Posts tagged as weapon

North Korea announces first weapon test since summit collapse

Thursday, April 18, 2019

North Korea has test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” it said Thursday, the first military move since the collapse of a nuclear summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. Kim supervised Wednesday’s test and praised it for having “very weighty significance in increasing the combat power” of the North Korean army, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency. The announcement came as U.S.-led efforts…

Latvian authorities detain Ukrainian citizen for illegally smuggling weapon parts

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

In November 2018, Latvia State Revenue Service’s Tax and Customs Police sent a criminal process to Ludza District Prosecutor’s Office for commencement of criminal prosecution in regards to illegal carrying of weapon parts over the Latvian border. This month, customs officers at Terehova border checkpoint performed an in-depth inspection of a car driven by a Ukrainian citizen. The car entered Latvia from the Russian Federation. It was during the inspection…

Lockheed Martin secures second hypersonic air-to-surface weapon contract

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lockheed Martin has secured a USD480 million, sole source undefinitised contract from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for the rapid prototyping of the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). Officially published by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 13 August, the ARRW contract is the second contract announced this year for the rapid development of a prototype hypersonic air-to-surface missile system. The recipient of both contracts is…

Right on Target: Sniper Reportedly Kills Daesh Commander From Over a Mile Away

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Jihadist was struck with such velocity that an arm and shoulder were ripped from his torso, causing instantaneous death. A British Special Air Services (SAS) sniper is reported to have shot down a senior Daesh* commander in Afghanistan from over a mile away. The sergeant — who now holds the title for best long-range shot ever in the SAS — used a.50 Calibre machine gun mounted on the roof of his military vehicle to take out the Islamist. It is believed…

UK unveils next-generation jet fighter during Farnborough Airshow

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

On 16 July, during the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, for the first time was unveiled a concept of next-generation jet fighter developing as a part of Future Combat Air Concept programme. The mock-up of newly fighter jet was unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The new aircraft, nicknamed the Tempest, is a joint venture with British aerospace companies BAE Systems Plc, Rolls Royce Holdings Plc, MBDA UK Ltd and Anglo-Italian firm…

Ukraine has no potential to create ‘powerful’ missile

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Next year, Kiev plans to create a “mighty” anti-ship cruise missile. However, a Russian military expert does not believe that this is possible. Prior to this, the head of the Ukrainian Army and of the Conversion and Disarmament Studies Center, Valentin Badrak, said that next year Kiev will create a “very powerful” anti-ship cruise missile capable of reaching “any targets” from 280 to 300 km away. According to expert Igor…