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PICTURE & VIDEO: Remora weapon for tactical UAV bombers

Weaponizing unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) is nothing new. As far back as World War II, the US Army Air Corps converted B-24 Liberators into unmanned cruise missiles guided by remote control from another aircraft. The US Air Force equipped RQ-1 Predators with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles 11 years ago, as our friend Richard Whittle has chronicled. […]

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VIDEO: Lockheed ad claims its missile is cooler

There is no question which bid for the US Army’s joint air to ground missile (JAGM) contract is cooler.Lockheed Martin is competing for the $6 billion order with a missile featuring a cooled infrared seeker. Its competitor, Raytheon, is offering an uncooled seeker. The infrared seeker is just one of three sensors required to be […]

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US Army reveals electronic attack deployment on Facebook

The US Army’s electronic warfare office has a Facebook page. Yes, I’m still absorbing that sentence myself.  The Facebook page also reveals that the army has fielded a new electronic attack weapon. Here’s a photo caption posted on 18 April:  “C-12 early flight of the Army’s CEASAR EW capability. CEASAR is designed to conduct electronic […]

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Wikileaks shows US played AESA trick on Gripen in Norway

It was September 2008 in Oslo, and a member of the US embassy named “Whitney” was very worried about the Saab Gripen’s bid for Norway’s fighter contract. “Public opinion has swung away from the F-35 due to negative coverage,” he wrote in a non-classified cable titled “Norway Fighter Purchase: High-Level Advocacy Needed Now”. The consequences […]

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DARPA’s T3: Rise of the triple-role missile

Missiles are getting awfully tricky. It was hard enough to develop a missile that can do one thing reliably well. Now the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to develop a single missile that can perform three different missions. Depending on the target, today’s missiles offer a choice between anti-aircraft (AMRAAM), anti-radiation (HARM) and anti-cruise-missile […]

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PHOTO: Newer, bigger display for F-16 cockpit

Raytheon announced today that the company has won a contract to install a large center pedestal display in F-16s owned by the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve. Here is the first image showing the 6 by 8in color display inside the cockpit. Large-format, color displays could soon become essential for a key […]

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E-bomb, the missile

Just when you thought it was safe to move your nuclear complex underground … Boeing, Raytheon win work on high power microwave missile By Stephen Trimble Boeing and Raytheon have won seedling contracts to define requirements for a new kind of aerial weapon for the US Air Force that uses high-power microwave (HPM) beams instead […]

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VIDEO: JAGM hat-trick by Raytheon/Boeing

Raytheon has released video showing the third and last guided test vehicle test of its candidate for the US Army/Navy joint air to ground missile (JAGM) contract. All three shots by the Raytheon/Boeing have scored direct hits. The third test on 3 September 2010 verified that the millimeter wave radar — one of three seekers […]

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VIDEO: JAGM the Sequel

Raytheon has released video showing the second of three scheduled launch tests of the company’s candidate for the Joint Air to Ground Munition (JAGM) contract, which is due to be awarded in early 2011. Although JAGM includes a tri-mode seeker, this test involved only the imaging infrared (IIR) mode and Raytheon’s uncooled sensor technology. The […]

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VIDEOs: JAGM vs JAGM

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon/Boeing have both released video of successful missile launch tests during the technology demonstration phase of the competition for the joint air to ground missile (JAGM) contract. Both test shots were fired from static launchers positioned 16km away from an 8m by 8m target board, which is the maximum range for a […]

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