• Canada announces multi-billion dollar ship support contract

    Key Points Canada has opened a competition to provide in-service support for the country's naval auxiliary vessels It will combine in-service support for two classes of vessels under a single contractor Canada has launched a competition to provide in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy's

  • China to have 'world's largest navy' by 2020, says report

    Based on the number and variety of warships that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is likely to have in commission by the year 2020, a new report says that China will have not only the largest but also the second-most capable blue-water navy in the world within the next four years. Published

  • Indian Navy special forces to get 177 sniper rifles

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded negotiations with Italian arms manufacturer Beretta for the import of 177 sniper rifles for its Marine Commandos (MARCOS), the special forces unit of the Indian Navy (IN), for an estimated INR200 million (USD2.98 million). Official sources said the

  • North African rivals receive new tanks

    Morocco has confirmed that it has taken delivery of the first of its new M1A1SA Abrams tanks, while it regional rival Algeria has received another instalment of T-90 tanks from Russia. The Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) released photographs of the ceremony marking the arrival of its first Abrams to

  • NSA certifies KG-350 encryption system

    Raytheon's KG-350 Ethernet encryption system has received a Type 1 certification from the US National Security Agency (NSA), the company has announced. The certification enables the KG-350 to be used for the communication of data and information up to the Top Secret/Sensitive compartmented

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  • Jordan receives final Cheetah SPAAGs

    A final instalment of 25 Cheetah self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) has now arrived in Jordan. Decommissioned by the Armed Forces of the Netherlands in 2006, the Cheetah (Gepard in German service) consists of a modified Leopard 1 tank hull armed with twin 35 mm Rheinmetall Air Defence
  • 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