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Lockheed Martin gets $30,6M deal to support Aegis Ashore site in Poland

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp has received a $30,6 million U.S. Missile Defense Agency contract modification under the Poland Aegis Ashore Engineering Agent (AAEA) contract.  This modification increases the total cumulative contract value by $30,6 million from $99 million to $129,6 million, according to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements. Under this modification, […]

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U.S. Air Force confirms Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test failure

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The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday that a recent test of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile failed. According to a press release issued May 5 by Air Force Global Strike Command an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, experienced a ground abort prior to launch. “The […]

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General Dynamics Land Systems demonstrates new guided missile carrier

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General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has unveiled a new type of AJAX combat vehicle, which features a Brimstone guided missile system. A new variant of the Ajax vehicle is called the Overwatch and developed by General Dynamics Land Systems-UK in collaboration with European missiles maker MBDA. As noted by the GDLS, the MBD’s Brimstone long-range […]

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Russian Navy weapon test ended in failure after cruise missile failed

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A Russian Navy upgraded frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov tried and failed to launch a test Kalibr-NK cruise missile during trials. The Marshal Shaposhnikov, Russia’s upgraded project 1155M frigate, tried to launch a test version of the Kalibr cruise missile, but almost immediately after launch, the missile went into uncontrolled flight and crashed close to the ship […]

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Lockheed Martin to provide Taiwanese Air Force with improved AGM-88 missiles

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The U.S. Department of Defense had announced the contract, a modification to a previous award, for Peace Phoenix Rising 2 (PPR2) program of the Taiwanese Air Force, also known as the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF). Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp. was awarded a $138 million contract modification for the development and fielding of capabilities for the […]

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Pentagon achieves $3 billion air-to-air missile sales milestone

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The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that Air-to-Air Missiles Program Office (PMA-259) International Programs team has reached a first-time Foreign Military Sales (FMS) portfolio value of $3 Billion for 34 countries and two NATO member countries. In a statement last week, the Department of Defense said the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an existing international […]

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Northrop Grumman secures $2,3B contract for Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded the contract for sustaining engineering support and program management support services for the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) propulsion subsystem, according to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements. The contract, from Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and announced on Tuesday, is valued at more than $2,3 billion. The deal […]

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Russian Navy preps for Zircon hypersonic missile tests in Barents Sea

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The Russian Navy is preparing for new tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile system in the Barents Sea, according to a recent service news release. Russia’s new 3M22 Zircon, also sometimes transliterated as Tsirkon, an anti-ship hypersonic missile is on track for initial fielding in the first half of 2022. The details were given in […]

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South Korea looks to buy AGM-114R multi-purpose Hellfire II missiles

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The Republic of Korea (South Korea) has cleared to buy a batch of U.S.-made AGM-114R multi-purpose Hellfire II missiles. The U.S. military’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency issued a press release on March 19, 2021, that announced that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea […]

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U.S. Navy gets one step closer to autonomous refueling tankers

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Aerospace giant Boeing announced the new milestones of the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling program. In a release Monday, American plane-maker said the MQ-25 T1 marked on a recent test flight a few milestones – its longest flight to date at more than six hours, as well as its highest flight to date with […]

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