Rapid Fire July 9, 2012: Flying in a FurnaceJul 09, 2012 08:30 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
- France has begun qualification trials of Sagem/MBDA’s dual-mode laser/GPS-guided SBU-64 AASM Hammer rocket-assisted smart bombs.
- Meanwhile, Raytheon found a novel way to integrate its competing Enhanced Paveway laser/GPS smart bombs onto France’s Rafale fighters – go wireless.
- The first 2 radar “faces” for the new Hobart Class air defense destroyer have arrived in Australia. They’ll be part of Hobart’s AN/APY-1D (V), which has 3 faces.