• Lockheed Martin rolls out Symphony Block 40 IED countermeasure system

    Key Points The Block 40 is designed to provide greater ease of upgrading to counter new threats The system will be primarily sold to coalition and partner nations via the FMS programme Lockheed Martin has upgraded its Symphony Block 20 improvised explosive device (IED) countermeasure system,

  • Germany to operate Heron 1 UAVs in Mali

    The German Federal Ministry of Defense and the Airbus Defence and Space have signed an agreement to operate Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) Heron 1 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Mali, both Airbus and IAI announced on 21 July. The medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAVs will be leased from

  • Algeria receives third Chinese-built C28A corvette

    The Algerian Navy has received its third Chinese-built C28A guided-missile corvette, according to a report by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The vessel, which has been named Ezzadjer with pennant number 922, was handed over to the Algerian Navy on 12 July in Shanghai. Ezzadjer is the final

  • Inzpire shows off GECO mission system for air and land operations

    Inzpire has showcased its GECO mission system, which is in operational use with the British and Jordanian air forces, at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. GECO (Air) is a simple mission system which provides pilots with mission data and a moving map display either on a knee board or

  • Raytheon, Kongsberg prepare ground on NSM bid for USN over-the-horizon requirement

    Key Points Raytheon and Kongsberg are awaiting the release of a draft RFP for a non-developmental, over-the-horizon LCS/FF weapon system Assembly, integration and test of NSM missiles and launchers will be undertaken in existing Raytheon facilities Raytheon and Kongsberg Defence Systems are


  • Credible choices: UK General Purpose Frigate programme

    The UK's 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review unveiled plans for the Royal Navy to receive a new class of smaller, cheaper and more exportable general-purpose frigate. Richard Scott reports
  • US debates cruise missile procurement

    The US is facing Russian modernisation of nuclear-capable cruise missiles and the threat of hybrid warfare. Heather Williams examines the US debate around the purchase of new missiles and whether Washington will accept a future 'cruise missile gap' with Moscow.
  • Brexit tests European security co-operation

    Aside from economic and political consequences, the UK's vote to leave the EU will have an impact on defence and security co-operation. Brooks Tigner assesses the implications for the EU and NATO. Benoît Gomis considers the ramifications for France-UK relations.
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  • 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