lockheed Pitch Spike Missile For Army Helicopters

Posted by Arie Egozi on


Three weeks ago, US Army experts traveled to the Negev Desert to watch a test of the latest, longest-range version of Rafael’s Spike missile. Fired from an Israeli AH-64 Apache, the same gunship used by US attack helicopter squadrons, the Spike NLOS struck a target 20 miles away — four times the range of the… Keep reading →

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Dial-A-Blast For Smart Bombs: AFRL Weapons Adjust Yield To Target

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


AFA: The Air Force is developing smart bombs that detonate differently depending on the target. These “Dialable Effects Munitions” could turn up the blast to devastate an enemy camp or turn it down to kill a single terrorist without hurting nearby civilians. In the extreme case, said Col. Garry Haase, the director of munitions at… Keep reading →

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Aircraft Win Big In FY19 Appropriations: Munitions, Space, Marines Hammered

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The big news about the $674.4 billion defense appropriation that conferees agreed to yesterday is that, for the first time in nine years, it’s on time. But in a budget this big, even the “small” items are billions of dollars, and there are plenty of devils in them thar details.

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Will The Army’s 1,000-Mile Missiles Kill Reagan’s INF Treaty?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“Look, the Obama administration indicated that Russia was in violation of the INF Treaty four years ago,” said a staffer from the House Armed Services Committee. “If the treaty’s being violated, we have to take steps to ensure that stability some other way.”

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