• Raytheon to provide digital radar warning receivers to Japan

    Raytheon has been awarded a USD90 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the US Air Force (USAF) to supply an undisclosed number of AN/ALR-69A digital radar warning receiver systems to Japan, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 29 May. The Foreign Military

  • DARPA’s cyber situational awareness tool to play a key role in army’s DCO

    In mid-2018 the US Army is expected to approve a Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Mission Planning requirement to provide new tools to defend army networks, systems, and data. The DCO Mission Planning requirement provides capabilities for DCO mission command and planning at all levels, an army

  • Israel’s Epsilor to supply battery chargers for Canada’s Integrated Soldier System

    Epsilor, an Israeli battery and charger manufacturer, has been chosen by the Canadian Armed Forces to supply a battery charging solution for Canada’s Integrated Soldier System (ISS) programme. The USD3 million contract will see Epsilor develop and deliver 400 multi-channel chargers, spares,

  • Australia launches first Pacific Patrol Boat

    Key Points Australia has launched the first vessel under its Pacific Patrol Boat security assistance initiative First vessel is on track for delivery to Papua New Guinea in October 2018 Australian shipbuilder Austal has launched the first vessel ordered under Canberra’s SEA 3036 Pacific

  • Philippine Navy commissions third TC-90 aircraft

    Key Points The Philippine Navy has enhanced its aerial maritime surveillance capabilities with a third TC-90 Service is on track to operate a fleet of five aircraft in the coming months The Philippine Navy’s Naval Air Group (NAG) has commissioned a third Beechcraft TC-90 King Air aircraft

  • South Korea to deploy K-SAAM on second Dokdo class

    Key Points South Korea will deploy the K-SAAM on its second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier Deployment heralds wider adoption of the locally developed close-in defence system across South Korea’s naval vessels The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) second Dokdo-class helicopter

  • Chinese missiles to be fitted with jamming-resistant antenna

    China has developed an antenna for receiving Beidou navigation signals that is resistant to jamming and will be fitted to some of its missiles later this year, according to a report published in the state-owned Global Times newspaper. The 24 May report is based on remarks made by Jin Zhongshu, the

  • Persistent Systems producing upgraded S- and L-Band modules

    Persistent Systems is commencing production of upgraded radio frequency (RF) modules for its MPU5 mobile ad hoc network (MANET) radio, increasing its output to 10 W. The company has also modified the RF front end for improved signal performance and resistance against interference, Eric Stern,

  • US Navy Research Lab applying MCM sonar to C-UUV

    The US Naval Research Laboratory is seeking to take an active sonar capability it developed for mine countermeasures (MCM) and focus its efforts on countering the emerging threat of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). The MCM system, called a structural acoustic sonar, is in its final stages of

  • Czech Army showcases MKEB II mobile EW system

    The Czech Army took the opportunity at the IDEB 2018 exhibition in Bratislava to showcase the latest iteration of its MKEB (Mobilni komplet elektronického boje) mobile electronic warfare (EW) suite. The second-generation MKEB, known as MKEB II, was demonstrated by personnel from the 532

  • MT30 selected for new JMSDF frigate programme

    Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 marine gas turbine to power the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force’s (JMSDF’s) new 30FFM frigate. Working with its local partner Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Rolls-Royce will supply an initial two engines for the first two 30FFM ships. The

  • KADEX 2018: Orlan-10E makes international debut

    The Orlan-10E (E for export) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Russian industry has made its international debut at the KADEX 2018 defence show in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Orlan-10 system comprises two to four UAVs and a catapult launcher. Each vehicle has a maximum take-off weight of 18

  • Saab secures FMS deal to supply Sea Giraffe AMB radar to Philippines

    Saab Defense and Security USA has been contracted by the US Naval Sea Systems Command to supply two Sea Giraffe AMB G-band shipborne radar systems for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case between the US government and the Philippines. Sea Giraffe AMB – designated as AN/SPS-77(V) by the US Navy

  • India's LCA Mk 1A programme faces delays as IAF insists on additional requirements

    Serial production of India’s indigenously developed Tejas Mk 1A Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) could face further delays as the Indian Air Force (IAF) demands the incorporation of new and upgraded systems. Sources from within manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) told Jane’s on

  • US warfighters begin receiving upgraded JTAGS system

    The US Army and Northrop Grumman have deployed the first improved Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) that modifies its in-theatre missile warning capability. Northrop Grumman announced on 22 May it had modified the JTAGS shelter and is providing more displays to improve battlespace awareness for

  • USN focuses on side-scan sonar for countermine operations

    The US Navy (USN) will depend on side-scan sonars and related synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) technology to conduct mine countermeasures (MCM) operations using Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission packages, said the service in a recent report to Congress. “Effective minehunting systems rely

  • BAE Systems to manage EW maintenance for F-35 JSF

    Lockheed Martin awarded the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) performance-based logistics (PBL) contract to BAE Systems to provide the advanced fighter aircraft with electronic warfare (EW) systems. Under the five-year contract, BAE Systems will support the entire global fleet of F-35s to

  • Philippine Navy to receive Saab’s Sea Giraffe AMB radar

    Saab will supply its Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the United States and the Philippines. The radar system will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates – BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz

  • RAF assumes control for UK’s military space activities

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has been given responsibility for the country’s military space activities as part of a wider Defence Space Strategy to be revealed in the coming weeks. The RAF’s Air Command has taken on responsibility for command and control (C2) of all UK military space

  • Mercury Systems develops new SSDs for defence applications

    Mercury Systems has developed a new generation of ball grid array (BGA)-based solid state drives (SSDs) that have a 10-fold increase in performance as well as improved security over its earlier secure SSD products. The TRRUST-Stor secure SSD is optimised for embedded computing applications in

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