• Hyundai wins contract to design South Korea's second batch of Aegis-equipped KDX-3 destroyers

    Key Points Hyundai Heavy Industries is designing South Korea's second batch of KDX-3 ships Design contract edges the country closer to operating a class of six Aegis-equipped destroyers South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has awarded a contract to design a second batch

  • US SOF commanders highlight equipment requirements

    Commanders from across the US Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) have outlined niche technology capability gaps regarding the evolving Contemporary and Future Operating Environments. Addressing delegates at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, on

  • Bahamas' Sandy Bottom project upgrades defence force

    The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is undergoing considerable renovations via its Sandy Bottom project, including upgrading infrastructure and acquiring naval platforms. The Caribbean state has expanded its fleet in recent years and in April 2015 Damen Shipyards delivered HMBS Rolly Gray ,

  • Cambridge Pixel launches USVx radar display

    Cambridge Pixel has developed new radar display software designed to control radar and tracking functions on unmanned surface vehicles (USVs). The USVx software is designed to enable more efficient operation of USVs from either a support vessel or a coastal facility. USVx provides a graphical user

  • Netherlands welcomes two F-35s

    Key Points The Netherlands' first two F-35s landed at Leeuwarden Air Base on 23 May The aircraft were flown by Royal Netherlands Air Force pilots from Edwards Air Force Base, California The Netherlands' first two Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters landed at Leeuwarden Air

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  • Tether Eye targets persistent ISR role

    AeroVironment has developed a new tethered quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is designed to provide 24 hour continuous intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations from fixed sites including forward operating bases (FOBs) and critical infrastructure. The Tether Eye
  • Sweden orders new Tp 47 torpedo from Saab

    Sweden has ordered the development and production of a new lightweight torpedo from Saab, it was announced on 20 May. According to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the contract is worth SEK1.53 billion (USD184 million). To be called the Torpedo 47 (Tp 47), the new torpedo will
  • KADDB readies sighting system upgrade for Al Hussein MBT

    Jordan's King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has built and tested an upgraded thermal imaging system for the Al Hussein main battle tank (MBT) in service with the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF). The Al Hussein is the locally named version of the British Army Challenger 1 MBT. More
  • Poland buys 53 Balsa light reconnaissance robots

    Poland's Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract with Przemyslowy Instytut Automatyki i Pomiarow (PIAP) for the delivery of 53 light unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) for its military's 'Balsa' requirement. Under the PLN14.9 million (USD3.75 million) deal the first Balsa UGV is set to be


  • 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