• BAE team to deliver power improvement for Type 45 destroyers

    An industry team led by BAE Systems has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to embody a major power generation upgrade for the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) six Type 45 air defence destroyers. The so-called Power Improvement Project (PIP) implementation will see the

  • Endeavor Robotics awarded a USD9.2 million follow-on order for SUGVs

    On 15th March, Endeavor Robotics announced that it had received USD9.2 million for a large number of small unmanned ground vehicles (SUGVs) for the US Marine Corps (USMC). The award follows a previous USD15 million SUGV order in 2017. As with the previous order, the platforms will be supplied with

  • Indian Navy Heron UAV crashes shortly after take-off

    An Indian Navy (IN) Heron medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed soon after taking off from Porbandar on India’s west coast on 22 March. The IN said in a statement that the Israeli-built UAV was on a routine surveillance flight when it crashed, adding that no

  • Indonesian Navy Rover-class tanker lists after failed replenishment operation

    Key Points An Indonesian Navy tanker has been taken out of service after a failed replenishment operation Incident likely to renew attention on the country’s naval replenishment capabilities The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s)

  • USMC to upgrade Hornets with new AESA radar

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. A request for information (RFI) issued by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on 20 March calls for a new AESA system to replace the incumbent

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  • Saudi Arabia says F-15 survived SAM hit over Yemen

    Key Points The Saudi-led coalition confirmed an F-15 was hit by an SAM over Yemen The rebels are reroling air-to-air missiles as SAMs A Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) F-15 multirole fighter was “intercepted” by a surface-to-air missile (SAM) while flying over northern Yemen on 21 March,
  • Boeing to award F-15C Legion Pod contract before end of year

    Boeing expects to award Lockheed Martin a full development and production contract before the end of the year for the integration of the Legion Pod onto the F-15C Eagle combat aircraft, a senior official told Jane’s on 22 March. The modular infrared search-and-track (IRST) sensor package has


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47