Missile Defense & Weapons Analysis

May 12, 2022
Russia blamed for Viasat attack; MQ-9B adds short-takeoff capability; U.S., Japan to study loyal wingman; and Black Hawk sustainment.
May 10, 2022
The war in Ukraine shows that the battlefield has become a harsh environment for helicopters and sweeping airborne maneuvers.
May 03, 2022
Developed for Pegasus air launch, the L-1011­—world’s last operational TriStar—is pivoting to high-speed test and launch vehicle markets.
Apr 29, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Apr 28, 2022
Taiwan’s new hypersonic R&D office; North Korean nuke pledge; Capella Space raises cash for analysis; and Lockheed’s radar upgrades.
May 20, 2022
The U.S. Navy has revealed interest in developing a new air-launched mine. 
May 17, 2022
The reveal of the ColdFire system, which is driven by a 450-hp. M250 turbine engine, shines a light on a critical technology often overshadowed by new advances in laser weapons.
May 17, 2022
A Raytheon/Kord team has demonstrated that a Stryker combat vehicle-mounted, 50-kW laser weapon system can shoot-down 60-mm mortars and drones,…
May 17, 2022
The successful, hypersonic speed test at up to Mach 5 by the booster finally clears the way for the Air Force to attempt a series of tests of the high lift-to-drag, hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) at the heart of ARRW program.
May 13, 2022
U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall told lawmakers May 13 that current U.S. hypersonic weapon systems lack the capability to engage moving targets, which would be critical if the weapons were to be effective in Air Force operations.
May 11, 2022
The U.S. Army recently wrapped up more than two weeks of testing high-powered microwave systems to down small drones, with one of three entrants fully meeting the test’s goals and another showing promise.
May 11, 2022
Despite increased interest in hypersonic systems on Capitol Hill—with some lawmakers looking to increase funding for individual efforts—the U.S. Navy is not looking to accelerate its Conventional Prompt Strike weapon because of continued delays in upgrades for its new attack submarines.
May 11, 2022
A range-boosting combined cycle propulsion system and a seeker for moving targets have been tested for an anti-ship version of the Lockheed Martin Precision Strike Missile, U.S. Army officials say.