F-15E Now Has A GBU-72 In Its Arsenal | Serbia Unveiled Lazanski Armored Vehicle | Rheinmetall and UVision Sign Strategic Partnership
The F-15E has a new bunker buster added to its arsenal, the GBU-72 Advanced 5K Penetrator. The new weapon was tested at the Eglin Air Force Base range by the 96th Test Wing. A joint-direct-attack-munition (JDAM) tail kit from a GBU-31 was modified so that it would fit and guide the 5,000-pound weapon. The first weapons load, flight and release took place on July 23. The Strike Eagle’s existing bunker busting weapon is the laser-guided GBU-28.
According to Defense News, the US Army and Lockheed Martin have worked out a way to accelerate the delivery of the latest variant of Sentinel air and missile defense radar by six months. At the AUSA 2021 annual conference on October 11, Lockheed unveiled its A4 version of the radar. The Sentinel A4 active electronically scanned array is the next-generation radar planned to replace the current phase and frequency scanned array in Sentinel A3 and earlier versions. It can detect cruise missiles, unmanned aircraft systems, rockets, artillery and mortars.
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Netline Communications Technologies Ltd. – a leading developer and manufacturer of high-end electronic warfare and spectrum dominance systems for defense forces and homeland security agencies – has unveiled the new C-Guard Micro system. This compact, portable, full-coverage Explosive Ordnance Disposal jamming unit has been designed for use by military forces and law enforcement personnel, to support bomb disposal squads during EOD missions and roadblocks, and anti-terror missions. It is based on the advanced technology of the C-Guard family,
Serbia has unveiled Lazanski, a new armored vehicle equipped with Russian-made 57 mm AU-220M Automatic Weapon Station. The vehicle was presented for the first time on October 12 at the “Partner 2021” military exhibition being in Belgrade. Lazanski is armed with an Automatic cannon 57 mm, Machine gun 7.62 mm. It can shoot 80 bullets per minute, Serbian state media reported today.
Rheinmetall and Israeli company UVision have inked a strategic partnering agreement to market Hero series of loitering munitions to the armed forces of Europe. The German company will take the industrial, technological and commercial lead for enhancing the capabilities of the weapon system; while UVision will make available the Hero loitering munitions.
A Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-2 that scrambled from Tsuiki Airbase on Octpber 10 lost its canopy inflight while the jet was over the vicinity of Asakura city. The aircraft was airborne at 12:45pm local time and the incident happened five minutes later. The pilot recovered back to base safely and a search is underway for the 90kg canopy.
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