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Israeli Sparrow targets trigger ballistic panic

With the situation around Syria and the potential for Western military intervention there keeping things more than a bit tense, Israel and the USA could perhaps have done a little bit more to flag up the fact that they were planning to fire a couple of air-launched targets over the Mediterranean Sea earlier today. Designed […]

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Lockheed LRASM completes captive carry tests

Lockheed Martin says it recently completed a series of captive carry flight tests for a new Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) it is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) over the Point Mugu sea range in California. The new weapon, which is based upon the […]

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Boeing to be awarded contract for Laser SDB

The US Air Force intends to award Boeing a contract to develop and test a new laser-guided version of its 250lb (113kg) small diameter bomb (SDB). The company says that the weapons can carry out many of the functions of Raytheon’s SDB II, which has a tri-modal seeker with millimeter wave radar, infrared, and semi-active […]

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More details about Lockheed’s Cuda missile

Lockheed Martin displayed a model of its prospective Cudaair-to-air missile at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium inOrlando earlier today. The company had some additional details about their newweapon, but the display itself was actually tucked away in a distant corner oftheir booth. Read the full story here This is a picture of the […]

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Could Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) training help reduce F-35 costs?

Could live virtual constructive (LVC) training help reduce some of the F-35′s soaring costs? It might, if the US Air Force, US Navy and USMC didn’t need to continually cycle through fourth-generation machines or have other F-35s act as “Red Air” during training sorties.

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Is JAGM dead? (UPDATE: NO!)

Looks like the US Army yesterday officially cancelled the contract solicitation for the Joint Air to Ground Missile (JAGM), or so says this acquisition notice. I’m working on confirming the details, but it appears that JAGM may already be history … like it’s predecessor. [UPDATE: I jumped the gun here. JAGM is alive and well. […]

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