• Navy League 2014: L-3 Cincinnati takes its sensors to sea

    Key Points WALRSS is installed on the CVN 77 and will be used with LaWS on the USS Ponce Electronic stabilisation lessens the impact of ship motion on image detection L-3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics (L-3 CE) is offering a maritime version of its high-definition (HD) wide area long-range

  • Analysis: New Turkish procurement chief appointed

    Professor Ismail Demir has been appointed to lead Turkey's state arms procurement body, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), it was announced on 11 April. Demir, an aircraft engineer, replaces Murad Bayer, who led the SSM for a decade until his removal from office in late March. Bayar

  • Antonov president removed

    The Ukrainian government has sacked Dmitry Kiva, the President of the Antonov State Aircraft Building Concern, Antonov officials told IHS Jane's on 16 April. Antonov State Aircraft Building Concern is a holding company for three of Ukraine's key aerospace manufacturing concerns: Antonov Company,

  • Croatian MiGs begin returning from Ukraine

    After several months of delays the first of 12 Croatian MiG-21 fighters upgraded in Ukraine has been returned, crossing the border between Hungary and Croatia by road on 12 April. The second aircraft was due at Pleso Airbase near Zagreb the following week, when the third one was scheduled to leave

  • DSA 2014: Cambodia, Deftech negotiate on MBT upgrade

    Malaysia's DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies (Deftech) is in negotiation with the Royal Cambodian Army (RCA) over a deal to upgrade the service's Soviet-era T-54/T-55 main battle tanks (MBTs), company officials confirmed to IHS Jane's on 16 April. Speaking at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition

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  • Russia orders more MiG-29SMT fighters

    Russia has signed a contract with the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) for 16 more MiG-29SMT 'Fulcrum' multirole fighter aircraft, RAC MiG announced on 15 April. Valued at RUB17 billion (USD473 million), including ground support and test equipment, the order will see the RAC MiG deliver
  • Rafael looks at Iron Dome enhancements

    Rafael is looking at a number of enhancements to the Iron Dome missile defence system as a result of lessons learned over recent engagements, a company official told IHS Jane's in early April. Speaking at the company's facility near Haifa, its business development and marketing manager for the Air


  • Improved Mobile Subscriber Equipment (IMSE)

    Type Integrated communication network Description IMSE is a version of the US Army's MSE (see separate entry) that will boast a number of technical enhancements. Various components of the system will be smaller, lighter and less expensive than in the original. Reports in 1998 suggested that a

  • SB-130/48-PRI GY electronic field switchboard

    Type Field telephone switch Description As well as all the features of the basic SB-130 switchboard, the SB-130/48-PRI GY offers trunk hunting groups and extended conference capabilities for up to 48 subscribers and four dial trunks, in a non-blocking design with each line programmable for semi-

  • AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Set

    Development The AN-19/2 (AN-PSS/12) Mine Detecting Set, developed by Schiebel, is widely used by military and humanitarian organisations throughout the world. From its inception the system has undergone continuous improvement, while still maintaining its original mechanical design, thus enabling

  • AN/SPS-64(V) navigation and surveillance radar

    Type F-band (3 to 4 GHz) and I-band (8 to 10 GHz) navigation and surveillance radar Description The AN/SPS-64(V) Mariners Pathfinder radar is a surface search and navigation radar with raster-scan bright display indicators. It is promoted as offering 'enhanced operational characteristics'. The