Destruction

July 26, 2013 - 11:40am

Raytheon Systems revealed a series of planned upgrades to the Paveway IV “smart” 500-pound bomb for the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). In British service since 2008, the weapon has been dropped more than 1,000 times, said T.J. Marsden, chief engineer of weapons systems for Raytheon’s UK subsidiary. He described Paveway IV as the UK’s primary air-to-ground weapon.

June 17, 2013 - 5:50am
Pop-out wings give the Spice 250 a precision-guided glide bomb 100-kilometer range when launched from altitude. Simultaneous attacks can be made against multiple targets.

Here at Le Bourget, Rafael is launching the latest member of its Spice (smart, precise impact, cost-effective) family of precision-guided glide bombs, the Spice 250. The company’s Spice 1000 and 2000 have now been in service for some time with several customers, and they are combat-proven. These Spice variants comprise guidance and wing kits that are applied to standard Mk 83 1,000-pound and Mk 84 2,000-pound warheads, the wings giving them a range of around 60 km for the Spice 2000 and 100 km for the Spice 2000.

July 10, 2012 - 1:00pm

MBDA has unveiled a mockup and video depiction of SPEAR, a turbojet-powered air-surface missile for the UK Royal Air Force. SPEAR stands for selective precision effects at range and the missile is intended for launch from the stealthy Lockheed Martin F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter) at ranges in excess of 100 km.

July 8, 2012 - 6:10am

No civilian casualties…low collateral damage…restrictive rules of engagement. Today, the air-ground attack mission is more demanding than ever. The Paveway IV precision-guided weapon produced by Raytheon UK is already the Royal Air Force’s smartest bomb. A proposed series of improvements should make it even more flexible and accurate.

February 15, 2012 - 6:15pm

On show in the static area is Singapore’s latest air defense system, the Spyder-SR provided by Rafael. Spyder (the name derives from the Python and Derby missiles that form its armament) is a family of air defense systems based on common weapons and common software. It was devised for export, and it has been successful in several countries, including India.

September 26, 2011 - 4:40am
An RBS 70 missile leaves its canister en route to a target during a recent li

Saab is marketing a “new generation” version of the RBS 70 short-range surface-to-air missile, which has been in continuous production for nearly 40 years.

September 19, 2011 - 4:45am
Turkey’s own cruise missile, the SOM, on its way to the target after launch f

Turkey has designed and test-flown an air-launched cruise missile. The stand-off missile (SOM) was launched from a Turkish Air Force F-4E Phantom on August 9. It flew for more than 100 nm before hitting its target “with high accuracy,” according to Tubitak-SAGE, the state-owned Defence Industries Research and Development Institute.

August 29, 2011 - 7:50am

The U.S. Department of State has issued a new report warning that thousands of man-portable air defense systems (Manpads) remain unaccounted for and may be “outside the control of national governments,” posing threats to the commercial aviation industry and military aircraft around the world.

July 11, 2011 - 5:20am
Return of the slew wing: a model of Pilum was on display at the Paris Air Sho...

Diehl BGT Defence of Germany has partnered with Rafael of Israel to launch a new standoff weapon with dual-mode guidance called “Pilum.”

June 21, 2011 - 9:10pm

 

Multi-national missile developer and manufacturer Yesterday MBDA showed off the results of its second concept- visions initiative--–, the CVS 401 Perseus maritime strike missile--–eyesterday at the Paris Air Show.

 

 
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