• BIRD sees strong demand for its aircraft protection system upgrade

    The Israeli company BIRD Aerosystems is upgrading the Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) it has already sold to several customers by installing a radar sensor that will significantly improve its performance against man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS), a company representative told IHS

  • Brazilian Niterói-class frigates to receive weapon system improvements

    Brazilian privately run company CONSUB Defesa e Tecnologia is to modernise the Brazilian Navy's six Niterói-class frigates' SICONTA Mk2 (Sistema de Controle Tático e de Armas) tactical and weapon control system, the company told IHS Jane's . Under Project 'Phoenix', the current

  • Euronaval 2016: Israel Shipyards secures first Saar 72 construction order

    Israel Shipyards has secured an order for the construction of the first ship of its new Saar 72 design, IHS Jane's has learned. Details on the customer and configuration remain confidential at this time. However, delivery is currently expected in early 2018. The new design, as shown at the

  • IA to induct Excalibur as interim assault rifle

    The Indian Army (IA) plans to temporarily induct locally developed Excalibur assault rifles into service until it shortlists a 7.62x39 mm rifle for import over the next few years, sources told IHS Jane's on 24 October. Officials said the IA recently asked the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)

  • Letter of the law: Navies wrestle with law and national interest

    Professor Geoffrey Till considers the legal frameworks that apply to the military use of the sea, and discusses how navies should use them - and also do use them for strategic advantage China's rejection of the July 2016 findings of the international Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on its


  • Better together: Manned-unmanned teaming continues apace

    MUM-T is establishing itself as an effective force multiplier with the US Army, and developments within that service and others are promising a step change in capabilities. Huw Williams explores some of the efforts under way and the key technologies
  • Chemical warfare threat continues to evolve

    As improvised chemical weapons attacks become increasingly common, greater training and awareness are needed for responders on the ground. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon examines some of the lessons to be learnt from chemical weapons use in Syria and Iraq.
  • Dayton's legacy: the Balkans, 20 years on

    In the two decades since NATO intervention brought an end to hostilities in the former Yugoslavia peace has largely prevailed within the region's borders, but challenges remain. Jim Dorschner reports
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  • Scorpion jet performs first weapons trials

    Textron AirLand conducted the first air-to-surface weapons trials of its Scorpion jet during a series of live-firings at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in mid-October. The firings, which took place from 10 to 14 October and announced on 19 October, saw the Scorpion fire the Lockheed


  • 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