First-Time Laser Weapon System Deployment

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International Reporter on 17/11/2014 - 06:50:00

First-Time Laser Weapon System Deployment

Fitted to the long-serving USS Ponce amphibious warfare ship, the US Navy's Laser Weapon System is now engaged in trials in the Persian Gulf.

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USAF Reorders Paveway II Plus Bomb Kits

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International Reporter on 12/11/2014 - 08:10:00

USAF Reorders Paveway II Plus Bomb Kits

Lockheed Martin to provide USAF with $40+ million worth of Paveway II Plus Laser-Guided Bomb kits to enhance GBU-10 and GBU-12 weapons.

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UK & France To Co-Study Future Combat Aircraft

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International Reporter on 06/11/2014 - 09:00:00

UK & France To Co-Study Future Combat Aircraft

UK's BAE Systems and France's Dassault to spend 24 months looking into next-generation combat aircraft options after being given £120m to do so.

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India Grounds Sukhois After Fifth Crash

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International Reporter on 22/10/2014 - 06:30:00

India Grounds Sukhois After Fifth Crash

With five Su-30MKI crashes now within the past five years, India for the second time imposes a fleet-wide grounding until all in-service airframes are checked.

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India's Nirbhay Cruise Missile Test-Launched

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International Reporter on 17/10/2014 - 06:10:00

India's Nirbhay Cruise Missile Test-Launched

Set to equip all three Indian armed forces, the low-level-flying, 700-plus kilometre range Nirbhay nuclear cruise missile is launched on a test flight.

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First-Time APKWS Rocket Trials In Australia

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International Reporter on 15/10/2014 - 10:30:00

First-Time APKWS Rocket Trials In Australia

Normally used with Hydra 70 rockets, BAE Systems' Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System has now been paired up, successfully, with a new munition.

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Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels Build Begins

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International Reporter on 13/10/2014 - 07:05:00

Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels Build Begins

With an enhanced flight deck, state-of-the-art operations technology and more, the first Royal Navy OPV is now being built and should enter service in 2017

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USAF F-15D Eagle Crash Raises Safety Queries

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 09/10/2014 - 07:50:00

USAF F-15D Eagle Crash Raises Safety Queries

F-15D Eagle trainer crashes close to homes and a school. While its pilot ejected successfully, the aircraft's flight path is to some a concern

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US Navy Unmanned Swarm Boat Trials

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 06/10/2014 - 08:40:00

US Navy Unmanned Swarm Boat Trials

Robot boats deployed en masse have taken part in multi-phased trials, showing that they can both protect warships and "swarm" around hostile naval vessels

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USMC Extended Boom Forklift Upgrades

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 03/10/2014 - 09:05:00

USMC Extended Boom Forklift Upgrades

United States Marine Corps' Extended Boom Forklift fleet to be modernised by Oshkosh Defense via up-to-$99m contract agreed in late September 2014

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