• Carlskrona completes life extension refit

    Key Points The life extension refit is intended to ensure that Carlskrona can remain in service through to 2025 Saab Kockums was responsible for performing the life extension refit The support vessel HMS Carlskrona has been re-delivered to the Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) after completing a life

  • HII awarded USD3 billion for LHA 8 Bougainville

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) a total of approximately USD3 billion for the detail, design, and construction of Landing Helicopter Assault (LHA) Replacement Flight 1 amphibious assault ship the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) on 16 June 2017.

  • US Marine Corps cancels select F-35B flight operations due to ALIS issues

    On 22 June the US Marine Corps (USMC) indefinitely cancelled flight operations of select Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft due to issues with the Automated Logistic Information System (ALIS). USMC spokesman Major Kurt Stahl said on 22 June that 3rd Marine

  • USMC, Raytheon begin producing new turrets for LAV anti-tank vehicles

    The first two production models of the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization (LAV-ATM) A2 models, updated with an improved rocket launcher, have been completed. The new model includes an unmanned Raytheon Modified Target Acquisition System (MTAS) that is a

  • USN reveals source of EMALS mechanical issues

    The General Atomics-built Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) installed on the first-of-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) is being "fine-tuned" to overcome a vibrational issue associated with optimising the launch and recovery of different


  • New-model African armies

    Following their independence, most Sub-Saharan and East African militaries tended to use second-hand military equipment donated by former colonial powers, as well as the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. Jeremy Binnie and Erwan de Cherisey report on how that trend is changing
  • Desert watchers: MINUSMA's intelligence capabilities

    The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is currently the only UN peacekeeping operation with an organic military intelligence-gathering and processing capability. Erwan de Cherisey reports
  • Bargain hunt: Air forces move to embrace low-cost UCAVs

    Unmanned systems have become increasingly sophisticated and consequently expensive. Richard Scott and Huw Williams examine the emerging requirement for low-cost unmanned combat air vehicles and how this can be delivered
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  • MDA seeks laser-armed HALE UAV for counter-ICBM role

    The United States is looking to field a laser-armed unmanned aircraft to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) towards the middle of the next decade, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) disclosed on 13 June. In a solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)
  • Lightweight Gabbiano radar pitched at UAVs

    Leonardo has unveiled its lightest airborne multimode radar to date. The Gabbiano TF Ultra-Light weighs less than 24 kg and is designed for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The radar was debuted at the Paris Air Show and comprises a 12 inch nose-mounted antenna and a receiver transmitter
  • ECA examines unmanned teaming, RC mine clearance

    France's ECA Group is working on teaming concepts of operation (CONOPS) for its IT180 series of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Iguana E unmanned ground vehicle (UGV); the company is also developing a remote-control (RC) system to enable stand-off mine clearance. One teaming concept aims to


  • 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