Missiles

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Which missiles will revolutionise air warfare in the future?

New aircraft may steal the headlines and pilots may be played by movie stars but it’s the weapons that are going to make the difference, Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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Video shows Ukrainian MiG-29s firing AGM-88 HARMs in combat

Following reports in early August that Russian air defence positions in Ukraine were being engaged by what appeared to be AGM-88 HARMs, the US has officially confirmed that it recently transferred an undisclosed quantity of the weapon to the Ukrainian Air Force

USAF and Lockheed Martin complete ARRW hypersonic flight test

The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin have conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon from the service’s B-52H Stratofortress

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The MBDA missiles set to make the F-35 and Rafale even deadlier

Hard-hitting missiles are being developed by MBDA to make the F-35 and Rafale much deadlier in the battlespace, following the types’ upgrades later this decade

UK and France move forward with FC/ASW programme

France and the UK have confirmed the launch of preparation work for MBDA’s Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) programme, after a government agreement and other associated contracts were signed on February 18

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Lockheed Martin pulls plug on Aerojet Rocketdyne buy

US aerospace and defence prime Lockheed Martin has terminated its agreement to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc for $4.4bn

Second flight test of AARGM-ER missile deemed a success

Northrop Grumman has announced the completion of the second flight test of its AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range launched from an F/A-18 Super Hornet at the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of California

Italy signs up for AIM-9X air-to-air missile

Italy has moved to acquire Air Intercept Missile-9X weapon systems from the US following the signing by the Italian Air Force of a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the US Government

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To Kill a Radar: Analysing the now largely-forgotten ARMAT missile

Now largely forgotten, ARMAT was a French weapon that proved its worth in the 1980s, during the Iran-Iraq War. We take a closer look

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Fire for effect: ALCMs meet the grade

The development of stand-off air-launched cruise missiles has increased lethality for their operators and proved their worth in combat missions