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U.S. Army to buy general-purpose and hardened penetration bombs

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The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced in a Jan. 14 notice posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website that Army is looking to buy Mk-80 series general-purpose and BLU-109 hardened penetration bomb kits.  In a notice posted on the Federal website, the Contracting Command in Rock Island said it is issuing sources sought announcement in an […]

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North Korea unveils next-generation short-range ballistic missile

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North Korea held a new night-time military parade on Thursday, attended by leader Kim Jong-un. Thursday parade celebrated a major ruling party meeting at which Kim vowed maximum efforts to bolster his nuclear and missile program. During the parade, the North Korean military displayed what appeared to be a new version of its mobile short-range […]

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France conducts first test of new missile that can carry nuclear warhead

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The French Armed Forces might deploy a new generation of air-launched, cruise missiles that can carry a nuclear warhead. Details are still limited, but the French military has confirmed that it along with missile specialist MBDA and plane maker Dassault successfully carried out the first test launch of the advanced version of the new ASMPA […]

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier to buy rocket engine maker Aerojet for $4.4B

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U.S. arms maker and Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp has announced that it will buy rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4 billion. Lockheed Martin released a statement on Monday saying that “it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD) for $56 per share in cash, which is […]

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U.S. aerospace giant secures $1,9 billion contract for SLAM-ER missiles for Saudi Arabia

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U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. has secured a $1,9 billion Stand-off Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for Saudi Arabia. The U.S. Department of Defense announced a contract to provide non-recurring engineering associated with the SLAM-ER obsolescence redesign effort as well as the production and delivery […]

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Polish Army to receive Rosomak-S armored vehicles designed to carry anti-armor squads

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The Polish Ministry of National Defense has stated its intention to acquire the Rosomak-S wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APCs) designed to carry anti-armor squads. Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak said last week that the Polish Army is a step closer to acquiring its first batch of Rosomak-S APCs modified to carry Spike LR […]

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U.S. Marine Corps simulates anti-ship long range fires in Japan

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Video and photos released Monday by 1st Marine Aircraft Wing show U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 and Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 participated in the Harpoon training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. According to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, during the exercise, Marine Aircraft Group 12 squadrons focused […]

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Northrop Grumman gets a new AARGM missiles contract, this time for $165 million

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Northrop Grumman, one of the biggest U.S. defense contractors, has received a new U.S. Navy AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) missiles contract. The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman for Lot 9 full-rate production (FRP) of the AGM-88E AARGM missiles in March, according to a company news release. Assets will include all-up round missiles and […]

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U.S. Air Force selects Raytheon to develop new nuclear cruise missile

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U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Technologies said on Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Raytheon Missiles & Defense was selected by the U.S. Air Force to develop next generation air-launched nuclear cruise missile. According to a statement issued on 20 April by Raytheon, the U.S. Air Force plans to continue with Raytheon Missiles & Defense on the […]

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Ukraine suspends production of new missile systems

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The Ukrainian defense industry has suspended production of new missile systems, including the Vilha high-precision rockets system and the Grim-2 tactical missile system. Leonid Shiman, director of the Pavlograd Chemical Plant, told Ukrainian media that Government has failed to provide funds for financing, resulting in the plant temporarily suspend production of solid-propellant rocket motors for […]

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