• Indonesian Navy takes delivery of KCR-60M missile craft

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, TNI-AL) has taken delivery of the PT PAL-built vessel KRI Tombak (629), the second-in-class of its KCR-60M missile attack craft. PT PAL's public relations manager, Bayu Witjaksono, told Indonesian media that the handover of Tombak on

  • New Zealand buys FDS3 floating decoy

    UK-based Airborne Systems Europe is to supply its FDS3 rapid response floating corner radar decoy to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) as part of the Anzac-class Frigate Systems (FSU) programme. An export derivative of the Outfit DLF(3b) decoy system in service with the UK Royal Navy (RN) since

  • US approves Saudi AWACS mods deal

    Key Points The US State Department has approved a USD2 billion Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal with Saudi Arabia to modernise its five-aircraft AWACS fleet The upgrades include Block 40/45 mission computing kits and AN/UPX-40 friend or foe identification platforms Saudi Arabia plans to

  • Northrop Grumman sponsors UK cyber-security challenge

    Northrop Grumman has announced it has agreed to co-found a UK cyber-security challenge for young people to boost the UK's pool of cyber warfare experts. The nationwide CyberCenturion programme is being formed in partnership with Cyber Security Challenge UK, an organisation that spans government,

  • Draft RfP for new missile defence radar seeks cost estimate for three systems

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) released a draft Request for Proposals (RfP) on 8 August for the planned Long-Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) that will provide persistent midcourse ballistic missile defense (BMD) against threats in all phases of flight. The draft document seeks cost estimates

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  • F-16V radar integration clears way for Taiwan upgrade

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has integrated an AESA radar onto an F-16V, its designation for its latest upgrade suite for legacy aircraft Taiwan can now begin receiving the upgrade to 144 of its Block 20 F-16A/Bs Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of an active electronically scanned
  • Swiss IMESS soldier system ready for serial production

    Airbus Defence and Space has completed the development of the Swiss Army's planned new future soldier system and is now ready to enter serial production, the company announced on 30 July. Known as the Integrated Modular Engagement System for the Swiss Soldier (IMESS), it builds on the company's


  • M64 mortar sight unit

    Type Indirect-fire weapon sight Development The M64 mortar sight unit was designed to lay the 60 mm M224 lightweight company mortar of the US Army and Marine Corps, with use latter extended to the 81 mm M252 mortar and with a variety of other lightweight and medium mortars. The US Army used the

  • Model PRC-188 VHF/FM manpack transceiver

    Type Tactical radio equipment, manpack, VHF Description The PRC-188 transceiver is a VHF/FM manpack transceiver. It is mainly designed for communication among commanders and other personnel at battalion, company and platoon levels. The radio can also be used as a fixed transceiver. When the

  • Model PRC-189 50 W VHF vehicle-borne transceiver

    Type Tactical radio equipment, vehicular, VHF Description The model PRC-189 50 W VHF vehicle-borne transceiver is built up of the model PRC-189 backpack transceiver, the model PRC-189 50 W power amplifier, a set of mounting jigs, a 3 m centre-fed vehicle-borne antenna and a number of other parts.

  • RF-5800H-MP HF/VHF tactical radio system

    Type Tactical radio equipment, manpack, HF/VHF Description The RF-5800H-MP is a member of the Falcon II® family of multiband tactical radio systems. The HF/SSB VHF/FM manpack radio is designed to provide reliable tactical communications through enhanced secure voice and data performance,