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U.S. AIR FORCE ORDERS 469 LASER MAVERICK MISSILES
Friday, August 16, 2019
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Source: US Air Force -- Senior Airman Stan Parker


Source: US Air Force -- Senior Airman Stan Parker


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TUCSON, Az. -- Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $47.9 million contract for 469 Laser Maverick units. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by September 30, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

Fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount $43.8 million are being obligated at the time of award. AFLCMC/EBHK is the contracting activity, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah (FA8213-19-F-1006).

The AGM-65 Maverick is a precision-attack missile for the air, naval and marine forces.

According to Raytheon, the laser-guided Maverick includes the following enhancements:

-- Digital laser seeker -- New software that reduces the risk of collateral damage and is upgradable based on customer needs -- Ability to precisely engage land and sea-based high speed moving targets -- Advanced flight algorithms to boost performance in a variety of operational situations

-- Proven compatibility with existing F/A-18, AV-8B, F-16 & A-10C operational flight program integration

-- Self, buddy and ground-based lasing capability for all platforms

Source:  U.S. DoD
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REBEL MISSILE USE INCREASES TO COUNTER SYRIAN ARMY OFFENSIVE
Friday, August 16, 2019
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Source: Rosoboronexport


Source: Rosoboronexport


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DAMASCUS -- Rebels in Syria are using a growing number of anti-armor missiles to counter an offensive by government troops. The Syrian Army is attempting to gain territory in Idlib province. Syrian troops have reportedly identified at least a dozen rebel-operated missile launchers.

Local reports say the rebels have used more than 72 anti-armor missiles against Syrian troops since the beginning of the offensive in May. This figure does not include missiles used, but missed their targets and were not recorded by the rebels.

In August 2016, rebels fired nearly 120 anti-armor missiles in that month alone and around 100 used in each of the previous two months.

Source:  Muraselon
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NORTH KOREAN PERFORMS 2 MORE MISSILE LAUNCHES
Friday, August 16, 2019
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Source: CIA


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SEOUL -- North Korea has conducted two additional ballistic missile launches. This is the sixth such action by North Korea in the last three weeks. Pyongyang is believed to be using the launches to pressure Washington and Seoul over the slow progress in ongoing nuclear diplomacy.

President Trump is downplaying these launches. Pyongyang is also seen as dialing up the pressure on South Korea to get Seoul to convince Washington to agree to major concessions. Talks between North Korea, the United States and South Korea could restart later in 2019.

Source:  Fox News
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