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  • 10 March 2017

    Iran carried out another test firing of a naval missile with the successful launch of the Hormuz-2 missile, AFP reported citing Iranian media. According to AFP, General Amir-Ali Hadjizadeh, commander of the air wing of the Revolutionary Guards, told Iranian media that the missile destroyed a target that was 250 kilometres (155 miles) away in the […]

  • 10 January 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Pakistan’s ministry of defense confirmed on January 9 that it has successfully test fired its nuclear-capable submarine launched cruise missile (SLCM). The Babur-3, as the missile is named, was launched from a submerged position in the Indian Ocean. Pakistan’s military said the missile test was a success as it hit its target with “precise accuracy” […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) successfully intercepted a ballistic missile in the North Atlantic Ocean during the Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) Forum’s At Sea Demonstration (ASD) Oct. 20, 2015. This is first time a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA guided interceptor was fired on a non-U.S. range and the […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to the strike group of the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower performed a multi-ship, live-fire exercise with the Standard Missile (SM-2) on March 15. Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) is a Raytheon-developed fleet-area air defense weapon which provides anti-air warfare and limited anti-surface warfare capability against anti-ship missiles. The March 15 exercise was part of […]

  • 24 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Project 885 Yasen nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) Severodvinsk will be armed with Caliber supersonic cruise missiles… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, August 24, 2012

  • 18 February 2019
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French defense contractor MDBA has unveiled a new shipborne module for the launching of Mistral missiles called SPIMM (Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module). The air-defense module is based on the SIMBAD-RC system and designed to equip ships of all types, particularly those without a combat system (such as supply ships). The module consists of a SIMBAD-RC automated […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems additional $270,5 million for the production and spares requirements of the Standard Missile-6. Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6, which is currently in production for the U.S. Navy, is the only defence missile capable of defending against both ballistic and cruise missiles, as Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy confirmed February 4 that it performed four flight tests of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 Block I (SM-6 Blk I) off the Hawaiian coast between January 11 and 22. These tests, designated Alpha, Bravo, Delta, and Golf, are part of the SM-6 Blk I Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) events planned to assess […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter is now in possession of a new missile system which will provide improved air-to-ground missile accuracy for the navy. The AGM-114N Hellfire air-to-ground missile was accepted into the fleet in August and rounds out the weapons complement of the MH-60R Seahawk. Commanding Officer of 725 Squadron, where the ‘Romeo’ helicopter currently flies, Commander […]

  • 30 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) conducted a live-firing of the Barak anti-missile missile in the South China Sea as part of the 18th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise which Singapore is conducting with the United States. The missile was fired by the upgraded RSN missile corvette RSS Victory against an air […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Training & Education

    UK’s Royal Marines have tested their ability to take out airborne targets with a new laser-guided missile system on the ranges in south Wales. Air Defence Troop of Plymouth-based 30 Commando IX Group is the first sub unit to use the fresh-out-the-packet Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) system. The exercise took place at the Air Defence […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy’s Weapons division performed a live-fire test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile, a 21-inch diameter Standard Missile variant cooperatively developed by the United States and Japan for use with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program, on December 8. This is the second such test of the SM-3 Block IIA on the Point […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Eight Nations will participate in the Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) Forum-led Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) At Sea Demonstration (ASD) 2015 this month. The MTMD Forum consists of 10 nations: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. For this year’s ASD, eight nations will provide […]

  • 18 April 2017

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a $113 million contract to perform work on the Standard Missile in use by the U.S. and other ally navies. Under the contract, Raytheon will be performing engineering and technical services on Standard Missile 2, 3, and 6 for fiscal years 2017 through 2021. According to the […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has demonstrated its warfighting capability with the successful firing of six missiles during Exercise RIMPAC 2016 in Hawaii. The Anzac-class frigate fired a Harpoon anti-ship missile, three Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles and launched its embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to fire two Hellfire missiles at the ex-USS Thatch during the […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Belgian Navy recently shared a video of its multi-purpose frigate BNS Leopold I testing its missile firing capabilities during two international exercises held between June 6 – 16 off the coast of Norway. Both exercises were designed to test the defensive techniques and anti-ship missiles. Eleven ships from seven NATO countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Raytheon Missile Systems received a $109,5 million contract for procurement of long lead material in support of fiscal 2015 Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) and Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) full rate production requirements and spares. The majority of work will be performed in Camden, Arkansas, and is expected to be completed by March 2018. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Finland is looking to acquire a total of $730 million worth of US-built missiles for its future multi-role corvettes and for the upgrade of its Hamina-class missile boats. The US State Department approved the possible sale on Monday, which, if realized, would be the first time Finland has bought either Harpoon or Evolved Seasparrow Missiles (ESSM). Finland […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Nineteen sailors have been killed and fifteen have sustained injuries in an accident during an Iranian naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman on 10 May, the Islamic Republic of Iran Army said in a statement. A missile fired during the exercise accidentally hit a support vessel near its target off the port city of […]

  • 4 May 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Iranian Navy will equip its submarines with missiles systems in the near future, Farhad Amiri of the armed forces has said… (payvand) [mappress] Source: payvand , May 4, 2011;

  • 22 February 2016

    Russian Navy ships carrying the new, advanced Kalibr cruise missiles will be permanently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, RT reported a Russian Navy admiral saying. Corvettes from the the Black Sea Fleet will be supporting anti-terrorist operations against the Daesh in Syria. The Project 21631 corvettes that are part of the Black Sea Fleet are equipped with the […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    As announced last year by the U.S. Naval Forces Europe commander, Admiral Michelle Howard, the U.S. 6th Fleet will be staging a ballistic missile defense exercise in Scottish waters between September and October. Named Formidable Shield 17, the exercise is taking place at the U.K. Ministry of Defense’s Hebrides Range located on the Western Isles […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has contracted Saab for the development and production of the country’s next generation anti-ship missile system. According to the company, the total order value amounts to SEK3.2 billion (approx. US$358M) and deliveries will take place during the period 2017-2026. The signed contract is a development programme of an anti-ship missile system in both […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Germany has decided to upgrade its Sachsen-class air defense frigates with the aim of improving their contribution to NATO’s missile defense system. The ships’ long range radars are being replaced with new ones that will have a significantly broadened scope of engagement. Apart from defending against treats in the ‘conventional’ airspace, the new radars are expected […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Forces Japan (USFJ) J3 director of operations and ballistic missile defense (BMD) leaders toured the U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) on January 25. As part of the special engagement, Shiloh’s commanding officer Capt. Adam Aycock provided a unit brief to Air Force Col. Jeff Alexander, director of operations for […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Montréal, one of several warships steaming on the dark waters off the west coast of Scotland in precise formation, recently took part in a multinational missile defence exercise “At Sea Demonstration 2015” (ASD 2015). Connected by the latest communication technologies, coalition ships shared a common picture of over 14.7 million square kilometres […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) carried out a live-fire exercise with the ship’s RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile weapons systems and Phalanx Close-In Weapons System on November 2. Carl Vinson fired at two drones using the ship’s aft RAM launcher and fired the CIWS as part of a pre-aim […]

  • 30 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles to successfully stop a medium-range ballistic missile target in the latest test. Taking place off the coast of Hawaii on August 29, the test was designated Flight Test Standard Missile-27 Event 2 (FTM-27 E2) and marked the second time an SM-6 missile […]

  • 9 September 2019

    US Navy’s ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN-739) launched four unarmed Trident II (D5) missiles in two tests off the coast of Southern California. The Ohio-class boat launched the first two missiles on Sept. 4, and the last two on Sept. 6. All occurred before sunrise. These test flights were part of a Commander Evaluation […]