Defence
  • Asia-Pacific navies sign code to reduce crisis risk at sea

    Naval chiefs from 25 Asia-Pacific (AsPac) countries, including the US, signed an agreement on 22 April aimed at improving communication at sea to prevent maritime tensions from flaring into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) was ratified unanimously on the opening day of the

  • Boeing sells new ISR collector internationally

    Key Points Boeing says it has at least one customer for its Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS) The company developed RAMIS without using government funds Boeing has made sales of a tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform, the Reconfigurable

  • Pakistan Navy to shift submarines from Karachi to Ormara

    The Pakistan Navy is in the process of shifting primary operations and naval assets, including its entire fleet of diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), from Karachi to the Jinnah Naval Base in Ormara. According to statements made by a top navy official on 22 April, the shift came about due to

  • Pentagon's F-35 acquisition officer unhappy with engine costs

    Key Points Cost growth is being attributed to reduced orders for the F-35 as well as to increased company overhead Lack of competition on the programme limits the government's leverage over the contractor The officer in charge of the US Department of Defense's (DoD's) F-35 programme expressed

  • Boeing reports improved Q1 figures

    US aerospace and defence giant Boeing has reported sales of USD20.465 billion for the first quarter of 2014, up USD1.57 billion (8%) on Q1 2013, although profit shrank by USD141 million to USD965 million in the same period. According to Boeing's Q1 2014 financial results, released on 23 April, its

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  • Vietnam to arm new Gepard-class frigates with Palma CIWS

    The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy will equip its third and fourth Russian-built Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661) light frigates with the Palma close-in weapon system (CIWS), Nudelman Precision Engineering Design Bureau confirmed in a statement issued 22 April. The PAVN is scheduled to take
  • Mexico requests UH-60M Black Hawk helos

    Mexico has requested the sale of 18 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters from the United States government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) disclosed on 21 April. The requested sale is valued at USD680 million, and includes associated equipment, parts, training and
  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • AA-3-38 HAROLD reconnaissance pod

    Type Reconnaissance pod. Development The AA-3-38 HAROLD reconnaissance pod built by Dassault Aviation in collaboration with OMERA, has been known to IHS Jane's since 2007. It was developed as a long-range, oblique-view, strategic reconnaissance pod for high performance combat aircraft,

  • Airborne Search And Rescue System

    Type SAR equipment Description The Airborne Search-and-Rescue System (ASARS) consists of the ARS-700 Airborne Interrogator and Guidance Suite (AIGS), and the hand-held PRC-434 Personal Survivor Radio (PRS). The ARS-700 is comprised of an Avionics Unit (AU), Control and Display Unit (CDU),

  • AN/AAD-5 infrared linescanner

    Type Reconnaissance sensor Development Developed in the mid-1970s by Honeywell (later Lockheed Martin and now BAE Systems Electronic Solutions) the AN/AAD-5 infrared linescanner reconnaissance system entered service in 1977 on the dedicated RF-4 reconnaissance variants used by the US and overseas

  • AN/ASD-10(V) Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System

    Type Reconnaissance system Development The AN/ASD-10(V) Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System (ATARS) was developed by Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems (now part of BAE Systems Electronic Solutions). It is a high-performance reconnaissance system, originally intended for use by US Air

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