• AAD 2014: South African partnership to develop maritime surveillance radar

    South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will join Space Commercial Services Holdings (SCSH) to design and develop a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) optimised to be carried by small satellites for wide area maritime surveillance. The intention is to develop a satellite

  • NATO urged to embed cyber defence into mission planning

    NATO needs to further simplify its networks to minimise the risk of cyber intrusion, while embedding cyber defence as a permanent feature of exercise and mission planning, according to the NATO's top cyber security official. The alliance will also be exploring ways to boost two-way information

  • CAE, Denel, and Elisa plan South African simulation training centre

    Canadian simulation specialist CAE, South African defence group Denel, and South African services group Elisa announced on 18 September that they have agreed to establish a simulation training facility. The proposed South African National Training and Simulation Centre - earmarked for the site of

  • Indonesia cuts steel on second SIGMA frigate

    Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL held a steel-cutting ceremony for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut's/TNI-AL's) second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigate in Surabaya, Indonesia, on 17 September. The vessel is being built jointly with

  • Ecuador funds establishment of Cyber Defence Command

    Ecuadorian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has assigned an initial USD8 million to begin planning for the establishment of a Cyber Defence Command, Minister of Defence Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced on 9 September. The Comando de Operaciones de Ciberdefensa (COC) is to be established by mid-2015 and

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  • More long-range Iranian early-warning radars revealed

    Key Points Iran is making significant progress in building a network of long-range early-warning radars. IHS Jane's has identified what appears to be the 3,000 km range Sepehr radar in the northwest of the country, as well as a prototype facility for the Ghadir radar that was unveiled in June.
  • Saudi Arabia inaugurates northern border security project

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud inaugurated the first phase of a border security barrier along the kingdom's northern borders on 5 September. The Saudi Press Agency reported that the multi-layered barrier runs along 900 km of the northern border and consists of 78 monitoring
  • Patrol vessel receives RNLN's final I-Mast 400 fit

    The Royal Netherlands Navy's (RNLN's) last Holland-class ocean-going patrol ship HNLMS Friesland (P 842) is being fitted with its Thales Nederland I-Mast 400 integrated mast system. Friesland , commissioned in January 2013, is the last RNLN ship to receive the I-Mast 400 fit. Four masts were
  • Poland orders more Radmor F@stnet radios

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract for Radmor VHF PR4G family F@stnet tactical communication systems worth PLN66 million (USD20 million). In total, Poland has ordered 380 Radmor RRC 9211 tactical very high frequency (VHF) manportable radios and 41 Radmor RRC 9311 AP vehicle

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