India wants to buy the Sparrow to appease US after annoying them with Russian defence deal

The surprise announcement that India will buy the US/Norwegian Sparrow air defence missile system for $1 billion may have been expedited to mollify the United States. Given Washington DC’s unhappiness with India going ahead with a $6 billion, five battery S-400 SAM (surface-to-air missiles) purchase…

Canadian Frigate Fires Sea Sparrow Missiles • RIMPAC 2018

The Royal Canadian Navy Frigate HMCS Vancouver (FFH-331) fires Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM) (surface-to-air) during Rim of the Pacific 2018 exercises (RIMPAC 2018) on July 16. RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise, with twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft…

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 25, 2018)

Sailors position a RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile into a NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a missile upload. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Smith (Released) 180425-N-EN275-0123 VISIT THE SOURCE…

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 15, 2018)

Sailors load a missile into a NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the…