• 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

  • Euronaval 2016: RAIDCO unveils new multipurpose vessel aimed at African navies

    French ship designer RAIDCO Marine unveiled its design for the BSL 95 amphibious operations and logistics support vessel at the Euronaval show held in Paris. With a length of 95.8 m, a beam of 17 m, and a draught of 3.8 m, the BSL 95 is expected to displace 3,500 tonnes. The projected speed of the

  • NATO begins cyber procurement reform study

    The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) has commissioned a new study from RAND to find ways to accelerate the alliance's buy-in of cyber capabilities. Launched on 17 October, it will recommend short-term mitigation solutions for quickly acquiring cyber-defensive and other information

  • US Army aims to undo EW decline

    The US Army is seeking to reconstitute its electronic warfare (EW) capabilities after allowing them to atrophy after the end of the Cold War, General Mark Milley, US Army chief of staff, told the Association of the US Army (AUSA) annual convention in Washington in October 2016. Noting that future

  • Euronaval 2016: Lockheed Martin continues to develop COMBATSS-21 for USN's future frigate

    Key Points Lockheed Martin is continuing to develop its COMBATSS-21 CMS The system's lineage to the Aegis programme allows it to draw on established Aegis capability as well as any new developments incorporated US systems and sensors house Lockheed Martin is continuing development of its

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  • Proposed solutions delivered for major JORN upgrade

    The two companies competing to undertake major upgrade of Australia's Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) long-range radar network have delivered their proposed solutions to the Department of Defence (DoD), informed sources confirmed to IHS Jane's on 5 September. BAE Systems Australia and
  • Euronaval 2016: Thales unveils NS200 extended range radar

    Key Points NS200 builds on the NS100, but increases the number of transmit and receive modules, and uses more powerful GaN technology A first-of-class radar has already commenced testing Thales Nederland has expanded its naval radar portfolio with the introduction of a new member of its dual-axis


  • 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