• Ukrainian requests for EW equipment go unanswered

    Ukrainian requests for more sophisticated electronic warfare (EW) equipment have gone unanswered despite its air losses rising, with the downing of two more Sukhoi Su-25s on 23 July, to 11 fixed-wing aircraft and eight helicopters since April, when these shootdowns began. "It is clear that

  • Farnborough 2014: Raytheon to test Next-Gen Jammer in September

    Raytheon will flight test a prototype version of its Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) on a Gulfstream 550 in September, company officials disclosed on 14 July. Travis Slocumb, vice president of Electronic Warfare Systems at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, said during a briefing at the Farnborough

  • Update: RIMPAC 2014: Exercise's HADR phase experiments with green energy use

    The US Navy (USN)-hosted Rim of the Pacific ('RIMPAC') 2014 maritime exercise has been using energy generated from sustainable sources for the first time, during its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) phase. The HADR activity, which is running from 3-12 July, is seeing relief tents,

  • Update: Japan delays C-2 service entry after door issue in testing

    Japan is delaying the introduction into service of the Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft to investigate why a door broke during pressurisation testing in January. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 4 July that it had decided to postpone the introduction of the Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft

  • USN expects to complete move to NGEN earlier than expected

    Key Points NGEN will give the USN ownership of its shored-based IT network The USN will be able to compete for upgrades and address cyber threats The US Navy (USN) and a team led by computer giant Hewlett Packard (HP) are on track to transition to a government-owned and contractor-operated

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  • F-16V radar integration clears way for Taiwan upgrade

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has integrated an AESA radar onto an F-16V, its designation for its latest upgrade suite for legacy aircraft Taiwan can now begin receiving the upgrade to 144 of its Block 20 F-16A/Bs Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of an active electronically scanned
  • Swiss IMESS soldier system ready for serial production

    Airbus Defence and Space has completed the development of the Swiss Army's planned new future soldier system and is now ready to enter serial production, the company announced on 30 July. Known as the Integrated Modular Engagement System for the Swiss Soldier (IMESS), it builds on the company's
  • 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

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