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July 10, 2017
US to test anti-missile system amid N Korea tensions
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
The US Missile Defense Agency said Friday it would soon test an anti-ballistic missile system, days after North Korea demonstrated its arsenal was capable of striking parts of Alaska. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to be tested is designed to intercept and destroy short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight. The MDA said the test against a ballistic missile target would be conducted at the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska i ... read more

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Anglo-French missile completes first test firing
MBDA has completed its first test of the Anglo-French Sea Venom/ANL at a firing range in France, the weapons manufacturer has announced. ... more
Lockheed Martin receives $73.8 million long-range precision fires contract
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $73.8 million contract for work on Phase 2 of the U.S. Army's Long Range Precision Fires battlefield missile program. ... more
Russia, China urge freeze on N.Korea missile tests and US exercises
Russia and China on Tuesday called for a simultaneous freeze on North Korean nuclear and missile tests and military exercises by the United States as tensions ratcheted up on the peninsula. ... more
Armtec receives Navy contract for anti-missilejammers
Armtec Countermeasures has received a $23 million contract from the Navy in support of the Air Expendable Countermeasures Program. ... more
RAMSYS GmbH awarded RAM missile contract
RAMSYS GmbH is being awarded a $92.3 million contract for design and development work on the Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2B as part of a joint effort between Germany and the U.S. ... more
SM-3 Block IIA missile fails intercept test
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Japan Ministry of Defense conducted a intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA in the ocean off Hawaii. ... more
New SM-6 missile variant to begin at-sea testing
Raytheon's newest SM-6 missile interceptor is closer to low-rate initial production following successful completion of its final land-based test. ... more

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IAI test fires new surface-to-surface missile
Israel Aerospace Industries has announced a successful firing trial of its new long-range LORA missile against a pre-planned target. ... more
Raytheon receives $618 million contract for SM-2 missiles
Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $618 million contract for procurement of the surface-to-air Standard Missile 2, according to the Department of Defense. ... more
Raytheon, Kongsberg to bid for Navy missile contract
Raytheon and Kongsberg Gruppen are to offer their Naval Strike Missile to the U.S. Navy's for use on littoral combat ships and future frigates. ... more
Lockheed Martin receives MLRS rocket contract
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has received a $472 million contract for the production of Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. ... more
Raytheon receives contract for AIM-9X missiles
Raytheon has received an $83 million modification to an existing contract for the procurement of full-rate production 180 AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missiles. ... more
BAE awarded contract for laser-guided rocket system
BAE Systems has received a $181 million contract for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System, or APKWS, upgrade kits for the U.S. Navy. ... more
French frigates getting cruise missiles
MdCN naval cruise missiles have entered service on French Navy FREMM frigates, providing them with a deep strike capability. ... more
Lockheed awarded contract for extended range air-to-surface missiles
Lockheed Martin has received a $413.8 million contract for Lot 15 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles - Extended Range, or JASSM-ER. ... more

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Raytheon contracted for testing of joint standoff weapon
Raytheon Missile systems has received a $8.9 million contract for flight test demonstrations of an extended range version of the Joint Standoff Weapon AGM-154C-1 All-Up-Round. ... more
Lockheed Martin drops out of over-the-horizon missile competition
Lockheed Martin has chosen to drop its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, or LRASM, out of the Navy competition for a new anti-ship missile meant for the Littoral Combat Ship and frigate-class warships. ... more
Iran says it has built third underground missile factory
Iran has built a third underground plant to manufacture ballistic missiles, the head of its Revolutionary Guards aerospace division General Amir-Ali Hadjizadeh said on Thursday. ... more
Successful test for Lockheed's modernized TACMs
Lockheed Martin reports its modernized Tactical Missile System missile has successfully completed a sixth long-range flight test. ... more
Israel unveils new rocket system for special forces
Israel Military Industries has unveiled a new precision rocket system for special forces' use in urban environments and distances as much as 27 miles. ... more
IAI supplying missile systems to India
Israel Aerospace Industries is providing LRSAM air and missile defense systems to government-owned Bharat Electronics Limited of India. ... more
Israeli missile ship receives new radar
An Israeli Navy Saar 4.5 missile ship is conducting operational sea trials of its new advanced ALPHA (Advanced Lightweight Phased Array) ELM-2258 radar. ... more
Raytheon contracted for support of the MK-31 Rolling Airframe Missile
Raytheon is being awarded $26.8 million contract for the engineering and support of the MK-31 Rolling Airframe Missile, or RAM. The contract is part of a joint cooperative development and production program between the United States and Germany under a memorandum of understanding. ... more
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