Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Military Space News .




Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















MISSILE NEWS
DARPA's MAD-FIRES project to enter Phase II
by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Feb 13, 2017


Lockheed Martin received an $8 million contract modification to support the second phase of the Multi Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System.

The contract supports the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's effort to develop new ammunition combining the precision and guidance capabilities of missiles with the speed and rapid-fire capabilities of bullets.

Under the contract modification, Lockheed Martin will develop a gun-launched, medium-caliber projectile with improved range and accuracy compared to other systems currently in use.

DARPA says the work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; Minneapolis, Minn.; Montville, N.J., and several other locations. The work is expected to be complete within 30 months.

The modification brings the contract's cumulative value to over $18 million. DARPA is the contracting activity.

The Multi Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System, or MAD-FIRES, aims to develop new guided gun-launched projectiles to improve defensive capabilities against air and surface threats.

With the new technology, DARPA says operators will be able to defend against multiple fast-moving targets at a time, and significantly reduce the cost of engagements.


Comment on this article using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

.


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






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

Previous Report
MISSILE NEWS
Ukroboronprom tests new missiles for Ukrainian helos
Kiev, Ukraine (UPI) Feb 13, 2017
New missiles developed and manufactured by Ukroboronprom subsidiary Artem were recently test-fired in a demonstration involving MI-8MSB helicopters. The 80mm weapons, built for Ukraine's air force, are designed to integrate with attack helicopters to engage ground targets as well as air platforms, including enemy rotorcraft. During the test, demonstrators utilized a modernized MI ... read more


MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon developing new tool for war game assessment

U.S. Army awards $3 billion in missile defense contracts

New US Missile Hits Target in Space

New Age, New Aims: CIS Air Defense to Be Upgraded for Aerospace Tasks

MISSILE NEWS
DARPA's MAD-FIRES project to enter Phase II

Textron announces successful test of G-CLAW missile

Boeing contracted for Harpoon, SLAM-ER spares

Ukroboronprom tests new missiles for Ukrainian helos

MISSILE NEWS
NS Mayport picked as forward operating base for drones

Indonesia first to purchase Skeldar V-200 drone

Monitoring birds by drone

AeroVironment advances research with farmers and university partners

MISSILE NEWS
IAI secures $30 million in signals intelligence contracts

Terahertz wireless could make spaceborne satellite links as fast as fiber-optic links

Airbus provides satcom for EU security missions in Mali, Niger and Somalia

Engie, Airbus tapped to support French defense networks

MISSILE NEWS
Honeywell's Gold Shield to be used in vests for Brazil's police

Elbit supplying mortar fire control units to U.S. Army

U.S. Navy to buy 40 MRAP MaxxPro Dash DXM vehicles

Chinese weapons reaching 'near-parity' with West: study

MISSILE NEWS
Germany, Norway expand defense industry coooperation

NATO chief says increased defence spending top priority after Trump calls

Pentagon seeks to rent space in Trump Tower

Tales of woe from US military ahead of likely spending boost

MISSILE NEWS
US and Russia agree to boost military communications: Pentagon

China FM to attend G20 meeting alongside Tillerson

Flynn resignation has 'no impact' on US message to NATO: Pentagon chief

NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea

MISSILE NEWS
Nano-level lubricant tuning improves material for electronic devices and surface coatings

Supercomputing, experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle

Scientists determine precise 3-D location 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle

1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips




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. 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