• Artillery overmatch: Koalitsiya brings step change in Russian capabilities

    Key Points The 2S35 will provide the Russian Army with an extended-range indirect fire capability The system has a longer range and higher rate of fire than comparable NATO platforms Further details have emerged of Russia's 152 mm 2S35 Koalitsiya - SV (CB) Coalition self-propelled (SP) artillery

  • China continues to invest in carrier support capabiities

    China's investment in its aircraft carrier programme continues with the construction of a second Daguan-class auxiliary ship. The first of class, Xu Xiake (pennant number 88), was introduced into service in 2011 and has accompanied the carrier Liaoning on all of its sea trials. The Daguan-class

  • EU's Sophia mission to train Libyan naval, coast guard forces

    Operation 'Sophia', the EU's maritime mission in the Mediterranean, will soon train Libya's coastguard and navy. Meeting in Rome on 23 August, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding to carry out the training, which begins in the autumn. Sophia will join with other EU agencies and

  • India investigating Scorpene submarine data leak

    India has ordered an investigation into a leak of sensitive information to an Australian newspaper. The information reportedly details the operational and combat capability of six French Scorpene-class submarines that are being licence-built for the Indian Navy (IN) in Mumbai. "The available

  • Leaked sub specs raise questions over security of Australia's Future Submarine programme

    Australian government ministers have dismissed concerns that a massive leak of secret documents suffered by French submarine constructor DCNS could affect the security of Australia's AUD50 billion (USD38 billion) Future Submarine fleet. DCNS was named in April as the preferred international partner

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  • US Army to assess C-UAS capability for AN/TPQ-53

    The US Army has issued a Sources Sought notice to assess the potential to add a counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability to the service's AN/TPQ-53 radar. The radar is employed in a counter-fire role, where it is used to automatically detect, track, classify, and locate the point of
  • Eurosatory 2016: MILREM extends THeMIS mission set

    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the mission set of its THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipping the platform with a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) payload. Speaking to IHS Jane's , MILREM's chief executive officer, Kuldar Väärsi,


  • 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