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Raytheon’s Excalibur is all weather smart artillery that triples the range and can strike moving targets with high precision


The US Navy is looking to Raytheon’s Excalibur guided artillery round to replace the effective but expensive Long Range Land Attack Projectile for the Zumwalt-class of guided missile destroyers, defense officials confirmed to USNI News. The Navy recently cancelled the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) that was the sole ammunition …

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LONGBOW Radar enhances Apache lethality fourfold and survivability sevenfold, India becomes its 11th International Customer


The US Army has contracted Longbow, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, to upgrade its Apache attack helicopter fire control radar (FCR) systems. Under the $89.8m contract, Longbow will produce 84 radar electronics units (REUs) and software upgrades. The Longbow fire control radar’s electronics units reduce the …

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US Navy developing new capability of “distributed lethality,” by integrating diverse autonomous unmanned vehicles UUV, USVs, UAVs with manned and unmanned submarines


Navy surface fleet leaders in early 2015 announced a new organizing concept for the Navy’s surface fleet called distributed lethality. Under distributed lethality, offensive weapons such as Anti Ship Cruise Missiles (ASCMs) are to be distributed more widely across all types of Navy surface ships, and new operational concepts for Navy surface …

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US deploys E-2D to Japan for protection of US carriers from China’s J-20 and J-31 Stealth Aircrafts and cruise missiles and monitor its activities in South China Sea


The US Navy announced  that it will deploy its leading-edge early-warning surveillance aircraft E2D to Japan in February. The Hawkeye will deploy from the USS Ronald Reagan, the aircraft carrier assigned to the Asia-based Seventh Fleet. The Hawkeye can detect cruise-missile and ballistic-missile launches from long range, potentially allowing for the missile …

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