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HENSOLDT’s MILDS – Missile Launch Detection Sensors

The armed forces have recognised the increasing threat to their tactical aircraft from anti-aircraft infrared guided missiles. A high percentage of aircraft losses in current and recent conflicts were from ground based defensive systems using infrared surface-to-air missiles (IR SAMs). The threat of passive anti-aircraft missiles is evident. They are …

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US approves sale of AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM missiles to Japan

AIM-120 Missile

WASHINGTON — The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of thirty-two (32) AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) with support for an estimated cost of $63 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress …

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The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has awarded MBDA the contract for the MICA NG (Missile d’Interception et de Combat Aérien Nouvelle Génération) programme to develop the next generation of the MICA missile. With deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026, MICA NG will be available to …

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US Navy selects Naval Strike Missile as new, over-the-horizon weapon

The U.S. Navy has selected the Naval Strike Missile, offered by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Kongsberg Gruppen, to meet its over-the-horizon requirement for littoral combat ships and future frigates. Raytheon will manufacture and deliver over-the-horizon weapon systems under a $14.8 million contract for offensive missiles loaded into launching mechanisms, and a single …

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Gripen Leads The World with New Operational Capabilities

Defence and security company Saab, the Swedish Air Force and Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration have successfully implemented a revolutionary enhancement to the operational capabilities of the Gripen fighter. Among many significant new advances, Gripen is now the world’s first and only combat aircraft to be operational with the MBDA Meteor …

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