• Philippines positions new frigates as primary ASW platforms

    Key Points Hyundai Heavy Industries has unveiled further details of the two frigates that it will construct for the Philippines The frigates are set to become the Philippine Navy's most capable ASW platforms Amid a proliferation of submarines in the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines appears to

  • Argentina tests new Aucán UAV prototypes

    The Argentine Air Force on 24 October tested its Aucán unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at Chamical Air Base, in La Rioja province, according to the Argentine Ministry of Defence (MoD). The project is being developed by air force's Research and Development General Direction (Dirección

  • Australian industry, shipbuilding plans take a step forward

    Australia's defence industrial capabilities received a boost on 22 October with the announcement by the country's Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, of the board for the country's Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) and the chair of the Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board. The

  • Buk-M3 SAM enters Russian service

    Russia has received its first Buk-M3 medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, defence minister Sergei Shoigu has announced. The new Buk-M3 system was also shown publically on Russian television for the first time on 23 October by TV Zvezda. According to Shoigu, one anti-aircraft missile

  • Concerns raised about Taiwan's planned military tech department

    Taiwan's defence minister, Feng Shih-kuan, said on 24 October that a military technology department set to be established in 2017 within the Ministry of National Defense (MND) would only begin work "on a trial operation basis". Feng said that the proposed department, expected to support

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  • Lithuania and Norway agree NASAMS deal

    Lithuania has agreed to buy the Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) from Norway, the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (MND) announced on 21 October. In total Lithuania is looking to purchase two batteries of the air-defence system for around EUR100 million (USD109


  • 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