• Singapore launches new cyber-security agency

    Singapore has established an agency under the Prime Minister's Office to provide centralised oversight of national cyber-security activities. A statement by the Prime Minister's Office on 27 January said the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) will become operational from 1 April 2015 and will

  • Details emerge for Argentina's 3-D radar programme

    The Argentine Air Force (FAA) will install a long-range Argentine Primary 3-D Radar (RPA) in San Pedro sometime during 2015 following an agreement reached between the FAA and the provincial government of Misiones. The agreement, which was reportedly reached in mid-January, will allow the FAA to

  • USN receives first deployable electronic avionics support system

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has delivered the first of a possible 341 electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) units to the US Navy (USN), military and company officials told reporters on 21 January. The eCASS is used to diagnose and repair electronic components on naval aircraft

  • Surface Navy 2015: ESSM Block 2 transitions into EM&D

    Key Points ESSM Block 2 introduces a new active/semi-active radar seeker Canada signed the Block 2 EM&D MoU in November 2014 The US-led Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 programme has formally transitioned into its engineering, manufacturing, and development (EM&D) phase, the US

  • Surface Navy 2015: USN nears decision on SEWIP Block 3

    Key Points SEWIP Block 3 award set for the first quarter of 2015 The new electronic attack capability will integrate into the AN/SLQ-32(V)6 system delivered under SEWIP Block 2 The US Navy (USN) is poised to shortly announce source selection for its next-generation Surface Electronic Warfare

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  • Estonia completes air surveillance programme

    Estonia completed the creation of its military air surveillance network on 27 January, with the formal handover of its final ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) GM400-family radar system to the Estonian Air Force. The radar, installed at the Tõika air force facility near Otepää in the
  • UK MoD eyes BMC4I capability for the Falklands

    Key Points LEAPP-type solution is expected to be acquired to provide air defence for the Falklands by mid-2016 LMUK likely to position SAMS for Falklands and Australian requirements The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to imminently issue a Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ)

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