Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



MISSILE NEWS
Anglo-French missile completes first test firing
by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017


MBDA has completed its first test of the Anglo-French Sea Venom/ANL at a firing range in France, the weapons manufacturer has announced.

The missile, which will replace the British-developed Sea Skua and the French-developed AS15TT missiles on helicopters, was tested late last month using a Dauphin test bed helicopter from DGA, the French defense procurement agency.

Britain will deploy the weapon on its AW159 Wildcat helicopter, MBDA announced in a news release. France plans to operate the missile from its new Helicoptere Interarmees Leger.

"The missile trial was a complete success, and is a proud moment for the company and all those involved in the project." Frank Bastart, MBDA's head of the Sea Venom/ANL program, said in the release. "When it enters service Sea Venom/ANL will provide a major increase in capability to the French and U.K. armed forces."

The two countries ordered the Sea Venom/ANL in 2014. Its development led to the establishment of shared centers of excellence on missile technologies in both countries.

The missile features "fire-and-forget" capability through its infrared sensors and an optional, operator-in-the-loop, monitor-and-control capability. It can be used against fast attack naval vessels and craft and coastal land targets.

MISSILE NEWS
Russia, China urge freeze on N.Korea missile tests and US exercises
Moscow (AFP) July 4, 2017
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. "The two sides propose that the DPRK (North Korea) as a voluntary political decision declares a moratorium on testing nuclear explosive devices and ballistic rocket launches, and the US and South Korea r ... read more

Related Links
Learn about missile defense at SpaceWar.com
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

MISSILE NEWS
US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games

San Diego 'likely' in range of N.Korea ICBM in 2 years: US monitor

US conducts successful missile intercept test amid NKorea tensions

Lockheed Martin receives contract for Australian AEGIS systems

MISSILE NEWS
Anglo-French missile completes first test firing

Poland in talks with Lockheed for inidigenous HIMARS rocket system

Netherlands seeks missile warning system for its helicopters

Lockheed awarded $471 million contract for MLRS rocket production

MISSILE NEWS
Explotrain develops drone-simulated IED training system

New Reaper drone variant performs first combat mission

Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system

MISSILE NEWS
Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract

DISA extends Comtech satellite services to Marines

Harris Corp. awarded Special Forces radio contract

Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide

MISSILE NEWS
Belgium to acquire troop transport vehicles

OSI acquires Morpho explosive trace detection business

Mosul victory marks win for Pentagon training plan

Bahrain signs contract with Lockheed for sniper targeting pods

MISSILE NEWS
DSCA approves Super Hornet upgrades, tank ammunition for Australia

Kelvin Hughes to be sold to Hensoldt

Defense spending by European NATO countries to rise in 2017

House Appropriations defense subcommittee bill could mean more ships, planes

MISSILE NEWS
U.S. Navy ships to participate in Black Sea exercises

NATO vows support for Ukraine against Russia's 'aggressive actions'

US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea

China ships troops to its first overseas base in Africa

MISSILE NEWS
Nanostructures taste the rainbow

Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles

Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors

Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement