• AeroVironment reports full-year increase in UAV revenues

    US unmanned systems manufacturer AeroVironment reported its fourth quarter and full-year results on 28 June, revealing a year-end increase in its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) business unit. Full year revenues for the company were reported as USD264.1 million in 2016, up from USD259.4 million in

  • Israel looks to step up Iron Dome production to meet evolving threat

    Israeli air defence units are preparing to deal with unprecedented rocket barrages in future conflicts, while the Ministry of Defense is seeking to increase the rate at which Iron Dome batteries and interceptors are produced, security officials said on 27 June. Speaking at the Israeli Air Missile

  • Poly Technologies develops CUAV system

    China's Poly Technologies has developed a counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (CUAV) unit designated the AN-1 Anti-Drone System. The system is primarily designed to intercept slow and low-flying targets, and is being pitched at operations in urban environments for the protetcion of key infrastructure,

  • RIMPAC 2016: Singapore frigate becomes first non-US ship to lead group sail towards Hawaii

    Key Points A Singapore frigate has been selected to lead a multinational sail group towards RIMPAC Selection may be seen as vote of confidence in service's interoperational capabilities A Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Formidable-class guided-missile frigate has become the first non-US Navy

  • Serbia receives first two Mi-17V-5 helicopters from Russia

    Serbia's first two new Mi-17V-5 helicopters arrived in Belgrade from Russia on 28 June on board a Volga-Dnepr Airlines An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft. The helicopters were built by Kazan Helicopters (part of Russian Helicopters) at a unit price of USD12.65 million and are intended for use by the


  • Reaching out: over-the-horizon weapon systems

    The US Navy is planning to fit an over-the-horizon anti-ship missile into the Littoral Combat Ship and its follow-on Frigate class. Grace Jean and Richard Scott examine the thinking behind this move
  • Steady as she goes: Germany country briefing

    Given Germany's history in the 20th century, the Bundeswehr has experienced a remarkable makeover in the past two decades to become a 21st century operational force, making it the dependable cornerstone in Europe's defence architecture, writes Sebastian Schulte
  • Magic wand: RN Merlin force expands its repertoire

    The Merlin HM.2 helicopter is finding itself in increasing demand on the UK Royal Navy's front line. Richard Scott finds out how the type has performed in its first two years of service, and looks at what the future holds for the Merlin force
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  • USN Fire Scout deploys with new radar

    The US Navy's (USN's) Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with a new maritime surveillance radar, the USN announced on 28 June. The aircraft deployed aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) with the AN/ZPY-4(V)1 radar, according to the navy. Built by Telephonics Corporation,
  • LCS Coronado sails with Harpoon missile fit

    Key Points USS Coronado left San Diego on 22 June to participate in RIMPAC 2016 A Harpoon firing will be conducted during July 2016 as part of the RIMPAC live fire phase The US Navy (USN) Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Coronado (LCS 4) has departed for its first operational
  • 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