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  • Turkey’s indigenous helicopter to be equipped with locally-made missiles

    11/24/2016 5:14:34 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | November/23/2016
    Turkey’s new locally-built advanced attack and tactical reconnaissance helicopter ATAK will be equipped with UMTAS, a long range air-to-surface anti-tank missile developed by Turkey’s ROKETSAN, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Nov. 23. Test firing has already commenced, according to the report. The UMTAS was originally designed to engage tanks and heavily armored vehicles, but it can be integrated to various platforms from helicopters to drones. The L-UMTAS and UMTAS versions have now been integrated and fired from the ATAK helicopters. As a result, the ATAK, which became a part of the Turkish Armed Forces’ (TSK) inventory in June 2014, will...
  • Israeli Apaches modified to use Israeli-made missiles

    11/09/2016 8:52:37 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies ^ | 09.11.16 | Udi Etsion
    The IAF has completed modifications to its Apaches helicopters that will enable them to use Israeli—in addition to US-manufactured—missiles as part of a project which has been undertaken over the course of recent months. The modifications were presided over following a problem which arose during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014 when US leaders delayed the delivery of US-made Hellfire missiles to Israel due to concerns that Israel would employ them in areas in Gaza containing population centers. Prior to the changes, Israel's Apaches' main offensive weapon was the Hellfires, rendering their use entirely at the mercy of...
  • ISIS takes out Abrams M1 tank with ATGM Kornet missile in Mosul

    10/28/2016 9:22:14 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 23 replies ^ | 10/26/2016 |
    The Abrams M1 main battle tank was hit from behind with a 9M133 Kornet anti-tank missile at the Qurayyah crossroads south of Mosul, said the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency.
  • Iranian TOW Missile Knockoffs Spread to War Zones

    06/18/2016 11:47:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 18, 2016 | ADAM RAWNSLEY
    The CIA program to supply Arab rebels in Syria has made TOW anti-tank guided missiles a nearly ubiquitous sight in media coming from the conflict. But the United States might not be the only country waging a covert war with TOW (or TOW-like) missiles in the Middle East. Iranian reverse-engineered TOW anti-tank guided missiles, dubbed “Toophan,” have been been sighted headed toward Yemen with additional suspected appearances in Iraq and Syria — all in the hands of Tehran’s allies and proxy groups. Iran’s production of reverse-engineered TOW missiles is no great secret. In official news outlets, documentaries and on Iran’s official arms...
  • France approved for additional Hellfire missiles

    05/03/2016 12:04:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | May 3, 2016 | Richard Tomkins
    WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- France has received U.S. State Department approval for the purchase of additional Hellfire missiles through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. The new French request is specifically for an additional 200 Lockheed Martin AGM-114K1A Hellfire missiles, Hellfire missile conversion, blast fragmentation sleeves and installation kits, containers, and transportation. The total estimated cost of the deal is $30 million. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages the FMS program, said in its notification to Congress that the additional missiles will meet France's operational requirements for a precision guided tactical missile for its Tigre Attack Helicopter....
  • South Africa Asks Israel if it Can Have its Missile Blueprints Back

    02/25/2015 8:22:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    When South Africa found out that Israel had obtained stolen anti-tank missile technology in 2010, the South Africans politely asked for their ball back, according to a Mossad secret service document. Rather than suffer embarrassment on a global stage, or be labeled a tattletale, South Africa suffered in silence and covered up the theft, according to the secret document, which was leaked to Al Jazeera. In 2010, South Africa arrested two men for stealing blueprints for the Mokopa air-to-ground missile, along with other secret weapons technology, and attempting to sell them to intelligence police posing as Russian buyers in a...
  • China unveils man portable copy of the Israeli Spike and US Javelin missile

    11/13/2014 10:40:03 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Nov 13, 2014
    The Red Arrow 12, a man portable guided missile system. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update A man portable guided missile system, the Red Arrow 12 is similar to the Israeli Spike MR, another version of the missile seems a copy of the US Javelin. The missile uses an IR or TV imaging seekers for all weather day/night operation. The missile uses ‘soft launch’ techniques to enable safe firing from enclosure. Once aimed at the target, the ‘fire and forget’ system controls the missile through an autonomous flight to hit the target, enabling the operator to seek shelter. The missile can neutralise...
  • US anti-tank missile Javelin in face-off with Israel's Spike

    12/17/2013 12:13:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | December 17, 2013 | Ajai Shukla
    On November 11, the MoD's apex Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) debated whether to buy the Spike The United States is rising steadily up the list of India's top military suppliers. The ministry of defence (MoD) is finalising a decision to allow the FGM-148 Javelin missile, built by US companies Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, into a contest to supply the Indian Army with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). This is bad news for Israeli company, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, whose Spike ATGM was poised to be awarded the contract for 8400 missiles for India's 350-odd infantry battalions, estimated to be worth Rs...
  • Turkey awaits local anti-tank missile

    03/20/2013 2:24:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Turkey awaits local anti-tank missile Turkey awaits the completion of its first domestically designed anti-tank missile, UMTAS, which has undergone several successful tests, hoping to add it to its portfolio of domestically produced defense industry products for export. Roketsan, the missile manufacturer of Turkey, initiated the long-range anti-tank UMTAS missile project in the hopes of meeting the demand of the Turkish Armed Forces, but it has also been projected as Turkish product to be offered to international buyers. Turkey has accelerated its efforts in the domestic design and development of arms systems, which were traditionally developed to eliminate an import...
  • An Israeli Shell in an Indian Tank

    04/01/2012 9:07:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | 1/4/2012 | Arie Egozi
    An Israeli Shell in an Indian Tank India is equipping its Arjun tanks with IAI’s LAHAT missile India is equipping its Arjun tanks with the LAHAT missile produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The missile will provide the tank with the ability to hit moving targets from great distances while in motion. IAI developed and produced the LAHAT – a laser-guided missile that can be launched from a tank's cannon, reaching its target by homing in on a laser spot. The shell-missile weighs approximately 12 kg and has a range of 8 kg, including a lethal 2.5 kg warhead. Despite...
  • Sweden 'helping plan secret arms factory in Saudi'

    03/06/2012 7:39:30 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Agence France Presse (AFP) ^ | 03/06/2012 | Pia Ohlin
    Sweden 'helping plan secret arms factory in Saudi' STOCKHOLM — Sweden has in secret been helping Saudi Arabia plan the construction of an arms factory to produce anti-tank missiles, public broadcaster Swedish Radio reported Tuesday. The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) has helped Saudi Arabia since 2007, though construction on "Project Simoom" has yet to begin, the radio said citing hundreds of classified documents and interviews with key players. Sweden has in the past sold weapons to Saudi Arabia, but classified government documents state that Project Simoom "pushes the boundaries of what is possible for a Swedish authority," the radio...
  • Raytheon Demonstrates Enhanced Capabilities for TOW

    02/29/2012 6:12:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Raytheon Company ^ | Feb 28, 2012;
    Raytheon Demonstrates Enhanced Capabilities for TOW By Raytheon Company TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 28, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) tested a new propulsion system for the Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless (TOW) missile. Developed by ATK (NYSE: ATK), the enhanced system doubles TOW's range and reduces the missile's flight time by one-third. During the test, the developmental propulsion system flew the missile more than seven kilometers (4.35 miles), reaching four kilometers (2.5 miles) in significantly less time. Raytheon and ATK's Missile Products Group worked closely to develop a propulsion system that improves the performance of the TOW missile. The launch,...
  • Rafael in $1b Indian anti-tank missile deal

    03/24/2011 12:49:25 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | 24 March 11 | Ran Dagoni
    Rafael in $1b Indian anti-tank missile deal "Defense News": Rafael will sell the Indian Army 321 Spike launchers, 8,356 missiles, and 15 training simulators, and peripheral equipment. 24 March 11 17:53, Ran Dagoni, Washington "Defense News" reports that the Indian Army is about to order thousands of Spike anti-tank missiles and peripheral equipoment from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. in a $1 billion deal. Indian Ministry of Defence officials told the magazine that the order is for 321 launchers, 8,356 missiles, and 15 training simulators, and peripheral equipment. Rafael was the only bidder in the tender, which was published in...
  • Denel’s Mokopa PGM ready for market (South African missile)

    01/26/2011 8:25:53 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    defence Web, South Africa ^ | 26 January 2011 | Leon Engelbrecht
    Denel’s Mokopa PGM ready for market Written by Leon Engelbrecht Wednesday, 26 January 2011 Denel Dynamics, the missiles and UAV business in the state arsenal, says it has successfully qualified its Mokopa guided missile. Mokopa is a precision-strike, multi-purpose 10km-plus weapon that can be fired from ground, sea, helicopter and fast-jet launchers. Though initially developed as the primary anti-tank weapon for the Rooivalk combat helicopter, it has since evolved to a multi-purpose missile applicable to both conventional and asymmetrical scenarios. During trials completed last week the missile’s performance was validated utilising precision semi-active laser guidance and a powerful tandem anti-tank...
  • France gives Lebanon anti-tank missiles

    12/17/2010 8:27:28 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    France gives Lebanon anti-tank missiles (AFP) – 15 hours ago BEIRUT — France will give Lebanon 100 anti-tank missiles, a government official said on Friday, confirming a deal that raised concerns in Israel and the United States earlier this year. "Prime Minister Saad Hariri was informed on Wednesday of the French decision to supply the army with 100 ... HOT missiles that will be used by the military's Gazelle helicopters," the official told AFP. "The missiles will be delivered before the end of February and are being given with no conditions attached," the official added. In Paris, the office of...
  • 12,000 old missiles a bother for army

    02/23/2010 9:08:22 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies · 660+ views
    Daily News Analysis, India ^ | February 24, 2010 | Josy Joseph
    12,000 old missiles a bother for army Josy Joseph / DNAWednesday, New Delhi: Dated weapons are a headache. And the army is beginning to realise it as it looks for ways to dispose off — hold your breath — 12,000 missiles. The anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), which are now over 20 years old, were originally manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and were to serve for a decade. The missiles were on a life extension. “We have decided to dispose them off, but need to figure out how,” said a senior officer at the army headquarters. He said the 12,000...