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August 22, 2017
Romania approved for U.S. rocket system buy
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
A possible sale of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems to Romania through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program has been approved by the State Department. The package deal, announced Friday by the State Department, includes related support and equipment and is worth an estimated $1.25 billion. "The proposed sale of the HIMARS system will support Romania's needs for its own self-defense and support NATO defense goals," the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press rele ... read more

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The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin have conducted the first free-flight launch of a Long Range Anti-ship Missile from a B-1B Lancer bomber at Point Mugu, Calif. ... more
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Raytheon receives $104.9M contract for Griffin missiles
Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $104.9 million contract for delivery of Griffin precision guided missiles and associated support, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. ... more
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Kiev says engine type 'used in N.Korea missiles' made for Russia
Ukraine's space agency said Tuesday that an engine type reportedly used in North Korean missiles was made at a Ukrainian factory, but solely for use in space rockets supplied to Russia. ... more
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N.Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: report
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Ukraine to probe claim it supplied NKorea missile engine
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Raytheon and Lockheed secure contract for foreign Javelin missile sales
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Thailand lined up for Harpoon missile buy worth $24.9M
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has announced the possible sale of Harpoon anti-ship missiles to Thailand. ... more
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General Dynamics receives submarine missile fire control contract
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Raytheon receives $66.4 million contract for SM-3 Block IIA missile
Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $66.4 million modification to an existing contract for the Standard Missile-3 Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense program for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. ... more
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Pentagon, S.Korea review missile size guidelines
The Pentagon is working with South Korea to review guidelines governing the size of missile warheads Seoul can deploy, an official said Monday, setting the stage for the South to boost its missiles' power. ... more
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Lockheed receives $161.4M ATACMS missile life-extension contract
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has been awarded a $161.4 million contract for the production of launch assemblies for the Army Tactical Missile System surface-to-surface missile, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. ... more
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Pentagon alarm over Turkey plan to buy Russian missiles
The Pentagon on Monday criticized Turkey's plans to purchase a Russian air-defense system instead of investing in NATO technology. ... more
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Lockheed demos deck-launched variant of LRASM
Lockheed Martin has successfully launched the U.S. Navy's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, or LRASM, from a newly designed topside canister. ... more
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Iran rules out halt to missile tests as tension with US rises
A defiant Iran vowed on Saturday to press ahead with its missile programme and condemned new US sanctions, as tensions rise after the West hardened its tone against the Islamic republic. ... more
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Lockheed receives contract for anti-ship missile production
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control was awarded an $85.5 million contract modification for the production of Long Range Anti Ship Missiles for the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. ... more
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Progress with Russia over air-defence system: Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced progress in talks to get Russia to supply its latest S-400 air-defence system to Ankara. ... more

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Two countries order Rheinmetall air defense systems
Germany's Rheinmetall reports receiving two new orders for air defense system hardware and services for the air forces of two countries. ... more
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Raytheon receives Standard Missile contract for U.S., foreign navies
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Raytheon, Lockheed to upgrade Javelin missile system
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Israel strikes Gaza after missile across border: army
Israel struck a position of Islamist group Hamas in Gaza on Monday, the army said, hours after a missile was fired across the border from the Palestinian enclave. ... more
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New anti-ship missile tipped for Japanese fighters
The Japanese government plans to equip its F-2 fighters from next fiscal year with a new air-to-ship missile now under development, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Wednesday. ... more
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Lockheed receives $37.7M contract for JASSM-ER missile development
Lockheed Martin has received a $37.7 million contract action for the continued development of a new wing design for the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range, the company announced on Wednesday. ... more
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Stratospheric Combat: Russian MiG-31 Intercepts, Destroys Supersonic Missile
A Russian MiG-31 interceptor has successfully intercepted and destroyed a simulated supersonic cruise missile flying in the stratosphere during a drill in the Russian Far East. The press servi ... more
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UK Eurofighter Typhoon successfully fires MDBA Brimstone missile
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