• Slovakia to launch surveillance radar tender

    The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 21 November announced plans to issue an international tender for a 3-D mobile air defence radar (MADR) system to replace Soviet-era legacy P-37 (1RL139) 'Bar Lock' 2-D systems in service since the 1980s. "We are seeking a radar [system] that is currently

  • Indra wins RAAF air traffic management systems contract

    Indra Australia is to supply three deployable air traffic management and control systems worth more than AUD50 million (USD44 million) to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Defence Minister David Johnston announced on 17 November. Johnston said in a statement that the two rapidly deployable and

  • Exelis, Airbus sign deal for F-16 missile warning upgrades

    US contractor Exelis announced yesterday (10 November) that it had signed a teaming agreement with Airbus to make the AAR-60(V)2 Missile Launch Detection System for Fighters (MILDS F) available to US and US foreign military sales (FMS) customers of the F-16 aircraft. Exelis will be the lead

  • Opinion: Satellite proliferation creates complications

    Around 80 navigation satellites are now in orbit, increasing to around 110 by 2020 - but the existence of four separate global systems is not ideal Despite a problem on 22 August 2014, which failed to place two satellites destined for Europe's Galileo navigation constellation into their correct

  • New Zealand looks to restore underwater ISR capabilities to P-3 fleet

    The New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued an invitation to register (ITR) interest in support of a programme to restore an underwater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (UWISR) capability to its fleet of six Lockheed Martin P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft. In an ITR

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  • UPDATE: Egypt reveals air defence upgrades

    Egypt has acquired new or upgraded versions of its Russian-made Buk medium-range and Tor short-range surface-to-air missiles systems, a video of a recent air defence exercise that the Ministry of Defence released on 2 November has revealed. The video shows what looks like a Buk-M2 transporter
  • Indian MoD signs up for ACTAS towed array

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an INR3.06 billion (USD51million) deal with Germany's Atlas Elektronik for six low frequency Active Towed Array Sonar (ACTAS) systems to be fitted to Indian Navy (IN) warships. The urgency of the requirement to safeguard its assets, continually
  • 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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