• Peruvian Navy orders new polar oceanographic research vessel

    Key Points Peru signs a contract with Spanish shipyard Construcciones Navales P. Freire S.A. to build a new polar research vessel Keel laying is expected in 2015, with the final trials phase for the new vessel scheduled to begin in December 2017 The Peruvian Navy (Marina de Guerra del Peru, or

  • Retia and Elta team up to meet Czech radar requirement

    The Czech radar company Retia and Israeli Aerospace Industries subsidiary Elta Systems on 25 November signed a co-operation agreement related to Elta's ELM-2288 AD-STAR radar. The system will be offered to the Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD), which plans to open a tender for at least five modern

  • Sterling Computers buys cybersecurity specialist BlueSpace

    Sterling Computers Corporation announced on 4 November that it has completed the purchase of BlueSpace; a US-supplier of cyber security services to defence, intelligence and law enforcement customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BlueSpace is the company behind the CrossWatch

  • Euronaval 2014: Gabon contracts with Piriou for patrol vessels

    Key Points Gabon order marks a breakthrough for Piriou in the naval exports The package includes training provided by DCI/NAVFCO Gabon is to take delivery of two patrol vessels - one second-hand, one newbuild - from French shipbuilding and repair group Piriou under a contract signed at Euronaval

  • GD Canada improving blue force tracking ability in legacy CAF radios

    Key Points Modifications will extend the life of the CNRs another 10 years Tests show a significant improvement in positional refresh capability The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) awarded General Dynamics (GD) Canada a USD108.9 million contract to improve voice, data, and messaging capability as

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  • Estonian Air Force seeks enhanced C2, and to support allies

    The Estonian Air Force is to prioritise its efforts towards developing a more advanced command and control (C2) capability over the coming years, as well as ensuring that it is properly equipped and prepared to host NATO allies in the Baltic republic. Speaking to journalists at Amari Airbase near
  • 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
  • Indonesia lays keel for second PKR frigate

    Key Points Indonesia holds keel-laying ceremony for second PKR frigate Defence minister sees the keel-laying as a vote of confidence in Indonesia's indigenous shipbuilding capability State-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has held a keel-laying ceremony for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentera Nasional


  • DFP 5130 HF Direction Finder

    Type DF equipment, HF Description The DFP 5130 is a digital radio direction finder (DF) that can be used manually or as a part of automatic HF search and direction finding systems operating at frequencies between 0.5 and 30 MHz. The equipment has up to seven sub-octave filters, which, according

  • RT7700H HF SDR transceiver

    Type Radio communications equipment, HF Description The RT7700H is an IP addressable, digital HF Software- Defined Radio (SDR) that combines DSP-IF circuitry and microprocessors in a desktop or rack-mountable package. It is the is the transceiver component of Datron's 7700-Series Strategic HF

  • ARMOR tablet computers

    Type Ruggedised laptop/tablet computer Description The ARMOR range consists of ruggedised tablet and convertible notebook computers. X10 and C12 were first launched in early 2008 and have been continually refined since then. C12 convertible is no longer marketed. X10gx version was launched

  • Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER)

    Type Ruggedised manpack video terminal Description The terminals from the Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) family provide real-time Full Motion Video (FMV) and other data from airborne platforms for situations where an eyes-on-target capability is required. ROVER I ROVER I is